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  1. Legislature launches inquiry into Maine PowerOptions electricity programRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    The Legislature's Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Friday to launch a preliminary inquiry into Maine PowerOptions, a little-known quasi-state program that brings together hundreds of municipalities and school districts to help them buy electricity. The Legislature's Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Friday to launch a preliminary inquiry into Maine PowerOptions, a state-sponsored electricity consortium that was the subject of a recent investigation by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.

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  2. Another Classical Station Comes To An EndRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Radio Ink

    This one was in Portland and Rockland, Maine, on two frequencies owned by Binnie Media. WBACH flipped formats on 96.9 which is now Country, and 106.9, now a Rock station.

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  3. A Mitzvah for a LadybugRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... a blog from North Haven island. I've lived here for almost twelve years, even though I swore I'd never move back to Maine. I teach music, theater, and English at our tiny K-12 school, volunteer as an EMT, lead a Pilates class, direct plays, and ...

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  4. Eco Artist Krisanne Ba...Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | WVII

    Husson University announced today that it would be featuring a multimedia art and science gallery installation by Krisanne Baker at the Robert E. White Gallery in Peabody Hall on its Bangor, Maine campus. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 4 5:30 p.m. and will begin with an artist talk by Baker.

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  5. Cape Elizabeth girls breeze to 'B' state swim championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The Cape Elizabeth Capers won six events, established three state records and scored 440 points on Monday in their drive to the 2017 Class B girls swimming and diving state championship at the University of Maine's Stanley Wallace Pool. Morse High of Bath finished second with 265 points and Greely of Cumberland Center placed third with 222A1 2 points followed by Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor in the 22-team competition.

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  6. FairPoint asks to get rid of regulated landlines in five more townsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    FairPoint Communications has asked Maine utility regulators to free it from a requirement to provide regulated landline phone service in another five communities. A law passed last year removed the requirement for seven of the largest communities and set out a schedule for removing others.

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  7. Police could get body cameras by 2019, but activists want them earlierRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... weekend's shooting; inside Chamberlain's last house; and $6 bone broth. - The city has earmarked $400,000 to outfit Maine's largest local police force with body cameras starting in 2019, but following activists are saying Portland should move ...

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  8. Holden blood drive to feature appearance by former NFL, UMaine playerRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Former NFL and University of Maine football player Mike DeVito will make an appearance during a blood drive on Tuesday sponsored by the Holden police and fire departments, Police Chief Chris Greeley said Monday. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 in the gym at Holden Elementary School.

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  9. Bill calls for testing every Maine school's drinking water for leadRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    Prodded by a new environmental report that gives Maine a failing grade for its efforts to prevent schoolchildren from drinking water with high lead levels, legislators are eyeing, as a first step, a plan to have every school carry out more testing. In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo, third-grader Mayae Carradine listens to her teacher as she looks through a line of bottled water at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School, in Flint.

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  10. The classical radio station WBACH 106.9, which has a studio in...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

    ... FM today replacing the classical music format. (The) 105.5 WBYA Frank's former home will become The Wolf, mid-coast's Maine's home for New Country on Friday February 24th," according to the news release. Both stations are committed to the community ...

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  11. Roadwork underway at Soucy Hill on Route 11Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... stretch of Route 11 between Ashland and Fort Kent to be rebuilt with current engineering standards, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. The work over the winter has focused on clearing trees and excavation. Construction will start ...

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  12. How likely is it that you have Celiac Disease?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... with all that bread and pasta!) as well as Northern Africa and the Middle East. Chloe is a senior at University of Maine Orono studying Mass Communication and Political Science. In addition to writing for BDN, she is the Editor-in-Chief of Her ...

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  13. Renewable energy subcommittee sets meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

    "This was done in part to deal specifically with the current deliberations taking place in the Maine Legislature regarding the development of a coherent state solar energy policy, which Maine is presently lacking," Seth Hall, member of the EDC, said in a press release Feb. 18. Hall explained that the committee will help the town of Waldoboro formulate and implement long-term renewable energy strategies that support businesses, residents and the town itself, in controlling their respective electrical energy consumption costs. The committee will also help make revisions to the town's Land Use Ordinance, to guide the development and deployment of renewable energy projects and assets throughout town.

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  14. Washburn girls upset Central Aroostook 'D' North quarterfinalRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... Aroostook's Kelsey Dominique during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Monday morning. BANGOR, Maine - Tuning out the bright lights and noise is never an easy thing for a basketball team to accomplish, especially come tournament ...

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  15. Three central Aroostook IGAs being soldRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... said Scott Carlin, explaining their decision to sell. Along with spending more time at their camp in the North Maine Woods, Carlin said the couple would like to be able do more travelling and visit their grown sons in Massachusetts and Michigan. ...

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  16. The Morris Farm and Chewonki to Hold Third Annual Forum on Food Security in Lincoln County, MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... from the Merrymeeting Gleaners, Spectrum Generations, Brunswick SNAP-ED, FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools), Bath Housing Authority and Garbage to Garden will discuss their roles in the food recovery cycle. Discussion sessions will ...

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  17. Portland plans to buy body cameras by 2019, but activists want them earlierRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The city plans to outfit Maine's largest local police force with body cameras within two years - but some local activists and officials are pushing the city to move up its plan after a local man was shot dead by police last weekend. The city has earmarked $400,000 in its preliminary 2019 budget to outfit police with the technology that has already been adopted by several other departments around the state and is standard equipment for law enforcement in many of America's largest cities.

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  18. North and South battle againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The West Milford Messenger

    ... in 1976, during the United States' bicentennial. The group traveled all around the northeast doing reenactments in Maine, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Sometimes, he said, the battles involved thousands of participants. He and ...

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  19. Warren man dies after being struck by carRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

    The pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while crossing Mill Street in Brunswick on Sunday night has died from his injuries. He was taken to Maine Med after being hit while crossing the road in a dimly lit area.

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  20. Sidewalk clearing conundrum: City or property owner responsibility?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The large snow accumulation earlier this month highlighted shortcomings in Maine's snow removal traditions and cities' efforts to become more walkable . After mid-February storms dumped two feet of snow in the region, Bangor's public works director warned in a memo that his crews might not be able to clear all the city's sidewalks .

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