The Coastal Packet is the local edition of the Progressive Review, following Maine news and progressive politics. Since 1964, the Review has been providing the news while there was still time to do something about it.
Tuesday, March 8
Maine has 31% increase in overdose deaths
Boston Globe: Officials say Maine saw a 31 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in 2015 that was fueled by heroin and fentanyl. Officials said Monday that 272 people died from overdoses last year, setting another record following 208 overdose deaths the year before.