Tax credit would include students who pursued degrees not available in Maine
AUGUSTA – Maine residents who go to college in other New England states because their course of study is not available in Maine would be eligible for the Maine Educational Opportunity Tax Credit under a measure sponsored by Rep. Justin Chenette, D-Saco.
By LIZ GOTTHELF Staff Writer, Journal Tribune
SACO — An effort to honor local police has the city lit up in blue.
Through Project Blue Light, an effort through Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement, blue light bulbs are being distributed.
The local effort is one of many across the nation honoring police officers by illuminating blue lights.
According to the nonprofit Fallen Officers Remembered website, the color blue is symbolic of peace.
“By displaying your blue light(s) you send a message that you support America’s Peacekeepers, your light is guiding them to safety, and you hope the year will be peaceful,” reads the website’s Project Blue Light page.
State Rep. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement founder, organized the effort with Saco resident Michelle Goulet, beginning January in the Hillview Heights neighborhood, where a shooting that injured two people took place in December. Since then it’s spread to homes throughout the city as well as municipal buildings.
Project Blue Light has distributed more than 150 blue bulbs, said Chenette.