14 Sep Midcoast News September 14, 2015
After an earlier private service, there has now been a very public goodbye to the late and longtime LL Bean executive Leon Gorman. He was remembered at a memorial service in Westbrook for his efforts to preserve land for conservation and his work on behalf of the poor, as well as his long tenure at LL Bean.
New questions are being raised about the purpose and value of online standardized testing for the students of Maine. Some educators say the tests provide a helpful look at the progress of students. Others aren’t so sure.
The movement to discourage the use of plastic shopping bags, which has already hit Freeport, Brunswick, and most notably Portland, is making a stop in Falmouth, where the town council is inviting public comment on a proposal to phase in a fee for the bags and then ban them in a year.