Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Maine Security & Safety News Update

White-Collar Crime Registry for Maine? One lawmaker in the Maine legislature believes that an online, public list of white-collar criminals would give senior citizens a place to check up on people who they suspect are likely to prey on them. However, many other lawmakers don't seem in favor of it - citing reasons why it probably would not work. Read "White-collar crime registry proposed to skeptical lawmakers", The Sun Journal, May 1, 2017.

Food Safety for Maine Cheesemakers. Artisan cheesemakers in Maine are taking food safety seriously. One particular safety problem is creameries that test postive for Listeria monocytogenes. A recent article describes some of the safety procedures Maine cheesemakers take to ensure a safe food product. Read "How Maine's cheesemakers are keeping food safety a top priority", Bangor Daily News, May 2, 2017.

Drug-Impaired Driving in Maine. "Drug-impaired driving is a growing concern for highway safety officials. But, as a recent report makes clear, its actual impact is still difficult to measure". "Measuring Drug Impairment In Drivers Is Easier Said Than Done"Maine Public Radio, May 5, 2017.

Should Maine Allow Guns on College Campuses? A bill before the legislature will allow concealed carry of weapons on Maine college campuses. Hmmmm. The governors office and NRA supports this. Read more in "Schools, cops say concealed guns on campuses would jeopardize safety", Bangor Daily News, May 8, 2017.

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