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A Blood Moon; Just Another Celestial Happening, or Message from God? [Poll]

It's referred to as a blood moon, and it's essentially a full lunar eclipse that gives the moon a red appearance.

While the backyard astronomer is delighted to catch a glimpse of this celestial occurrence, others believe this eclipse, and others to follow, are a sign from God.

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Photo, College of the Atlantic
Photo, College of the Atlantic

National Grant Leads to Development of COA’s Sustainable Farming Model

The Peggy Rockefeller Farm will soon become a working lab of sorts for students attending the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, and for the community as well.

COA just received a 200-thousand dollar grant from the Arthur Vining Davis foundation for the purposes of creating an experiential learning environment. Physics and Engineering lecturer at COA, Anna Demeo says the grant will allow students to actively participate in the design and development of sustainable solutions. 

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Photo, Spc. Joe Alger,Getty Images

Maine Military Veterans Have Skills and Experience the State Can Use

Maine is home to a large population of military veteran’s and the state is starting training sessions soon for veterans to learn how to convert their military skills into occupational licenses.

The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation will host a series of educational outreach sessions to help veterans and current service members with getting state occupational licenses. 

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Quotas Set for Maine’s Elver Harvest

This year Maine’s elver eel season opens late and comes with new rules and guidelines.

The Department of Marine Resources has reached an agreement with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that sets the elver eel catch limit this year to 11-thousand 749 total pounds. 

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia.com

Where Law Enforcement and Treatment Meet in Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ [Video]

Crime, sex, and drugs, but the only rock 'n' roll in these women's lives is the time they've wasted going in and out of the corrections system in Maine, all because of their addiction to drugs.

"Most of them never start out intending to become addicts and criminals," states Kennebec County Sheriff Randal Liberty.

Sheriff Liberty oversees a drug rehabilitation program inside the jail and it's showing great success in dropping the county jail's recidivism rate, not to mention the fact it's saving lives and potentially breaking a terrible cycle of family dysfunction and substance abuse in Maine.

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Photo, Getty Images

Maine’s Turning Grey and That Requires Action [Full Report]

In the next two decades one in four Mainers will be over the age of 65.

That means the state faces a lot of challenges and opportunities as it relates to providing services and supports capable of meeting the needs of Maine's seniors.

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Photo, Mario Tama, Getty Images

Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ Requires Solutions and Simultaneous Cooperation Not Politics

Generally speaking, solutions are found in common interest and a tenacious commitment to solve a problem.

Unfortunately, when every problem is viewed through lenses clouded by political ideology, precious little gets accomplished.

One of the biggest problems facing the state of Maine is drug addiction, and the costs to the state, both financial and human.

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Think Spring! Maine Growers Are [Video]

Take heart!

As Mother Nature wallops the state with a March snow storm, there are many greenhouse and nursery operators throughout the state who are busy planting plugs, sifting soil, and getting ready to lift you out of you winter doldrums.

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The Difference a ‘Big’ Makes [Video]

On "dress-down" Friday, Jim Chasse, Principal of Orono High School, is found serenading his students with his guitar as they file through the hallway during class changes.

It's not an unusual occurrence according to students, who may have the "coolest" high school principal, ever.

After all, how many school principals do you know who love to shoot hoops, and sing Led Zeppelin tunes?

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Photo, Win McNamee, Getty Images

More Daylight on Its Way and Don’t Forget the Smoke Detectors [Poll]

Yipee! It's this weekend!

Sunday is Daylight Saving Time.

Dutifully, Saturday night when we go to bed we set our clocks ahead one hour.

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