Tag Archives: Maine

How Trumpy is your town?

President Donald Trump’s victory touched fault lines and upended expectations in American politics. There were some signs of that in Maine. For instance, many areas that voted for raising the minimum wage also chose Trump. So did towns that approved legalizing marijuana. (Trump and both measures won in 49 towns, and one or the other won in 90 towns. See all of those towns here.) Those dynamics […]

What the food stamp analysis does and doesn’t tell us

Here’s what the state study of food stamp recipients released Wednesday tells us: about 58 percent of the 6,866 “able-bodied adults” who lost SNAP benefits because of new work requirement rules at some point in the next year received wages from an employer, and at a steadily increasing rate. The preliminary findings line up those facts, but the report and its authors don’t draw a […]

Snowfall counter: Patten takes lead with 18 inches of new snow

The Penobscot County town of Patten overtook Amity — the snowfall leader as of Wednesday morning — for recorded snowfall during the storm from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. Patten got 18 inches of new snow. Take a look below at snowfall totals by weather station for the storm started Tuesday night. Maine had the highest average reported snowfall across all stations reporting […]

Snowfall counter: Southern Maine puts points on the board

The storm Tuesday made sure all of Maine didn’t go without a sizable reminder that winter still happens. As the storm moves northward, the first snowfall totals for much of the southern half of the state came through weather stations in the region. The map below shows the latest 24-hour snowfall totals reported out of weather stations around the state. The reports are most current for […]

Data: A few Maine towns have gotten some Sasquatch-sized snowfall

This winter, the snow has come fast and deep through the Northeast. While it’s obvious that in Maine, in winter, it’s going to snow, it doesn’t make digging out your car or plowing the dooryard any more fun. And in a few towns, that has meant getting through a mound of snow piling up about as tall as your average Sasquatch […]