Top Stories

Author Archive: Dick Palm

rss feed

State Unemployment Down

State Unemployment Down

| April 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The unemployment rate in Maine fell to its lowest point in more than seven years in March. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5 percent in February to 4.8 percent in March. It was 5.8 percent a year ago. The state Department of Labor says Maine’s number of unemployed […]

Continue Reading

LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

LePage Urging Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

| April 21, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging legislative leaders to back his effort to amend the constitution to abolish the state’s income tax. LePage’s two-year budget proposal includes a massive income tax cut, but he has said that his long-term goal is to eventually eliminate it and ensure it can’t be reinstated […]

Continue Reading

Humane Society Seeks Justice for Two Dead Dogs

Humane Society Seeks Justice for Two Dead Dogs

| April 17, 2015

┬áThe Houlton Humane Society is asking for information from the public after two dead dogs were found in Ludlow on Wednesday morning. According to animal control officer David Rairdon, a school bus driver noticed the two dogs on the side of the Laskey Road.Both were deceased and Rairdon said they appeared to have had their […]

Continue Reading

Parents Urging Lawmakers to Allow Medical Marijuana in Schools.

Parents Urging Lawmakers to Allow Medical Marijuana in Schools.

| April 17, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some parents are urging Maine lawmakers to allow medical marijuana in schools. The parents appeared Thursday before the Legislature’s Education Committee to express their support of a bill that would allow schools to provide accommodations for children who use medical marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports that the bill is sponsored […]

Continue Reading

Maine Marijuana Compliance Check

Maine Marijuana Compliance Check

| April 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Sheriffs’ Association inspectors are reporting no major issues in the month and a half since the state hired them to conduct compliance checks on medical marijuana caregivers. The checks are unpopular with some caregivers, who grow marijuana for medical use. The Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1CPOk3J ) reports caregivers say the checks […]

Continue Reading