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Maine plans work requirement for adults on food stamps

This story was updated at 3:52 p.m. AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services plans to require childless adults to work in order to receive help through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The departm... 3

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SAD 17 considers need to keep former Paris school building

PARIS — The SAD 17 Operations Committee is looking at the district's need to retain ownership of the former Mildred Fox Elementary Sch [...] 3:07pm

Spark grows for electric vehicles in greater Portland

PORTLAND — Turning over a new Leaf has worked well for Scarborough resident Marc Lausier. "I can say with confidence that I’ll n [...] 2:56pm

Franklin County continues talks on BOC's request for more jail money

FARMINGTON — Franklin County's attorney Frank Underkuffler told commissioners that the question of whether the Board of Corrections ca [...] 2:42pm

H.S. Football: Stoneton resigning to become Winthrop AD

WINTHROP — As a football coach, Joel Stoneton knows the timing of his departure couldn't be worse. Personally and professionally, he r [...] 2:45pm

Source to Sea family paddle Thursday set for 1 p.m. in Hanover

HANOVER —  Thursday's Source to the Sea Family Day paddle down the Androscoggin River between Hanover and Rumford will start at 1 [...] 2:36pm

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Sabattus tax rate up 8.8 percent

SABATTUS — The town has a new tax rate. Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to set the new mill rate at $17.80, an 8.8 percent i [...]

Woman accused of damaging motorcycle with tool box in New Sharon

NEW SHARON — A Gardiner woman is accused of throwing a tool box that hit and damaged a man's motorcycle Tuesday. Franklin County sheri [...]

Chesterville man charged in domestic violence case

CHESTERVILLE — A local man is being held at the Franklin County jail in Farmington without bail on a domestic violence assault charge. [...]

Copper thieves strike sixth home in Livermore Falls

LIVERMORE FALLS — Police received the sixth report Tuesday of copper being stolen from a house since July 5, police Chief Ernest Stewa [...]

Freeport considers impact of a plastic bag ban

FREEPORT — A town committee wants more information before its starts considering an ordinance that would ban plastic shopping bags. Me [...]

Michaud campaign has more cash than LePage, Cutler campaigns

AUGUSTA — Mike Michaud continues to outpace his two gubernatorial opponents in the money race as the campaigns heat up leading into Au [...]

Man injured when motorcycle leaves road in Perkins Township

PERKINS TOWNSHIP — An Augusta man was injured Tuesday night when his motorcycle failed to negotiate a corner on Route 156, Franklin Co [...]

Town to provide police coverage for Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department will provide police services for the Farmington Fair this September. The job was handled [...]

David Flanagan, retired CEO of Central Maine Power, to head USM

PORTLAND — David Flanagan, the retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. and a former University of Maine System trustee, will be the int [...]

Nearly 50 feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the [...]

Potentially dangerous thunderstorms heading to Maine

BANGOR — The entire state is under a hazardous weather outlook, effective Wednesday afternoon into early evening, according to the Nat [...]

Students spend summer hours learning about math

AUBURN — Tuesday was a beautiful summer day, the temperature already 80 degrees at 10:30 a.m. Instead of lounging by a pool, Quinn Myr [...] 2

Tumbledown Brewing to open in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Farmington will soon have a beer brewery, Tumbledown Brewing, located at Eastside Mall, 805 Farmington Falls Road. Owner [...]

Reaction mixed on the increasing use of camera-equipped drones

BANGOR — “Is that a drone?” a woman walking her dog along the Bangor Waterfront asked late Monday morning. Her tone fell s [...]

Portland to consider raising minimum wage to $9.50 by January

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland is considering a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, two dollars more than the current s [...]

Clinton man sentenced for stealing antiques worth $117,000

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Clinton man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series of offenses, including the theft of more than $10 [...]

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