Caitlin Troutman

Digital News and Content Producer

Caitlin Troutman is a Digital News and Content Producer for Maine Public.

Caitlin worked as a writer and editor for various publications before discovering her love for public media at KCUR in Kansas City. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Critical Theory from the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College and the University of Oxford. She is interested in journalism and storytelling in a variety of mediums, including photography, audio and writing. 

She joined Maine Public in 2018. You can find her on Twitter.

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When the second regular session of the legislature adjourned and lawmakers left the statehouse this week, both parties were blaming the other for unfinished business. 

The blame continued when Governor Paul LePage gave his latest weekly radio address with the title “Speaker Gideon Kills Good Legislation That Would Benefit the Maine People.”

Speaker of the House Sara Gideon has now released a statement responding to the governor's remarks.

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Police have identified the man who was shot by a state trooper Friday in the Aroostook County town of Oakfield. 54-year-old John Corneil of Smyrna was shot by Sgt. Chad Fuller, a 20-year veteran of the State Police.

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Although some of us are still recovering from the winter or dreading another nor’easter, spring has officially started in Maine. As temperatures rise, many have already begun looking for a way to get outside and celebrate the outdoors. Luckily, Maine has no shortage of outdoor attractions, and many are accessible to those with limited mobility and people with disabilities.

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As opioid addiction continues to be a widespread problem in Maine and throughout the country, it may be easy to forget that behind statistics and political debates there are real people coping with recovery, addiction and the pain these things can cause.

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Gun rights advocates gathered around the nation Saturday in a series of pro-Second Amendment rallies. In Maine, hundreds demonstrated at the plaza between the State House and the Burton M. Cross State Office Building in Augusta.

A prisoner has died at the Maine State Prison in Warren. In a press release, the Department of Corrections confirmed that Jeremiah F. Young, age 48, died at approximately 8:45 a.m., April 14, 2018.

The cause of death was not immediately announced. Consistent with the department’s policy and Attorney General’s Office protocols, the State Police and Medical Examiner were notified.

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Every year, Maine’s maple syrup producers celebrate Maine Maple Sunday by offering free samples and demonstrations on how the syrup is made. Many establishments have also begun to offer games, tours, music and other events, making the day a holiday for many.

You can find a map of sugarhouses and find out what events they are offering from the Maine Maple Producers Association here.

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Republican Maine State House candidate Leslie Gibson has announced that he is dropping out of the race for the Maine House District 57 seat, representing Greene and Sabattus.

Gibson came under fire for his Twitter remarks about two students who survived the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. He wrote that one of the Parkland survivors was a "skinhead lesbian," and the other a "bald-faced liar." Gibson later apologized to one of the students.

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For many in Maine, L.L.Bean is synonymous with local pride. The company has been making outdoor apparel for over one hundred years, and it has become famous both for its iconic rubber boots and the extremely generous unlimited return policy.

So last week when L.L.Bean announced it would change its legendary unlimited returns policy, customers throughout New England shared their surprise, and many also shared stories of how they had used the policy themselves.