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Maine Troop Greeters presented governor's award for volunteerism.

Maine Troop Greeters receive Exemplary Service Award from governor’s office

on April 25, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.

Midcoast area author to hold book signing May 20

on April 25, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
The Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

VA working to reduce opiate use but may not meet state deadline for some patients

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Doctors or pharmacists who break the state’s rules face a fine of $250 per violation, not to exceed $5,000 per calendar year.

Maine People’s Climate March on Augusta

By Katrina Cornish on April 24, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
Scott Milliken, 54, of Augusta.

Search ongoing for Augusta man missing since March

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Scott Milliken, 54, was reported missing after he failed to show up for a planned meeting with a friend back in March.
Portland City Councilor Pious Ali speaks at a rally in Augusta on Thursday.

Hundreds gather at State House to protest bill punishing sanctuary cities

By Steve Mistler on April 20, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.
A new bill that would compel local governments and law enforcement to act as extensions of federal immigration authorities is hotly contested in Maine.
Insurers are pushing back against a new birth control bill in Maine.

Maine wants to give women a year’s worth of birth control at a time

By CBS 13 on April 20, 2017, at 2:28 p.m.
A new birth control bill is getting some pushback from health insurance companies that say the bill’s language could be costly for them.

HHRC Exhibit to Focus on Rescuers During the Holocaust

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on April 20, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
Dr. Noah Nesin, Penobscot Community Health Care vice president of medical affairs, talks about how PCHC will use Maine Health Access Foundation grant funds to get more underinsured or uninsured opiate users into medical assisted treatment quicker.

Health organizations get $1.5 million in grants to fight opioid crisis

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ten organizations across the state will expand opioid addiction treatment to people who are uninsured or medically underserved thanks to $1.5 million in grants provided by the philanthropy group Maine Health Access Foundation.
 Maine-ly Harmony officers, l-r, Cathy Anderson, BJ Pellett, Janet Dunham, Candace Pepin, Betty Every and LouAnn Mossler.

Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus elects officers

on April 19, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
Former U.S. Attorney and Superior Court Justice Thomas Delahanty.

Prosecutor ousted by Trump reflects on how Maine crime has changed

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“When I started, possession of marijuana, no matter the amount, was a felony,” Thomas E. Delahanty II, 71, of Falmouth said recently.
Rep. Adam Goode, D-Bangor.

Maine ethics watchdog: Tighten lobbying limits for ex-legislators

By Michael Shepherd on April 18, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission wants to boost a law passed in 2013 that mandated a year-long “cooling-off period” for former lawmakers entering the lobby.
Gov. Paul LePage, right, discusses his education proposals during an April 18, 2017 press conference at the State House in Augusta while Maine Education Commissioner Robert Hasson looks on.

LePage intensifies push to cut the number of Maine school superintendents

By Michael Shepherd on April 18, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
Cutting administrative costs at Maine schools was one of the core topics during a lengthy news conference on education funding Tuesday at the State House.
Melinda Hellum, head chef at Waldo County General Hospital, looks to Robert Coombs, kitchen supervisor at Waldo County General Hospital, while peeling a bag of fresh beets at the Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. The kitchen staff at the hospital is working to bring the locavore, farm-to-table movement to an unusual place: the hospital cafeteria.

Maine hospitals are bringing farm-to-table to patients

By Abigail Curtis on April 17, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
“Hospitals should be role models. We started seeking out farmers and training our cooks to use local foods.”

Hot Sunday shattered Portland’s record high set 41 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
A delayed sea breeze and westerly winds created a warm pocket in the city on Sunday that allowed temperatures to rise to record levels — a whopping 86 degrees.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”
Justin Pillsbury

‘Green-eyed monster’ grabs court’s attention as convicted killers seek new trials

By Judy Harrison on April 14, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
Justin Pillsbury’s attorney argued that Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber’s reference to a “green-eyed monster” that was “uncaged” prejudiced the jury and amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.
University of Maine at Augusta president James Conneely, who recently announced he is stepping down.

Officials ponder future of UM-Augusta after school loses 4th leader in less than 3 years

By Nick McCrea on April 14, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
After cycling through four presidents since September 2014, University of Maine at Augusta faculty and staff are pleading for stability.

Holocaust Day of Remembrance at the Klahr Center

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on April 13, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.

Cinderella Project of Maine to hold prom dress giveaways in Belfast and Gardiner

on April 13, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.