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  1. Maine soldiers helping Ebola treatment efforts in LiberiaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    A Mainer from Hartland, a platoon leader with the 902 Engineering Company, helped build a 50-patient Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, and another from Bingham is the noncommissioned officer in charge of protection, lodging and logistics for the facility. 1st Lt.

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  2. Jobs forecast shows fall in manufacturing, growth in health care work in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    In the Maine of 10 years from now, jobs making things, moving things and selling things are expected to decline as jobs in health care, education and hospitality industries increase. That doesn't necessarily mean work making things will dry up, as the bulk of job openings will be to replace people retiring, but a report from the Maine Department of Labor's Center for Workforce Research and Information does reveal which industries are becoming a bigger part of the state's economy and what training most of new jobs will require.

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  3. 17 Instagram photos that show how Mainers celebrated the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    As I have been known to do around special events and holidays, I flipped through Maine-related hashtags on Instagram to see how my fellow Mainers celebrated the past week and a half of holiday festivities. SIDE NOTE: In doing so, I learned that there is a woman from Maine named Renee Cole who appears to be very well known for marketing herself as a person who looks a lot like Lady Gaga.

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  4. Record warmth on Christmas Day in MaineRead the original story

    Friday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Many Mainers enjoyed some record-breaking warmth on Christmas Day, and the warmer-than-normal temperatures will be sticking around for a few more days. Meteorologist Margaret Curtis from the National Weather Service says the temperature in Bangor hit 54 on Wednesday, breaking the old record of 51 degrees set in 2003.

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  5. Craft brews get personal in Maine's newest beer-centered eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Bangor Daily News

    In an effort to promote the craft beer industry in Maine and give the public a closer look at how their favorite brews are being crafted, the Maine Brewers' Guild is starting its first semester of Beer School, a series of events that will take participants to craft breweries across the state to enhance the brewer-consumer experience. "I think we all live in Maine for a good reason, and one of the things is that [industries are] super accessible and the craft beer community is a lot like that," Sean Sullivan, executive director of the guild, said.

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  6. Massachusetts report sparks natural gas debate in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    Advocates of expanding natural gas are pointing to the results of a new study as proof that New England needs a bigger natural gas supply to meet its current demand. Many Mainers are eagerly awaiting the say when natural gas services becomes available at their homes so they can leave before the days of dealing with the ups and downs of home heating oil.

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  7. Report: Maine needs a larger natural gas supplyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    PROPANE AT $2.73 A GALLON. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, PROPANE COST MORE THAN THREE DOLLARS PER GALLON.

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  8. Man, 77, serving two life sentences dies at Maine State PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Sun Journal

    A man serving a pair of life sentences for a 1988 murder died at the Maine State Prison on Monday night. Scott Fish of the Maine Department of Corrections confirmed in a Tuesday statement the death of Edward Robinson Jr., 77. State police and the chief medical examiner were notified, as is standard protocol, and both are reviewing Robinson's death, Fish said.

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  9. Convicted murderer, 77, dies at Warren facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Herald Gazette

    A 77-year-old Maine State Prison Inmate, serving two life sentences for murder, died Dec. 22 at the Warren facility, according to prison officials. Consistent with the department policy and the Attorney General's Office protocols, the State Police and the Medical Examiner were notified.

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  10. 7 Lessons of motherhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Bangor Daily News

    Even newspaper reporters have fans and I am a fan of ROOTED IN ME writer Natalie Feulner. Her work covers issues that as a mother I care deeply about.

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  11. Maine Primary Care Practices, Community Care teams to receive $30MRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Bangor Daily News

    Thanks to the efforts of Maine primary care practices and Community Care Teams participating in the Maine Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot and a unique partnership of Medicare, Medicaid, private payers and employers, Maine will benefit from a two-year extension of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration.

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  12. We'll never hunt on Sundays in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Bangor Daily News

    We'll never hunt on Sundays in Maine. On April 25, 2011, the legislature's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee unanimously killed LD 910, sponsored by Rep. Stacey Fitts, a bill that would have authorized landowners to hunt on their own land on Sundays.

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  13. Sam Asano's Let's Invent: NoNose gets readers talking like nobody's businessRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | UnionLeader.com

    Six weeks ago, I proposed a new invention called NoNose because I keep hearing that elders fall forward on the stairs when their toe gets caught by the nose of stairs.

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  14. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014: Verso Paper, Kaci Hickox and the CIA torture reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | Bangor Daily News

    Christmas is nearly here, but in Bucksport it feels like it has already passed. Town officials are determined to elevate the holiday spirits by adding more Christmas lights and more decorations around town.

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  15. Maine Unemployment Rate Down to 5.7 PercentRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage released a statement today about the 5.7 percent unemployment rate for November, which is down from 5.8 percent in October and down from 6.4 percent one year ago. The number of unemployed declined 5,400 over the year to 40,200.

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  16. Speaker of Maine House and Gov. LePage disagree on state's employment pictureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Sun Journal

    AUGUSTA Mark Eves, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives said Friday the state was still lagging behind the rest of New England when it comes to job creation. Eves, D-North Berwick, was reacting to the last round of employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows employment levels for the month of November.

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  17. 6,500 Mainers to lose food stamps in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Sun Journal

    More than 6,000 Maine residents will lose their food stamps benefits next month under newly enforced rules that require some recipients to have a job, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew said. Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration began in October to enforce a three-month limit on benefits for childless adults in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, unless they work at least 20 hours a week, volunteer or participate in a work-training program for a certain number of hours.

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  18. New Popularity Of L.L. Bean Boots Sparks Scramble To Fill OrdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | KQED

    L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots - long worn by practical and preppie New Englanders - have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The recent surge in demand has the company scrambling to fill orders, upgrading its manufacturing equipment and adding a third shift at its Maine boot factories.

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  19. Maine ranks 49th for charitable giving. Are Mainers lacking the giving spirit?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Bangor Daily News

    It's that time of year when nearly a third of all charitable giving takes place . But the spirit isn't so generous in Maine, by some measures.

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  20. Red Cross seeks Real Heroes nomineesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Twin City Times

    An off-duty first responder who comes to the aid of a neighborhood; a classroom volunteer who makes a significant impact on the lives of young students; a cashier who administers first aid when an elderly customer is injured in a falla Maine is full of good people doing great things to help others. If you know of a Good Samaritan who performed an extraordinary act of heroism or courage this year, the Red Cross wants to hear their story.

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