The organization has created an extensive waterfront park system, but some fear a loss of local tax revenue will affect small communities.
Joyce Kryszak is a veteran journalist living in Down East Maine. Before moving to Maine, her work as a public radio reporter and producer for NPR affiliate, WBFO, in Buffalo earned her an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award and many Associated Press awards for in-depth reporting on government, social justice, cultural affairs, and the environment. She also reported for the national desk of NPR, Voice of America, New England News Collaborative, The Environment Report, Buffalo News, and others.
As state police pull back on routine patrols of rural areas, some county officials are banding together to take the fight to the state level.
The State Police decided to eliminate routine patrols of the county, which has placed an onus on understaffed county and municipal departments.
A discussion about small-town America co-hosted by The Maine Monitor.
Liberty Hall in Machiasport is one of the Downeast buildings receiving tender care from a devoted group as it fights for survival.
The legislature approved $31 million of the $70 million that EMS officials requested, providing a lifeline while longer-term solutions are considered.
A bypass will divert more traffic into small Route 1 towns, while other work will focus on repaving, an airport improvement, and culvert and bridge repairs.