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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 that was frozen in the wetlands next to the Hebron Station School since late December has begun, according to state Department of Environmental Protection officials. “With the rain and warm temps, this has been a key ...

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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 [...]


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 [...]


Route 133, Hyde Road intersection work to resume in Jay

JAY — Road work is scheduled to resume Monday, April 21, at the intersection of Hyde Road and Route 133 to improve the line-of-sight a [...]


Maine's unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

PORTLAND — Maine officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in March. The state Department of Labor reported Frid [...]


Budget panel to review proposed $5.65 million Franklin County budget

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners have proposed a $5.65 million budget for 2014-15. It reflects an increase of about 2.5 perc [...]

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$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 [...]


Marijuana trade show coming to Bangor on Saturday

PORTLAND (AP) — The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England is coming to Bangor. Homegrown Maine 2014 takes place at the S [...]


Dental therapist position approved by Maine Senate

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill supporters say will increase access to dental care in rural areas of Maine has been approved by the state Senate [...]


Portland man faces child exploitation charge

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland man has been arrested on charges that he made a video of himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Paul H [...]


Kids drinking at home?

Do you let your teenage son or daughter drink alcohol? Have you ever hosted a party for people under 21 where alcohol is consumed? Do you kn [...]


Shrine Circus sets up in Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston

Julia Minaeva helps with a clown cut-out while getting ready for the two-ring circus at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Thursda [...]

Ex-teller at Searsport bank sentenced for stealing from customers

BANGOR (AP) — A former teller at a Searsport bank has been sentenced to one month in prison and seven months of home confinement for s [...]

Police and school officials worry about 'Assassin' game

LEWISTON — A 15-year-old high school student suspended for taking a squirt gun to schoo... [...] 7

Bates disciplines student after arrest

LEWISTON — A Bates College student was removed from the school lacrosse and football teams two days after he allegedly burst into a Wh [...] 3

Maine Legislature approves late, last-ditch push for Medicaid expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Legislature on Thursday night approved a Medicaid expansion plan for the third time since March, though the [...] 1

LePage signs Interstate sign bill into law

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slop [...] 3

State budget panel approves $50 million package of jobs, water bonds

AUGUSTA — Maine voters could be asked to approve $50 million worth of bonds at the ballot box this November, if all the proposals by s [...]

Rumford lawyer quits Maine bar after terrorizing arrest

RUMFORD — The state's high court Thursday accepted the resignation of a Rumford lawyer charged with terrorizing in February. Ronald Ho [...]

Religious hermit says prayer 'holds world together'

LEWISTON — Rex Anthony Norris once spoke to a group of sixth-graders at Mount Merici Academy in Waterville and asked them, "What do yo [...] 1

Lewiston High School hosts student job fair

LEWISTON — With his resume in hand, looking sharp in a shirt and tie, Abdi Hamsa, 16, approached Michelle Cyr at a job fair at Lewisto [...]

Cutler stumps at Baxter Brewing in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Before a group of about 70 supporters, many of them Twin Cities business leaders, gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on T [...]

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