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  1. Olson is best fit for 2nd Congressional DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    With the June 12 primary approaching, Maine's 2nd Congressional District voters have a dwindling number of possibilities to consider for their next congressman. For Republicans, incumbent Bruce Poliquin will be the party's candidate in November.


  2. How the rhubarb became a Maine kitchen stapleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    It is not too much of an exaggeration to make a case that rhubarb, that earliest of springtime perennials, is the ultimate New England plant. Just consider: rhubarb is both hardy and stubborn, and once established in our rocky soil, it is there for the duration.


  3. How the fundraising battles are playing out in Maine's congressional racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The top-tier Democrats running in Maine's 2nd Congressional District had mostly equal campaign bankrolls 20 days before the June primary, but conservationist Lucas St. Clair is getting late help after being out-raised by Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden. Incumbents are dominating the overall fundraising battle in Maine's two congressional races: Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican from the 2nd District, has raised $2.8 million for the 2018 campaign and Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from the 1st District, has $611,000 left.


  4. Small Islesboro water shuttle helps in 'boycott' of state ferry serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Amid an island's heated squabble with state officials over a sudden spike in ticket prices, an Islesboro water shuttle is offering discounted "boycott" rates for a week and weighing whether to try to compete long term. On Monday, Quicksilver's owners dropped the typical $10 one-way ticket price to $5, making its round trip fare $1 cheaper than the state ferry's.


  5. Irate Maine islanders sue state over ferry ticket price hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Outraged Islesboro residents have sued the state's ferry service for doubling the costs of tickets to and from the mainland. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Court argues that the Maine Department of Transportation "improperly, unfairly, arbitrarily, wrongfully and unconstitutionally [raised] ferry rates to the point that many long-term island residents and businesses can no longer afford to live or do business on Islesboro."


  6. As ferry rates go up, Islesboro broadband investments look even betterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Energy costs more. Food costs more. Just about everything costs more. This week, residents of Islesboro found out ferry service will start costing a lot more on Monday, doubling the per-trip costs for just about everyone .


  7. Maine islanders lose bid to halt ferry rate increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The Maine Department of Transportation has denied a request from the town of Islesboro to delay implementing a state island ferry increase that will cause some ticket prices for Isleboro residents to spike by more than 100 percent. Residents of the island community have been infuriated with the new rate structure , unveiled in April, which sets a standard ticket price across the entire Maine State Ferry Service system - $11 for a round-trip adult ticket, $5.50 for a child, and $30 for a person with a vehicle.


  8. Thursday, May 3, 2018: Give proficiency learning a chance, jail not a ...Read the original story

    May 2, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The Maine Legislature recently voted to move forward on LD 966 , An Act Regarding Persons with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in Jails and Correctional Facilities. This bill begins to address our state's great need for improved services for people with mental illness and substance-use disorders in the criminal justice system through required assessment and data collection.


  9. Fulford halts bid in Democratic primary to challenge PoliquinRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Democrat Jonathan Fulford announced Monday that he has suspended his campaign in Maine's 2nd Congressional District for personal reasons. Fulford was one of four Democrats vying for the party's nomination in the June 12 primary for a chance to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.


  10. Saturday, April 28, 2018: Maine ferry fee hikes, helping homeless female veterans, Sweet for governorRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    New ferry prices have Islesboro, with its short trip to the mainland, paying the same amount for ferry tickets as those for isolated islands. Prices for pedestrians and even for cars were doubled.


  11. Maine transportation chief warns that ferries to Islesboro will stop if threats don'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt has authorized the suspension of ferry service to Islesboro if alleged threats against ferry service employees continue. The alleged threats come in the wake of a fare hike by the Maine State Ferry Service that would cause a roundtrip ticket for Islesboro residents to nearly double .


  12. Revised Maine ferry service fee hike infuriates some islandersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The Maine State Ferry Service unveiled its first fare hike in nine years Tuesday, but locals on one island in particular are fuming over a more than 100 percent increase in their cost of getting to the mainland. Under the new rate structure, which goes into effect May 21, there is one standard price for a ferry ticket across the entire system - $11 for a round-trip adult ticket, $5.50 for a child, and $30 for a person with a vehicle.


  13. Maine island ferry service fare hike would hit out-of-staters harderRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine's ferry service is poised to increase rates for the first time in nearly a decade, but some islanders worry the new system will create gridlock on the docks and that summer residents will get a raw deal. The Maine State Ferry Service , under the umbrella of the Maine Department of Transportation, runs ferries between mainland docks and the islands of North Haven, Vinalhaven, Islesboro, Matinicus, Swan's Island and Frenchboro.


  14. See how well your high school does sending poorer kids to collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Brian Feulner Maine public schools with higher rates of poverty in 2009 and 2010 were less likely to see graduates complete any college program within the next six years. A Maine Focus analysis of school-level education data found higher rates of poverty correlated with a lower rate of college completion.


  15. Golden tops Democrats in funding for campaign against PoliquinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Assistant house majority leader Jared Golden, left, visits with business owner and farmer Joy Bouchard of Fort Kent during a campaign tour. Golden is running for the Democratic nomination to defeat Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2018.


  16. Maine's islands using small size to attract mainland studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Islesboro Student Emily Lau leads a "personalized pathway" meeting with her teachers, including guidance counselor Jess Woods and English teacher Kristen Kelley. Science teacher John Kerr and English teacher Kristen Kelley co-teach a class on nature writing, with a small class of about 10 students, at the Islesboro Central School.


  17. From take home-telescopes to fancy cake pans, Maine libraries have what you wantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    This telescope and digital microscope are among the unusual items that cam be checked out of the Bangor Public Library. From the Alice L. Pendleton Library in Islesboro to the Zadoc Long Free Library in Buckfield, Maine's approximately 265 public and community libraries tie the state together in a comprehensive network of information services, community programming and take-home materials.


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