Posts Tagged ‘Maine’

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BELFAST, MAINE -- 09/14/2016 -- The Maine state flag waves in a breeze outside Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

3 major things that need to change to grow Maine’s economy

By Corlyn Voorhees on May 05, 2017, at 6:43 a.m.
For years, the state hasn’t seen improvement on them.
The sun sets on the Portland skyline. Sex trafficking is a problem in Maine towns and cities like Portland, where traffickers translate their deep understanding of how to manipulate and use people into personal gain.

What drives Maine sex traffickers’ inhumanity

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6 a.m.
A look at the motives and calculations behind forcing people into the sex trade.
Sea kayak at Acadia National Park

Five New England adventures to add to your bucket list

By Grant Ritter on July 29, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Add these five adventures to your New England bucket list.
Robert Mrazek on the Monhegan Island set of his new film “"The Congressman,"” which opens Friday, May 20 at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.

Movie filmed in Maine by former congressman gets nationwide exposure

By Christine LaPado-Breglia, Lincoln County News on May 18, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
The cast includes Treat Williams, Elizabeth Marvel and George Hamilton.
Ashley Reynolds

FBI looking for teen ‘sextortion’ victims in Maine

By Seth Koenig on May 17, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
“Teenage girls were begging, literally begging him not to make them do more photos,” a judge said of this online predator.

Hockey teams already inquiring about move to Portland after news of Pirates departure, according to a report

By Seth Koenig on May 05, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
WCSH TV’s Lee Goldberg, who broke the news the Pirates are leaving, has since reported that other hockey teams have expressed interest.
York Hospital is the first hospital in the Seacoast region and in the state of Maine to offer the robotic system for partial knee replacements. The equipment arrived in January and Dr. Akhilesh Sastry, a physician with Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, has already performed more than a dozen surgeries.

A Maine doctor is using this revolutionary technology to replace patients’ knees

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on March 21, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
“I do think they’re a pioneer of robotic surgery here.”
Tax filing paperwork.

Here’s how retirees can maximize their tax returns

By Jeff Hoyt, on March 20, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Retirees may find that managing their taxes becomes more complicated once they leave employment.

Portland shooting victim’s sister to killer: ‘Turn yourself in’

By Seth Koenig on March 17, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Police say they’re receiving new tips on the case.
61 Grant St., Portland

Report: Class action lawsuit alleges Portland landlord stole security deposits

By Seth Koenig on March 16, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
“The power relationship between the landlords and the tenants is currently favoring the landlords even more than normal.”
Jeanne Clark, public information officer for Alcosan (Allegheny County Sanitary Authority), poses for a portrait in her office on Dec. 10, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Clark started her new job at Alcosan on her 65th birthday, working past normal retirement age.

Study finds employers value older workers, but must absorb higher costs to keep them

By, on March 13, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
Ninety percent of employers said they believe retaining older employees is good for business.
Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick to fund 31 school projects throughout Maine

By Tony Reaves and Seth Koenig, BDN Staff on March 10, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
“Teachers have a hard time providing these experiences when they have to go into their own pockets to buy school supplies.”

Former southern Maine oil dealer ordered to disclose finances in case of broken contracts

By Angelo J. Verzoni, Journal Tribune on March 09, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
“I can’t tell who owns what, who’s making payments on what,” a superior court judge said.
Jim Nicholas spent nearly 10 years battling for Social Security benefits claiming his heart condition warranted full benefits.

How to predict what your monthly Social Security benefits will be

By, on Feb. 29, 2016, at 7:47 a.m.
The formula for calculating benefits is not as simple as adding up your income or taxes paid into the system.
Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic, right, presents the Portland city flag to a representative of the Russian sister city of Arkhangelsk in this 2007 photo posted by the city's Archangel Committee.

Support builds to adopt new city flag in Portland

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 23, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
“I think it’s an opportunity to expand our brand and generate more of a sense of community.”
The Williston-West Church on Thomas Street in Portland's upscale West End was at the center of a development controversy.

6 recent Portland proposals that were fought through lawsuits or referendums

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 16, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
They’re processes some city officials and developers have lamented as expensive and time-consuming deterrents, but which project opponents claim are necessary to protect the scale and character of Portland.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina, February 10, 2016.

Why the NY Times says Marco Rubio needs to win Maine

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 13, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
Winning Maine is more important to Rubio than to the GOP’s other top candidates, this analysis suggests
An AFSCME supporter holds a sign over his head at a rally in Senate Park, Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. (Cropped photo by Djembayz, used under Creative Commons license)

The fine print on accepting retroactive Social Security benefits

By, on Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
There is one huge reason not to take the retroactive benefits.
Roger Goodoak (right), a 14-year Navy veteran, readies a box of hats outside the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland with son Kevin, 16. Goodoak prowls city streets twice a day in search of homeless veterans to assist.

It looks like there are more homeless veterans in Maine. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story

By Seth Koenig on Dec. 31, 2015, at 8:15 a.m.
“It’s very difficult right now to find homeless veterans on the streets.”
Jeanne Clark, public information officer for Alcosan (Allegheny County Sanitary Authority), poses for a portrait in her office on Dec. 10, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Clark started her new job at Alcosan on her 65th birthday, working past normal retirement age.

Why you should invest in retirement as early as possible

By, on Dec. 28, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.
Before time slips away and your retirement dreams of lazing in a beach house turn into extra years of work, try to alter your spending and saving habits