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Memo: LePage wants to cut number of state workers to fund tax cut

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A memo that was sent to commissioners earlier this month and obtained by Maine Public Radio reveals that the governor has set three goals for the budget-writing process that is already underway.

The violence behind him, a Portland photographer looks forward through his lens

He bought a camera with the first paychecks he earned in Portland after getting out of the homeless shelter and living on his own.
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The view from a window inside of 73 Central St. in Bangor on Tuesday.

Here’s a look inside the run-down building at 73 Central in Bangor

Perhaps no other large building in downtown Bangor has inspired so many hypothetical conversations as 73 Central, the long-empty, multi-story structure near the corner of Central and Main streets. What could go into that space?

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Whitney Hand, 27, plays in the Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament Tuesday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono. Hand is thankful to be playing the game she loves again after a long struggle with heroin addiction that nearly took her life.

How golf helped rescue a Maine woman from heroin addiction

“I’ve come a long way. It has been very difficult. I’m just happy to be here. I was in so deep, I never thought I’d make it back,” said 27-year-old Whitney Hand.


Erin Parisien looks over her herd of Black Angus beef cattle at Aroostook Beef Co. with some on the ground help from one of her chickens.

Couple gambles on beef cattle in northern Maine

Erin Parisien has the heart and soul of a gambler. Now she and her husband, Richard Nielsen, have gone all in, raising and selling beef cattle in northern Maine, and they’re betting the area’s appetite for locally produced beef will pay off.

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