Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:54:41 GMT
We've all seen the photos - boatloads of desperate migrants, refugee children washed up dead on the beach, refugee camps with tents as far as the eye can see. War, conflict, and persecution in many parts of the world in recent years have forced over 19 million desperate people to leave their homelands and seek safety in strange lands.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:49:17 GMT
It's a milestone day at the State House with the swearing-in of the 128th Legislature this morning and, later, the election of Maine's attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor. to select their respective leaders but those were only single-party caucuses making nominations.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:45 GMT
Rural communities faced with declining populations and stagnant economies are increasingly looking to immigrants to ease this decline. Small, declining towns in Canada have an option that Maine's dwindling rural towns don't have: to invite in legal refugees.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:08 GMT
Two southern Mainers will be joining the likes of Beyonce, David Bowie and Kanye West at the American music industry's annual celebration of excellence this winter. Drew Taggart, who went to high school in Freeport, will have a shot at winning his first Grammy as part of the breakout pop duo, The Chainsmokers, who are up for three awards, including best new artist.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:07 GMT
Living in Maine, air pollution is something we take seriously. We have become familiar with the phrase "tailpipe of the nation," referring to the flow of emissions through our state from areas in the Midwest and South.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:06 GMT
Ring in the new year with style at 16 Bay View , Camden's newest luxury boutique hotel, and for a great cause. Our Midnight Masquerade will sure to be "The Party of The Year".
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:59:21 GMT
A Maine man who applied for a new ID after changing his name said he won a battle with officials to allow him to wear a pair of religious horns in his photo. Phelan MoonSong of Millinocket said he had his photo taken for a new ID after he legally changed his name in June, and he was told to sent the Secretary of State's office documentation to explain that the horns he wore in the photo were religious head wear for his "Paganism" religion.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:59:20 GMT
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the next in a series of quarterly Business Breakfasts, with a presentation entitled, "Maine's Labor Shortage: The Immigrants' Role in Meeting Our Workforce Challenges". The event will be held on Monday, December 12th at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, and will run from 7AM to 9AM.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:59:19 GMT
The Camden Conference will host speaker Reza Jalali Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Jalali, a writer and an educator, will share his experience of arriving in Portland as a refugee.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:33:01 GMT
At exactly 55 minutes past noon Wednesday, pilot Jim Record will take off from Long Island's Republic Airport and steer his World War II-era North American SNJ 2 around the Statue of Liberty, while his co-pilot prepares the drop of 75 red American Beauty roses - commemorating each year since Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. "It's important for the people in general to remember this and also for the military people to remember this," Mr. Record, 69, a retired airline pilot, Vietnam-era veteran and Navy flier, said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:33:12 GMT
"President-elect Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in both states and Wisconsin, which started its recount last week. The recounts requested by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein were not expected to change enough votes to overturn the result of the election."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:33:35 GMT
Every Innkeeper has a "How I became an Innkeeper" story. Guests of the Inn are always curious how one decides to host people overnight and serve them breakfast in the morning.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:20:16 GMT
After a break from the flakes for a day, snow is on track to return later this evening. It appears that by daybreak over Southern Maine the snow will be falling and perhaps accumulating from Lewiston / Auburn, Bath / Brunswick south and west.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:52:35 GMT
The 17th annual Maine Robotics Expo comes to Augusta Civic Center Saturday, Dec. 10, as part of Maine Robotics' activities to entice Maine's next generation of thinkers, engineers, problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and programmers with future possibilities. Organizers expect 3,000 children and adults at the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, will be a guest speaker during the opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. He will discuss the importance of STEM/STEAM in today's education and in Maine's economy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:52:34 GMT
House Speaker Paul Ryan at a news conference last week in the Capitol in Washington. The GOP House leadership's plan to repeal Obamacare and then find a replacement three years from now has generated broad consensus: It's a terrible idea.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:40:13 GMT
For the past several years, Maine has been grappling with the issue of Medicaid expansion . Many Mainers, including our governor, have expressed concern that accepting the expansion will cost the state too much money .
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:29:51 GMT
Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage returned to the radio on Tuesday to drop a hint about his upcoming two-year budget proposal: It will propose a cut to income taxes without an increase in the sales tax. It's a departure from the Republican governor's budget proposal nearly two years ago, which proposed an income tax reduction balanced with a sales tax increase.