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Maine Voices: Wells High School Indian mascot a sign of disrespect
ORONO — While the community of Wells enjoys promoting itself, on its website, as “the friendliest town in Maine,” and its high school has been identified as one of the best in the nation and state, the school could gain a new title it may not want …
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Maine-Endwell to open new baseball field
Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Maine-Endwell announced the official opening of the new turf baseball field and stadium for opening day ceremony. The public is invited to the to the field located on 750 Farm to Market Road, behind Maine-Endwell …
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Maine to receive .4 million in federal fish and wildlife funding
WASHINGTON — The state of Maine will receive $ 11.4 million in federal funds that are distributed to the states for fish and wildlife conservation and recreational uses each year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday. In all, the USFWS …
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Maine student scores drop on reading and math exams
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine students in grades three through eight scored lower on the state's reading and math exams in 2013 than they did the year before. The tests were taken by nearly all students last October and are used to satisfy state and federal …
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Great-great-grandson of Hiram Maxim, machine gun inventor, wins Maine
BANGOR, Maine — Nine years ago, Dimitri Maxim's mother, Lefki Michael-Maxim, had a kidney transplant. Since the operation, she has had four biopsies to determine whether her body was rejecting the new kidney, she said. Each time, a piece of the organ …
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Maine man charged with possessing child pornography
David J. Pollard, 53, of 7 Charles St. in Sanford, Maine, was charged with 15 counts of possessing photos and videos of children performing sexual acts. A grand jury handed up the indictments March 20. Pollard is scheduled to appear for an arraignment …
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"America Needs A Raise" bus rolls into Maine
PORTLAND, Me. – As the America Needs a Raise bus pulled into Portland for its second stop on a ten state tour, Mayor Michael Brennan stood at City Hall, flanked by local business owner Anne Rand and minimum wage earner Tabitha Weyland, to welcome …
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Mother of actor Patrick Dempsey dies in Maine
dealsaver. LEWISTON, Maine — Amanda Dempsey, who inspired her son, actor Patrick Dempsey, to help create a cancer support organization at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, has died at age 79. Peter Chalke, CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, …
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Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Filmmakers from across the world are heading to Maine for a week of screenings and independent films and documentaries about the Jewish experience. The Maine Jewish Film Festival begins Saturday and extends through the …
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Maine's new elver rules will delay season start until April
Last modified March 18, 2014, at 6:49 p.m.. ELLSWORTH, Maine — New rules for the elver fishery that were overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the Legislature will result in a delay of at least two weeks to the start of the season, according to state …
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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 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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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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Maine needs solar energy. It also needs a plan for it
The state should have a better handle on this by now: How much should Maine spend to incentivize the use of solar energy to ensure the greatest return, relative to the energy needs of Maine, and how should those incentives be structured? How does solar …
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Environmentalists worry decision made in Canada could impact Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian National Energy Board ruled in favor of a project that will allow tar sands oil to flow east from Alberta Provence to Montreal, Quebec. Environmental groups in Maine believe the …
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Legislative committee endorses bill designed to protect water quality in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine — Most of Maine's lakes are still covered with ice, but on Thursday, the Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that aims to further protect water quality for 3,000 of the state's largest lakes. Among …
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Central Maine spring flood risk normal now, but above average long term
Maine's flood risk is normal over the next two weeks, but above average in the long term, officials told the River Flow Advisory Commission, a body made up of federal, state and university employees, at the Maine Emergency Management Agency's …
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Why have Maine Democrats made school reform a partisan issue?
New York City is far from Maine, but we've seen a similar attitude toward charter schools in our largest city. The mayor of Portland, Michael Brennan, has sought to undermine the one charter school operating there at every turn. He opposed its initial …
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Director of Catholic Charities Maine in Caribou tells US Senate committee
HOULTON, Maine — The director of hunger and relief services for Catholic Charities Maine in Caribou told the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday that the high cost of heating oil, a lack of transportation and food insecurity are all …
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