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What Maine craft means to me, Former Governor John E. Baldacci of the State of Maine

Artists tell us who we are as a people, they reflect our spirit, and define our soul. Maine is very unique, we are not like anywhere else. As Governor, I identified and supported our “Creative Economy”, which linked this talent to our economic engine. Maine has world renowned writers, photographers, painters, poets, builders, basket makers and many, many more. We have a storied history, present day amazing craft artists, and an unfolding future of people coming to Maine to createMore.

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Managing COVID in the New Year, How American Seniors Are Coping? Oped by Marcel Gemme

On December 10th, it was reported that an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration voted 17-4 in favor of recommending the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization for people aged 16 and older. It was a Christmas miracle, and a vaccine was being shipped to all corners of the United States. However, despite older people being more at risk and priority for a vaccine, it seemed that younger generations were more excited about the news. More

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Maine’s needs to foster our creative economy, improve our transportation infrastructure and generate clean energy, Oped by Ramona du Houx

We trust our local and state government to provide avenues to build the economy back, understanding the needs brought into focus from the pandemic. We’re not naive, our trust has a foundation. Maine has already been transformed. Our downtowns and local communities have built their creative economies. We’ve fostered organic farms, invested in technologies that have grown businesses and started a clean energy revolution – all because our communities worked with local and state government. More

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Investigative Reports

Climate Change:

Climate change exasperates violence against women — Justice Ginsburg’s example helped mitigate bad outcomes, gave hope

By Ramona du Houx In September we lost a national icon, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RGB). Ginsburg strengthened equal rights all, protections for women and was a reliable vote for the environment. Her opinions in many decisions that impacted environmental law were key. Massachusetts v. EPA allowed the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as “air pollutants” under the Clean Air Act. Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services affirmed the right of residents to sue an industrial polluter. Now, Ginsburg’s legacy is in danger, and with it the health and well-being of millions of Americans. More
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Community

Sustainability:

Common Roots shows how a community garden builds resilience

As gentrification, food insecurity, and climate change threaten the East Boston community, they find a joyful way to come together: growing food. In this video documentary, Common Roots tells the story of a community under attack that comes together by growing food. Like many urban neighborhoods, East Boston faces rapid gentrification. Its immigrant residents are being displaced. People face food insecurity. Climate change is bringing extreme floods . . .  More

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