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1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

Dresden girl draws inspiration from 'Chopped' to win national recipe competition for Maine

Sienna Mazone met Michelle Obama during the Kids' "State Dinner" for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge on July 18 at the White House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, Family, Kids, Dresden, ME, Michelle Obama, Life, Food, Nutrition

1 hr ago | The Economist

Susan Collins: Her reign in Maine is easy to explain

POTATOES are serious business in Aroostook County. For miles along the roads of this sparsely populated part of Maine all you can see are potato fields.

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Related Topix: Michael Michaud, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Susan Collins, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, Olympia Snowe, Maine Government

2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

LePage avoids partisan politics when it comes to judicial appointments

Bangor lawyer Aaron Frey and other Democrats in the legal community were worried when Gov. Paul LePage took office 3A1 2 years ago about whether he would place politics above putting a deliberate, thoughtful person on the bench when nominating lawyers to be judges.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine Government

6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Roaring 20s Dance at the Eastport Arts Center

Don your flapper dresses and your top hats, your knickerbockers and your sweater vests, your feathers and your fur; The Eastport Arts Center will host a Roaring 20's Dance on August 1st.

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10 hrs ago | EMS1

Maine EMS receives grant to purchase new ambulance

The Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Rescue Service has been awarded a $3,000 grant and a $17,000 loan from the USDA Rural Development's Community Facility Loan and Grant program to purchase a new ambulance.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, United States Department of Agriculture

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Maine lobster shedding its shell caught in photos

When a lobster first sheds its shell, the new shell is so soft that it feels like a rotten banana.

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State of Maine

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Announces Opening of New Bureau...

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Announces Opening of New Bureau of Motor Vehicle Office in Rumford to Replace Location in Mexico AUGUSTA, Maine – The anticipated relocation of western Maine's most important Bureau of Motor Vehicles office will finally become reality on August 4th, 2014.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Rumford, ME, Augusta, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Mainers look to cool off on year's hottest day

Wednesday was the hottest day of the year, and WMTW News 8's Lindsay Liepman spoke with people looking for ways to cool off.

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Related Topix: Weather, Portland, ME, South Portland, ME

Breitbart.com

Illegals Dumped in Maine

Maine Gov. Paul LePage blasted the Obama administration on Tuesday after discovering on a conference call with other governors and White House officials that eight illegal immigrant juveniles had been dumped in his state.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, US Governors, Paul LePage, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Capital Weekly

Fresh views of Maine at Haynes

Plein-air artist Roger Dale Brown brings his signature style to Haynes Galleries in a midsummer show showcasing larger and smaller landscapes of Midcoast Maine.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Bangor Daily News

Culture change needed to transition Mainers from welfare to workforce

Those words were spoken in a different era, but they still ring true here in Maine today, and they are central to the new approach Republicans in Augusta are taking to move more Mainers from welfare to the workforce.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, US Governors, Paul LePage, Healthcare Law, Opinion

Herald Gazette

Outside the mainstream at Hurricane

A new "hurricane of art" exhibition, "From the Bay of Bengal to the Gulf of Maine," will open with a 5 p.m. reception Saturday, July 26, at Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Bangor Daily News

Maine Art & Americana Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Sale on August 23 & 24

"Bronco Buster", a bronze sculpture by Frederic S. Remington , one of over 1,100 lots of fine art and antiques to be sold in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction on August 23 & 24. "Ruapehu" a 1994 oil on linen painting by contemporary Maine artist Marguerite Robichaux to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 23 & 24 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Northeast Harbor, ME, Monhegan, ME, Thomaston, ME

Sunherald.com

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the central Plains to the eastern Great Lakes on Wednesday, while monsoonal thunderstorms will make a return to the Four Corners.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters

Daily Kos

Bellows begins 350 mile "Walk with ME"

It's Monday night in Sherman, ME and Shenna Bellows is two days and 33 miles into the adventure of a lifetime: Walking 350 miles in 21 days , from the northern border town of Houlton to Kittery, at the southwestern corner of Maine.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Houlton, ME, Kittery, ME, Island Falls, ME

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Herald Gazette

As with the upcoming Beyond The Sea Book Festival, sometimes authors...

It was unforseeable that either author Dorothy Cannell or I would be living in Maine, yet such is the case, and events like the upcoming Book Festival at Beyond The Sea in Lincolnville Beach, give book lovers the unique opportunity to meet writers who have chosen Maine for either full time or seasonal residence.

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Bangor Daily News

Man accused of touring US hospitals, injuring himself to get painkillers, arrested in Maine

A man who intentionally injured himself and used at least 10 different aliases while trying to obtain painkillers at hospitals around the country was apprehended in Maine last week, according to local, state and federal officials.

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Related Topix: Fort Kent, ME, Bangor, ME, Caribou, ME

State of Maine

Governor LePage Urges Mainers to Ask Congress to Fix the Government Takeover of Health Care

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement today about a ruling that would prevent the federal government from providing subsidies for health care insurance in dozens of states that use the federal insurance exchange, including Maine.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Michael Michaud, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Olympia Snowe

Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan man charged in central Maine copper thefts

Michael Grant was charged Monday with aggravated criminal mischief and felony theft in connection with copper thefts in Winslow, Waterville, Augusta, Farmingdale and Windsor, according to Winslow Police Chief Shawn O'Leary.

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Related Topix: Skowhegan, ME, Farmingdale, ME, Kennebec County, ME, Oakland, ME

Bangor Daily News

Poll of older Mainers shows concerns over ability to stay at home

A poll released today by the American Association of Retired Persons asked 2,000 Maine voters over the age of 50 about a number of issues affecting their lives and their choices of candidates for Maine State and Congressional elections.

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Related Topix: Maine Government

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