A panel calls for expanded community response and better cooperation between government, advocacy groups and schools to reduce the deaths.
Trace key events in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Maine — and how officials are responding — using this interactive, multimedia timeline.
Passage of a bill to ban aerial spraying would be a long overdue step toward managing Maine forests as ecosystems.
In a county with few mental health resources, community members are rallying to increase peer support and education around suicide.
The Stewarts are just one family in Washington County forced to struggle with suicide in an area where demand for help far outweighs the number of mental health providers.
During a tragic winter that saw four suicides and prolonged isolation, Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons has served as a guardian, confidant and friend to the people in northeastern Washington County.
Achieving the state’s goal of Maine residents eating 30 percent locally sourced foods by 2030 will require fundamental changes to the food system – and more investments.
While Maine food banks distributed more meals since March 2020 than they did the year before the pandemic, demand for heat assistance slightly decreased.
Medical providers have long felt the methodology to determine how much they get paid from Maine’s Medicaid program was flawed. Armed with new data, the state must decide if and when to make changes.
The rise of community-focused groups likely helped Maine maintain low infection rates. Their success could continue even after the pandemic.
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