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3 hrs ago | SeacoastOnline

Fight ongoing over assistance for illegal aliens in Maine

The Maine Municipal Association on Thursday afternoon filed a petition for review in Cumberland County Superior Court seeking to clarify whether municipalities legally should or can provide local general assistance benefits to illegal aliens, according to spokesman Eric Conrad.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Governors, Paul LePage, Healthcare Law, Law

5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

'That's what it used to be like': Oral history initiative preserves Maine fishing tales

When Port Clyde fisherman Gary Libby started fishing in 1978, a good day at sea meant heading home with 6,000 pounds of fish on board.

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Related Topix: Port-Clyde, ME, Harpswell, ME

6 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Turner father and daughter stay close in Afghanistan [Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 13--For precious moments Kimberly Buzzell forgets the heat, the long work days and her war zone's vast distance from her home in Turner, Maine.

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Related Topix: Turner, ME, Lewiston, ME, US Military, US News, US Air Force

10 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

New Era, traditional roots

New Era Gallery on Main Street will open its mid-summer show Saturday, July 19, featuring work by Cat Bates, Peter Bodnar III, Pam Johnson and David Smus.

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14 hrs ago | Republican Journal

San Life' inspires Wixson's new novel

Local farmer and author Jennifer Wixson is back with "The Songbird of Sovereign," the third book in her Sovereign Series of rural Maine novels.

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Related Topix: Hebron, ME

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

In this photo made Thursday, June 26, 2014, Mike and Naomi Gibel, and their children Norah, 4, left, and Issak, 7, watch a movie from the back of a pick-up truck at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine.

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Related Topix: Saco, ME, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

Herald Gazette

John Ford Sr. returns to the outdoors of Maine with This Cider Still...

Book signing by John Ford, of This Cider Still Tastes Funny ! at the Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, Friday, July 25th, from 11:00 - 1:00.

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Herald Gazette

Marine Masters' at Art of the Sea

Art of the Sea will open its annual "Exhibition 2014, A Gathering of Marine Masters" Thursday, July 17. There will be a reception for the artists at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by the Angela Anderson Duo with catering by Tracy Pleines.

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Boston.com

iStock photo The future looks bright for Maine's lighthouses

Lighthouses, like lobsters, can be found up and down the East Coast and beyond, but it's Maine they symbolize.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, North Haven, ME, Vinalhaven, ME, Pemaquid, ME, Travel

Bangor Daily News

Building military resilience through community service

There are so many reasons why engaging in volunteerism and community service helps military members, veterans and their families.

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The Harbor Times Soup

Richard R. (Dick) Collins

Richard R. Collins of Northport passed away July 7. A former President of the American Life Insurance Company and ardent supporter of the University of Maine, Collins was 77. Born and raised on his family's potato farm in St. Agatha, Maine, Collins spoke only French for the first 13 years of his life until he was sent to boarding school.

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Related Topix: University of Maine, St. Agatha, ME, Orono, ME

SeacoastOnline

Cutler's convinced he is Maine's next governor

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is convinced he is going to take the Blaine House in November, saying Mainers are tired of the bickering between the two political parties and the static Maine economy.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine Government, Senator Angus King, US Governors, Paul LePage, John Baldacci

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Panel finds Maine Legislature erred in passing laws on tribal fishing ...

The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission released a report Friday in which it found the Maine Legislature circumvented the amendment process set forth in the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act when it passed laws on saltwater fishery matters without the consent of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in 1998, 2013 and 2014.

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Related Topix: Penobscot, ME

The Harbor Times Soup

Sea Goddess Coronation: Sea Princess Judges Banquet takes place July 25

The Sea Princess Judges Banquet will take place at the Samoset Resort on July 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The local community is invited to join the Sea Princesses at this banquet.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival

Bangor Daily News

Convicted serial rapist who hid in Maine for 34 years sentenced for crimes as a fugitive

A man who was convicted of three brutal rapes in Massachusetts during the late 1970s and then spent more than three decades hiding out in Gorham was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison on Friday for charges tied to his time in Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Gorham, ME, Prison, Social Security, Personal Finance

Bangor Daily News

Fundraising auction for Maine Media scholarships and programs

Camden National is joining Maine Media Workshops and College for this weekend's Portrait Session Auction.

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Stars and Stripes

70 years ago, 10 died in B-17 crash on Maine's Deer Mountain

Somewhere under decades of dense forest growth on a remote mountain west of Rangeley are the remains of a B-17 aircraft in which 10 American fliers spent the last moments of their lives July 11, 1944.

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Related Topix: Rangeley, ME, Air Accidents

Republican Journal

Maine riding the storm

We've all seen the famous Hussey's General Store sign, in Windsor, that lists, in order: Guns.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Wedding, Portland, ME

UnionLeader.com

Two of Gregory Smart's killers nearing release

Convicted of second-degree murder for shooting Gregory Smart in the head. Sentenced 40 years to life, eligible for parole after 25 years.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Maine Government, Bolduc Correctional Facility, State Prisons

Foster's Daily Democrat

Maine troopera s death still fresh after 50 years

This portrait of Charlie Clinton Black was released Wednesday by the Maine State Police headquarters.

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Related Topix: South Berwick, ME, Berwick, ME

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