Mary Wright thought she heard the news wrong. “Four kids killed in one month?” she asked her husband. A former school nurse, Wright was stunned. From late May through the end of June, a 6-week-old baby had been shaken to death. A 3-year-old had been beaten to death....
Jessica Rainville can’t impeach Gov. Janet Mills, and she knows it. Yet, out of self-described frustration with Mills “doing whatever she wants” by enforcing mask mandates and asking Mainers to spend more time at home last winter, Rainville started a Change.org...
Maine lost 18,000 years of life last year to opioid overdoses. That’s what Oliver Bradeen, executive director of Milestone Recovery in Portland, calculates based on average life expectancy and the ages of the 504 Mainers who died of an overdose in 2020. “I don't think...
In the wake of Ida, a hurricane intensified by the warming climate, more than a million electric consumers in Louisiana and hundreds of thousands more households across the eastern U.S. lost power. It was the latest demonstration of how climate stressors are pummeling...
The Great State of Maine Air Show returned to Brunswick Executive Airport on Sept. 4 and 5, attracting 17,500 aviation fans for the weekend. Headlined by the Blue Angels, plus a number of dramatic aerobatic flights, the event also elicited a small protest about fossil...
Must Read Stories
The likely answer is yes, experts say. Maine is still in an outbreak, but a cool, wet spring could knock down the irritating insects.
Financing public education at that level will be a challenge in two years. Backtracking won’t be easy, either.
While Maine call volumes rise and firefighter ranks thin, leaders sound the alarm for solutions at the local level.
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT, NONPROFIT JOURNALISM!
Join thousands of people with a love for Maine who believe in our dogged and fair-minded pursuit of the truth.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A STORY WE SHOULD WRITE?
Let us know, and we’ll look into it. Many of the stories we have already written have been based on tips and suggestions from readers.
The weekly antique car show in Cumberland allows anyone to bring a classic car or simply admire the vintage beauties.
Fabi and Fartun have shown remarkable strength and fortitude as they pursue their goal of graduation and becoming nurses.
Take a look back at our favorite moments from the first 10 months of Chasing Maine — a 2021 New England Emmy nominee.