Overdose deaths leave a Maine tribe reeling

Overdose deaths leave a Maine tribe reeling

Sage and sweetgrass-scented smoke rose over the reservation, marking the deaths. Across Indian Township, the sacred fires burned to honor the spirits of the Passamaquoddy tribe. Young and old gathered to pray outside homes where families kept vigil over the deceased. ...
A need for awareness

A need for awareness

In the days before William McIver ended his life, he told a few of his friends he was thinking about suicide.  His classmates at Woodland Junior-Senior High School thought they had convinced the 14-year-old not to carry out his plan.  In the middle of the night on...
Alone with the grief, alone with the pain

Alone with the grief, alone with the pain

Daniel Stewart had just bought a home on Pleasant Lake, a tranquil spot nestled in northeastern Washington County. His parents celebrated with him the night he moved in. His mother Bonnie brought chicken pot pie for dinner. “We were playing music, celebrating,” she...
A district divided

A district divided

Editor’s update (Jan. 10, 2021): Rep. William Tuell (R-East Machias) has resubmitted “Resolve, To Establish Separate Prosecutorial Districts in Downeast Maine” for consideration during the 130th Maine legislative session, which convenes this month.  ...