Monday, May 20, 2013
Even as school officials have made cuts elsewhere and overall enrollment has declined by 3.6 percent since 2009-10, the number of children enrolled in pre-kindergarten in eight Augusta-area school districts has risen 11.5 percent, from 486 in 2009-10 to 542 this year.
Congress is preparing to debate major farm and food policy bills that would likely cut funding to programs used by many low-income Mainers but could separately provide a boost to Maine's thriving local foods movement.
An oft-cited study by the Kaiser Family Foundation claims Maine would save $690 million over the next 10 years if Medicare is expanded nationwide; the fate of a bill designed to stop private sales of guns if buyers aren’t screened for prior criminal activity remains unknown; a “first-of-its-kind” work force bill gets kudos from Democrats and Republicans alike; and Democrats’ vague, conceptual alternative to LePage’s A-to-F grading system for Maine schools gets heard this week.
Priscilla Stevenson, 95, is just the second person to be awarded the Wayne Cane, the town's version of the Boston Post Cane, since the tribute began in 2008.
A Leeds teen was injured Sunday in a spectacular crash on Route 219 in Wayne that sent her sport utility vehicle hurtling end-over-end.
Hallowell and Maine Department of Transportation officials are inviting residents and business owners to a public forum Wednesday to learn more about the planned reconstruction of Water Street.
About 50 veterans, firefighters, police officers, Knights of Columbus, Elks and others turned out for a wreath-laying ceremony in Waterville Sunday, during which uniformed officials laid wreaths at stones representing their respective groups.
Monmouth voters will decide once and for all whether they favor remaining with Regional School Unit 2 or withdrawing and returning to a town-run school system.
A stranger's gesture reminds me that in a world where so many bad things happen every day, there are people who are good and thoughtful and kind.
Prices are now 21 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year and a little more than a penny higher than a month ago.
BOSTON (AP) -- Claude Julien wanted his Bruins to play more aggressively in the third period. The Boston coach got his wish with the help of some shaky defense by the New York Rang ...
Mitchell Zukor is a disaster waiting to happen — and waiting for disasters to happen to himself and the rest of us.
IN ANSON, Saturday at 5:09 p.m., shots reportedly were fired on River Road.
City schools provide guidance for those unfamiliar with the complex system of SATs, student aid and more.
The judge who presides over the trial says she treats the government as only one more litigant.