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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Preliminary concept drawing by architect Chris Glass for the new Katherine Brown Home that Coastal Opportunities will build behind Rockland Congregational Church on Limerock Street (Image courtesy Joe Curll) Click on the dots below for more photos.
Preliminary concept drawing by architect Chris Glass for the new Katherine Brown Home that Coastal Opportunities will build behind Rockland Congregational Church on Limerock Street (Image courtesy Joe Curll) Click on the dots below for more photos.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:50 AM
Coastal Opportunities, the Camden-based organization that helps developmentally disabled people with living and working in the midcoast, plans to build an eight-bed residence on Limerock Street behind the Congregational Church . . .
  • Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) opened a lottery on November 15 to allow at least seven new elver licenses to be issued for the 2018 season. The lottery, authorized during the past legislative session, is open to Maine . . .
  • In the aftermath of last week’s storm, Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa reminds Maine residents whose property has been damaged by weather that the Bureau of Insurance is a resource for people with questions . . .
  • Residential customers of Central Maine Power (CMP) who receive standard offer supply service can expect to see an increase of about 8% in their monthly bill beginning January 1, 2018. The new prices, which are effective . . .
  • Health care costs vary a lot from one hospital in Maine to another, according to recent data released from two state agencies and available for public scrutiny at CompareMaine.org. Knee replacements are a common operation . . .
  • The cost of maternity care is unlikely to be the first thing that comes to mind when a woman is expecting a child, but it won’t be long before sticker shock sets in. The median cost for maternity care in Maine for a straightforward birth . . .
  • “After a train wreck, investigators scrutinize the causes.” That’s the opening line in “Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis,” a 33-page report just released by a group of progressive Democratic political organizers and research analysts. . . .
  • Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF), Consumers for Affordable Health Care, and The Opportunity Alliance have joined together to remind Mainers that the 2017 Marketplace open enrollment period began November 1 . . .
  • It’s been nearly 60 years since a passenger train ran from Rockland to Boston, but the Amtrak Downeaster is tentatively scheduled to restart the service in May, according to the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA). . . .
  • After completing construction of a culvert in Lincolnville, representatives from Trout Unlimited, the Nature Conservancy, federal natural resources agencies and local engineering firm Gartley & Dorsky had representatives . . .
  • After a month and a day of being closed, the bridge crossing the Weskeag River at South Thomaston reopened last Friday after being completely rebuilt. Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) had the option of doing the rebuilding . . .
  • Inequality can change the balance of nations, according to political scientist Thomas Remington, a retired Emory University professor who is now at Harvard. “We are returning to an era of a high percentage of income at the . . .
  • In the 1970s, Roelf Meyer and Ebrahim Rasool were on opposite sides of the Apartheid struggle in South Africa. Meyer was Deputy Chief of Police for the Apartheid government when Rasool was arrested for his anti-Apartheid work. . . .
  • "We all have that feeling that it’s not a fair game, anymore,” Eric Liu told the Camden audience at the annual October PopTech conference on social innovation, technology and ideas. Liu, a White House policy advisor and speechwriter . . .
  • During the recent referendum campaign, Gov. Paul LePage and his Republican allies pulled out all the stops to scare voters into rejecting Medicaid expansion. They ran blatantly false ads claiming it would cause hunting and fishing fees . . .
  • As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, an estimated 220,000 homes and businesses remained without service — down from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday — following the wind and rain storm that hit Maine Sunday night and Monday. . . .
  • The last I had heard from my mother since the hurricane made landfall was, “This is really intense.” Days went by without communication, no news from the island, hours spent clicking “update” on my Facebook feed. I tried to stay calm . . .
  • The anti-York County casino referendum group Bad Deal for Maine has finally revealed the source of its funding. Big surprise: it’s the Oxford Casino, which is owned by Kentucky-based Churchill Downs. But the group’s . . .
  • After a new Dollar General and Sherman Williams store were approved for the commercial strip on north Main Street with little public knowledge, Damariscotta residents rallied to get enough signatures to put a proposed . . .
  • The most hotly debated item on the Wiscasset town warrant this November is the repeal of the town Historic Preservation Ordinance. The following items are on the town ballot . . .
  • Camden voters will face questions on whether to adopt a blasting ordinance to protect human health, structures, and wildlife; give the town planning board authority to review whether a developer has the technical skill to do . . .
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