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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 Myrick, 15, worked on geometry at Edward Little High School. He had lots of company. The air-conditioned library was packed with 50-plus students ... 1

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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 [...] 8:00pm

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 [...] 8:05am

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 [...] 7:57am

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 [...] 7:27am

Postal Service reducing hours for East Dixfield Post Office

EAST DIXFIELD — Eighteen East Dixfield Post Office boxholders who attended a meeting there late Tuesday afternoon learned they didn't [...] 12:00am

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LePage wants answers on immigrant children placed in Maine

AUGUSTA — In a conference call Tuesday with federal agencies, Gov. Paul LePage was informed that eight illegal immigrant children have [...] 12

ACA proponent: Ruling 'nothing to panic about'

Despite a pair of dueling court rulings Tuesday — one that said people cannot use government tax breaks to buy health insurance throug [...] 3

Maine Appalachian Trail hiker still missing one year later

One doesn't vanish without a trace from the Appalachian Trail in Maine. But Geraldine "Gerry" Anita Largay, 66, did a year ago Tuesday. Howe [...]

Victim's DNA found on defendant's screwdriver

AUBURN — A forensic analyst at the state's crime lab said Tuesday that 20-year-old Romeo Parent's DNA was found lodged in a crevice on [...]

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Great Falls Balloon Festival drops Damn Yankee after Mass. accident

LEWISTON — A hot air balloon pilot involved in a fire in Clinton, Mass., over the weekend has been uninvited from this year's Great Fa [...]

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Changes, vandalism delay Lewiston veterans' shelter

LEWISTON — A housing program for veterans should be ready this fall, despite some changes and a few setbacks. Vincent Perrone, preside [...]

Michaud has most cash on hand in Maine governor's race

AUGUSTA (AP) — Democratic candidate Mike Michaud has more than $1 million left in his campaign war chest as he seeks to unseat Gov. Pa [...]

Sidney at odds with farmer over highway goats

SIDNEY (AP) — A Maine town is having problems with goats repeatedly escaping from a farm and grazing on the side of Interstate 95. The [...]

Marshall's Pop Corn stand hits the road

Rene Bilodeau starts the Marshall's Pop Corn stand at the Valley View Farm in Auburn on Tuesday. Bilodeau was given the task of getting the [...]

Zone 3 Legion Final: Pastime wins 4th in a row with walk-off

Carter Chabot, left, of Pastime Club high fives Ryan Riordan as Riordan scores a run during the bottom of the fourth inning against Tri-Town [...]

Harpswell man sentenced for molesting girl

PORTLAND (AP) — A Harpswell man has been sentenced to serve more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually molesting [...]

Rumford voters approve General Assistance budget

RUMFORD — Residents approved a revised General Assistance budget on Tuesday by a difference of eight votes. Sixty-seven voters chose s [...]

Kung Fu at Auburn Public Library

Hannah Johndro, 9, of the Danville neighborhood in Auburn, right, and others emulate Bob Dicrescenzo as he demonstrates a sword technique du [...]

Tri-Town receives funding to purchase new ambulance

WEST PARIS — The Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Rescue Service has been awarded a $3,000 grant and a $17,000 loan from the USDA Rura [...]

Border patrol says Canadian man tried to smuggle wife into U.S.

JACKMAN — Federal officials say a Canadian man is facing charges after he tried to illegally bring his wife across the border into Mai [...] 2

Monday night fire destroys snack shack at Mexico Recreation Park

MEXICO — Fire departments from Mexico and Rumford responded to a fire late Monday night that eradicated the snack shack at the Mexico [...]


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