The face of clean energy in Maine

The face of clean energy in Maine

Ascending to his office in Pittsfield, Vaughan Woodruff treads on the same hardwood steps he walked as a third-grader in public school. Now the stately brick building houses several small businesses alongside the solar energy firm he founded more than a decade ago,...
Last rites for proficiency-based learning

Last rites for proficiency-based learning

If everything had gone according to plan, all Maine high school seniors would now be graduating with diplomas based on their ability to show they were proficient in math, English, science and other subjects. No longer would diplomas be a reflection of how much time a...
Calling all challengers

Calling all challengers

Though the 2020 election is still 18 months away, speculation abounds over whether U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will be re-elected again – and who might be lining up from right, left and in-between to unseat her. It’s a momentous race for Collins, the state...
Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

Better pay for teachers. Pre-kindergarten programs for all children. More money for local schools. New Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin vows to push for these initiatives and said she faces another challenge — fighting the perception that Maine schools...