The Results are In: Should Maine Approve Re-Purposing Unused Medication and Donating it to Low Income Individuals?

The results are in! We wanted to know yesterday:

Should Maine approve re-purposing unused medication and donating it to low-income individuals?


YES: 61% (380 VOTES)

NO: 39% (246 VOTES)

TOTAL VOTES: 626 votes

Stay tuned for our new Question of the Day!

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How to Become a Citizen Scientist

It’s something that just makes sense for outdoorsy people – in other words – Mainers.

People learned how to become a “citizen scientist” Tuesday in Holden at the Fields Pond Audubon Center.

It’s called Signs of the Seasons, training offered around the state by Maine Sea Grant and the UMaine Cooperative Extension.

The program helps volunteers look at life cycle changes of plants and animals.

“It’s something that farmers and fishermen do by nature. When to harvest for a farmer or when to plant seeds, when to go fishing for lobstermen,” said Esperanza Stancioff, an extension educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension …read more

Downeast Climate March

Saturday, April 29, 2017 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Bar Harbor Village Green, Maine Street and Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Downeast Climate March–Sister event to the DC People’s Climate March, will be held in Bar Harbor on 29 April, 1-3pm, organized by Indivisible … …read more

Messalonskee Softball 3 at Brewer 13

At Brewer, Libby Hewes fired a three-hitter for her first career pitching victory. She struck out four and walked one. Kenzie Doore led the Witches with three hits, while M.J. Sellars provided two hits and three RBIs. Becca Gideon and Hewes each contributed two hits and two RBIs and Jordan … …read more

Six-run sixth leads UMaine baseball past UMPI

After being held to just two runs through five innings, the University of Maine erupted for six sixth-inning runs to subdue UMaine-Presque Isle 8-1 at Mahaney Diamond on Tuesday. Junior Tyler McLaughlin blanked the Division I Black Bears (15-20) through 4 2/3 innings before Chris Bec’s two-out, two-run double in … …read more

So. Aroostook Baseball 3 at Fort Fairfield 8

At Fort Fairfield, Carter Bruce scattered nine hits and went the distance as the Tigers beat the Warriors. Joe Bernard doubled and singled and Malcolm Langner singled twice for Fort Fairfield. Ryan Player legged out a triple. Noah Altvator led Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brooke with a double and two … …read more

Former Foster Mother Released from Prison After Serving 12 Year Sentence

Schofield, Sally 3-13-17

A woman convicted of manslaughter for the 2001 death of her 5-year-old foster child was released from prison today.

In 2005, Sally Schofield was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Today, the Department of Corrections website indicates that she’s no longer incarcerated, but that she’s on probation.

At the time of Logan Marr’s death, Schofield was a state child case worker.

The little girl was found bound by duct tape in a basement in Chelsea.

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Healthy Living: April 25, 2017

Retinal Prosthesis
By: Michael Johnson, MD – Eastern Maine Medical Center

The Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (“Argus II”) is also known as the bionic eye or the retinal implant. It is intended to provide electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception in blind people. It is indicated for use in patients with severe to profound retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment. A miniature video camera housed in the patient’s glasses captures a scene, and then the video is sent to a small patient-worn computer (i.e., the video processing unit – VPU) where it is …read more