A program that gets books to Maine schoolchildren said it is adding two dozen new schools in the coming academic year. Dirigo Reads seeks to get a book to every Maine first-grader each month during the school year by 2025.
Governor Janet Mills just signed a bill into law that will allow people to live in tiny homes as a primary or accessory dwelling. The bill was signed this afternoon. Megan Cole has more on what this bill means for anyone interested in tiny home living.
Corinne Watson is the owner and founder of Tiny Homes of Maine and is a part of a volunteer group called Tiny Homes Big Feelings. She says that they’re donating their construction services to the pilot program and are also helping collect funds for building materials.
President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment.
The Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved holding tuition flat for in state students. The $578 million spending plan will be the seventh year the UMS budget has held tuition rates flat for Maine students. Irene Neal, a student at UMFK, says if this is adopted by the board of trustees, it will be one less worry for students and their families.