The debate over the future of Parkview Adventist Medical Center came to a head on Wednesday, when over 300 community members attended a public hearing to discuss a proposed “acquisition of control” agreement between the hospital and Central Maine Healthcare Corporation. Central Maine Healthcare is a non-profit parent organization that oversees a healthcare delivery system comprised of Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, and Central Maine Medical Center, based in Lewiston.
While many of his peers would end their basketball careers after their playoff loss, Hanley knew his wasn’t finished. He began to explore his options playing professionally abroad.
A week from this Tuesday, Brunswick must cast its vote not just in the race for president, but for representatives to both houses of Congress and to the State Legislature. The choices this election day have particularly high stakes, especially Question 1, which would legalize same-sex marriage and narrowly failed in 2009. If Question 1 passes, Maine will be the first state to affirm gay marriage by popular vote. By denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, our state, and most of the country, has withheld basic civil rights from too many of its citizens, for far too long. A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of equality for all. Democrat and Brunswick native Mattie Daughtry will best represent the 66th District in the Maine House of Representatives. We are convinced by her sense of civic responsibility: Daughtry read every bill proposed in the 125th session of the Maine legislature, is dedicated to improving public education, and is committed to bipartisan policy making.
In two weeks, voters will come together at the polls to choose the leaders of our country, our state, and our communities. In Maine, we will also cast our votes on a referendum that, in my view, focuses on important issues of equality and fairness. I will vote yes on “Question 1” because I believe our democracy must protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of age, race, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, or, in this case, sexual orientation.
This fall, 77 quantitative reasoning (QR) tutors are leading weekly study sessions, holding drop-in hours, and grading all homework assignments in the math and economics departments. They are paid $8.75 an hour, with an additional 25 cents an hour for each successive year that they tutor.