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D.A.R.E. Program Makes Comeback in Hancock County

Posted on October 18, 2016 by in Hometown, Maine, News

D.A.R.E., Hancock County, Maine

ELLSWORTH – The drug battle in Hancock County is shifting to elementary schools. An old ally in the drug war is being enlisted to teach kids the dangers of drugs. The official name is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It’s known as the D.A.R.E. program. It’s more than 30 years old. It was started by the […]

Augusta Gets Grant to Fund Anti-Drug Cop in Elementary Schools

Posted on October 10, 2016 by in Hometown, Maine, News

Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire (L) and Augusta City Manager William Bridgeo (R)

The city’s police chief said even students as young as those in elementary school are not immune to problems created by drug addiction. Image: Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire (L) and Augusta City Manager William Bridgeo (R). AUGUSTA — A $125,000 federal grant awarded to the Augusta Police Department will be used to help create a […]

Cyrway Receives D.A.R.E.’s 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on July 27, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, Hometown, Maine, News, Spotlight

Scott Cyrway

Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton (ME), was presented with the 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award at the International D.A.R.E. Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Cyrway has been a D.A.R.E. officer for 24 years and is the DARE training coordinator for the state. He is also involved with the Northern New England D.A.R.E., according […]

A book, a cop, a teacher and bunch of kids … together learning good choices at Oxford Elementary School

Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Hometown, Maine, News

Oxford Elementary School in Maine

OXFORD — It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but in reality, it is much more powerful than that. A teacher, an author and a D.A.R.E. officer gathered at Oxford Elementary School recently – along with the entire fifth grade – in the culmination of a health unit on healthy choices, which tackled […]

D.A.R.E. Grads Learn About Making Choices

Posted on May 17, 2015 by in Hometown, Maine

The Outstanding D.A.R.E. students from Knowlton School

From Fosters.com. More than 100 fifth-grade students at the Knowlton School in Berwick graduated from the D.A.R.E. program Monday. Photo: The Outstanding D.A.R.E. students from Knowlton School in Berwick, Maine, pose for a photograph during graduation Monday afternoon. From left are: Erin kinsey; Liam Sullivan; Ryan Abbott; Alice McFarland; Isaac Hayes; Bianca Caterino; Andrew Pike; Kelvin […]

Senator Scott Cyrway to Serve as Chair of Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee

Posted on January 25, 2015 by in Maine

Scott W. Cyrway

Newly-Elected Senator will also be on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. AUGUSTA – Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has announced that Senator Scott Cyrway (R-Kennebec) will serve as chair of the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs (VLA) Committee. Senator Cyrway, who is a veteran of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department and longtime leader […]

Rockland-area leaders to gather for substance abuse prevention summit

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Maine

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Regional School Unit 13 Superintendent John McDonald. Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher, Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison, and veteran retired educator Tom Mellor will be on the committee looking at dealing with the substance abuse problem in the Rockland area. A start up meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Rockland District Middle School’s […]

Congratulations to new Maine State Senator Scott Cyrway

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Hometown, Maine, News, Spotlight

Scott Cryway

Congratulations to new Maine State Senator Scott Cyrway. Scott will represent the citizens of District 16, the Waterville area. Press Release: Scott Cyrway, DARE Coordinator for the State of Maine, Elected to the Maine State Senate AUGUSTA – Scott Cyrway’s recent election to the Maine State Senate provides a rare opportunity for a policy maker […]

Mainers look to Colorado for lessons learned on marijuana legalization

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Maine, News

Bob Doyle

Bob Doyle talks to business leaders about his state’s experience with marijuana legalization. From www.wcsh6.com. LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Two weeks from today, voters in South Portland and Lewiston will have their voices heard on ordinances that would legalize the use and possession of marijuana by adults 21 and over. The ordinances are similar […]

LETTERS: Say no to pot legalization

Posted on October 12, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Maine

Letter

From Lakes Region Weekly. I feel driven to enlarge on a life and death matter that goes hand-in-glove with pot. Pot causes impaired vision, short-term memory, difficulty concentrating, dream-like states, impaired motor coordination, slowed reaction time and altered peripheral vision. Even a sober driver has bad accidents, let alone a pot-impaired one. However, the marijuana […]