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Volunteers Wanting To Close The Book on County Illiteracy

| May 5, 2014

10 percent of the people in Aroostook County are illiterate. That’s according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The county has the second HIGHEST illiteracy rate in Maine. Shawn Cunningham reports on how a group of concerned citizens led by a country music star might be turning those stats around for the next generation…one […]

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Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. The Democratic-led Legislature recently approved a $4 million measure that would increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes in the fiscal year that starts in July. Nursing homes currently are reimbursed based on what their expenditures were […]

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Maine Winter Sports Center Loses Funding

| February 4, 2014

The Maine Winter Sports Center that produced Olympian Russell Currier is losing funding from the philanthropic organization that created it. The Portland Press Herald said the Libra Foundation will no longer provide funding after April 1. The Portland-based foundation has distributed more than $30 million to the Maine Winter Sports Center over the past 15 […]

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Psychiatric Center Reapplies for Funding

| November 13, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers say the state needs to move quicker to address problems at a psychiatric hospital that lost more than half its operating budget. The federal government cut $20 million from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta in October, citing problems surrounding the creation of two separate units at the 92-bed […]

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Maine Scrambles to Regain Funds for Psych Hospital

| October 9, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s top health official says the department remains confident it will be able to reinstate federal funding for a state-run psychiatric hospital that recently lost more than half its operating budget. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid cut nearly $20 million dollars from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta last week, citing […]

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