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  • Published
    February 10, 2019

    How we stay sane during winter

    They curl. They run. They bask. They game. They put Maine winter on ice.

  • Published
    February 4, 2019

    Animal Tales: Dogs on the defense

    GORHAM — He is surrounded by people and toys and interesting furniture, but Echo’s focus never shifts from the two guys in padded suits. The 2-year-old Dutch shepherd has been in this situation before. He knows what he is about to be allowed — encouraged — to do. So when owner Rozalynn Parkhurst orders,”Get him,” […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2019

    RSU 4 subs get raise, superintendent does not

    WALES — The Regional School Unit 4 board of directors this week voted to raise substitute teacher pay by at least 20 percent, effective immediately. Subs for Sabattus, Litchfield and Wales public schools will earn $85 a day, up from $70. Certified subs — those who have taken the district’s substitute teaching class or have a teaching degree — […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2019

    Rescue group takes on Auburn dump cats

    AUBURN — When Community Cat Advocates trapped Chowder at Mid-Maine Waste Action Corp.’s transfer station, he was scared, skittish and completely blind. How he’d survived three years at the local dump was a mystery. There were other cats there, too: a fluffy black kitten whose mass of tangled fur disguised how life-threateningly skinny she was […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2019

    Insurance site ranks Maine drivers the worst; Massachusetts doesn't come close

    LEWISTON — An insurance comparison website has ranked Mainers the absolute worst drivers in the country. In contrast, Massachusetts drivers — often stereotyped by Mainers as the most horrible drivers to ever exist — ranked right in the middle of the pack at no. 22. The annual ranking was released Thursday by Quotewizard.com. The site […]

  • Published
    January 22, 2019

    Central Maine Healthcare to open walk-in clinic

    LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare is opening a walk-in clinic in Bridgton, and more projects may be coming. The clinic will share a building with North Bridgton Family Practice at 14 Wyonegonic Road, off Route 37. Patients don’t need to have a relationship with the practice, Bridgton Hospital or CMHC in order to attend the […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2019

    Cancer survivor speaks to give hope

    LEWISTON — The tumor in Eagle Farrington’s throat had grown so large that his doctor didn’t know how he was still breathing. Biopsies had not been helpful, but certain things were clear: The tumor was large, it was growing and it was taking over Farrington’s voice box. To save his life, doctors told him, they’d […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Maine loses child care providers, keeps capacity

    LEWISTON — Maine lost 623 child care providers between 2008 and 2018, most of them family-style providers. According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the state had 2,438 providers in 2008. That dropped to 1,815 in 2018, a 25 percent decrease. But while the number of licensed providers dropped overall, capacity to […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Advocates for Children joins Community Concepts

    LEWISTON — Community Concepts is taking over Advocates for Children. Leaders for both nonprofits say Advocates for Children’s programs and location will stay the same. Employees will remain and the agency’s name will stay the same. But the takeover means Advocates for Children can spend less money on overhead, including an executive director, and it […]

  • Published
    January 13, 2019

    At Lisbon care facility, virtual reality takes elders anywhere they want to go

    LISBON — For a few minutes, 87-year-old Mary Crowell found freedom on the space shuttle. Seated in a rolling office chair, a pair of virtual reality goggles over her eyes, she swiveled around and tilted her face up. “Oh,” she breathed, “that’s pretty.” “What are you looking at?” asked Carrie Wilson, recreational therapist and activity […]

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