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July 25th, 2014

Long absence of veteran data from prescription monitoring program to end

In 2004, Maine’s prescription monitoring program was launched in response to drug abuse taking hold in the state’s rural counties. Kurt Johnston, then a staff pharmacist at the VA Maine Health Care System in Togus, saw an opportunity to address the growing problem of opiate addiction among patients. He and … Read more

July 25th, 2014

The basics of Maine’s prescription monitoring program

Maine’s prescription monitoring program was implemented in July 2004, after the passage of establishing legislation in 2003. How it works Registered users can look up their patients online by name and birth date. Pharmacies, both in and out of state, submit data weekly, and are expected to begin updating the … Read more

July 25th, 2014

School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Rockland Public Library and Ashwood Waldorf School, 80 Union St., Rockland, and 180 Park St., Rockport, Rockland and Rockport, Maine For more information: 207.236.8021; Ashwood Waldorf School, serving children preschool-grade 8 in Rockport, is launching a Forest Kindergarten program … Read more

July 25th, 2014

Train barn opponents, Downeaster official clash at Thursday meeting

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brunswick West Neighborhood Coalition protested the meeting … Read more

Acadia National Park News

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October 9th, 2009

Beech Mountain Fire Tower to Open

Weather permitting, the Beech Mountain fire tower will be open on Saturday, October 17, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Beech Mountain is an excellent spot for viewing the fall foliage. A ranger will be available to answer questions, and Smoky Bear items will be waiting for children who make it to the top. Dogs on leash are allowed to accompany hikers to the top, but cannot climb to the top of the tower because of the open grating on the steps and platform. Warm clothes are strongly recommended. Read more

October 7th, 2009

East Face Trail Reopens

The East Face Trail, renamed the Orange and Black Path, has reopened after a three-year closure. The trail was damaged in an October 2006 earthquake. Read more

October 1st, 2009

OctoberVisitor Center Hours

October hours begin today for Hulls Cove Visitor Center. The visitor center will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. this month. The last day is October 31. Read more

September 15th, 2009

Construction on West Side of Park

Contractors will be repaving roads and parking lots on the west side of the park this fall, starting September 21, which will require temporary closures during the work day. Read more

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