Maine news

ROCKLAND, Maine — The school board here has voted unanimously to hold Saturday classes to make up for snow days.

According to the Bangor Daily News, the board approved a plan from district Superintendent John McDonald to hold classes March 21, March 28, April 11 and May 9, as well as a half day March 13. Those five, added to five days already set aside in the school calendar, make up for 10 days called off for snow this winter.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's rivers are in no immediate danger of flooding, but as the mercury rises, emergency management officials are concerned about problems caused by the melting snowpack.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - A top Democratic lawmaker in the Maine House wants to make sure parents know they have the right to opt their school-age children out of taking standardized tests.

Maine Medical Center's first-in-the-region pediatric gender clinic now has more than fifty patients from Maine, New Hampshire and other states.  Join us for a conversation with the doctor who runs the clinic, a child psychiatrist and the father of a transgender child.  How do parents know if their child is a candidate for gender therapy or surgery?   And what can they expect?

Guests: Tom, Father of a transgender child

Jerrold Olshan, M.D pediatric endocrinologist and the Director of The Gender Clinic at the Barbara bush children’s hospital

Maine State Police

AUGUSTA, Maine - State transportation officials says excessive speed was a factor in last week's 75 car pile-up during an intense early morning snow storm on I-95 in Etna.

DOT spokesman Ted Talbot says data collected by the flashing hazardous-weather speed limit signs indicate that vehicles near the crash site were traveling at an average 55 miles per hour, 10 miles per hour higher than the posted limit.