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30 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Report: Maine led nation for share of fatal car crashes on rural roads in 2012

A national report found 98 percent of Maine's fatal car crashes occurred on rural, noninterstate roads in 2012 as the amount of rural road pavement in poor condition rose about 9 percentage points from three years prior.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Gospel

Switched

Belligerent Forest Pig Terrorizes Children

Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.

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Related Topix: 9, Family, Kids, United Kingdom, Highland County, Scotland

Republican Journal

European fire ants

Imagine a new invasive species that routinely attacks any creature, including people, that passes through its territory.

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Related Topix: University of Maine, Penobscot County, ME, Home Gardening, Home

KAUZ

Maine's latest seafood star

These four veggie burgers are worthy occupants of any bun -- no faux-meat here, just fantastically delicious combinations of beans, vegetables, legumes, and grains.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Vegetables, Fruits, Dining, Fast Food

Herald Gazette

Dufour elected Maine Bankers Association chairman

At the 121st annual meeting of the Maine Bankers Association June 20 at the Brunswick Inn, the member banks elected Gregory A. Dufour, president and CEO of Camden National Bank, as association chairman for the upcoming year.

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Related Topix: Damariscotta, ME

Bangor Daily News

Obamacare is working. Why isn't Maine taking full advantage of it?

Each spring my husband and I return to our Maine home, drive around this vast and wonderful state, and catch up with people we did not see over the winter.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health

Bangor Daily News

A disturbing legal assault continues on women's reproductive health care rights

On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled that family-owned, for-profit corporations may hold religious convictions and that those corporations may opt out of federal regulations requiring employer-sponsored health insurance to cover contraceptives.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lincoln County News

Train and Trolley Service Arrive in Newcastle

A Fourth of July weekend scenic round-trip train ride on the Wiscasset Flyer from Wiscasset to Newcastle was enjoyed by many over this past weekend.

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Related Topix: Newcastle, ME, Wiscasset, ME, Lincoln County, ME, Boothbay Harbor, ME, Damariscotta, ME

Bangor Daily News

Maine couple who lost more than $1 million in Madoff's Ponzi scheme take case to jury trial

A Bremen couple who lost more than $1 million in disgraced stock broker Bernard Madoff's investment scam is suing the advisors they say talked them into the ill-fated fund.

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Related Topix: Bernie Madoff

Sun Journal

LePage clarifies and defends position on Social Security and Medicare, attacks Michaud, lauds King

In a new campaign video Republican Gov. Paul LePage attacks his Democratic rival U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud while clarifying and defending his positions on Social Security and Medicare.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Governors, Paul LePage, US News

Bangor Daily News

Vibrant soundtrack scores 15th Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20 in Waterville

Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood," the opening night film for the Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20 in Waterville.

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Related Topix: Waterville, ME, Albert Nobbs, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Dangerous Liaisons, Cookie's Fortune, Celebrities, Glenn Close

Bangor Daily News

Lewiston's Public Theatre named 'Best Theatre in Maine'

For the second year in a row, thousands of people throughout the state of Maine have voted The Public Theatre in Lewiston to be the "Best Theatre in Maine" in the Down East Magazine readers' poll.

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Related Topix: Lewiston, ME, Auburn, ME

Bangor Daily News

No ticks allowed: Maine kids take on Lyme awareness

Grace VanBuskirk may only be in third grade, but the Owls Head student has a wish many of us share: A world free of ticks.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Owls Head, ME, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bangor Daily News

Cancer survivor runs from Florida to Maine to share message of hope

Helene Neville, a nurse from Las Vegas, who is beating cancer, ran from Florida to Maine this month to honor those who have passed and promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, us Travel, Travel, Fire, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

Bangor Daily News

Does Maine's campaign contributions cap hurt independent candidates?

Supporters of independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Monday , alleging that Maine's current election laws unfairly prevent them from giving as much money to Cutler as backers of party candidates can donate to their preferred nominee.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

MAIN's Outstanding Community Dedication Award

For over thirty five years Chris has been advocating for low-income Mainers. After being with Pine Tree Legal for many years Chris has continued her work with Maine Equal Justice Partners working as a Public Policy Director fighting for rights and economic justice for people and families with low income as well as working to find solutions to end ... (more)

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Sun Journal

Older prison population squeezing Maine dollars

Maine has the eighth highest percentage of prisoners in the country who are 55 years old or older, fueling an increase in state spending for prison health care, according to a national report released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors, Paul LePage

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