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AUGUSTA — The battle over how the state should balance its budget over the next two years came to a political head Tuesday as Republican Gov. Paul LePage and leaders in the Legislature's Democratic majority exchanged jabs. Just before lawmakers on the budget-writing Appropriations Co...

BUCKFIELD — Students  at Buckfield Junior-Senior High School have entered the space race. They intend to launch a $1 million three-stage rocket, equipped with the world's first lunar micro rover in its nose cone, to the moon by 2016. “When kids are smart, passi...

DIXFIELD — Wearing jeans with holes in them and a Rolling Stones T-shirt, vocalist Melanie Jordan stood beside her karaoke machine in her living room Wednesday night, waiting for music to begin. Her mother, Mandy Bither Jordan, stood nearby in their one-story ranch house on Canton Po...

AUGUSTA — A pair of Republican state senators rolled out a bill Tuesday that would expand the state's Medicaid program, MaineCare, a proposal that so far has been largely opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage and rank-and-file members of the party. State Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton,...

AUGUSTA — For a fleeting moment, Kori Coro heard nothing. The Forest Hills senior guard was alone with her thoughts, watching the biggest shot of her life homing in on the basket. "Everything went silent," Coro said. "I couldn't hear anything. I couldn't think. I was just hopi...

Portraying Elvis, Keith White of Mexico strikes a pose for local paparazzi early Thursday afternoon during the Hope Association's Winter Fashion Show held in the Rumford Armory. Association clients modeled clothing from the Armory's The What Not Shop in 21 runway sessions set to rollicking dance ...

AUGUSTA  —Maranacook's lead started melting at an alarming rate in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's Western Class C semifinal. The fifth-seeded Black Bears led by as many as 16 in the third quarter, but with No. 1 Dirigo in the bonus virtually from the start of the fourth,...

AUGUSTA — The Carrabec girls' basketball team did a pretty good job on Maranacook's Christine Miller for much of the second half Thursday. Foul trouble finished the job when the Black Bears' top scorer fouled out of the game. Maranacook was already struggling to rally and without Mil...

AUGUSTA — Down nine points in the third quarter, it was like Dirigo had them right where they wanted them. Trailing St. Dom's by double digits on Wednesday, the Cougars rallied to topple the top seeded Saints. So when the Cougars were down nine Thursday against Madison, it was no big...

AUGUSTA — Last Friday night, Tianna Harriman wasn't quite herself. Despite a gutsy effort against Mt. Blue, she admittedly was feeling sick and achy. Wednesday was a different story. The EL junior had plenty of energy and was a spark for the Red Eddies. "I felt so ready...