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CES, Inc. announces new hires

Many people in the vicinity of the Happytown Road believe the road connects families that are interested in a homesteading lifestyle. They have formed friendships and a new kind of community that is loosely connected by the rural road. The Happytown Road, only partially paved, starts near Dedham and goes through Orland and Ellsworth.

Happytown Road community brings rural Mainers together

Happytown Road is home to farmers, homesteaders, teachers, homeschoolers, musicians, carpenters and even a librarian. For these folks, living in rural Maine is not synonymous with living in seclusion or isolation.

Online Job Board Lists Internships Available at Maine Employers

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., studies the mechanisms of aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

Can a really strict diet prolong your ‘health span’?

A discovery, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Aging Cell, raises the possibility of developing therapeutic drugs that stave off aging and prolong the “health span” in humans — without the unpleasant and potentially risky constraints of severe dietary restriction.
A sign on a sales rack of an energy bar in a 7-Eleven in New York on Sunday, July 27, 2014, promotes the convenience store's acceptance of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

States push to keep people from buying junk food with food stamps

A recent study that found that 23 cents of every food stamp dollar is used to buy junk food has reignited a long-standing debate on whether the government should allow people to use food stamps to buy unhealthy food.
A plaque on the bridge over the St. Croix River between St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine marks the international boundary line.

Maine border life goes on under Trump

“I haven’t noticed any sort of change or awkwardness” since Trump’s inauguration, Christopher Yockey said.
Narcan sprayers like the sample shown here are available for free through four Bangor medical centers as part of a plan to prevent fatal overdoses on opioids.

Free Narcan kits moving slowly but still likely saving lives

Four local medical centers offering free prescription Narcan for people at risk of opioid overdose are seeing that the lifesaving kits aren’t moving as fast as anticipated. But those that have been distributed are probably helping to save lives, officials said.
Geoff and Nancy Ragsdale

To help Maine seniors ‘age in place,’ it takes two villages

There are many models for making communities age-friendly, but Bowdoinham and Richmond have found a way to work with existing organizations.
Gov. Paul LePage addresses the chamber during the 2017 State of the State address at the State House in Augusta, Feb. 7, 2017.

Thanks mostly to LePage, Maine has a record $1 billion in the bank

An improving economy and rigid fiscal discipline under Republican Gov. Paul LePage have contributed to an all-time record for Maine state government: more than $1 billion in its cash pool.
Raffle Quilt 2017

Maine Quilt Show

Judge Frank M. Coffin is seen in a 2006 photo.

Late Maine judge’s clerks urge Congress to respect the judiciary, rule of law

More than half of the men and women who worked as clerks for the late appellate judge Frank M. Coffin, a Lewiston native, have signed a letter addressed to members of Congress on the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law.
Worms harvested by Donnie Bayrd

Declining worm harvest poses challenge for diggers, scientists

Maine’s annual harvest of popular bait worms continues to decline, posing a quandary for marine biologists who cite climate change and predation as possible factors.

Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.

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