Stuck in the stack

Stuck in the stack

Three years ago, Bereket Bairu, 49, fled the country of Eritrea where he was persecuted and tortured for avoiding forced military service and banned from practicing his religion. He has lived in Portland for the last three years as he waits for his asylum case to be...
Focusing on Maine’s most innocent victims

Focusing on Maine’s most innocent victims

Gordon Smith, the former executive vice president of the Maine Medical Association, was chosen as the state’s first Director of Opioid Response by Gov. Janet Mills in January. Photo by Fred J. Field. Focusing on Maine’s most innocent victims Figuring out how to stop...
‘We Want a Future’

‘We Want a Future’

Sea Change provides commentary on contemporary environmental challenges. It tackles an array of topics from a local vantage point – from energy challenges and pollution concerns to health and sustainability practices. Josie Charland (right, with blue coat) and other...
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...