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  1. Senator resigns as committee chair after Obama-IS group postRead the original story

    Wednesday | KTVN Reno

    ... which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative... AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine state senator who was criticized for a Facebook post that linked President Barack Obama to the Islamic State ...


  2. 9,000 Mainers lose food stamps under new rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Augusta, Maine a More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state's food stamp program since Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration began enforcing work and volunteer requirements late last year, officials said. About 12,000 adults who aren't disabled and don't have children were in the program before Jan. 1. That number has dropped to 2,680 this month, David Sorensen, spokesman for the Department of Health and Services, told The Associated Press.


  3. Bucksport family, lawmakers propose teen driving restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Bangor Daily News

    ... that they hope would be placed on vehicles used by young drivers with an intermediate driver's license. Buy Photo AUGUSTA, Maine - More than a year after a Bucksport teen died in a car crash , her parents and lawmakers are proposing more ...


  4. Everett N. WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Bangor Daily News

    ... illage, 25 Village Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 or Maine State Greyhound Placement Service; 231 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, Maine 04330.


  5. Maine legislators consider Taylor's Law for teen driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Bangor Daily News

    ... drivers with intermediate driver's license. T.A.Y.L.O.R. stands for Thinking About Your Life On the Road. Buy Photo AUGUSTA, Maine- Proposed legislation to add new restrictions for teen drivers in Maine is scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday ...


  6. How do I contact the Governor?Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | State of Maine

    Visit Governor LePage's website at or you may write to the Governor at Office of the Governor, 1 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0001. Phone: 287-3531.


  7. The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired Seeks Input on 2014 State PlanRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2013 | State of Maine

    NOTICE: The Division will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Maine Department of Labor CareerCenter offices throughout Maine in order to receive comments on the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment services. The hearing will be 2–3 p.m. in the following offices: Portland, Bangor, Presque Isle and the Augusta Central Office.


  8. Training Announcement: Medical Management of CBRNE EventsRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2013 | State of Maine

    ... y Management, and Hospital Providers : The course will be held at the Central Maine Commerce Center (CMCC) in Augusta, ME. The class will be held in Florian Hall. CMCC is located at 45 Commerce Drive. There is a $40.00 course fee with meals included.


  9. MDIFW: Preliminary 2011 Deer Harvest Numbers ReleasedRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2012 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine's 2011 deer season resulted in a total harvest of 18,839 deer by resident and non-resident hunters. Although the winter of 2010-2011 was tough, especially mid-winter, snow disappeared rapidly and deer benefited from spring rains and a relatively early spring green up.


  10. New 2012 Birder Bands Available From MDIFWRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2011 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA, Maine – For the fourth consecutive year, birders across the state will have the opportunity to support non-game and endangered species conservation with the purchase of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Maine Birder Band. The Maine Birder Band program is intended to provide the Maine birding community an opportunity to support DIF&W's non-game bird conservation efforts.


  11. Landowners Recognized At Landowners/Land Users BanquetRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2011 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Nearly one dozen corporate and private landowners across the state were honored last week as the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Maine Snowmobile Association recognized their efforts during the annual Landowner/Land User Recognition Banquet. The Pingree Family and Seven Islands Land Company of Bangor joined Maritime and Northeast LLC of Richmond in receiving awards for their generosity in ensuring that public recreation on privately-owned land continues to be part of Maine's outdoor tradition.


  12. Greenskies, Target Corp. Sign 180-Store Power-Purchase AgreementRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Power Online

    Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown-based solar energy company, said today it has signed an agreement with Target Corp. to install solar arrays on the roofs of 180 Target stores and distribution centers that stretch across the United States from Augusta, Maine, to San Diego, Calif. When completed, the 180 solar installations will produce an aggregate total of approximately 100 megawatts of electric energy.


  13. Nashua budget a sinking shipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Nashua Telegraph

    ... and I've kept up with the reading. In my first career I worked as a journalist in municipalities ranging from Augusta, Maine to Cambridge and Chelmsford, Mass., to Manchester and Nashua. I've watched a lot of elected officials, and my observation ...


  14. North Pond hermit graduates from court program, will serve 3 years probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Bangor Daily News

    ... a rock at the site of where Christopher Knight, known locally as the North Pond Hermit, called home, in April 2013. AUGUSTA, Maine - The man known as the North Pond Hermit, who admitted to committing more than 1,000 burglaries over the course of the ...


  15. Hermit who lived in woods for decades finishes court programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In an Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, Christopher Knight, center, is escorted into Kennebec County Superior Court, in Augusta, Maine where entered pleas for multiple burglaries and thefts while living in the woods of Rome, Maine, for 27 years. Knight, who has has finished a special court program, attended a hearing Monday, March 23, 2015, in Kennebec County Superior Court and will begin three years' probation.


  16. Lobsters survive truck crashRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 |

    SOME 1.4 tons of live lobsters from Canada survived for several hours after a truck carrying them slid off a highway in central Maine on Wednesday, but the crustaceans were quickly back on their way to New Hampshire and Rhode Island markets, police said. The truck, fully loaded with about $300 000 worth of lobsters from Nova Scotia in seawater, slid into the median and landed on its side after swerving to miss a vehicle that had spun out on a stretch of Interstate 95 north of Augusta, Maine's capital.


  17. Machine Operator - AV/Folding CartonRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Printing Impressions

    ... job description Job Details Primary Skill: Die Cutting Operator/Hot Stamp Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 Location: Augusta, Maine Country: United States Salary Range: Negotiable Type of Work: Direct Hire Work Shift(s): 2nd Shift You can apply for ...


  18. Stephen King: Maine governor should 'man up and apologize'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Daily Herald

    AUGUSTA, Maine -- Stephen King says Maine Gov. Paul LePage should "man up and apologize" after claiming the author has moved away and doesn't pay income taxes in Maine. While arguing for eliminating Maine's income tax, LePage said during his radio address this week that states without an income tax, like Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including King.


  19. News Minute: Here's the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated PressRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | CBS 3 Springfield

    ... he and his wife paid about $1.4 million in Maine state taxes in 2013 and figured it was about the same for 2014. AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A bill that's gaining steam in the Legislature would again require Maine to pay in full the cost of teacher ...


  20. Stephen King Says Maine Governor Should 'Man Up And Apologize'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | CBS Local

    ... Here for Latest myTV38 Online Features Follow @myTV38Find Us On Facebook myTV38 LINKS AND INFORMATION Contact [...] AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Stephen King says Maine Gov. Paul LePage should "man up and apologize" after the governor claimed the author ...


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