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1 hr ago | Republican Journal

Midcoast art shows

On Saturday, April 26, the community is invited to join Susan Balch's family in a celebration of the artist's life in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library from 2 to 4 p.m. A retrospective of her watercolors, many executed for Liberty Graphics, is on view through the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Belfast, ME, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Photography, Arts, Waldo County, ME, Pop/Rock, The Land

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine wardens investigating recorded moose encounter

Bob and Janis Powell posted their close encounter with a moose on YouTube, and that video has prompted an investigation by the Maine Warden service.

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Kennebec Journal

Maine river drivers recall spring on the Kennebec

David Calder was just 16 years old when he started working as a river driver on the Kennebec River, floating logs down the river from the northern Maine woods to paper mills along the river.

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Related Topix: Skowhegan, ME, Madison, ME

Lincoln County News

MacPhee Wins Central Maine Strongman Contest

Nick MacPhee, of Bristol, lifts a 190 pound log at the family business. MacPhee won the 175-pound Central Maine Strongman competition in Augusta April 12 to qualify for national competition in Nevada.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Nevada

Bangor Daily News

Maine's U.S. attorney honors 5 citizens for their work helping victims, children

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II gave awards of recognition to Marjorie Withers, director of Community Caring Collaborative; Skip Gates; Sally Tardiff, executive director of the Shaw House; and former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bangor, ME, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Sunherald.com

Maine doctor loses appeal in civil rights case

Linda Clifford sued Dr. Scott Kemmerer and MaineGeneral Medical Center about her treatment at the Augusta hospital's emergency department on Sept.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, US Governors, John Baldacci

Herald Gazette

Maine Pottery Tour includes Warren studio

This year 19 pottery studios from across the state, including Nancy Button's Fireside Pottery in Warren, will be open for the Maine Pottery Tour Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. With tour legs in southern, central and Midcoast Maine, there are as many different styles to see as there are destinations.

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Related Topix: Harpswell, ME, Newcastle, ME, Walpole, ME

Kennebec Journal

Wildfire danger high today in central Maine

The wildfire danger is high for inland areas in Maine ranging from York County to Piscataquis County because of dry brush, low humidity and windy conditions, according to the Maine Forest Service.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, York County, ME, Piscataquis County, ME, Clinton, ME, Winslow, ME

Lincoln County News

Dresden Couple Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking

Travis Crowley pleaded guilty April 18 and will serve nine months in jail and three years of probation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration, Wiscasset, ME

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sun Journal

Michaud calls for Maine to cut heating oil usage

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Tuesday called for Maine to cut its dependency on heating oil in half by implementing mandatory energy efficiency ratings for new homes and boosting the state's use of renewable energy such as, wind and solar.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Yarmouth, ME

The Wichita Eagle

Lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

The bill continues the efforts that Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements had been working on, and highlights a growing movement by states to limit the practice of solitary confinement amid questions about its effectiveness.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Health

WATE-TV Knoxville

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Prison

KLTV Tyler

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Yarmouth, ME

NBC12

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Maine Government, Ohio, Ohio Government

Bangor Daily News

Maine elver dealer: Season starts late with lower prices, 'saner' system

Elvers squirm in a bucket outside the Delaware Valley Fish Company in Portland on Monday as they are delivered by truck from Waldoboro.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, Waldoboro, ME

Bangor Daily News

Walks and Talks - Come explore Maine - Beyond the Usual, at the Jesup

Discover the offbeat, fun and wacky in Maine during a slideshow with Marisue and John Pickering at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at Jesup Memorial Library, in the latest Talks & Walks.

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Related Topix: Orono, ME, Bar Harbor, ME, University of Maine

Bangor Daily News

Big concerts in Maine, through June: From MIA to DMB, from Bangor to Portland

I remember, when I started writing this column nine years ago, how I'd have to scrape and search to find enough touring shows and big name acts playing in Maine to make it worth an entire column.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Bangor, ME, Country, The Mavericks, Folk, Jonathan Edwards

Daily Kos

The Courage to Love: Five years ago today in Maine.

Five years ago today an astounding thing happened. Over 5,000 citizens came to make their feelings know at a Judiciary Committee hearing on the merits of a bill introduced by State Senator Dennis Damon which would allow same-sex marriage in Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Wedding, John Baldacci, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Kennebec Journal

Maine ties California for top high schools

Maine goes to the head of the class in the latest rankings of schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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Related Topix: Limestone, ME, Yarmouth, ME, Kennebunk, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, York, ME

Bangor Daily News

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Josh Christie

Josh Christie is an independent bookseller, outdoors columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram , and author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland .

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Portland, ME, Freeport, ME

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