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The Coastal Packet

The longtime national journal, Progressive Review, has moved its headquarters from Washington DC to Freeport, Maine, where its editor, Sam Smith, has long ties. This is a local edition dealing with Maine news and progressive politics.

1/13/10

DOWN EAST NOTES

Maine Public Broadcasting - The field of candidates vying to become Maine's next governor stretched to 22 today. Enter Steve Abbot, a former top aide to Sen. Susan Collins, and William Beardsley, the former president of Husson College in Bangor.

Morning Sentinel - Starting next week, [Madison] students are going to get more exercise, up to two miles of walking a day. School Administrative District 59 board members voted unanimously Monday night that students in grades 5 through 12, who live within a mile of Madison Junior High School, will walk to that school . . . School board members made the decision, which affects 25 students, after discussing the health benefits, the potential cost savings and the possibility that it could lead, in the future, to younger students walking to designated pick-up points.

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