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January 20, 2024
Maine has underfunded state police rural patrol for 40 years, with no increase in funding for patrol troopers since 1977.
January 03, 2024
Some 23 nursing homes have closed in the past decade in Maine.
Maine nursing homes lead nation in meeting the Biden administration’s proposed staffing standards, but challenges loom
December 10, 2023
Although Maine is close to meeting the federal staffing standards, concerns persist over nursing home workforce shortages and potential closures.
November 26, 2023
In a scenario reminiscent of similar battles, plans for overhead transmission lines are being pushed by key politicians but fought by those directly affected.
November 12, 2023
From 2020 to 2022, Maine’s state health department cited residential care facilities for dozens of resident rights violations and hundreds of other deficiencies. But it has imposed only one fine in response.
October 27, 2023
Boats and remote vehicles search Androscoggin River as part of a massive manhunt for the suspect in Maine’s deadliest mass shooting. He escaped in a state with an estimated 17.5 million acres of forest land and numerous rivers, vast expanses of uninhabited land dotted by small communities, farms, logging roads and two lane highways.
October 26, 2023
Maine ranks in the middle of the pack among other states when it comes to gun safety laws, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group. The laws in place appeared to have done little to stop the suspect in the mass shooting in Lewiston.
October 26, 2023
In the wake of shootings that left at least 18 dead in Maine’s second largest city, local residents and officials expressed shock that the nation’s epidemic of mass shootings had come to their community and grappled to make sense of the past day’s events.
October 25, 2023
A manhunt involving at least 100 law enforcement personnel was underway in Maine early Thursday morning in the wake of mass shootings in Lewiston that left at least 16 dead and dozens wounded.
October 22, 2023
In rural areas, inconsistent hours, staff shortages and closures mean residents can’t depend on their local pharmacy to get their medications — if they even have a pharmacy near them.
October 07, 2023
A Washington County couple, like so many others Downeast, loves what they do, but always with one eye on their finances.
September 30, 2023
Amid staffing shortages, Walgreens fined for keeping pharmacies closed without notification.
September 09, 2023
As state police pull back on routine patrols of rural areas, some county officials are banding together to take the fight to the state level.
September 02, 2023
The Maine Monitor learned investigations into environmental compliance are not a requirement of the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan.
August 30, 2023
As Project Puffin completes a milestone summer, uncertainties remain because of the effects of climate change.