A plan to discontinue the use of white graduation gowns for female seniors at Foxcroft Academy has sparked a debate among students, alumni and others in the community between those who favor the traditional boys-in-burgundy, girls-in-white garb reflecting school colors and those who think the change eliminates gender bias.
The snow gods have been good to some areas of northern New England this season, with total snowfall so far exceeding normal by several feet in some spots as ski areas head into the President's Day holiday weekend.
Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree-D, has introduced legislation that advances a years-long effort to designate the York River as a Wild and Scenic River System, a program managed by the National Park Service.
Mills Met With Head Of CMP’s Parent Company As Transmission Line Controversy Continues
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and members of her staff on Wednesday met with the head of the massive Spanish power company that owns Central Maine Power, a utility which is under investigation by state regulators for ongoing billing problems and which is also engaged in a public relations campaign as it seeks approval of a 145-mile transmission line to send hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.
Maine Sees A Surge In Number Of Cases Of Whooping Cough
Maine had a surge of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in January, according to a Center for Disease Control surveillance report. Fifty-five cases were reported, which is more than double the five year median of 24.