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2 hrs ago | National Fisherman

Colorful lobsters land in traps

Maine harvesters have been catching plenty of lobsters for a number of years now. But recently some rare ones have found their way into lobstermen's traps.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, West Boothbay Harbor, ME, Boothbay Harbor, ME, University of Maine

6 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

N.J., Maine see uninsured numbers rise

Maine and New Jersey are the two states were the number of uninsured people increased between 2012 to 2013, according to new census figures. The information could be used by supporters of expanding the Affordable Care Act in Maine.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Paul LePage

7 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine CDC warns about possible enterovirus

Maine's CDC announced it sent samples of suspected enterovirus for testing. WMTW News 8's Tracy Sabol explains how local doctors and schools are now on the look-out.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kids, Family

8 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Suspected case of respiratory virus in Maine

The head of the Maine Center for Disease Control said not only is there a suspected case of enterovirus D-68 in the state, there could be even more. Dr. Sheila Pinette said testing still needs to be done to confirm it.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Maine panel begins assessment of controversial Common Core education standards

A discussion about whether Maine will become the latest state to dump national Common Core public school standards began in earnest Tuesday at the hands of a fast-tracked new panel whose recommendations will go to the Legislature next year. Education Commissioner Jim Rier told the group Tuesday morning that the Common Core standards - which are part of a wider set of standards called the Maine Learning Results - are a crucially important foundation on which public education is based, though he said that fact is obscured in misperception among many parents and educators.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Jay, ME

9 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Hannaford to purchase Eastern Maine Paradis supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets has reached an agreement with Paradis Shop 'n Save to purchase supermarkets the company operates in Houlton, Caribou and Calais. The purchase of the stores is expected to be completed later this fall.

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Related Topix: Caribou, ME, Calais, ME, Fort Kent, ME, Madawaska, ME, Brewer, ME

9 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Building a healthy Maine: Michaud plan calls for comprehensive approach

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid. A 10-point health care plan unveiled this week by Rep. Mike Michaud sets the right priorities by taking a holistic view of health and medical care.

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

10 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Maine Community Foundation CEO stepping down

George T. Shaw of Newcastle, chair of the Maine Community Foundation Board of Directors, has announced that Meredith H. Jones will step down at the end of 2015 after 16 years of service, including seven as president and CEO. "The foundation is in a position of great strength," said Shaw, in a press release.

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Related Topix: Newcastle, ME

14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Slow growth for Maine's metro areas in 2013

Real GDP increased in 292 of the nation's 381 metropolitan areas in 2013, led by widespread growth in finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing, nondurable-goods manufacturing, and professional and business services . . . real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 1.7 percent in 2013 after increasing 2.6 percent in 2012.

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Related Topix: Auburn, ME, South Portland, ME

18 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Northeast Historic Film co-founder reflects on 30 years of archiving, preserving celluloid history

After nearly 30 years and 10 million feet of film safely stashed in the Northeast Historic Film archive, founding director David Weiss said it is time to retire. "It's been a great deal of fun," he said last week while reminiscing about his accidental career path that has helped preserve the celluloid history of the region.

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Related Topix: Washington County, ME, University of Maine, Machias, ME, Farmington, ME, York, ME

22 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Somerset Avenue Mill & Fill Project in Pittsfield Scheduled to Begin

The Maine Department of Transportation plans to revitalize Somerset Avenue, which is a State Road through a Mill & Fill Project. The Town has been advised that the project will last approximately one month.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Retiring Maine State Police officer gets surprise roadside salute

A longtime officer with the Maine State Police, who over the course of his 25-year career rose through the ranks from patrol trooper to head of the agency's northern criminal investigation unit, received his final salute Monday as a state police lieutenant. About three dozen law enforcement officers, most of them with the Maine State Police, and others gathered Monday afternoon along Newbury Neck Road to salute Lt.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hancock County, ME, Vassalboro, ME, Washington County, ME

ABC News

The Roosevelt Trail, From Maine to North Dakota

In this undated photo, the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are shown at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt and two more Roosevelts who occupied the White House, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his first lady, Eleanor, are the subjects of a new Ken Burns documentary for public television, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, US National Parks

Sun Journal

Fewer green crabs found in Maine waters this year

Scientists say an explosion of invasive green crabs that threatens Maine's lucrative soft-shell clam industry appears to have tapered off, at least temporarily. The crabs took over hundreds of acres of Maine mudflats last year, pressing regulators and fishermen into action to slow the crustacean's rapid growth.

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Related Topix: Freeport, ME, University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME, Science, Ecology, Harpswell, ME

Republican Journal

Washington | $138,000

Priced to sell is this 3 bdrm multi level home on a gorgeous country lot. Fenced in back yard great for animals or kids.

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Bangor Daily News

Pesticides: Are There Safe Ways to Handle Garden Pests?

Friday, September 26 at 11:00 am at the Beth Wright Cancer Center, 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth, there will be a talk about safe ways to handle garden pest problems. Even supposedly safe pesticides have their dangers.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Central Maine Heart Walk 2014

Walkers and runners lace up their sneakers to help fight heart disease. WMTW News 8's Morgan Sturdivant has a closer look from the 16th annual Central Maine Heart Walk in Auburn.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Auburn, ME

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

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

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

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