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AUGUSTA — After six hours of testimony Friday from the six current and former Maine Center for Disease Control officials at the heart of a state document-shredding probe, two things became clear. Deputy Director Christine Zukas told employees to destroy public documents related to fu...

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage proposes to add 22 state positions, including 14 drug-enforcement agents, four prosecutors, and four judges to bolster drug courts in Lewiston, Presque Isle, Bangor and Portland. The Republican governor set combating drug crimes as a high priority during

TURNER — A dog-breeding business' barn was destroyed by fire Monday night, and although most of the dogs escaped, several puppies were missing. Several towns' fire departments sent units to battle the blaze on Fish Street at Varney's Labs, a business that sells Labrador retrievers.

As another dog sled team arrives behind them on Saturday afternoon at Prescott Field in Farmington during the Fire & Ice Festival, dog sled team driver Jake Turner of Jay gets underway, much to the delight of riders Angie Casavant and her daughters Emma, 8, and Allison, 6, all of Farmington.

AUBURN — The Park Avenue paving project sounds just wonderful. There will be sidewalks and wide shoulders to accommodate walkers, joggers and cyclists. Steep hills will be flattened and the road will be smoothed. It sounds like a 1-mile stretch of paradise. Problem: Project managers ...

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that Maine’s maple syrup industry could become a national leader if more people understood that there is substantial money to be made from one of Maine’s most abundant natural resources. “This is an industry that Maine could...

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...