Maine Insights

Clinton energizes Michaud supporters and tells them to “veto” LePage

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State, and former U.S. Senator from New York,  in Maine for Congressman Mike Michaud.</p />
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Maine Governor’s race neck and neck

Public Policy Polling’s newest Maine survey finds that after three televised debates, the race for governor is still a very tight contest between incumbent Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud. LePage and Michaud each have 40 percent, with Eliot Cutler trailing at 17 percent.

The biggest factor in this race remaining so close is that Cutler, consistently in a distant third place, is continuing to siphon off enough of the anti-LePage vote to keep the contest in toss-up range.

Out-of-State Tea Party donors give $50,000 to Cutler PAC in Maine

The Campaign for Maine, the political action committee supporting Eliot Cutler, received $50,000 in contributions from major, out-of-state Republican donors in its most recent campaign finance report. The donors, James and Marilyn Hebenstreit of Kansas, also contributed the maximum amount to Eliot Cutler’s campaign in September.

Book reviews: Endless warnings, endless wars

All reviews by J. Ford Huffman

Fall in place, readers, for autumn in new work – with topics that range from COIN to comic books, college football to canines, and commanding, casualties and Section 60. Themes range from strategy to no strategy, and from loss to hope. Here’s a guide:

$50,000 Grant for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs for Portland, ME

Portland City Hall, photo by Ramona du Hxou

Portland City Hall, photo by Ramona du Hxou

Portland, Maine recently received a $50,000 grant from The National League of Cities to create programs providing children with after school and summer meals.

Sen. Collins calls her own position on minimum wage, “not a livable wage,” in MPBN debate

Shenna Bellows clearly won tonight’s MPBN/Bangor Chamber of Commerce debate with clear, popular positions on a meaningful minimum wage increase, decreased Pentagon spending, less militarization of foreign policy, overdue campaign finance reform, and universal health care for every American. Susan Collins called her own preferred $9.00-per-hour minimum wage “not a living wage” and failed to explain how her cosponsorship of Ted Cruz’s “Obamacare Repeal Act” represented a serious attempt to reform the health care system.

Educational forum on domestic violence in Bangor

There will be an educational forum on domestic violence in Bangor for Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Stehle for Sheriff and partners, Spruce Run and the Innovative Business Network (IBN) will be presenting an educational forum on domestic violence at Beal College. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Speaker Eves held forum on aging proposals in Brewer, Maine

wMG_6873 Maine’s House Speaker Mark Eves.

A statewide plan to help older adults age in their homes and communities got strong backing from local area seniors and community leaders during a forum at Brewer Medical Center, this fall.

Maine’s recent school funding cuts among the worst nationwide

Maine cuts to school funding since the start of the recession are among the highest in the nation, and the deepest in New England, according to a new study released today.

The New C&L Aerospace Paint Hangar opening in Bangor