Tag Archives: Kenneth Albert

LePage administration taps 2 bureaucrats to lead Maine CDC

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has promoted two employees to lead the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a memo to staff obtained by the Bangor Daily News. It said Sheryl Peavey is the CDC’s new chief operating officer in charge of “day-to-day operational decision-making” and Dr. Chris Pezzullo will “inform decisions affecting public health” as […]

Maine CDC: Focus public health efforts to fight opiates, smoking

Maine’s public health system will look different under a road map released Friday by Gov. Paul LePage’s administration, which aims to use tobacco settlement money in a more focused way to fight opiate abuse and smoking. Advocates were still digesting a 75-page request for proposals released by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday afternoon. But it’s […]

A political portrait of Maine’s alleged puppy-kicker, Michael Hein

Michael Hein was charged Monday with kicking a puppy on a running trail in Augusta, and it’s not the first time that he’s been in the news for some bizarre stuff. His lawyer denied the charge, but the news wasn’t surprising to some in the capital area. It bookends Hein’s past decade on the fringe of conservative politics […]