Franklin County officials say they struggled to notify residents of road closures and other hazards in real time as floodwaters rose.
They had no reason to believe their insurance policies wouldn’t cover flood damage. Now they are on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in repairs.
With a shortage of mental health professionals statewide, law enforcement officers without enough training are being forced to make decisions in crisis situations.
Ten in-depth interviews with department heads and reviews of numerous records aided the Monitor's investigation of mental welfare check procedures.
Procedures have come under scrutiny since it was revealed that police tried to reach Robert Card weeks before the Lewiston mass shootings.
A state tax exemption benefits industrial companies for cutting down on pollution but also draws millions of dollars away from small-town tax revenue, and never expires.
The state statute rewards companies for limiting pollution at the cost of the towns where they’re located. For Wiscasset, the price tag could be in the millions.