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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... 2

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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 [...]


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 [...] 1


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 [...]


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 [...]

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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 [...]


$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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...] 2

Former Passamaquoddy representative charged with poaching elvers in New York

A high-profile member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe is one of eight people who have been charged with felony elver poaching in New York, accord [...]

Crashes kill two people in Vassalboro and Waldoboro

VASSALBORO — Police are investigating two fatal crashes in Vassalboro and Waldoboro that have killed three people. Waldoboro police ar [...]

Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 people

KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leav [...]

Repairing potholes

The obstacle course of barrels and sawhorses the city of Lewiston had erected on Main Street between Mountain Avenue and Riverside Street ha [...]

Oxford man's vehicle snaps telephone pole

OXFORD — A 19-year-old man was injured when he drove his vehicle into a telephone pole Thursday night. According to police, Benja [...]

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