When Jill Duson made Maine political history over 20 years ago, she was the first and only Black woman on Portland’s school board and later its city council. When she takes office Wednesday, she’ll be among five Black state lawmakers, four of whom are women. “We keep...
Retiring state Rep. Jeff Evangelos asked the U.S. Department of Justice on Sunday to place Maine's criminal justice system under federal review and supervision for what he said are multiple attempts by the attorney general's office to thwart reform during the past...
The development company that wants to build a giant “Flagpole of Freedom” park in Columbia Falls warned Monday night that a proposed moratorium on major projects in the town could derail the venture. A lawyer for Worcester Resources told town officials that a...
The Maine Monitor has compiled the salaries of the highest earning employees at Maine's private colleges and universities. Only a few institutions had FY 2021 Form 990s released by the IRS as of Nov. 28 because the agency is experiencing delays in processing and...
Maine weatherization contractors are scrambling to hire and expand as state incentives and soaring oil prices cause a surge in demand for their services. Contractors registered with Efficiency Maine, the major administrator of efficiency programs in the state, are on...
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