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House District 67: Consultant challenges incumbent lawmaker

October 18, 2018 - 10:40pm
The district includes Frye Island and parts of Casco, Gray and Raymond.

Obituary: Stories of store owners’ generosity evoke a simpler time

October 18, 2018 - 10:28pm
Freda Rowell, 93, died Sunday in a Lewiston hospital with family members close by.

Stoned driver risks increase as legal pot spreads across U.S.

October 18, 2018 - 9:36pm
A study finds that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

Justice Dept. investigating clergy sex abuse in Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania

October 18, 2018 - 9:21pm
Victim advocates say it's the first such probe by the federal agency, opening a new front of legal peril for the church after a scathing state grand jury report on 'predator priests.'

Outlook dims for NASA’s telescopes

October 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
These telescopes are aging, if not already dead, and there is no budget or political will to replace them.

LePage says his hospital stay in August was for ‘cardiac issue’

October 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
In an interview with C-Span, the Maine governor says his health now is 'excellent. If it was any better it would be illegal.'

Wet, mild winter seen for much of the country

October 18, 2018 - 8:58pm
No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal.

Windham Town Council: Candidates agree on need to improve how councilors do business

October 18, 2018 - 8:55pm
They also emphasize the importance of maintaining the town's rural identity.

House District 23: USM math instructor challenges incumbent

October 18, 2018 - 8:53pm
House District 23 covers part of Standish.

Indonesia drops disinfectant on earthquake sites

October 18, 2018 - 8:30pm
The magnitude 7.4 quake and high tsunami waves killed 2,103 people.

Crimean city mourns 20 victims of school shooting

October 18, 2018 - 8:14pm
Thousands of residents are expected to attend the funerals of most of the victims Friday.

Postal Service apologizes for saying Mainers may need passports for domestic flights this year

October 18, 2018 - 7:57pm
Residents actually have until October 2020 to get Real ID driver's licenses or passports to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings, the Maine Secretary of State's Office says.

What’s next for the myriad, sometimes eclectic, investments of the late Paul Allen?

October 18, 2018 - 7:46pm
His estimated $20 billion could be spent to accelerate the programs he believed in, or invested so his foundation could live on indefinitely, but right now it's unclear.

‘Cobots’ are here to help workers do their job, not replace them

October 18, 2018 - 7:17pm
Collaborative robots, one of the fastest-growing segments in that industry, are becoming an increasingly popular automation tool for manufacturers.

Athens family marks end of a generation with death of Freda Rowell

October 18, 2018 - 6:04pm
Earland and Freda Rowell ran Rowell's General Store with the good of the community they served from the 1950s in mind.

New England power grid operators learned lessons from last year’s cold snap

October 18, 2018 - 5:39pm
In many cases when it's cold, producers must get power from plants that burn coal and oil; many of those are being taken out of service.

Politically speaking, mud season has arrived in Maine

October 18, 2018 - 5:31pm
As advertising by state parties and outside groups ramps up, so do complaints about untruthful or misleading attacks and claims.

Overall enrollment in UMaine System rebounds following last year’s decline

October 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
Financial incentives and new programs are among the lures that increased the numbers of both in-state and out-of-state students, officials say.

Maine Turnpike Authority awards $39.5 million contract for new York tollbooth

October 18, 2018 - 5:09pm
Reed and Reed, from Woolwich, will start work on a 3-year construction project in November.