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Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18

Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18

Jake Bleiberg - Bangor Daily News – In 2015, Maine law enforcement arrested minors  3,547 times.  While many of these arrests never led to a courtroom appearance, they all generated an arrest tracking number, marking the creation of a juvenile criminal record. In Maine, these paper trails can continue to affect people for the rest of their lives — even when they believe the documents are blocked from... ... [Read More]
Our View: Immigrant EMT training will have broad benefits

Our View: Immigrant EMT training will have broad benefits

Editorial Board - Press Herald – Southern Maine Community College recently began helping new immigrants with a background in health care to earn their certification as EMTs. After completing the course, students are prepared to take state exams, and, if they are successful, to fill in-demand roles with fire departments and ambulance companies. ... [Read More]
Island Institute launches program for small businesses

Island Institute launches program for small businesses

MaineBix – The John T. Gorman Foundation is helping to back a new program from the Island Institute to fund coastal and island businesses. The Island Institute, which announced the Island and Coast Business Launchpad program March 8 in its  Working Waterfront  publication, aims to help entrepreneurs in "geographically isolated communities." ... [Read More]
How immigrants are learning to save lives in Maine

How immigrants are learning to save lives in Maine

Troy R. Bennett - Bangor Daily News – The ESOL-to-EMT program — short for English for speakers of other languages to emergency medical technicians — is the first of its kind in the state. It’s designed especially for new Mainers. The course teaches students to be language interpreters and state-certified EMTs. It also gives special language support as the students take the class in English. The program... ... [Read More]
LA CA$H rolls out free tax prep service

LA CA$H rolls out free tax prep service

Andrew Rice - Sun Journal – Now in its 14th year, the LA CA$H Coalition is reminding residents it is rolling out its free income tax preparation program for 2017, available to people with household incomes of less than $54,000 in 2016. ... [Read More]

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