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.
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 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.
“I haven’t noticed any sort of change or awkwardness” since Trump’s inauguration, Christopher Yockey said.
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.
There are many models for making communities age-friendly, but Bowdoinham and Richmond have found a way to work with existing organizations.
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.
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.
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.