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11 hrs ago | 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, Gorham, ME, Prison, Social Security, Personal Finance

18 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Bangor Savings pledges support for LifeFlight fundraiser

Working with both LifeFlight of Maine and the organizing committee of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, Bangor Savings Bank has pledged significant support to critical care transport in Maine.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

State of Maine

Governor LePage Designates $25,000 in Contingency Funds for Family Hope

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has designated $25,000 from his contingency funds to support services offered by Family Hope in Scarborough.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine

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, Bolduc Correctional Facility, State Prisons

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, Gospel

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, Wedding, Portland, 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: Maine, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

LePage defends stance on social security

WMTW News 8's Paul Merrill fact checks Gov. Paul LePage's newest campaign video, which looks to clarify the governor's stance on social security two weeks after a press release mix-up.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Governors, Paul LePage, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Michael Michaud, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maine

SeacoastOnline

Job training provides new economic opportunities

As I travel all across our state, I have extensive conversations with small business owners and workers about the challenges they face.

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Related Topix: Maine, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

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, US Governors, Paul LePage

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bangor Daily News

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, Healthcare Law, Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors, Paul LePage

State of Maine

Maine Files Suit Against U.S. EPA Over Federal Government's...

The State of Maine has filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency in federal District Court in Bangor over the EPA's failure to approve Maine's water quality standards under the Clean Water Act.

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Related Topix: Maine, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bangor Daily News

Fiddling with figures doesn't add jobs to Maine's economy

In an odd convergence, 2012 presidential election polls and Gov. Paul LePage's view of Social Security, "welfare" and the Maine economy now have something in common.

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Related Topix: Maine, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Social Security, Personal Finance, Mitt Romney

Mon Jul 07, 2014

State of Maine

USDOL Awards Maine $4.85 Million Grant to Expand Training for Jobs in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it is awarding the Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Employment Services a $4.85 million job-training grant.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Eliot Cutler has a leadership problem

I supported independent Eliot Cutler for governor in 2010. Part of his appeal was that he was a fresh face.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Boston.com

David Hiser/Courtesy of Colby College Museum of Art Building an art trail through Maine

One morning last December, Jane Woodruff drove the 90 minutes to this town on the mid-coast, parked her Honda Civic on the road near a towering wooden sculpture, and claimed a slice of the Bernard Langlais estate.

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Related Topix: Maine, Colby College, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Honda, Hatchback, Sedan, Honda Civic, Pittsfield, ME, Skowhegan, ME

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Bangor Daily News

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

Theda Skocpol is a professor at Harvard University, member of the National Academy of Sciences and former president of the American Political Science Association.

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Related Topix: Maine, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Harvard University, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion

Bangor Daily News

For your Fourth: 15 [lobster and lighthouse free] pictures of Mainers enjoying Summer

My wife and I had some hiking and outdoor time planned for today and tomorrow, but it looks like rain and-as I am a blogger-I am not so hardcore of an outdoorsman that I enjoy getting wet in the name of adventure.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

CDC report reveals Maine prescription pill problem

CDC numbers show Maine was the number one consumer of the most powerful, longest lasting pain killers in 2012.

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Bangor Daily News

Expert says radical Maine group that met with LePage 'not...

An expert on anti-government extremists said the controversial group that met with Gov. Paul LePage eight times last year should not be considered terrorists, but that doesn't mean they aren't worrisome.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage

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