Maureen Milliken

Maureen Milliken

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Latest Articles by Maureen Milliken

October 16, 2013

Sex offenders, group homes, crime? Augusta is better today than it was in the ‘good old days’

Life on Green Street in the 1970s was no Norman Rockwell painting, and we’ve come a long way in dealing with the city’s — and society’s — problems.

July 17, 2013

Fiction and real-life: Moose massacre fascinates

Mystery writer Paul Doiron’s new book inspired by the real-life 1999 Soldiertown moose massacre, the unsolved wildlife crime that riveted Maine

July 3, 2013

No Augusta to Gardiner river 'race' any more? Whatever

Celebration of Kennebec River's cleanup that began in the 1970s eventually had to be cleaned up itself. It was fun while it lasted.

June 5, 2013

Maine's ATV riders are beginning to feel the love -- just a little

In Maine’s four-season, everybody-get-out-and-play culture, no outdoor activity inspires as much passion, both on the love side and the hate side, as ATV riding.

May 1, 2013

Maine's unsung heroes, the warden service, finally getting their due

The Maine Warden Service was formed in 1880. Its first arrest was of a deer poacher. To many, that’s what wardens still are — the men and women who, under the auspices of the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, enforce the state’s game laws.

April 16, 2013

Runners will never feel that pure love again

Most of the thousands upon thousands who have finished the Boston Marathon don’t know the people who lined Boylston Street Monday. They don’t know the people, both runners and spectators, who were maimed or died. But they love them.

April 3, 2013

Forget new-penny shiny. In Maine, we take proud comfort in our green dome

Maine isn't "cold and harsh." Just adverse to shiny. That's why some look askance to "new penny" copper on our familiar old State House dome.

March 20, 2013

Maine angle in Gardner heist a sour note in a grimy tale

The art stolen from the Gardner wasn’t handled with care; it was ripped from its frames. Treated like loot, not art.

March 7, 2013

The teachers who inspired us are not Hollywood stuff, they're better

The passion of teachers sometimes go unnoticed for years but quietly seeps into our daily lives.

February 20, 2013

Even dogs have rock stars

When David Rosenfelt goes to the PetSmart store in Augusta, they’re ready for him. After all, it takes a while to pile 300 pounds of kibble on a cart.