Rep. John Spear, D-South Thomaston, was sworn into the 128th Maine...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:06:11 GMT
Spear represents House District 92, which includes Cushing, South Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston and Matinicus Isle Plantation, as well as the unorganized territories of Criehaven and Muscle Ridge Islands Townships.
Midcoast schools eye later start for teens
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:06:02 GMT
The superintendents of the three mainland school districts in the Knox County region will meet next week to discuss starting school later in the day for middle and high school students. The superintendents from Regional School Unit 13, the Five-Town Community School District, and School Administrative District 40 are scheduled to meet 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland.
Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:03:41 GMT
In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.
Vineyard hockey faced off against tough foes in preseason scrimmages
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:59:59 GMT
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls and boys hockey teams skated for the first time this season in a series of challenging scrimmages against tough Division 1 opponents last weekend. Every player on both teams got ice time.
Maine Marijuana Opponents Can't Get Enough Volunteers for Legalization Recount
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:54:02 GMT
Opponents of the Maine referendum to legalize marijuana, which passed by a margin of 4,073 votes, or half a percent, have been unable to muster together the 10 volunteers they were asked to contribute to a recount effort they've demanded. The Portland Press Herald reports that No on 1, which requested a recount, has not offered a full list of volunteer counters to authorities-instead, proponents of marijuana legalization , have offered additional volunteers for the recount process in order to prevent delays.
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