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14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Democratic Govs. Deval Patrick, Peter Shumlin stump for Michaud in southern Maine

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud strolls out of Portland's Cumberland Club Monday afternoon trailed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Maine, Peter Shumlin, Portland, ME, US News

17 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

LePage, New Brunswick leader agree to work together on jobs

Gov. Paul LePage and New Brunswick Premier David Alward have signed an agreement outlining greater collaboration between the state and provincial governments on economic issues.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine, John Baldacci

Fri Jul 18, 2014

State of Maine

Officials Say Recent Storms Serve as Reminder about Actions Residents ...

Officials Say Recent Storms Serve as Reminder about Actions Residents Should Take to Stay Safe and Protect Property During Severe Weather Governor Paul R. LePage and Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa urged Maine residents on Friday to recognize that severe summer weather poses a threat to life and property, and they called recent strong storms a ... (more)

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

Bangor Daily News

Maine store only sells items produced within 101-mile radius

Sandra Negrete owns 101 Miles of Maine with her daughter Heather Bowers and son Andrew McCue.

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Related Topix: Maine, Livermore, ME, Winterport, ME, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Hampden, ME

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sun Journal

Income and tax levels for candidates in Maine governor's race vary greatly

One pays more in state property taxes than he would earn as governor. One pays property taxes in Florida but not in Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Millinocket, ME, East Millinocket, ME, Medway, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Advocates want Maine to invest in electric vehicles

Advocates from electric cars say Maine isn't doing enough to curb emissions and want to the state to create more initiatives for electric cars.

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Related Topix: Maine

State of Maine

Governor LePage Announces Additional Funding for Elderly in Nursing Homes

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531 *Please note funding document linked below AUGUSTA – With several Maine nursing homes on the brink of closure, Governor Paul R. LePage and Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew announced today that Maine nursing ... (more)

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

Bangor Daily News

How do Maine's Metro Areas do in attracting College Grads?

WHILE the evidence of a skills gap in Maine remains questionable at best , the state does face longer-term structural problems regarding its aging population .

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Related Topix: Maine, Portland, ME, Biddeford, ME, South Portland, ME

Bangor Daily News

Why abortion could become a defining issue in Maine's 2nd District race

Social issues, in particular abortion, are poised to become part of the campaign narrative in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, with supporters of Sen. Emily Cain, the Democrat, and Republican Bruce Poliquin making plans to bring them to the fore.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Maine, Abortion, Bangor, ME

Foster's Daily Democrat

GOP taps Harrington for HD19 race

Area Republicans have chosen Matt Harrington, of Sanford, as the candidate for House District 19 for this fall's election.

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Related Topix: Maine, Fire

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Herald Gazette

Paula Sutton and her views on Maine and her candidacy.

In Maine we recognize the value of good neighbors, we look out for one another in good times and bad, we respect our neighbor's choices even if we don't always agree, and we do not violate their trust and friendship.

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Related Topix: Maine

Sys-Con Media

Maine State Website Celebrates 15 Years of Achievement

The State of Maine first adopted the concept for a self-funded eGovernment Web portal back in 1999 beginning with the development of Maine.gov .

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

State of Maine

Maine State Officials Issue Warning about Fake Offers of Government...

Governor Paul R. LePage joined officials in Maine's Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection in highlighting a recent trend of Mainers receiving unsolicited offers of substantial government grants if they pay an initial advance or administrative fee.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage

Mon Jul 14, 2014

State of Maine

Maine Consumers Must File Claims by August 1, 2014 in the $310 Million DRAM Price Fixing Settlement

Time is running out for Maine consumers to file a claim in the $310 million DRAM Settlement.

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Related Topix: Maine

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Eliot Cutler is a visionary and a leader

Like Tony Brinkley, I supported Eliot Cutler for governor in 2010. Unlike professor Brinkley , who penned a July 6 BDN OpEd, I am supporting him again in 2014.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Cutler's convinced he is Maine's next governor

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is convinced he is going to take the Blaine House in November, saying Mainers are tired of the bickering between the two political parties and the static Maine economy.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Senator Angus King, US Governors, Paul LePage, John Baldacci

Fri Jul 11, 2014

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

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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Related Topix: Maine

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

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