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  1. Mainers enjoy festivities during Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

    WMTW News 8's Travis Lee talks to Maine people in Arizona during the Super Bowl, from a television producer to a person selling Maine lobster. A LOT OF THEM ARE RIGHT HERE.


  2. The Most Ambitious Tax-Reform Plan of 2015 comes from Maine Governor Paul LePageRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago |

    I am the President of Let Voters Decide, a coalition that supports state tax reform and the protection of voters' rights at the ballot box. I am also a Missouri-based entrepreneur with almost two decades of state & local legislative lobbying experience across nearly one third of our fifty states.


  3. NMCC, Dept. of Transportation--Region 5 Receive SHAPE Award for SafetyRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | State of Maine

    Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced that Northern Maine Community College and Maine Department of Transportation-Region 5 have each earned the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers . "We congratulate NMCC and MDOT in Region 5 for becoming SHAPE certified," Governor Paul R. LePage said.


  4. NMCC earns state SHAPE awardRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Northern Maine Community College has earned a state award for its record of safety as well as its policies, procedures and training dealing with safety issues. Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette presented the award to NMCC President Tim Crowley and members of the College safety committee during a celebratory staff luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Edmunds Conference Center.


  5. More Snow Today, Clear Clogged VentsRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | State of Maine

    The National Weather Service has posted Winter Storm Warnings for all of Maine today, extending into Saturday. NWS is advising that traveling will be hazardous, and that those who must travel should ensure their vehicles are equipped for winter weather.


  6. National gay rights crusader says Maine was turning point in marriage equality movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sun Journal

    In late December 2011, Marc Solomon was holed up in a room at the University of Southern Maine with a cadre of campaign hands who had spent several years fighting a wave of opposition to same-sex marriage around the country. The group had spent the past year collecting signatures to put same-sex marriage on the ballot in Maine, message testing and practicing new techniques for a field operation that would emphasize gay couples' desire to proclaim their love, rather than legal arguments about the benefits and rights of marriage.


  7. Pats' Amendola talks Maine tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WMTW-TV Auburn

    New England Patriot wide receiver Danny Amendola tells WMTW News 8's Travis Lee about his ties to Maine. Amendola's father served as football coach at Massabesic High School in the 1980s.


  8. Organization helps to connect veterans, employersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WMTW-TV Auburn

    The new organization Boots 2 Roots was created to help place Maine veterans in fulfilling jobs. It also focuses on communicating military skills and experience in a language that employers can understand.


  9. SunEdison finalizes $2.4 billion purchase of First WindRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangor Daily News

    Bob Roy a wildlife biologist with Massacusets-based First Wind ties the ribbon to the guard rails of the wind turbine #1 at the Stetson Wind Project in T8-R3 in preparation for the ceremonial opening in this 2009 BDN file photo. The company started it's commercial operation of the 38 turbine 57 megawatt capacity project that started over two years ago.


  10. Maine Senate confirms McLean's nomination to PUCRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sun Journal

    The Republican-controlled Senate voted unanimously in favor of Carlie McLean's nomination to the board on Thursday. She was unanimously endorsed by the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee last week.


  11. Vital Signs: How Maine hospitals prepare for a snowstormRead the original story

    Thursday | Bangor Daily News

    Doctors, nurses and other hospital workers don't get snow days. With one blizzard behind us and another foot of snow in the forecast for today and tomorrow, the state's medical centers continue to stay open around the clock.


  12. FORBES Twitter Chat: Kurt Badenhausen On Super Bowl XLIXRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    I am the homepage editor and cover whatever crosses my keyboard. Before joining Forbes, I wrote for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Daily and POLITICO.


  13. We need to confront an inconvenient truth about race, even in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bangor Daily News

    There is a conversation happening across the country about race, and it is forcing us to confront an uncomfortable truth: To this day, across the country and even here in Maine, people face different treatment based on the color of their skin. Those who wish to shut down this dialogue by claiming we have moved beyond racism are deaf to the legitimate concerns of millions of Americans.


  14. Maine: The wind energy plantation, Part IRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Capital Weekly

    The advertising flyer supplementing many electric bills in Maine presents the smiling visage of a hardy-looking, flannel-clad "lineman" extolling the virtues of the electric utility upgrading the grid to improve reliability for Maine consumers. Approximately $1.56 billion has been spent on electric grid upgrades and improvements.


  15. Being a proud Mainer is key to weathering the winterRead the original story

    Thursday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    I attended a meeting in Westbrook on Monday night and made it home to Sanford well before the snowstorm started rampaging through Maine. That's a good thing.


  16. South Portland man touts device to recirculate heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WMTW-TV Auburn

    WMTW News 8's Steve Minich profiles Bill Zellman of South Portland in the latest "Made in Maine." Zellman has created a device called "Hot Tubes" that edirects warm air back to the floor of a home.


  17. Wind tax credits little more than corporate welfare; China is the real climate battlefieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Bangor Daily News

    In their Dec. 11 BDN OpEd, " Maine needs a wind energy tax credit extension for a clean, healthy future ," authors Laura Dorle and Katie Chapman argue for more industrial wind production in Maine to reverse global warming. It's apparent that their interest in still more mountaintop wind turbines in Maine simply reflects how industrial wind advocates follow a taxpayer-assisted money trail that sustains the development of a costly, unreliable and unsightly energy source.


  18. Cleanup begins in Maine after massive snowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Sun Journal

    Maine residents are facing frigid temperatures as they begin to dig out their homes and cars after a powerful snowstorm. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Gray say temperatures will be in the single digits for many Mainers on Wednesday.


  19. Newcastle, MERead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Lincoln County News

    The travel agency Village Travel has moved from owner Ruth Etheridge's Round Pond home to an office in the Damariscotta Center building. Thursday, January 22, 2015 Alna game designer Aaron Weissblum has two new word games available as apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.


  20. Snowstorm blankets Maine; state government shut downRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Lisetta Shah cross-country skis on Commercial Street in Portland, Maine, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, during a winter storm in downtown Portland, Maine. "I'll probably never get another chance to ski in the city," she said, explaining why she was outing the blizzard.