Maine experienced the 12th highest percentage increase in overdose deaths in 2021 among all states, according to federal statistics released on Wednesday. An estimated 621 people died of overdoses in Maine last year, an increase of 26.7-percent, according to...
A new book by state Sen. Chloe Maxmin and her campaign manager Canyon Woodward has drawn much attention in Maine and around the US. In their book, "Dirt Road Rival," Maxmin and Woodward argue that Democrats have largely "forsaken" rural voters. Some Democrats are...
Editor's Note: The Maine Monitor is partnering with Peter Neill of the World Ocean Observatory to bring you this hour-long interview podcast. Conversations from the Pointed Firs is a monthly, interview-style podcast during which Peter talks with authors and artists...
Browntail moths, the invasive pests that can cause irritable rashes, breathing problems and extensive tree damage, have begun to emerge from their winter webs with experts predicting a likely repeat of last summer’s scourge. But there are reasons for optimism. Rainy...
For years, environmental stewards trying to slow global warming have sought to limit the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by encouraging the use of what are known as carbon offsets. The idea seems deceptively simple: pay landowners to manage their land in a way that...
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