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April 17

Common Flicker at Marsh River Bog Preserve, Newcastle (April 2009)

April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1885 Last capital punishment double hanging in Maine 1937 … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment

was abolished in 1876, restored in 1883, and abolished again in 1887, although attempts to restore it have continued to the present. (Michigan was the first state to do so, in 1847.) Nevertheless, Maine has one of the lowest murder … Continue reading

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Chamberlain, Joshua L.

Joshua L. Chamberlain (courtesy Maine State Museum)

(1828-1914) was born September 8, 1828, in Brewer the eldest of five children. He worked on his father’s farm and, like many other promising young men, taught school for a time. Entering Bowdoin College in Brunswick in 1848, Chamberlain studied … Continue reading

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Crime, Murder

Murderer-Victim Relationship 1995-2004

Rate/100000 Year Murders Maine U.S. 1980 32 2.8 10.2 1981 36 3.2 9.8 1982 24 2.1 9.1 1983 24 2.1 8.3 1984 20 1.7 7.9 1985 28 2.4 7.9 1986 22 1.9 8.6 1987 30 2.5 8.3 1988 37 3.1 … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1978

Logo on 1978 Democratic Platform Publication

Chapter 1 PREAMBLE 1. The 1978 State Democratic Party Platform is dedicated to the well being of all citizens of Maine. The Platform, presented herein, is based on reasonable expectations for all people and a philosophical approach to achieving the … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1988

Logo on Democratic Party Platform Stationery

  Adopted by the May 1988 Convention 1988 Maine Democratic Platform PREAMBLE We, the Democratic Party of the State of Maine , affirm our basic faith in our elected officials and our form of government. We also affirm this Platform … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1990

We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, affirm our belief in democratic government. The Maine Democratic Party remains the party of the people, recognizing grassroots participation as indispensable to our progress. Current economic uncertainty does not invalidate the essential … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1992

Logo on the 1992 Democratic Platform Publication

DEFINING PRINCIPLES We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, adopt this platform as an affirmation of our belief in Democratic government. Though the issues of the day may change, the principles upon which this party rests remain as relevant … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1994

DEFINING PRINCIPLES We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, adopt this platform as an affirmation of our belief in Democratic government. Though the issues of the day may change, the principles upon which this party rests remain as relevant … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1996

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We believe that government has an obligation to work in partnership “with business and labor to support the creation and maintenance of quality jobs, with good wages and benefits for Maine people through economic development that is in … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1998

MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY 1998 PLATFORM AS ACCEPTED AT THE MAINE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION MAY 16-17, 1998 PREAMBLE 1 I. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND TRADE 1 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 4 II. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 5 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 5 EDUCATION 6 TRANSPORTATION AND … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2000

MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY 2000 PLATFORM AS ACCEPTED AT THE MAINE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION MAY 5-7, 2000 PREAMBLE Each of us has a personal and moral responsibility for the future of our democracy. Ours is the oldest political party. At times we … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2002

Adopted by the State Democratic Convention on June 1, 2002 Preamble The Maine Democratic Party is a party of and for all of the people, inclusive and progressive, seeking opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all. Whether … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2004

The 2004 Convention dissolved due to the loss of a quorum to conduct business at 3 p.m., approximately three hours after its scheduled adjournment time. At that time, the Convention had acted on 16 proposed amendments, while 20 proposed amendments … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2006

Since Jefferson and Jackson, the Democratic Party has led the struggle to increase democracy in our government. Democracy is the belief that the best repository of wisdom lies in the hands of an informed and educated electorate and that this … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 1996

Introduction to the Maine Green Party Platform Document The 1996 Platform of the Maine Green Party sets forth our vision of a future based on the ten key values. The year 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2004

Introduction The 2004 Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2006

The Platform* of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized by value-based … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2010

The Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized by value-based … Continue reading

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June 25

Bathers at Old Orchard Beach on Saco Bay (June 2010)

June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Major-General Henry Knox Day. Officially designated to honor Major-General … Continue reading

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March 6

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1787 Incorporation of the towns of Limerick and … Continue reading

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November 20

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1652 York County established; incorporation of the town of … Continue reading

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Prison, Maine State in Thomaston

Guard Tower (2002)

was closed in February of 2002 after 178 years of housing inmates. In 1823, construction of the prison was approved by the Legislature. It was opened officially in July, 1824 to serve as a penitentiary where convicts were sentenced to … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 07: Growth, Civil War, and Economic Change

Joshua Chamberlain

1850-1899 Incorporations of new town across the state was a major theme of this period. Maine’s Hannibal Hamlin was elected Vice-President of the United States with Abraham Lincoln successful presidential campaign.  James G. Blaine ran unsuccessfully for president. The Civil … Continue reading

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