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Portland, ME, United States

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Recent articles by Sam:

Beal University expands nursing program to Wilton amid nurse shortage

The move will help address the statewide nursing shortage, as well as focusing on the issue in the western, rural part of Maine. → Read More

'It just kind of shows that even the smallest person in the world can make a difference in someone's life.'

More than 100 students from St. Brigid School wrote cards, waved, and brought smiles to The Park Danforth facility for older Mainers to boost the holiday spirit. → Read More

Maine Principals' Association recommends vaccination, masks, and pool testing during winter

The Maine Principals' Association released its winter sports guidelines Thursday. → Read More

Maine high school sports teams wait for winter guidelines as season nears

Officials said they'll face more challenges than this fall as games will be played inside. → Read More

Northern Light Mercy Hospital hosts its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic for kids

The hospital welcomed children all day Saturday for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Mainers urge Congressman Jared Golden to support the 'Build Back Better Act'

Dozens of Mainers gathered outside Congressman Jared Golden's offices in Bangor and Lewiston to urge him to support the legislation slated to be voted on soon. → Read More

'Thrash Bash' returns to Old Orchard Beach Skatepark with the goal of expanding the space

Dozens of local, and New England-based skaters performed their best tricks Saturday in an effort to raise money and expand the Old Orchard Beach Skatepark. → Read More

East Bayside 'Halloween Fest' brings businesses together for a good cause.

More than 20 local businesses hosted Halloween events all day and night Saturday with proceeds of certain drink sales going towards the Maine Needs organization. → Read More

Maine snowmobilers and snow lovers gearing up for another busy season

Saturday was day two of the Maine Snowmobile Association's Annual Fall Show. Snowmobilers and snow lovers are now counting down the days until the first snowfall. → Read More

Conservation groups ask Maine court to order a stop or halt in Kennebec River dams operations

The injunction would force Brookfield Renewable Partners to shut down or limit operations during two key time periods related to Atlantic salmon migration. → Read More

Falmouth PD destroys unused, unwanted guns with 'Humanium Metals'

The department was approached by Humanium Metals which is dedicated to destroying illegal and unwanted guns and repurposing the metal into accessories. → Read More

Following recent shootings, Augusta police say they're responding to 'more dangerous calls'

There have been 10 police officer-involved shootings in Maine this year, more than double from 2020. → Read More

Mills rejects lawmakers, hospitals request to amend vaccine mandate

Local lawmakers said Central Maine Medical officials asked for their help to convince the Governor to add a testing exception to her health care vaccine mandate. → Read More

Maine's manufacturing industry looking to attract new generation of workers

Every October, the Manufacturers Association of Maine introduces the business sector to middle and high school students, as well as educators. → Read More

Watch/Listen Week 5 Patriots Preview: After tough loss to Brady and Bucs, Pats turn their attention to Texans

The New England Patriots' loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday night was both heartbreaking and encouraging. → Read More

Lewiston wedding party claims to be unaware of voluntary COVID-19 quarantine housing at venue site

Wedding guests said they saw people leave the restricted area in the quarantine section of the Ramada Inn in Lewiston to go outside to smoke. → Read More

Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine's Workforce aims to boost state's economy

A $60M investment will virtually train 24,000 future and current Maine workers over the next four years for free. → Read More

'He truly was a Senator's Senator': Carl M. Levin destroyer christened at Bath Iron Works

The newest U.S. Navy missile destroyer is named after Michigan's longest-serving U.S. Senator. Maine's Senators King, Collins, and Governor Mills honored his legacy. → Read More

Watch/Listen Week 4 Patriots Preview: The Prodigal Son returns.

The New England Patriots host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, marking Tom Brady's return to Gillette Stadium after winning 6 Super Bowls in Foxborough. → Read More

A 'closest to the pin' contest awards a free car, for a good cause.

Sam Morse won the closest to the pin competition Saturday that will assist transportation costs for Mercy Hospital patients. → Read More