Charged up for change

Charged up for change

State Rep. Chloe Maxmin (D-Nobleboro) says she proposed a Green New Deal bill for Maine after hearing so many of her district's residents express concern for how climate change will affect their daily lives. LD 1282 is designed to expedite Maine’s transition to...
Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

New Commissioner Pender Makin, who earned a reputation as a "kid whisperer" for her work as a principal at The REAL School on Mackworth Island and honors as Maine High School Principal of the Year in 2013, says her Education Department will be responsive to students,...
Evidence of innocence?

Evidence of innocence?

Foster Bates, 51, has filed four appeals in the years since his conviction in 2002 for the 1994 rape and murder of Tammy Dickson of South Portland. A Superior Court judge is reviewing his latest appeal, and a bill in Augusta would eliminate one obstacle to having new...