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Maine homeless advocates protest emergency shelter closure

Maine homeless advocates protest emergency shelter closure

| May 12, 2015

Portland homeless advocates plan to lay out 75 mats in City Hall Plaza on Tuesday to call attention to the loss of overflow shelter space. Homeless Voices for Justice is protesting a plan to close one of the city’s emergency shelters on July 1st and to stop using hotels as an overflow shelter for homeless […]

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St. Francis residents vote for town to take ownership of school building

St. Francis residents vote for town to take ownership of school building

| May 11, 2015

St Francis residents want to keep their school building. They made that quite clear this weekend by unanimously voting for their community to take ownership of the building that is currently part of SAD 27. A move SAD 27 Superintendent Tim Doak says was vital. “That’s where they have their community meetings, that’s where they […]

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Fort Kent town council to consider adopting Complete Streets policy

Fort Kent town council to consider adopting Complete Streets policy

| May 8, 2015

It could be Fort Kent’s new way of looking at their roads…seeing them as transportation avenues for people, not just vehicles. “Whether they’re in vehicles or on a bicycle or walking…or even if they have some sort of mobility assistance that they need a wheelchair,” said Power of Prevention Community Outreach Coordinator Julie Daigle. The […]

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UMFK President Hess will miss Fort Kent community, students sad to see him retire

UMFK President Hess will miss Fort Kent community, students sad to see him retire

| May 7, 2015

Ask president Wilson Hess what makes him proud of the University Maine at of Fort Kent…and he’ll give you a long list. That list would include a strong athletics program and a growing enrollment. But ask him what makes it special, and he’ll say the people. And that’s why his decision to retire wasn’t an […]

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Education Committee sees bill to raise teacher starting salaries and set higher standards

Education Committee sees bill to raise teacher starting salaries and set higher standards

| May 6, 2015

It’s time to raise the bar for our state’s new teachers according to the Maine Education Association.¬†They’re supporting parts of a bill that looks to increase the minimum starting teacher salary and the qualifications to become a teacher. “We are losing amazingly talented young people who don’t want to go into teaching because we do […]

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