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2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Polls show a close, two-way race for Maine governor

Maine Conservation Voters Action Fund) shows Governor Paul LePage and Congressman Mike Michaud statistically tied in the race for governor with Cutler trailing at 10%. The survey sampled 1,059 likely voters for a margin of error of +/-3%, at the 95% confidence level.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, US Governors, Paul LePage

6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

UMaine president talks about future of state's land grant university

The University of Maine is in the midst of a transition. There is a new president, a relatively new provost and a new lead financial officer at a time when millions of dollars are being cut from the budget.

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Related Topix: University of Maine

10 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine health groups get $600K to help consumers

Two Maine health organizations are getting $600,000 to help consumers sign up for insurance under the federal health care overhaul law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Fishing Partnership Health Plan and Western Maine Community Action will receive navigator grant funding.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Healthcare Law, Law

14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Before Maine needs a new casino, it needs a casino strategy

At the moment, it could be the determination of a major gaming interest pitching a casino as an economic windfall for a town or city. That determination would be subject, on a case-by-case basis, to the will of lawmakers and Maine voters.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Opinion

18 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

After fly-free summer, St. Francis abuzz with houseflies again

Fly tape hung in Robert and Karen Gagnon's St. Francis garage is covered in flies within 24 hours. Buy Photo Robert Gagnon goes through 12 rolls of fly tape every 24 hours in his St. Francis woodworking shop.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Hometown Maine - Pownal

In this weekend's Hometown Maine, WMTW News 8's Norm Karkos takes us to Pownal. This town of 1500 is home to one of Maine's great yet simple getaways: Bradbury Mountain State Park.

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Related Topix: Pownal, ME, Freeport, ME, North Yarmouth, ME, Yarmouth, ME

Forbes.com

Five Great Maine Lodgings Near Portland

I've been around the block -- as in 100 plus countries and seven continents -- from Antarctica to Zanzibar, and I'm here to share the best of my travels. Along the way I was managing editor of Travel Smart.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, Life, Food, Dining, Home Listing, Home, Scarborough, ME

Paradise Post

'LOVE' artist Indiana doesn't show at celebration

Posters, prints and baseball hats bearing the image of Robert Indiana's HOPE image are sold to fans outside his home Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, on Vinalhaven Island, Maine.

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Related Topix: Trance, Indiana

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Two perfect days in Camden, Maine

Growing up in the Northeast, Maine always meant vacation, as it does for many: Sandwiching s'mores around a crackling campfire in Acadia, dipping toes into icy tidal pools in Port Clyde, and cracking lobster claws up and down the coast. As a Boston-based adult often caught up in the busyness of life that can plague us all, the sweet simplicity of a Maine summer escape starts to beckon when June fades into July.

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Related Topix: Camden, ME, Port-Clyde, ME, Portland, ME, Life, Food, Dining

Bangor Daily News

Maine schools will ask military families to self-identify so students can get support

Students at public schools across the state will get a letter to take home next month asking if they are members of military families. Parents who fill out the questionnaire will help school districts ensure that students who are eligible are getting the necessary accommodations, according to the Maine Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Herald Gazette

Polymer gems at Good Tern gallery

For the month of September, the Good Tern Co-Op Cafe Gallery is featuring the low-relief polymer clay work of Dee Obuchon, a Midcoast native who studied fine art at the University of Southern Maine. Obuchon has a background in ceramics and has been sculpting with polymer clay for years.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Maine, Arts, Sculpting

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Live coverage: LePage, Michaud and Cutler share energy, environmental policies

Maine's three gubernatorial candidates are sharing the same stage for the first time during a Portland forum Friday morning, presenting their policy platforms on energy, the environment and Maine's heating policy and programs. The forum is not a debate, but will give each candidate 30 minutes to address the audience on those topics and respond to questions.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage

Herald Gazette

Candidate questionnaire

Peter Weston of Montville is running against Christine Burstein in the race for Maine State Representative for 96th District, which includes the towns of Belmont, Lincolnville, Liberty, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont. The race is the result of redistricting of District 44 , the seat formerly held by first-term Rep. Jethro Pease, R, Morrill, who is not seeking reelection.

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Related Topix: Morrill, ME, Palermo, ME, Searsmont, ME, Islesboro, ME, Houlton, ME

Bangor Daily News

Eastern States Exposition "Big E" Sept. 12-28

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry encourages people to attend "New England's Biggest Celebration," Sept. 12- in West Springfield, Mass.

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Related Topix: Augusta, ME, Agriculture, Science

Bangor Daily News

Maine State Society seeks Cherry Blossom Princess for festival

The Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. seeks candidates for Maine Cherry Blossom Princess to represent the state and the Society in the 68th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., April 5-11, 2015. Neither a beauty pageant nor talent competition, the festival is a unique opportunity for a young Maine woman to represent Maine and the Society at the largest, best-known non-governmental, civic and social event in the nation's capital which attracts national and international interest and participation.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, us Travel, Travel

CBC News

'Freckles' the calico lobster caught off Maine

A calico lobster, top, sits alongside a normal lobster in a bin at Bethel Bait Tackle & More in Bethel, Maine. Lane said the mottled creature was found in a crate of lobsters brought from the Pemaquid Lobster Co-op in Bristol during the previous weekend.

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Related Topix: Bethel, ME, Pemaquid, ME, Owls Head, ME, University of Maine, Canada

WMTW-TV Auburn

On 13th anniversary of 9/11, Mainers remember fallen

Several Maine communities held ceremonies to remember the fallen on the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the wars that followed. VO 13 YEARS LATER... WE REMEMBER THE LIVES LOST AND THE SACRIFICES FIRST RESPONDERS AND FAMILIES MADE ON SEPTEMBER 11-TH, 2001.

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Related Topix: Lubec, ME, Portland, ME

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Republican Journal

Maine at Work' in Abbott Room

Belfast Free Library will present "Maine at Work," a free thought-provoking and humorous theatrical performance, Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the downtown library, 106 High St. Using different historical characters, humor, little-known facts and current material gathered from the general public, playwright and actor David Greenham will explore the people and stories that have influenced how we think about jobs in Maine today.

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Related Topix: Belfast, ME

The Navajo Times

Casino study renews hope for Maine's Indian tribes

The report that lawmakers on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee began examining Wednesday suggests that there's room for an additional casino in southern Maine. It also finds that a smaller facility could be built in Aroostook or Washington County, with preference given to the tribes to operate it.

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Related Topix: Canada, Washington County, ME,

Herald Gazette

Maine Pro Musica presents - Peter & the Wolf'

Maine Pro Musica, a local professional orchestra under the direction of Janna Hymes, will perform Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" for elementary students in School Union 69 and Camden-Rockport Elementary School. The concert will be held Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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