Susan Sharon

Deputy News Director

Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student. She has also worked at television stations in Montana and Maine.

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BUCKSPORT, Maine - The Maine Labor Department, the Maine attorney general and the Steelworkers Union have reached an agreement with Verso Paper officials to pay about 500 laid-off mill employees in Bucksport half of their severance by Jan. 8, and the rest by mid-March.

GARLAND, Maine - With the arrest of Keith Coleman for the murders of Christina Sargent and her two children in Garland over the weekend, friends and relatives have now turned their attention to raising money for the young family's funerals.

GARLAND, Maine - Friends and relatives of a Garland woman and her two young children who were killed over the weekend are now trying to raise money for funeral expenses.  Christina Sargent's live-in boyfriend,  Keith Coleman, is being held in connection with their deaths.

Sargent's aunt, Shawna Hardison, of Lincolnville, says on top of their grief family members are trying to cope with another challenge.

The state of Maine is creating a new online process for certifying medical marijuana patients under the Medical Marijuana Program.

A former New York City restaurateur and chef has found a new life, and a new career, here in Maine.