Student debt could cost this Maine family the farm

This story was originally published on the Bangor Daily News website on May 22, 2017, as found here. By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The 175 acres of forest and farmland that’s home to Leaves and Blooms Greenhouse on Route 15 has been in Jackie Robinson’s family for four generations. But because of the … Continue reading Student debt could cost this Maine family the farm

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How hungry Maine kids eat when they can’t get free school lunches

This story was originally published July 24, 2017 on the Bangor Daily News website, as seen here. By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff For the last four summers, Tim Crider has driven a bus route throughout several Bangor neighborhoods around lunchtime for the Bangor Housing Authority. On a recent muggy Monday, Crider drove out of the housing authority’s … Continue reading How hungry Maine kids eat when they can’t get free school lunches

Future of climate change research comes from the bottom of the Great Lakes

University of Maine Graduate Student, Amy Kireta, never lost her infatuation with the Great Lakes when she moved to the East Coast. Now, in her graduate thesis, Kireta is investigating the effects of climate change on the lakes that she and the rest the of the Heartland hold dear. Through microscopically observing a type of … Continue reading Future of climate change research comes from the bottom of the Great Lakes

HHS Secretary resigns post Healthcare.Gov debacle

Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, is calling it quits after a tumultuous 6-months heading the roll out of the Affordable Care Act's Healthcare.Gov website. Sebelius has served as HHS Secretary for five years but has faced heavy scrutiny since the launch of Healthcare.Gov in October. The site, which sets up the marketplace for … Continue reading HHS Secretary resigns post Healthcare.Gov debacle