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  1. A simple fix rejected: Reopening energy law a cynical moveRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The fix to a drafting error in the law governing funding for Efficiency Maine is so simple and straightforward that lawmakers could be on their way to correcting it. Instead, because of opposition from Republican leaders, the error is likely to be used as an excuse to change other things in - and add new provisions to - the 2013 law.

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  2. Politics rule courts, regulatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Should presidents and governors select judges and regulators based on their political views? Should they be able to direct their appointees in making decisions? The answer to the first question seems obvious. Because the elected chief executive is given the constitutional right to pick those who judge, a president or governor must be expected to select people sharing their political views.

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  3. "Make me the villain of your next book": Maine governor fires back at Stephen KingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Salon

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to apologize for falsely insinuating that Stephen King no longer pays taxes in the state, but he did make the bestselling author an acerbic offer: "Just make me the villain of your next book, and I won't charge you royalties." The current dispute between King and the Tea Party Republican stems from LePage's assertion in a radio address last week that King and a number of other prominent Mainers had abandoned the state because of its income tax, which LePage wishes to repeal.

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  4. Maine gourmet whoopie pies need votes in 'Munch Madness' tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The state of Maine takes a lot of pride in its whoopie pies, which in 2011 were famously declared the official state treat. That same year, Gardiner-based Wicked Whoopies broke a world record by making a 1,062-pound whoopie pie in South Portland.

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  5. Thornton Academy in Saco to Host Governor's Town Hall MeetingRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – On Thursday, April 2, Governor Paul R. LePage will visit York County for a town hall meeting to answer questions about his comprehensive tax reform and relief plan. This is the fifth town hall of several to be held across the State.

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  6. It's a spring thingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Republican Journal

    Back in January, I started counting down the days until the official start of spring, and last week my wait was finally over. I think this is pretty common for us native Mainers, especially after getting slammed with as much snow as we did this year.

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  7. Letters, March 26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Harbor Times Soup

    Thanks to a grant from the Davis Family Foundation and work done by Penobscot Home Performance, the Stockton Springs Community Library, located in an 1800s historic sea captain's home, was able to insulate the attic and exterior walls. Because of this project we have burned 384 fewer gallons of oil this year compared to last year.

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  8. Governor's policy adviser talks tax cuts at Union Farm EquipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Herald Gazette

    Nearly 40 people, including commercial landscapers and Union town officials, packed a room at Union Farm Equipment March 25 to hear Gov. Paul LePage's tax policy adviser promote what he called the largest income tax cut in Maine history. Jonathan Nass gave a brief presentation of the governor's plan for a tax cut that will include eliminating revenue sharing and broadening the sales tax, and he fielded questions from members of the public, including Town Manager Jay Feyler, who stressed that the plan would raise local property taxes.

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  9. Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Herald Gazette

    Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the fellowship hall on the lower level of People's United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St. After a short business session, reporter and author Kay Stephens of Lincolnville will give an illustrated presentation on the mysterious speakeasies of Rockland. In April 2014, the owner of 435 Main St. in Rockland granted Stephens access to a dusty attic room in the building, before it was to be renovated.

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  10. FORBES Twitter Chat: Kelly Phillips Erb On TaxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Forbes.com

    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.

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  11. Maine has the chance to lead on gun rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bangor Daily News

    A collection of class room-safe training pistols on display at a concealed weapons permit class in Sarasota, Florida in December 2012. Reuters photo by Brian Blanco.

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  12. How PETA targeted the Maine lobster industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bangor Daily News

    In October of 2013, I attended a dual protest outside L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean's restaurant in Freeport. They were protesting what they claimed was "animal cruelty" against lobsters and crabs at a Bean owned processing plant in Rockland on the heels of what they dubbed a "groundbreaking expose" in the form of undercover footage taken by a PETA operative who had obtained a full-time job at the plant: On the other side was a crowd of lobstermen, fishermen, and people who care about the maritime industries in Maine.

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  13. Eves: Maine towns struggle to staff volunteer fire departmentsRead the original story

    Thursday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    NORTH BERWICK, Maine - Speaker of the House Mark Eves introduced a bill, allowing towns to provide up to a $750 benefit, either as a tax credit or direct payment to retain volunteer firefighters and first responders. In testimony Monday before the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation, Eves, who represents parts of North Berwick and South Berwick, said Maine has seen a dramatic drop in the number of volunteer firefighters.

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  14. Oklahoma student who led racist chant meets black leadersRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | KTVN Reno

    Police say a woman who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California apartment.

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  15. LePage breaks deal by holding land conservation funds hostageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Bangor Daily News

    People head out in canoes for a tour of Wabassus Lake at the boat landing by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust. Buy Photo Other than Maine people, our state's natural beauty and natural resources probably are our most important economic advantage.

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  16. Author Visit - Mac Smith, "Mainers on the Titanic"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Bangor Daily News

    "Mainers on the Titanic" traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well.

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  17. The top throwback jersey in Maine? It's not Bird or YazRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Bangor Daily News

    You would think when it comes to vintage sports jerseys, Maine fans would be sporting the likes of Steve Grogan, Larry Bird, Paul Kariya or Carl Yastrzemski But according to Mitchell & Ness of Philadelphia , which specializes in authentic sports gear, it's a legendary San Diego Padre who has the most popular throwback jersey among Maine sports fans. According to a company survey, Dave Winfield's vintage San Diego Padres jersey is the best-selling jersey from Maine consumers.

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  18. FORBES Twitter Chat: Bruce Upbin And Thomas Fox-Brewster On E-Mail SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Forbes.com

    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.

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  19. Maine clean elections law could provide model for the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Hill

    But Maine's governor, Paul LePage , was recently flagged down by one Mainer and handed a dollar bill. Why the dollar? Well, it was stamped in red ink with a message: Not To Be Used For Bribing Politicians.

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  20. Daily Brief: Veterans returning to State House one day after National Guard chief's firingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning. Do you feel like you're adequately represented in the Legislature? How far do you live from your state senator? If you live in one of the rural parts of the state, chances are your senator lives miles away but if you live in a city, she's probably within a few miles.

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