Susan Sharon

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Longtime Church Organist Keeps Traditional Hymns Alive

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Churches are retiring their hymnals and organs, hoping to attract younger crowds. But at West Auburn Congregational in Maine, Charles Marshall has been playing for 70 years with no plans to retire.


Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.


In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights

Monday, July 07, 2014

The state could elect the nation's first openly gay governor this fall. But Mike Michaud only recently came out, and some question whether he deserves the backing of Maine's largest gay rights group.


Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.


It's Proven To Save Lives, So Why Is Maine Opposed To Narcan?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

In some states, the overdose antidote known as Narcan is becoming more popular among law enforcement. Not the state of Maine; that state's governor is opposing a bill that would put Narcan in the hands of more first-responders.


Portland's Pot Vote Could Make It A Gateway City For Maine

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Voters in Portland, Maine, this week passed an ordinance to legalize possession by an overwhelming margin. Legalization advocates' hopes are high for the rest of the state — and around the northeast.


Maine Town To Vote On Key Tar Sands Ordinance

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lots of New England towns have taken non-binding votes against tar sands oil, but residents of South Portland, Maine, are about to take a vote that could matter. They are considering an ordinance designed to prevent their port from being used to export tar sands to world markets via an existing pipeline that connects Maine to Montreal.


Repeat Fires Put Maine Apartment Dwellers On Edge

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Two hundred residents of the small city of Lewiston, Maine, are homeless after a series of dramatic fires downtown. On three different nights, neighbors have been awaked by smoke and flames as old wooden apartment buildings were engulfed. Susan Sharon reports a pair of arrests after the first two fires has done nothing to ease people's fears.


Maine, Tribes Seek 'Truth And Reconciliation'

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

In Maine, an unusual and historic process is under way to document child welfare practices that once resulted in Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes. Many of the native children were placed with white foster parents. Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes, along with Gov. Paul LePage, have created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal the wounds.


Mitt Romney Edges Ron Paul For Maine Victory

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bu the GOP presidential hopeful walked away without delegates in the nonbinding caucuses and tallied fewer votes in the state than he did four years ago. This time, he barely beat rival Ron Paul.


Lobstermen Aren't Convinced New Rope Will Protect Whales

Sunday, April 12, 2009

This past week, a hump back whale's visit to New York Harbor raised concern among environmentalists, who were worried the mammal might crash into a boat. The whale has since returned to open sea, just as lobstermen are preparing to set their traps for spring. ...