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St. Mary's administrator testifies before Congress on Medicare bill

Bob Armstrong, vice president for elder care services for St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston, testifies Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C.

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Mainers on Medicare saving millions on drugs

More than 5,300 elderly or disabled Mainers have saved more than $4 million in drug costs during the first half of this year as the federal [...] 9:23pm

Durham man lands lead on new TV show, 'Monsters Underground'

DURHAM — Bill Brock's occupation on the social networking site LinkedIn is listed simply as "Crypto Hunter." The local man has been ta [...] 9:14pm

Livermore Falls has the first village post office in Maine

LIVERMORE FALLS — U.S. Postal Service officials opened its first village post office in Maine on Wednesday morning at Pike's Corner Oa [...] 7:20pm

American Legion Baseball State Tourney: Pastime Club outlasts Franklin County, 3-2

BANGOR — If one of those baseball purists ever gets in your ear and says there’s never a good reason to slide into first base, s [...] 12:00am

$5M federal grant coming for Head Start programs

PARIS — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Community Concepts Inc. a $5 million grant for Head Start and Earl [...] 7:05pm

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EPA to get $5.7 million for South Paris sludge lagoon cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the owners of a former tannery in South Paris that began [...]

American Legion Baseball State Tournament: Bessey Motors beats Post 51, 7-2

BANGOR — The team in red went by the name Post 51, not Messalonskee, although there were enough Eagles on the Oakland-based American L [...]

Dixfield dairy farm selected to supply milk to Wisconsin-based distributor

DIXFIELD — A local dairy farm recently signed a deal with a Wisconsin-based milk distributor to become one of its six suppliers from M [...]

Police charge Auburn teen in Jay, Livermore Falls vehicle burglaries

JAY — Police in Livermore Falls and Jay were dealing with nine reports early Wednesday of vehicles broken into in Chisholm Village. It [...]

LePage, utilities commissioner conflict over ethics only partially resolved

A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the state’s Public Utilities Commission has been settled in the short [...]

My Maine Ride owner agrees to suspension, reimburse consumers up to $30,000

BANGOR — The used car dealer sued by the Maine Attorney General’s Office earlier this year for unfair and deceptive trade practi [...]

'Night Out' in Auburn on Aug. 5

AUBURN — The Police Department's annual National Night Out against crime will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Festival Plaza. T [...]

Lewiston dog park closes during parvovirus outbreak

LEWISTON — An outbreak of parvovirus in the community has convinced the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society to close its Strawberry Av [...]

'Fourth annual Redneck 'Blank' this weekend will feature 'unbridled fun'

HEBRON — Thousands of people from all over the country are expected to descend upon an otherwise quiet stretch of Route 124 for the fo [...]

New Franco Center director focuses on fundraising

LEWISTON — When it's for a good cause, asking for money is a pleasure to Mitch Thomas. Every no can be cordial. And every yes is extra [...]

Investigator: Ellsworth bird sanctuary fire was arson

ELLSWORTH (AP) — The district attorney is reviewing the results of a state fire marshal investigation into an arson fire last March at [...]

Wilton man accused of driving to endanger in Farmington

FARMINGTON — A Wilton man was charged Wednesday morning after a Franklin County deputy clocked him driving 98 mph in a 50 mph zone on [...]

LePage says state should go it alone on Riverview

LEWISTON — Gov. Paul LePage's suggestion that the state reject $20 million in federal funds for the state's psychiatric hospital would [...] 2

Avon man accused of assaulting woman in Phillips

PHILLIPS — An Avon man is accused of physically assaulting an ex-girlfriend Tuesday night at a Phillips residence on Pleasant Street. [...]

Ruling expected Thursday on motion to overturn Lowe's manslaughter convictions

PARIS — A daylong hearing in a bid to overturn two manslaughter convictions against 21-year-old Kristina Lowe of Oxford will begin Thu [...]

Judge denies former state police chief's request to visit grandchildren

PORTLAND — Andrew Demers, a former Maine State Police chief accused of molesting a young relative, will not be allowed supervised visi [...]

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