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1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

Police: Saco killings likely murder-suicide

State police said Monday that they suspect one of two adults found shot to death along with their three children Sunday was responsible for the killings.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Saco, ME, Newry, ME

1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

Two myths about older adults and addiction - and why Maine should care

Substance abuse is a major public health concern in Maine and the United States, affecting more than 23 million people nationwide and 80,091 in the state .

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion

1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

Police: Saco killings likely murder-suicide

Bouquets and a stuffed dog lay in the mulch in front of the RiverView apartment complex in Saco Monday morning where a family of five was found shot to death inside on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Saco, ME, Newry, ME

5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Franco-American fun to welcome all to World Acadian Congress

The World Acadian Congress is set to bloom with the theme "Acadia of the World. A New Acadia!" Aug. 8-24 all over northern Maine, Quebec and parts of New Brunswick.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, Madawaska, ME,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Independent

Family of five found shot dead inside a US apartment in suspected murder-suicide

Investigators said a gun was found near one of the bodies, and it appeared no one outside the family was responsible for the shootings Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Bangor Daily News

Truth & Reconciliation in Maine

Please join us in welcoming artist Robert Shetterly who will speak on his internationally acclaimed series of paintings, "Americans Who Tell The Truth" - a presentation and discussion about the injustices done to Wabanaki children in Maine, not in the distant past, but in our lifetime.

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SeacoastOnline

Leaders needed to enhance Maine's train service

Over the last 15 years, Maine has been a leader in bringing back passenger train travel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, Barack Obama, US Governors, Paul LePage, South Portland, ME, Opinion

Bangor Daily News

Fisheries trail to encourage tourism, showcase Down East Maine's maritime heritage

Locavores who live in or visit the Pine Tree State can meander along the Maine Beer Trail , sipping their way from one microbrewery to the next.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science, Hancock County, ME, Cherryfield, ME, Penobscot, ME

SeacoastOnline

Battle for control of Maine Legislature heating up

The battle for control of the Maine House and Senate is shaping up as the parties put the final touches on their slate of candidates.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

'Serving together makes us just that much stronger': 2 Maine...

Chief Warrant Officer Abel Gleason, a Blackhawk Helicopter pilot for the 126th Aviation Medevac unit in Bangor, took time during his 2012 deployment to Afghanistan to strike a pose his late grandfather Staff Sgt.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Canaan, ME, Life, Veteran Affairs, US National Guard, US Military

Bangor Daily News

Prescription tracking at 10: Maine police, doctors, lawmakers...

"I remember the first day I took a Vicodin, to a tee," says the 44-year-old lobsterman from Brunswick.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Life, Veteran Affairs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Republican Journal

8/6 presentation with Fedco Seeds founder, CR Lawn

On Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30pm in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Co-op is hosting Fedco Seeds founder CR Lawn, who will give a free presentation titled, "Do you know where your seed comes from, and why does it matter?" In his new book "Seedtime", Long Island CSA farmer and poet Scott Chaskey quotes CR as saying, "Make no ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Bangor Daily News

Constitution Coalition seminar in Hampden draws 9 like-minded citizens, no lawmakers

Constitution Coalition spokespersons Jack McCarthy, Wayne Leach and Phil Merletti speak with the media before conducting a seminar at the Hampden municipal building Saturday.

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Related Topix: Hampden, ME, Speakers, Belfast, ME, Cushing, ME, Prison

Bangor Daily News

Maine Food Strategy looking to connect state's producers with consumers

There is a conversation starting in Maine about how the state can help feed itself and the rest of the world and organizers are inviting everyone to the table.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, University of Southern Maine, Agriculture, Science, Caribou, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Hometown Maine: Brigeen Farms

WMTW News 8's Norm Karkos takes us to Turner, where Brigeen Farms is not only the one of the oldest dairy farms in Maine, but it is now being run by a tenth generation of family farmers.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink, Milk, Strong, ME

Bangor Daily News

Maine firefighters battle wildfires in Oregon as smoke continues to drift east over New England

A crew of 20 Maine firefighters has spent a week battling wildfires in Oregon even as smoke from those fires drifts more than 3,000 miles to the east creating hazy conditions over northern New England this weekend.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

SeacoastOnline

Immigration stirs debate in Maine governor's race

The debate over immigration is raging in the three-person race for governor in Maine, far from where an influx of central American youth is crossing the nation's southern border.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Illegal Immigration

Bangor Daily News

'We need laborers': Maine forest-products industry urging teachers to steer students its way

Teachers from across the state got a lesson about how foresters make decisions about harvesting trees from Thomas Coleman, a forester with the LandVest Timberland Division.

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Related Topix: Jackman, ME, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Maine Catholics sell property as attendance falls in Portland Diocese

Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attendance and a surplus of under-utilized buildings.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Wedding

Daily Kos

Stories I've Heard on My Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy

A lot of people warned me before I started my Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy that our rural areas are solidly Republican now.

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Related Topix: US News

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