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State awards new contracts for MaineCare transportation

AUGUSTA — One of the companies at the center of a problematic transition for state's non-emergency Medicaid ride program will not have its contract renewed, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Coordinated Transportation Solutions, the Ansonia, Connect... 1

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Oakland man sues over injuries from starting gate at Windsor Fair

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Oakland man injured by a malfunctioning starting gate during a harness race at the Windsor Fairgrounds in 2010 has f [...]


Richmond trailer park residents evicted

RICHMOND (AP) — Residents of a Richmond mobile home park say they don't know where they'll live now that they've been ordered to vacat [...] 1


After tea party uprisings, Maine GOP expects unity at Bangor convention

AUGUSTA — Top party officials are promising unity at the Maine Republican State Convention this Friday and Saturday in Bangor. If the [...] 1


New Mexico electronic corporation plans to invest millions in Camden

CAMDEN (AP) — A New Mexico-based business says it plans to invest more than $3 million and create 29 new jobs in the Maine town of Cam [...]


Birdwatching event coming this weekend to Freeport, Pownal

PORTLAND (AP) — The fourth annual "Feathers Over Freeport" birdwatching event is scheduled to take place at Bradbury Mountain State Pa [...]

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Portland man files suit against Petco for illness caused by rat bite

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet sup [...]


Oil companies and railroads spar over changing rail safety standards

AUGUSTA — Ever since a crude oil train disaster decimated a Quebec village’s downtown last July, Maine fire departments have bee [...] 1

9:20pm Sun Journal

Report finds problems with how Maine CDC deals with diversity

AUGUSTA — An independent review of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention found, among other things, that the agency make [...]


LePage vetoes bill that sought greater government transparency

AUGUSTA — A bill that would have opened records on industrial hazardous waste and mercury emission control plans was vetoed by Republi [...] 7


Spending April vacation learning, helping the poor in Mississippi

Britt Eastman and Ciara Ferguson, seniors at St. Dominic Academy in Auburn, pose with elementary school students Wednesday in Mound Bayou, M [...]

11:25pm Sun Journal

Budget-cutting ideas sought at Auburn meeting

AUBURN — With changes to city ambulance services, cuts to curbside recycling, higher Recreation Department fees and city staffing chan [...]

H.S. Baseball: Emerson's 2-hit gem leads Lewiston past Hampden, 1-0

LEWISTON — Sure, it's April, when the infield dirt is rugged as plywood, the outfield grass is brown and saturated, and the pitchers a [...]

Bates to give honorary degrees to Idexx founder, Pulitzer winner and actress Glenn Close

LEWISTON — A national business leader, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, a technology visionary and an acclaimed actress will receive h [...]

Lewiston library hosts book giveaway

Michael Malloy of Auburn, left, checks out a book by Walter Dean Myers titled "Sunrise Over Fallujah" at a table staffed by volunteer Shawn [...]

Norway Downtown recognizes Norway Historical Society

NORWAY — Norway Downtown has recognized the Norway Historical Society for its contribution as "an important factor contributing to the [...]

'Rock stars' expected at New England Mineral Conference in Newry

NEWRY — Details for next month's second annual New England Mineral Conference are fast becoming crystallized. The event will be held f [...]

'Tax Day' rally set May 4 in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Maine Taxpayers United will hold its annual Tax Day Rally on Sunday, May 4, at the Franco American Heritage Center, 46 [...]

Livermore to go with Lewiston-based animal control officer

LIVERMORE — Selectpersons unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into a contract with Rich Burton of Maine Animal Damage Control of Lewist [...]

Livermore Falls to hold hearing on proposed $2.45 million budget

LIVERMORE FALLS — A public hearing will be held Monday, April 28, on a proposed $2.45 million town budget for 2014-15. Selectmen will [...]

French fries get extra crispy when truck catches fire in parking lot

WATERVILLE— Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in th [...]

State funds to help overhaul lower Main Street in Norway

NORWAY — The state has approved money for an $800,000 overhaul of lower Main Street. If the local share of approximately $400,000 is a [...]

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