Susan Sharon

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Maine's Governor Releases Some Low-Level Prisoners To Fill Jobs

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is letting some low-level offenders out of prison. He says the inmates are needed in the work force.


In Maine, A Common Language Connects French Canadians, African Immigrants

Monday, March 27, 2017

Attendance at a local club for French speakers is at an all-time high. French Canadian natives, once ashamed of their heritage, are connecting with African immigrants over their shared language.


1 Of 3 Remaining Shakers Dies In Maine At Age 89

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Sister Frances Carr, leader of the nearly extinct religious group, has died. Shakers advocate pacifism, communal ownership and celibacy. Two other members remain at the Shaker community in Maine.


Donn Fendler, 'Lost On A Mountain In Maine' Author, Dies

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

As a child, Donn Fendler was lost on Maine's Mount Katahdin for nine days. He told his story in Lost on a Mountain in Maine, which became required reading for generations. He died this week at age 90.


Maine's Redneck Games Take Down-Home Approach To Athletics

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

An event in Hebron, Maine, first billed itself as the redneck Olympics. That was until the U.S. Olympic Committee got wind of the name, and now it is the same event without the Olympic part of the name.


Maine Woods National Park Remains Divisive For Some Locals

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The National Park System turned 100 years old this week, and it got a very big present to mark the the occasion. We'll visit the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Northern Maine.


The Stewards Of A Disappearing Faith — And 10,000 Songs

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The religious sect known as Shakers, responsible for the song "Simple Gifts" and thousands of others, is almost gone — and a non-Shaker is trying to keep the group's musical history alive.


A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

After four or five of his patients died from opioid overdoses in one month, Craig Smith, a family doctor in Bridgton, Maine, realized he couldn't wait for someone else to offer addiction treatment.


Pros And Cons Of Proposed Maine Woods National Park

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A plan to establish a national park in Maine's North Woods could receive a boost from the White House by the end of the year. A long simmering battle has been brewing over the area's future.


In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hardly anyone roasts American chestnuts over an open fire anymore: A blight all but wiped out the trees they grow on. Now the discovery of a soaring survivor could aid efforts to breed a hardier tree.


When The Wild Gets Crowded: Appalachian Trail's Celebrity Climbs

Monday, September 07, 2015

The increasing popularity of the trail is raising concerns at Baxter State Park in Maine, where thru-hikers often complete their arduous journeys with a celebratory climb up Mount Katahdin.


As Heroin Addiction Grows, Maine Focuses On Drug Enforcement

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Longtime Church Organist Keeps Traditional Hymns Alive

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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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

Dr. Lynn Ouellette, a psychiatrist from Brunswick, Maine, asks herself "What if?" a lot these days. What if they had found her son just a few minutes earlier? What if they had gotten him to the hospital sooner?

What if they'd had the overdose antidote Narcan in the house?

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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's been a big year in the marijuana legalization movement. Not only did Colorado and Washington voters make marijuana legal last November, but this week Coloradans approved a ballot measure to tax marijuana sales.

Also this week, Michigan voters in three cities removed penalties for possession. And in Portland, Maine, ...