Full Republican field on board for Senate forum


BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - The Maine Republican Party is hosting another forum featuring candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe.

Wednesday's forum is at 6 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe School in Brunswick.

The six candidates who are running in the June 12 primary are former state Sen. Rick Bennett; businessman Scott D'Amboise; state Sen. Debra Plowman; state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin; Attorney General William Schneider; and Secretary of State Charlie Summers.

Organizers say all six candidates are expected to show up.

The winner of the June primary will be the Republican nominee in November's general election.

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Maine GOP hosts Senate candidate forum

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - The Maine Republican Party is hosting another forum featuring candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe.

Wednesday's forum is at 6 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe School in Brunswick.

The six candidates who are running in the June 12 primary are former state Sen. Rick Bennett; businessman Scott D'Amboise; state Sen. Debra Plowman; state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin; Attorney General William Schneider; and Secretary of State Charlie Summers.

Organizers say all six candidates are expected to show up.

The winner of the June primary will be the Republican nominee in November's general election.

Mid Coast Hospital launches Asthma Management Program

Mid Coast Hospital launches Asthma Management Program

 

Now there is a program that helps asthma sufferers tame their symptoms and gain control of their lives.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Asthma Management Program is headed by local expert Meredith Smithson, RN, an asthma nurse educator.

Wounds: Tips For Healing

Wounds: Tips For Healing

If one of the first things you do when you cut yourself is flood the wound with hydrogen peroxide, STOP! I know, you think the bubbling action is awesome and proof that it's doing what it was meant to do — killing all the bad stuff. Well, here's what wound care specialist Dr. Walter Keller has to say about hydrogen peroxide. "The hydrogen peroxide bubbling releases pure oxygen, which kills bacteria but also the healthy cells, slowing down wound healing." In other words, hydrogen peroxide does not help heal the wound; it does just the opposite. Read more

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Shalom House Art Program

Shalom House Art Program

 

Shalom is a Hebrew word that means peace. It is also the name of an organization in Portland, Maine that has brought peace of mind to thousands of people affected by mental illness. Shalom House.

A man had watched his brother struggle with mental illness and move from one family member's home to another and then to mental hospitals and finally to shelters. His dream was to create a safe, caring place that would allow individuals like his brother to live within the community. That dream became a reality when Shalom House opened on High Street in 1972. Read more

Brain Injury Voices: Paying It Forward

Brain Injury Voices: Paying It Forward

Nine people sit around the table. They were all chatting when I entered the room and stopped to acknowledge and welcome me as I sat down. I look at them as a group and then as individuals. I notice nothing unusual. I tell you this because looking like ordinary people, while mostly a good thing, can be frustrating to this particular group. You see, each of them has sustained a brain injury, either because of an accident or a non-traumatic event such as a stroke. They don't look injured, but they are. Read more

Movies: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"

Movies: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"

 

For fans of Aardman Animation, the brilliant little British studio that gave us Wallace and Gromit, your big-screen ship has come in, in the form of “The Pirates!