Just Listen: The Peaceful Fight Against Domestic Violence

Originally published Nov. 7, 2014 It’s the topic none of us really want to talk about. Domestic violence may be an incredibly personal issue, but by not talking about it, we aren’t helping to end it. That’s why Katie Hathaway and Shaunna Peard, both University of Maine business students, worked together to take charge and lead the effort in stoppingContinue reading “Just Listen: The Peaceful Fight Against Domestic Violence”

Maine prepared for flu season, state CDC director affirms

Originally published Sept. 21, 2014 Orono, ME — Maine is fully prepared for the upcoming flu season as enhanced vaccination formulations aim to prevent spread of the seasonal virus, according to Dr. Sheila Pinette, Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director. A new quadrivalent form of flu vaccine will be available this year, intentContinue reading “Maine prepared for flu season, state CDC director affirms”

Maine CDC confirms first human EEE case, voices concern

A joint report with Shelby Hartin Originally published Nov. 7, 2014 … ORONO, Maine — On October 10, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the state’s first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis, one of the most severe and deadly mosquito-transmitted diseases in the United States. The patient, identified as a matureContinue reading “Maine CDC confirms first human EEE case, voices concern”

Farm to Table

    For 20 years, University of Maine students have been bridging the gap between farm-to-table in their local community. Now, the Black Bear Food Guild — like its ever-changing harvest — continues to grow, supplying fresh, organic vegetables to 65 shareholders from the surrounding towns. The Guild, as it is casually known, is aContinue reading “Farm to Table”