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    January 8, 2019

    Shutdown affects Maine breweries

    Maine’s craft brewing industry is concerned that sales could go flat during the federal government shutdown because the agency that processes licenses and approves labels for out-of-state beer sales has been closed since the shutdown began three weeks ago. In York, an expansion of SoMe Brewing Co. — York Beach Beer Co. — has been […]

  • Published
    December 11, 2018

    Lyman girl, 10, holds her life together after both parents die of cancer

    Late one night in November, Gwen Fletcher, 10, gave her mother a locket with a picture of her husband, Dylan, who had died two weeks earlier of pancreatic cancer. Julie Fletcher, 37, was bedridden and in the final stages of an extremely rare and incurable form of cancer that had started in the thymus. Gwen […]

  • Published
    December 7, 2018

    Maine increases payments to providers for treating opioid use disorder

    The LePage administration has approved major increases in reimbursement rates for health professionals to provide medication-assisted treatment to the thousands of Mainers caught up in the epidemic of opioid use disorder. The changes put in place last week come in the waning days of the eight-year term of Republican Gov. Paul LePage, and years after […]


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