Tiny Coopers Mills reeling in the aftermath of nursing home closure

Four of the five nursing homes that closed in Maine this fall had big increases in contracted staff hours leading up to the pandemic.

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Unsafe Homes: Children in Peril

Two Maine babies and two toddlers died during May through August of 2021 due to suspected abuse by their parents. The four child homicides in three months set a state record. Barbara Walsh explores the recent homicides in a new series.

Defenseless

An investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica found that more than a quarter of Maine attorneys disciplined in the past decade for serious professional misconduct were hired as lawyers for the poor. Sex crimes and felony convictions were among the most severe infractions overlooked in the only state without public defenders. Defendants paid the price.

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Maine Reckoning: Our first podcast explores Black lives in Maine a year after the murder of George Floyd

Episode one features Dustin Ward, a racial justice and reconciliation advocate who also serves on the New Gloucester town select board.

Chasing Maine: The Oasis

Chasing Maine: The Oasis

Though humble in size, volunteer-run Casco Days fair is a display of pride and generous community spirit.