USDA accepting best practices online to address opioid crisis

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett has unveiled a new interactive feature on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rural opioid misuse webpage. Now, webpage visitors can tell USDA what prevention, treatment and recovery actions have been effective in addressing the opioid epidemic in their rural communities. USDA is collecting this information as part of an ongoing effort to identify best practices and effective strategies for addressing rural opioid misuse.

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Today hypes wild blueberries for tomorrow

by Ruth Leubecker

It may have been only a snippet at the tail end of a two-hour show, but it was morning prime time and a marketer’s dream come true. Featuring Maine wild blueberries right up front in all their antioxidant glory, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb hit the high points about today’s super fruit. 

A parallel message was to eat Wyman’s blueberries for a healthy life. “We’re wild about wild blueberries, and this could be the greatest chance to living longer,” an excited Guthrie told viewers. 

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Sen. Thibodeau withdraws from gubernatorial race

Senate President Mike Thibodeau (R-Winterport) released this statement on Monday, March 26.

Life is about setting priorities. My service to Waldo County, fulfilling my role as Senate President, being leader of the Senate Republican caucus, and running my business are all priorities I take very seriously. Over the last few months, I’ve come to realize there just isn’t time to do all of these things and run for governor at the same time.

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Letter to the Editor - CFPB is the progressive deep state creation

I read with interest Ellen Farnsworth’s attack on Representative Poliquin, Wall Street, “Big” Banks, President Trump and the “wealthy”, as well as her defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The CFPB is the progressive deep state creation of Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-MA). If the Democratic candidates Ms. Farnsworth is touting are supporting Senator Warren and her identity politics/ class warfare agenda, I’ll find it very easy to enthusiastically support Representative Poliquin. 

Jon Reisman 

Cooper

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AG Mills calls for immediate legislative fix to RCV law

The issue raised by the Secretary of State this morning, which I was made aware of for the first time today, needs to be addressed immediately so that the will of the people may be respected.  The more than 62,000 citizens who signed the Peoples’ Veto petitions deserve to have their voices heard.  The will of the people must not be thwarted by some technicality in the law.

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Secretary Dunlap posts notice of emergency rulemaking for RCV

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has posted notice of the emergency rule-making for ranked-choice voting, as the state prepares to use the ranked-choice method of voting for the first time in the June 12, 2018 Primary Election.

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Cherryfield and Milbridge news

 

On four separate occasions, I have visited Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts to interview different Red Sox Players. I thought, with opening day upon us I would give the readers some insight into my experiences there.

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Harrington News

Today Charlie, Tim, Dea, and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Good and Plenty buffet in Milbridge.  It is so nice there. The food is delicious, the service is fast, and it is so great to see friends there. I highly recommend everyone try it.  You will really enjoy everything about it.

Charlie has been sanding the hardwood floor in our kitchen.  He is doing is great job. This house is one hundred and one years old.  I cannot even think about all the footsteps that have gone through here.

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Columbia News

The month has flown by quite fast, I am not sure if I got done everything I thought I needed to do but that is okay as it looks like warmer weather is on its way. With the sun getting higher and higher in the sky it is warming up. We will probably get some cool days and one or two more snow storms but it will not last long now. 

The physical education class was able to go this past week sledding, and they looked like they were having fun. The snow is all gone where they were sledding from the rain we received.

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Whitneyville Library news

Spring must be here!  Its that time again for our annual monthly suppers to begin. The first supper of the season is April 7 at 5 p.m. at the Hillgrove Community Center in Whitneyville. Turkey with all the fixings along with Janet’s rolls are on the menu. Homemade pies and cakes will round out the menu along with coffee, tea, ice water and lemonade. The Friends of the Whitneyville Library put on six public suppers a year. So if you like good food and great company then shake off those cabin fever and winter blues and join us!

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