If you get good grades in high school, you’re probably going to do well in college, despite having modest standardized test scores, according to a first-of-its kind study by a former Bates College admissions dean.
Duane Valley, 81, and his wife, Laura, 82, made the decision together that Duane would stop driving. He has no regrets.
Ezra Bessey was 8 months when he died of an incurable genetic disorder. How his family is keeping his memory alive and fighting to find effective treatment.
As Maine lawmakers weigh requiring school districts to offer preschool for 4-year-olds, they find themselves asking questions about value: Can they ensure that the quality of the preschool programs proposed for Maine are worth the investment?
You never know when a good Samaritan will show up in your greatest hour of need.
Students across the state have submitted films to the BDN’s MaineFocus Film Festival about how substance abuse has affected their lives. Now they need you to check them out and cast your votes for People’s Choice Award at http://on.fb.me/1eVBXbj.
A Presque Isle man now has health insurance — but not after months of questions, revisions and a mysteriously missing subsidy.
It seems ice and holidays get people thinking in verse. Over the last couple weeks, several people have sent in poems they wished to share. Two are included here.
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.
One Maine woman has a winning idea: An app for the socially conscious shopper. How she’s getting started with a little help from the Big Gig and Big Wigs — and how others can follow suit.