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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

12 hrs ago | National Fisherman

Welcome the lobster popsicle

Maine officials have taken steps to make it easier for the state's fishermen to turn invasive green crabs into greenbacks.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Maine Gov. to Be Rescued by Rival

It didn't take long for Republican Governor Paul LePage to start alienating his voters in Maine but he may be spared by a split in the liberal votes.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage

SeacoastOnline

Maine food stamps plan bashed

Advocates for the poor are urging Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration to scrap a plan that would require people to have a job to receive food stamps.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Capital Weekly

Concert~ The Mallet Broswith Openers Waylon Speed and O'Chang Comics

Summer concert featuring The Mallett Brothers with opener Waylon Speed and pre-show by O'Chang Comics.

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Bangor Daily News

First Pairing

I have been doing this for many years and bring a different look to Maine. That look is in pairing food and wine as a teacher and professional in the wine business.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Maine, University of Virginia

SeacoastOnline

Rykerson, Beavers support the coast

It's important for legislators to know what is important to their communities, as well as the rest of the state.

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Related Topix: Maine, Opinion

Bangor Daily News

Maine props up 'two Americas' with no Medicaid expansion

The Affordable Care Act, as originally passed, holds tremendous promise to decrease health care costs and increase insurance coverage rates across rural states like Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, Medicaid, Health, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Maine medical marijuana advocate objects to recreational...

At Lewiston City Hall, David Boyer , the political director for the Maine Marijuana Policy Project, turns in petitions to put a recreational marijuana question on the Lewiston ballot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Maine, Lewiston, ME, South Portland, ME

Capital Weekly

Camden man wins Worst Road in Maine contest

Gabriel Zacchai, a resident of Camden who wrote about a harrowing trip on Route 15 to from Blue Hill to Stonington this spring, is winner of the Worst Road in Maine contest.

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Related Topix: Maine, Camden, ME, Blue Hill, ME, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, Madawaska, ME

Bangor Daily News

Penobscot Nation suing Maine to fight for namesake river

The Penobscot Nation is an Indian tribe that has occupied and cared for the Penobscot River since time immemorial.

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Related Topix: Penobscot, ME, Maine, Bangor, ME, Non-Profit, Opinion

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

As Joan mentioned last week, there's a new TV ad produced by the Republican Governors Association airing up here in Maine that tries to sugarcoat Teapublican Governor Paul LePage's chronic foot-in-mouth disease.

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Related Topix: US News, Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, African-American

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Maine Officials Alert Consumers, Businesses to Flood-Damaged Autos

Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage and Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa cautioned consumers and businesses that recent severe weather and flooding in Maine, throughout the Northeast and in other parts of the country increases the possibility of flood-damaged autos being offered for sale.

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Related Topix: Maine, Weather, US Governors, Paul LePage

Alpha One

Paraplegic from Maine, burned by heated seat, blames GM

Emma Verrill didn't know that the heated seat in the back of her friend's Chevrolet Suburban had been turned on until she awoke the next day in 2012 to find a blister the size of her palm on her skin.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Why Aroostook County needs Eliot Cutler as governor

I have lived in Aroostook County most of my life. My wife and I raised our family here because of the honest, hard-working people, the beauty and the safety.

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Related Topix: Aroostook County, ME, Eliot, ME, Maine, Opinion

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Washington Times

Mainers hear about proposed missile defense site

Creation of a missile defense site in western Maine would mean upgrading roads, construction of housing and a backup power plant, and 60 missiles located in silos.

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Related Topix: Maine, Strategic Defense Initiative

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bangor Daily News

NC firm encourages Maine fishermen to sell invasive green crabs to be processed into cat food

Invasive European green crabs, which have devoured shellfish flats in Casco Bay and other areas along the coast for the past couple of years, have appeared later and in fewer numbers so far in 2014, but researchers warn their numbers could continue to increase as the water warms.

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Related Topix: Maine, Freeport, ME, Boothbay Harbor, ME, Boothbay, ME

Bangor Daily News

Gubernatorial candidates react to Old Town mill closure, show split on energy, jobs policies

Everyone, from Republican Gov. Paul LePage to the employees of Old Town Fuel & Fiber, expressed shock at Thursday's announcement that the mill has indefinitely ceased operations.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine, Eliot, ME, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, John Baldacci

State of Maine

Governor and Insurance Superintendent Alert Consumers and Businesses...

Governor Paul R. LePage and Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa cautioned consumers and businesses on Friday that recent severe weather and flooding in Maine, throughout the Northeast and in other parts of the country increases the possibility of flood-damaged autos being offered for sale.

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Related Topix: Maine, Weather, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

Fewer Mainers were born in Maine. What does that mean politically?

Maine is changing, with a population that has an increasing portion of people in the state who moved to Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

Preserve Maine's bear hunt? Or give Mainers the hard work they expect on vacation?

Mike : They fit quite well in the woods. Managing the population helps keep them there.

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Related Topix: Maine, York, ME, Bar Harbor, ME

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