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Erin Rhoda

About Erin Rhoda

Erin Rhoda is a writer and storyteller. As editorial page editor of the Bangor Daily News, she writes the newspaper's opinion on matters from Kittery to Fort Kent.

Flipping school: How a business in Machias is getting kids ready for college, a career

A statewide program run by the Maine Development Foundation connects school administrators with business owners to complete projects that address some of Maine’s long-standing problems, such as post-secondary degree completion. In Machias, it’s meant a business is helping to teach students some important computer skills.

After torture in Congo, young man wages peace in Maine

Nono Mukwayanzo knew it was dangerous but continued protesting human rights violations in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He eventually fled to Maine to save his life. “People are dying. People are afraid to talk,” he said. Now, he is taking part in leadership training in Maine to continue his fight for peace.