Monthly Archives: November 2015

The time a young legislative aide from Maine uncovered a Soviet Cold War spy circle

Bath native Marc Zimmerman was a legislative aide for then-U.S. Rep. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in 1983 — still about eight years before the end of the Cold War — when he received a seemingly innocent request from a Soviet fertilizer researcher and tour guide. Connected through a mutual friend, Zimmerman agreed to meet with Alexander Nikolavevich […]

Maine has the country’s biggest cholesterol problem, new data analysis finds

WalletHub — the finance website that has become something of a central data cruncher for all sorts of statistics ranking states and cities on things like education and public safety — recently released its breakdown of how states compare in terms of obesity. The increase in obesity among Americans has been well-publicized, of course. As […]