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Former Maine Governor Takes Summer Job As Bartender

Former Maine Governor Paul LePage is tending bar at a restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine this summer. The two-term Republican, widely considered the most conservative governor in the country, left office this past January after term limits prevented him from running again. LePage is planning to work the entire summer at McSeagulls Restaurant, where his......

Rainbow Flag Should Fly From Every Senior Center in Massachusetts, Town Official Says

Contractors working for the Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs will have to take a one-hour “cultural competence” training session offering education on homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people. An assistant director at the town senior center in Barnstable said during a “listening session” on Tuesday, June 11 that every senior center in the state should fly......

No ‘Clean Needles’ for Heroin Addicts Across from Church; From A Van, Instead

The AIDS Support Group has abandoned plans to provide clean needles to heroin users at a building next to a residential neighborhood across the street from a Catholic church in the Cape Cod town of Falmouth. But the organization plans to offer needle exchanges from a van. The original plan to open the needle exchange......

War on ‘-Men’ Continues in Melrose, Massachusetts Legislature

The last remaining city in Massachusetts with a Board of Aldermen is asking the state Legislature to approve a change in the city’s charter to make its top board a city council, in order to go gender-neutral. State Representative Paul Brodeur, a Democrat from Melrose who is running for mayor, told State House News Service......

Third Massachusetts School Principal Comes Out As Transgender

The former Colleen O’Connor now wants to be known as Declan O’Connor, but will continue as principal of a charter middle school in Springfield. The biological female has announced now identifying publicly as a man. O’Connor, 49, while identifying as a woman civilly married another woman about a decade ago, according to MassLive.com. Yet O’Connor......

Cape Superintendent Worried His Public School Doesn’t Emphasize Diversity Enough

A Cape Cod superintendent took implicit shots at President Donald Trump during graduation this past weekend while emphasizing to students the importance of diversity. Scott Carpenter, superintendent of the Monomoy Regional School District, didn’t mention any political figures by name, but he made references to immigration policy and a famous Trump slogan during the ceremony.......

Democrat-Led Connecticut House Approves Sanctuary State Bill

State law enforcement officers in Connecticut couldn’t hold illegal aliens on a civil detainer from federal immigration authorities if a bill approved by the Connecticut House of Representatives becomes law. The House voted 79-61 to approve the bill on Thursday, May 30, according to the Connecticut Mirror. Under the bill, state and local law enforcement......

Haverhill Principal Rooting for St. Louis Blues – Against the Bruins

Shannon Nolan isn’t from St. Louis but she’s a diehard St. Louis Blues fan – even if it means rooting against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals. Nolan, the principal of kindergarten-through-eighth-grade Caleb Dustin Hunking School in the Bradford section of Haverhill, Massachusetts, is originally from Connecticut, and has strong ties to nearby......

Fall River Drag Queen Story Hour To Draw Protest

Opponents of a Drag Queen Story Hour event scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at Fall River Public Library predict that several dozen people will protest it. The event is one of dozens occurring around the country, designed to introduce children to biological men who dress up as women and perform in nightclubs to......

NH Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto; Kills The Death Penalty

The death penalty is dead in NH after legislators voted to override Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of legislation abolishing capital punishment. The state senate put the final nail in the death penalty’s coffin by a two-thirds majority vote Thursday, 16-8. WMUR reports that several Republicans voted in favor of the override in concert with......

Former Connecticut Governor To Lead University of Maine

One of Connecticut’s most unpopular governors in history is taking over the University of Maine system as chancellor. Dannel Malloy, 63, a Democrat, will earn $350,000 a year plus a housing allowance. That’s a 26 percent increase over what the current chancellor of the University of Maine system is making ($277,500). As governor Malloy implemented......