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Maine to issue photo EBT cards

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Friday it intends to move forward with a Gov. Paul LePage plan to put photographs on the state's electronic benefits transfer cards. EBT cards are similar to bank debit cards and are used by the state to issue a variety... 6

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'I felt like a princess': Auburn dress giveaway a success

AUBURN — Sam Cote's prom dress requirements were fairly simple.  It had to be long enough to cover the bruises she got on her leg [...]

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118th Boston Marathon: Local runners see triumph emerging from tragedy

Area runners competing in this year's Boston Marathon are, from left to right, Thomas Bennett, Kelly Brown, Beryle Martin, Vicki Waterman, P [...]


LePage vetoes nine bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill [...] 7


DEP begins collecting oil from spill next to Hebron school

HEBRON — The collection of an estimated 1,100 gallons of oil frozen in the wetlands next to Hebron Station School since late December [...]

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LePage heralds drop in Maine's unemployment rate

LEWISTON — Republican Gov. Paul LePage was touting his economic policies again Friday on the heels of the latest unemployment data rel [...] 2


Fire officials say Howe Street buildings not insured

LEWISTON — Authorities continued Friday to interview witnesses and review surveillance video in an effort to narrow their search for s [...]


LePage outraged that Legislature didn’t fund drug enforcement expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to bolster the state’s efforts to fight drug crimes died early Friday morning bec [...] 15


Legislative failures to become Maine campaign issues

AUGUSTA — Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, an [...]


ObamaCare enrollees told to change passwords after Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are [...]


Victim identified in fatal Vassalboro car accident

VASSALBORO — State police have identified the victim of the fatal car crash in Vassalboro Friday as 18-year-old Aundria St. Amand [...]

The Shrine Circus returns to Lewiston

LEWISTON — It's amazing, really. Every year, the Shrine Circus comes to town with the same props, the same animals, the same red-nosed [...]

Maine GOP says ethics panel’s website falsely creates impression of debt

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Republican Party officials are fending off allegations that the party is deep in debt, saying that an inaccurat [...]

A-L Sports Hall of Fame: Five new inductees named

AUBURN — While it will be wonderful recognition for both Verne Paradie Jr.  and his sister Tammy Paradie Thibeault, it will ultim [...]

Gateway Park construction begins

Work on the Lincoln Street Gateway Park, next to the Grand Trunk Depot, has begun. More than half a million dollars will be spent in the are [...] 1

$50 million bond package goes to LePage

AUGUSTA — A package of six bond bills totaling $50 million sailed through the Legislature on Thursday night en route to consideration [...]

Students of Saint Dominic Academy present Good Friday Living Stations of the Cross

Members of the eighth-grade class at Saint Dominic Academy perform the annual Living Stations of the Cross at the Auburn school Friday morni [...]

Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair speaks at the Great Falls Forum

LEWISTON — An attentive and appreciative audience heard Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair speak on “The Words I Chose” at [...]

Two Rumford selectmen take umbrage with candidate's Facebook post

RUMFORD — Two Rumford selectmen defended themselves and two town officials Thursday night claiming that two candidates running for the [...] 7

Students present plans for using space in Norway Town Office

NORWAY — An expanded police station with its own entrance and a new community room are some of the ideas Oxford Hills Technical School [...]

Motorcycle, car collide on Main Street in Auburn

A motorcycle and car collided at the corner of Academy and Main streets in Auburn early Friday afternoon. Traffic was detoured for a short t [...]

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