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A Maine congressional candidate is trying to out-LePage LePage

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28:15 GMT

That's Mark Holbrook, a counselor from Brunswick who is running against U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from Maine's 1st District after in Virginia - where one counter-protester was killed by a car driven into a crowd of people by a Nazi sympathizer - the Republican governor echoed President Donald Trump by saying the sides were equally at fault. look at the rhetoric used by public officials, pop-icons, news reporters, and political commentators and how the constant drumbeat of the hyperbole impacts people who are predisposed to violence."

Enough is Enough: Well-heeled Southern Maine towns have no pity for Lewiston

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:01:01 GMT

Several years ago a coalition of service city mayors was formed to ensure that their cities would have an outlet to the legislature. Being a "service city" was the progressive code to indicate welfare was abound.

Track record Maine Sire Stakes action

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:13:17 GMT

He'salilbitnoble scored his fourth career win during the $10,272 colt division on Sunday, stopping the clock in a lifetime best 2:02.3 which equaled Scarborough's divisional track record which was established in 2008 by another Maine-bred, Bad Boy Billy. promptly steered his charge onto the early lead.

Maine prepares for Monday's solar eclipse

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:48:01 GMT

Denny's in Auburn will offer all-you-can-eat "mooncakes" for $4 on Monday. "It's how we are celebrating the eclipse this year," said Assistant Manager Fallon McInnis, who hinted that they are regular "fluffy, shaped-like-the-moon" pancakes.

What LePage got wrong when he said Collins and King are 'dangerous'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:20:48 GMT

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are political heroes for their strong stands to protect the health care of millions of Americans , including tens of thousands of people in Maine. Unfortunately, Gov. Paul LePage sees it differently.

Great job saving Quoddy Bay

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:02:10 GMT

My family heritage lies in Lubec and Campobello, on Quoddy Bay. It's the most beautiful place in Maine.

Nestle's Poland Spring is common groundwater, new suit alleges

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:39:16 GMT

Nestle's Poland Spring Water unit has duped American consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that's pumped from some of Maine's most populated areas, rather than from natural springs as the company advertises, according to a lawsuit. While Poland Springs says its water bottles contain "100 percent natural spring water" from a source deep in Maine's woods, the complaint filed August 15 in federal court in Connecticut claims that Nestle Waters North America has bottled well water that doesn't meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's definition of spring water.

Mainers help opponents stifle Boston rally they claim supported 'hate speech''

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:24:45 GMT

Thousands of counterprotesters packed a public park and took to the streets of Boston on Saturday, in an effort to drown out a controversial rally that organizers described as a demonstration in favor of free speech. The planned speeches never took place, however, and police escorted some attendees away from a bandstand on the Boston Common around 12:45 p.m., more than an hour before the rally was scheduled to end.

Mainers to take part in conservative rally, counterprotest

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:12:33 GMT

Rochelle Greenwood describes herself as conservative and fierce believer in freedom of speech. The Wells woman planned to attend and was interested in hearing some of the speakers.

More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:54:19 GMT

In this Dec. 2001 file photograph, an F-16 takes off with afterburners glowing loaded with live Sidewinder missiles from the Air National Guard base in South Burlington, Vt. A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training flights low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft could be retired around the time the process is completed.

More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:54:18 GMT

A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed. Vermont-based F-16 fighters account for the bulk of the training flights and are due to be replaced by stealthy F-35 fighters that figure into the National Guard proposal to hold training exercises over a larger area.

Vanilla price spike is hurting Maine ice cream companies

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:54:17 GMT

If you've ever used the words "plain" or "boring" to describe vanilla, it's definitely time to pull out the thesaurus to look for some new adjectives. That's because increasing global demand for vanilla, a recent cyclone off the coast of Africa and other geopolitical events happening half a world away have caused a massive vanilla price spike and supply shortage that is making life far from bland for Maine's ice cream makers and others who need the sought-after bean.

Ponzi schemer sentenced for stealing $1 million in elderly Mainers' life savings

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:39:13 GMT

A former Nobleboro man who defrauded local investors of more than $1 million, then sold his business and home, divorced his second wife, and moved to the Caribbean, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Aug. 9, more than 12 years after his disappearance. Robert H. Edmunds III, 75, pleaded guilty to one count each of sale of unregistered securities, securities fraud, and unlicensed sale of securities, all class C felonies, during a hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset.

Old Maine farmhouse finds new life as farm-to-table cafe

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:32:40 GMT

The farm cafe at Balfour Farm owned by Heather Donahue and her husband Doug. They sell their dairy products at farmers markets and many menu items feature products from the farm as well.

Maine Unemployment Rate 3.7 Percent in July

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:22:54 GMT

AUGUSTA – The statewide unemployment rate has been four percent or less for 22 consecutive months, the second longest stretch in over 40 years. The trend in payroll job growth continues to be positive.

What's going on Saturday?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:53:31 GMT

Dave Chappelle, Childish Gambino @ Radio City Music Hall Dave Chappelle has had seriously impressive guests at every show in his 16-night Radio City residency , and tonight is no different. Childish Gambino, who previously said his headlining set at Governors Ball would be his only show of 2017, plays this one.

Augusta Resident, UMF Student, Interns at the Maine Department of Labor

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:25:47 GMT

This summer, Kelsey Rohman of Augusta participated in the Maine Government Summer Internship Program with the Maine Department of Labor. Rohman spent 12 weeks working for the department as an intern with the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services .