PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A federal judge is hearing testimony as the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine challenges an ordinance banning panhandlers from standing in street medians in Portland. The ordinance was spurred by an upsurge in the number of homeless people looking for roadside handouts coupled with an increase in reports of near […]
Some public or private agencies in Aroostook County will soon have more to work with to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas, thanks to some federal funding. NewsSource 8′s Dick Palm has more on where the money is going and what it will be used for.
A late afternoon fire last Friday destroys two buildings including a multi unit apartment building leaving 26 tenants homeless. Monday afternoon, Grand Falls fire officials were still on scene investigating the incident. Newsource 8 Reporter Shawn Cunningham has the story.