Maine Death Care: Unusual Name, Useful Site.There is an old saying that only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Since there are many political and financial web sites that are devoted to the subject of taxes, we won't dwell on them at this site.
Maine Death Care is a site where news, information, and opinion regarding the death care industry in Maine is collected into one location. We have information on funeral practices, burials and cremations, and related issues. We also provide contact information for the various governmental agencies which regulate the death care industry in Maine.
We are hopeful that this web site will fulfill a need for a centralized repository of information from a variety of disparate sources, into one easy to navigate site. We have gathered this information from a variety of sources, and to the best of our knowledge, it is accurate and current.
Death Cafes in the Mid-Coast Area. This is an interesting article from the Bangor Daily News, about hosted discussions on death and end of life issues. Read the article.
State's deaths likely to exceed births again. The number of deaths in Maine is on pace to eclipse the number of births for the second straight year, in a trend that could have implications for the state's economy. Read the story in the Kennebec Journal
From the Bangor Daily News: "Bill would expand preservation of veteran burial grounds." Read the story.
02/21/13 Legislative Update
Thursday, 1 PM, Health and Human Services Committee; public hearings; room 209; Cross Building
02/19/13 Legislative Update
Wednesday, 10 AM, State and Local Government Committee; work sessions; room 214; Cross Building
02/06/13 Legislative Update
9 AM, 02/11/13 State and Local Government Committee; public hearing; room 214; Cross Building
2 PM, 02/11/13 Taxation Committee; work sessions, room 127; State House
01/28/13 Death: It's a Living
This isn't news about Maine specifically, but it should be an interesting show. CNBC is airing an hour-long documentary, Death: It's a Living, on January 31 at 9 pm EST. The news team talks with casket makers, funeral trade show vendors, cemetery directors, mortuary school students, funeral directors, and more. Watch a preview.
01/11/13 Legislative Season Begins
The Maine Legislature is back in session, and there are presently three proposals notable to us being put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The text of these bills has not yet been posted. The list of LRs can be found here. These are listed on page 3 of the document.
10/16/12 Scout Restores Graveyard
Boy Scout Restoring Two Remote Dixfield Cemeteries A passion for riding all-terrain vehicles on back-country roads and doing community service projects helped Boy Scout Keith Masse find his Eagle Scout project. The 15-year-old sophomore at Dirigo High School organized a community effort and cleaned up the small, remote Eddy Cemetery beside Science Hill Road in East Dixfield. Read the whole article.
10/12/12 Article from Governing Magazine
Boomers Want Control of Their End-of-Life Care. A state-level movement has evolved to give terminally ill patients more say in what medicine and medical procedures they want during their final days. Read the article here.
09/10/12 Portland Press Herald Article
The Portland Press Herald published a nice article about cremation trends in Maine. Read the article.
08/03/12 Town and Gun Club Table Agreement
The Town of Bucksport and a local gun club have indefinitely tabled a proposal to establish a shooting range on Town owned land, in the absence of a study to determine where, or if, a cemetery is located. Older Posts
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