Maine chefs locked out of James Beard Awards this year

Maine chefs locked out of James Beard Awards this year
The James Beard Foundation Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Chicago and surprisingly no Maine chefs or restaurants rose to the top. New York City, Boston and Chicago, the city of broad shoulders or the “third coast” as Mayor Rahm …
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Maine schools prepare for new, more rigorous tests that will be used next year
BANGOR, Maine — The standardized tests Maine students take each year to measure what they've learned are about to get tougher. Next year, as part of a national effort to raise standards, students will take the exams on a computer and will have to …
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Anglers taking advantage of continued cold weather in Maine
By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Special to the BDN. Posted March 19, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.. AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists are preparing reports that may help anglers in the weeks ahead.
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Judge rules against Maine firm in dispute over Acadia concessions contract

Judge rules against Maine firm in dispute over Acadia concessions contract
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A local firm that operated retail sites in Acadia National Park for 80 years has lost its appeal of a decision by the National Park Service not to renew its contract, according to a company official. David Woodside, president of …
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10 of Maine's Most Iconic Pizza Spots
We're kicking off Pizza Week 2014 with a map of 10 of Maine's most iconic pizza spots. Some of these have been around for over 60 years, while others are quite new. Some have multiple locations; others just one. They are spread throughout the state and …
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Providence eliminates Maine in Hockey East quarterfinal series
Maine's Ben Hutton (center) celebrates with two teammates after scoring a second-period goal against Providence during Hockey East playoff action Friday night at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I. Providence won 3-1 and went on to beat Maine 4-2 …
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Southern Maine jazz bands have rest beat
click image to enlarge. South Portland High School's saxophone section. The South Portland band won first place in the Division 1 competition of the Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival, held Friday and Saturday at Hampden Academy.
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Maine auction offers piece of sports history
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A piece of sports history dating back to the 1867 meeting that institutionalized racial segregation in professional baseball is heading to the auction block. Among the items up for sale by Saco River Auction Co. is a ticket to …
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Maine-made products celebrated at trade show

Maine-made products celebrated at trade show
BEST AND MOST CREATIVE CRAFTSMAN WERE ON DISPLAY AT THE NEW ENGLAND MADE TRADE SHOW. THE SHOW IS IN ITS 30TH YEAR AND IS A WHOLESALE BUYERS SHOW FEATURING MORE THAN 250 MAKERS OF UNIQUE, QUALITY …
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Scarborough Downs casino inching forward in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Operators of Scarborough Downs say they're hopeful this could be the year they're given the green light to build a race track casino as a bill that would do so inches forward in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. The House of …
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Maine high school jazz bands feel the beat and the competitive heat
Westbrook Blue Blazes alto sax player Gary Sanville smiles at fellow band member Jacob Violette during the Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival in Hampden on Saturday. Members of the Blue Blazes jazz band got a standing ovation for their …
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Maine Photography Show Committee picks catalog cover

Maine Photography Show Committee picks catalog cover
The first Maine Photography Show Exhibition Catalog cover was selected by the MPS committee in 2010. It went to Terry Burrows of West Kennebunk; to Thomas Martin of Bridgeton in 2011; to Ella Hudson of Portland in 2012; and to Russell Caron of …
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Experts identify Maine wildlife, plants vulnerable to climate change
Hard times may be ahead for Maine's moose, loons and salmon, according to a recent assessment released by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. These iconic Maine animals are just a few of the many species predicted to run into challenges …
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Two fires destroy residences in Arundel, Acton
Fire Chief Peter Smith, 46, of Acton suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Southern Maine Health Care in Sanford, where he was treated and released, according to the York County Sheriff's Office. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. Langley …
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Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Boatbuilders coming to Portland are hoping to capitalize on cabin fever and get a big crowd out to the Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend. The show runs from Friday to Sunday at the Portland Yacht Services.
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Maine GOP dismisses Medicaid compromise that meets its own demands
On Wednesday, Maine lawmakers once again declared their positions on Medicaid expansion from the floor of the Senate. What was remarkable was that, despite the fact that the bill to expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income residents is significantly …
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Storm to dump up to 2 feet in parts of Vt., Maine

Storm to dump up to 2 feet in parts of Vt., Maine
The storm is expected to start as rain on the coast of Maine and New Hampshire on Wednesday morning, but it'll turn to snow later Wednesday into Thursday. Current projections call for 2 to 4 inches of snow in Portsmouth, N.H., and 8 to 10 inches in …
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NH, Maine agencies meet to discuss disaster tactics
PORTSMOUTH — It begins with cell phone calls to 911, probably a significant number of cell phone calls that will be routed to both Concord and Gray, Maine. And before it's all over, a devastating accident on the Piscataqua River Bridge will test the …
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Maine shoe store Lamey-Wellehan celebrates 100 years
AUBURN, Maine — For its first 100 years, Lamey-Wellehan was run by a Wellehan, first Dan, then Jim, a rare, long father-son streak. As the high-end shoe store celebrates its century anniversary next week, President Jim Wellehan, 75, a frequently …
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Legislators and employers to discuss Maine business

Legislators and employers to discuss Maine business
"How do we collectively grow the economy? Maine is lucky to have the access we do to our legislators and it's up to us to take access to it," said Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors. Legislators and employers will meet to discuss how …
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Smelt fishing banned in parts of Maine
Traditional Maine smelt fishing is banned in the lower half of the state this spring from Stonington to the New Hampshire border. Related. Storm to bring heavy snow, rain,… Ice fishing derby draws hundreds of… Drug agents arrest six in central …
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Woman dies in Maine house fire

Woman dies in Maine house fire
LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Maine state fire marshal's office says a woman has died in a farm house fire in Limington. The house fire on Route 25 was discovered by her husband, who had arrived home at about 5:30 a.m. Monday. The fire marshal's office …
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Notre Dame, Maine Advance To Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinals
Notre Dame and Maine punched their ticket to the Hockey East tournament quarterfinals with first-round victories on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish, playing in their first conference tournament game as a member of Hockey East, defeated Boston …
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NH trucker in Maine unaware he pushed car 200 feet
FARMINGTON — Police in Maine say a logging truck inadvertently snagged a Hyundai and shoved the smaller car down the road for about 200 feet before stopping. The Lewiston Sun-Journal reports nobody was hurt when the fully-loaded truck driven by …
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Maine aquatic resource projects get .2 million
The Maine Natural Resource Conversation Program is handing out grants to 12 projects that aim to improve Maine's aquatic resources. The program is administered through the Natural Conservancy, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the …
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Maine industries will meet in annual manufacture summit
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Challenges facing unique Maine industries such as boatbuilding and paper production will be discussed during the Manufacturing Summit at Pineland Farm in New Gloucester. Governor Paul LePage will attend the …
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