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4 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Lobster industry grateful for 'normal' summer

A lobster fisherman gets ready to empty a bucket of bait into a box aboard the boat prior to unloading the day's catch at the Beals-Jonesport Co-Op in Jonesport.

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Related Topix: Beals, ME, Ellsworth, ME

8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Missing Woodstock teen found safe

A 15-year-old girl reported missing over the weekend was found safe in Norway early Monday morning, according to police.

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12 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Push for higher minimum wage made at annual Labor Day barbecue

Union members and candidates came together for the annual barbecue, as the debate over the minimum wage takes center stage.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Unions celebrate Labor Day, rally for increased wages

Unions under the umbrella of the Central Maine Labor Council celebrated Labor Day on the Capitol Plaza.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

Maine lobster boat in rough seas

I always try to explain to people just how difficult it is working on a lobster boat, especially in rough weather.

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Bangor Daily News

County man charged after allegedly throwing rocks at officer, stealing police cruiser

A local man was unhurt but is facing several charges after he allegedly stole a local police cruiser and then crashed on a dirt road in nearby Chapman, according to police.

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The Jersey Journal

Weekend getaways: A tale of two cities in Maine

Maine isn't so much a state, as a state of mind. And while much of this gorgeous chunk of New England is wild and wooly - not to mention remote -- the south coast is close enough to deliver two very different experiences in a long weekend.

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Related Topix: Ogunquit, ME, York, ME, Kennebunkport, ME, Entertainment

Bangor Daily News

What you need to know about Maine's upcoming elections

On Nov. 4, Maine will elect a governor and three of its four members of Congress.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, Cutler, ME, Healthcare Law, Law

Bangor Daily News

New legal aid program to launch in Washington County

The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, with the cooperation of lawyers in Washington County, is getting ready to launch a new legal aid program to serve needy people.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washington County, ME, Calais, ME, Machias, ME, Bangor, ME

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Rescuer describes feat to save Maine rock climber

TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH OF WELD, Maine - The Portland rock climber injured late Tuesday afternoon on Tumbledown Mountain was an experienced indoor rock-gym climber transitioning to outdoor climbing, a rescuer said Wednesday.

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HarnessLink.com

LP's Shyla shines in Scarborough Maine Sire Stakes

The fillies split out into three divisions as they vied for their share of nearly $30,000 in stakes purses.

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Bangor Daily News

UMS trustees address proposed policy on sex crimes, domestic violence

A proposed University of Maine System policy will redefine terms such as dating violence, sexual harassment and consent to a sexual act, if the board of trustees approves it in November.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, University of Maine

Bangor Daily News

Maine meat firm recalls beef that may contain nerve material

Bubier Meats of Greene is recalling about 25,192 pounds of fresh beef products because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed, the Maine Meat and Poultry Inspection program announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Yarmouth, ME, Kittery, ME, Mad Cow Disease, Health

Bangor Daily News

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated.

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Related Topix: Camden, ME, Owls Head, ME

Windsor Beacon

Maine's health care model: Go smaller

By the time Laura Tasheiko discovered the lump in her left breast, it was larger than a grape.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

Big bills from virtual school raise tensions with Maine school districts

Middle school language arts teacher Douglas Bourget works at his desk in South Portland at Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school, on Friday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., South Portland, ME, Bangor, ME

Bangor Daily News

'Notre Onias': 70 years later, French villagers honor Maine soldier's singular sacrifice

Raynald Martin of Brewer talks about his older brother, Onias, who was killed during WWII while liberating the village of Bonnetable, France.

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Related Topix: Brewer, ME, Madawaska, ME, France, World News

Bangor Daily News

On the hunt for woodpeckers in Maine

I have accidentally made some woodpeckers famous. A couple of winters ago, I took a van-load of birders north into Maine's working forest.

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME, Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Mainers at odds over Common Core standards

Maine is one of 43 states that has adopted the national Common Core standards. WMTW News 8's Paul Merrill reports.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, North Berwick, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Crucial school year for controversial Common Core standards in Maine

As students head back to school, WMTW News 8 has been taking a closer look at Common Core education standards and how those standards are being implemented.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

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