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Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill that calls for a redo of controversial large-scale metallic mineral mining rules amid a crop of nine new vetoes issued Friday afternoon.
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Riverview Psychiatric Center focuses on the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery of adults who are challenged by major and persistent mental illness.
Legendary country music guitarist and singer Junior Brown will bring his unique voice, songwriting craft and signature Guit-Steel guitar to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Brown's double-necked instrument combines standard guitar with steel guitar, allowing him to switch instruments quickly in mid-song while singing.
Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the state in an effort to target fraud and abuse, Gov. Paul LePage's administration said on Friday.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have arrested a former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to Maine's Legislature and seven other people on charges of illegally harvesting baby eels from a creek on Long Island's east end.
Debra Heintz, an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, talks recently during an "If Project" session about prison and the things she's missing.
Workforce conditions continue to improve. Payroll job growth of 8,000 over the year drove the unemployment rate to the lowest since September 2008 and the employment to population ratio to highest since November 2008.
I'm James Sanborn; I live in Hebron, Maine with my wife and three children. I have been drinking craft beer since college but really started to pay attention to what I was drinking about 3 years ago.
The Maine House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a Medicaid expansion plan for the third time since March with a 95-52 vote that likely dooms the bill to the same fate as its predecessors - death by gubernatorial veto.
Holly Morrison, 34, allegedly confessed to Portland police of having met the 59-year-old married man at a swinger's party before allowing him to spend weekends at her home and abuse the girl, the Bangor Daily News reported.
People are being evacuated from homes and buildings in parts of Dexter Thursday after the east branch of the Sebasticook River spilled over its banks, according to the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Caribou.
Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet, from left, direct Sarah Sutherland in "Beneath the Harvest Sky" filmed in The County in August and September of 2012.
Three people driving on Interstate 95 called 911 on April 6 when they first noticed the silver SUV that later would be involved in a wrong-way head-on collision that killed two men, and one Maine State Police sergeant came face to face with the erratic driver.
Heavy flooding throughout northern New England was blamed for at least one fatality as officials on Wednesday urged residents in all three states to avoid water-covered roadways and watch out for overflowing rivers.
The survey gives the governor a slight lead - his first in public poll - but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art has announced the 28 artists whose work will be included in the 2014 "CMCA Biennial" exhibition.