Local beer brewers are becoming major players in Maine’s economy.
Over the last 5 years, the state’s craft beer industry has experienced rapid growth.
Last year, there were just 35 breweries in Maine.
While browsing your comments on TV5’s Facebook page, and while listening to conversations throughout our newsroom, TV5’s Caitlin Burchill noticed the topic of bail has many folks talking.
She saw and heard questions like, why do two people accused of the same crime have different bail amounts? Or why does someone accused of a lesser crime have bail set higher than someone with a seemingly more serious offense?
The Maine Marine Patrol covers all of the salt water along the nearly 35 hundred miles of the state’s coastline.
They monitor all commercial fishing and recreational activities.
Photojournalist Mark Rediker and Wayne Harvey had the chance to go out on the Patrol Vessel Dirigo from Southwest Harbor to see how these officers do their job.
“The way I compare it is, everyone knows what a game warden does. We do the same thing, but just on the salt water. We regulate everything that has to do with salt water and commercial fishing, so we’re just out there checking all the regulation and laws and enforcing them.”
Public safety dispatchers answer countless calls of distress and emergency every day. Most blend together, but some stand out.
“Suicide calls, homicide, child calls are really tough,” says Betty Stone, who’s been dispatching for 16 years.
Rockland’s iconic Farnsworth Art Museum has been around for 66 years.
“We have 15-thousand objects in the collection, remarkable American paintings collection. We service over 100-thousand people in our programs each year. And we provide an economic impact to this community of 26-million dollars a year,” said Farnsworth director David Brownawell.
When you say Maine to an outsider, a few things usually come to mind.
“Lobsters, lighthouses, moose, Mount Katahdin, Moosehead Lake. Acadia National Park is a big one everyone knows,” said Carol Ann Ouellette, director of Maine’s Office of Tourism.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.
Up to 50,000 Mainers are believed to have Alzheimer’s.
That number is expected to double in the next few years, based on Maine’s aging population.
Living independently is important to many seniors in our state.
But there are economic and emotional challenges that come along with that, leaving loved ones struggling for answers.
Joy Hollowell has part one of a special report on Searching for Answers to Alzheimer’s.
Have you left the movie theater feeling disappointed…. Or found yourself scrolling aimlessly through Redbox and Netflix titles?
Well, TV5 Photographer and film-junkie, Brandon Doyen is here– and will be here every Sunday for the latest on what to catch on the big screen.
Many people apply to become a Maine Forest Ranger, but very few make it to the point where they can put on the badge.
“It is quite a process,” says four year Maine Forest Ranger Ben Goodwin. “You’ve got to go through a hiring process where it’s you have to pass a physical test from push-ups to sit-ups to sit and reach to a mile and a half run, and then you have to go through a board exam where you’re interviewed by five other Rangers, go through a background check where they call, they stopped by my neighbors where I lived, they called high school buddies, college buddies, then you go through a polygraph test and then you have a final interview with the Colonel, so it was probably an eight month, nine month process.”
The old image of Forest Rangers sitting in a fire tower looking for smoke is a thing of the past.
Rangers do much more than that, but many people don’t know what role they play in our state.
The duties of a Maine Forest Ranger have been the topic of discussion in Augusta recently.
But how many people know what a Forest Ranger actually does?
Game Wardens take care of wildlife in Maine, Forest Rangers like to say they take care of where the wildlife lives.
Bar Harbor is home to a cutting edge medical research facility that’s at the cusp a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.
In Hancock County’s Jackson Lab, an associate professor is working on a treatment method that he says could lead to, “treatment as unique as the individual.”
In April, Governor LePage signed LD 1730 into law.
The act allows courts to void prostitution convictions for victims of human sex trafficking and provides legal and financial help to them.
The arrests of three people in Central Maine, accused of running sex trafficking operations, made headlines around the state.
We’d like to think that sort of thing doesn’t happen in Maine…But these crimes are actually on the rise in our state, and you may be shocked to find out where.
Bangor is home to three opiate addiction treatment clinics. Hundreds come to the Queen City, every day, seeking help through medication and therapy. These plans are both controversial and costly.
In March 20-10 Maine’s unemployment level was at a whopping 9-point-7 percent.
Last October the unemployment rate in our state was 5-point-7 percent, its lowest in five years.
But recent layoffs at the Bangor Daily News, at Lincoln Paper and Tissue, and shutdowns in Millinocket and Bucksport have added more Mainers to the unemployment line.
Last month the state and federal government both released unemployment figures showing a drop in the number of people out of work.
The jobless rate is the lowest its been in five years.