Articles by Kathryn Skelton

 
A sample photo EBT card can be seen in Bangor in this April 2014 file photo.

Misprint on some Maine EBT cards lists phone sex line

By Kathryn Skelton on July 15, 2016, at 5:36 p.m.
In a misprint on some cards, the number to report a lost or stolen card to DHHS is actually the number of a phone sex line.
Argo Marketing Group CEO Jason Levesque.

Business leaders rip bill to penalize call centers that ship Maine jobs overseas

By Kathryn Skelton on Feb. 25, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Matthew Moore of Forecastle Tattoo applies a tattoo on Sara Weeks of Bangor at his shop on State Street in Bangor in June 2013.

Brewer lawmaker wants to make it clear: You need to be 18 to ink

By Kathryn Skelton on Jan. 31, 2015, at 8:38 a.m.

Lewiston woman discovers ex-husband joined Islamic State, confused by his actions

By Kathryn Skelton on Sept. 21, 2014, at 12:37 p.m.
Excessive speed on an icy road is being blamed for a head-on collision on Route 11 in Moro Plantation in southern Aroostook in this November 2012 file photo.

Head-on collisions increase in Maine

By Kathryn Skelton on July 27, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.

Despite losing state contract, MaineCare ride provider gave employees bonuses for staying on job

By Kathryn Skelton on July 25, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
Registered Maine Guide Ron Fournier measures a 21-inch, 4.5-pound large-mouth bass that he caught while fishing with his son, Gunner, on North Pond in Woodstock on Friday.

Early signs show frigid, snowy winter heated up Maine’s businesses, economy

By Kathryn Skelton on April 06, 2014, at 6:03 a.m.
Grace Eaton holds a portrait of her son Glen Gilchrist, who was 17 in 1997 when he took his own life. "The 10th anniversary was very hard," said Eaton. "I still sometimes get mad at him, although it took me many years to get mad." Eaton worked with state lawmakers last year on a new law that mandates suicide prevention and awareness training for all Maine school employees.

New law says all Maine school workers, from teachers to bus drivers, must train to spot suicide warning signs

By Kathryn Skelton on March 16, 2014, at 10:09 p.m.

Scarborough Downs agrees to build hotel, complex first if state approves new racino

By Kathryn Skelton on March 13, 2014, at 6:51 a.m.
In this March 2004 photo, a selection of Dansko shoes line the walls at a Lamey Wellehan in Bangor. The Maine-grown personalized footwear retailer turns 100 this year.

Maine shoe store Lamey-Wellehan celebrates 100 years

By Kathryn Skelton on March 12, 2014, at 7:20 a.m.

Survey shows troubling trends among western Maine teens

By Kathryn Skelton on Feb. 16, 2014, at 9:18 a.m.
Doug Walker, professor of economics at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and author of the book "Casinonomics."

How many gambling venues are too many for Maine and New England?

By Kathryn Skelton on Jan. 26, 2014, at 6:16 a.m.

Talking like a ‘Maineah’: Surveys, research show state’s celebrated accent holds distinct place in English

By Kathryn Skelton on Jan. 12, 2014, at 9:39 a.m.

Well paid in Maine: 20 top-paying jobs in the state

By Kathryn Skelton on Jan. 12, 2014, at 6:22 a.m.
In this October 2013 file photo, police in safety suits examine a car in an Ellsworth hotel parking lot as part of a mobile meth lab investigation. Three people from Aroostook County have been arrested in connection with the bust, which police say included the production of methamphetamine in a pickup truck in the same parking lot.

Maine battles record year for meth labs

By Kathryn Skelton on Dec. 08, 2013, at 9:14 a.m.
Gary Asselin feeds a log into a high-efficiency wood-burning Jotul stove at his Auburn store, Fireside Stove Shop. The federal Environmental Protection Agency is tightening standards for wood-stove emissions. Changes are expected next year.

‘More dangerous on a dose-by-dose basis than cigarette smoke’: Concerns about wood-stove smoke prompt state review

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 24, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, talks about how the latest report in the "Making Maine Work" series will help lure 65,000 more workers into Maine jobs by 2020. Connors and other business leaders unveiled the report at Tambrands in Auburn on Tuesday.

Maine business leaders roll out plan to reverse statewide job losses

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 19, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
Retired liquor executive Gerry Reid, the current head of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations in Maine.

Four Maine companies bid for state liquor contract

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 14, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.
Charles Colgan

Economist: Maine adding jobs, but won’t recover from Great Recession until 2018

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 13, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Customers line up at Roopers on Sabattus Street in Lewiston on Friday night. The agency liquor store made nearly $1.6 million in sales last year, the fourth-highest in the state.

Roopers among highest-selling, fastest-growing liquor stores in Maine

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 09, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.