Posts Tagged Maine

Hockey team, circus, battle over arena time slot

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — There will either be a hockey game or a circus at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday night, but exactly which has yet to be determined.

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Black Bears basketball coach is bought out

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has fired basketball coach Ted Woodward after a 6-23 season.

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Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt, right, and Roger Socabasin drill holes while tapping maple trees on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The impoverished tribe hopes to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it’s the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

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Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

In this April 1, 2014 photo, Ernie Merritt stands with his back brace at his home in of Saco, Maine. Merritt, who runs a support group for chronic pain patients, supports Medicaid guidelines that promote alternative treatments, including physical therapy, in place of narcotic painkillers. Maine is leading in efforts to stem the flow of powerful opioid painkillers with unique Medicaid guidelines. (AP Photo/Blake Davis)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s severe restrictions on opioid painkillers for Medicaid patients, requiring many to instead seek alternative pain management treatment for the past year, have sharply reduced the number of people obtaining highly addictive medications blamed for drug abuse and deaths around the nation.

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