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Decades in decline: The fall of unions in Maine

Lawmakers on Monday debated whether Maine should become the next right-to-work state, the latest in the battle over legislation that Democrats and union activists say …
Outdoors

Gear bag: Bikes for both the trail and the road

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Each week the BDN Maine Outdoors team takes a look at different gear you might need for your next outdoor adventure. For this week’s Gear …
Outdoors
A bearded man armed with an ax, rifle, hunting knife and two pistols, in the Maine woods.

13 photos of Maine’s original hipsters — beards, beer, attitude and all

Here’s where that sense of Maine authenticity comes from.

Coast Guard: Report of kayakers missing in Saco a ‘false alarm’

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An hours-long air, sea and land search by multiple agencies for two …
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Waldoboro woman files federal lawsuit against Moody’s Diner

A former waitress at Moody’s Diner has filed a federal lawsuit that …

Rockland preps for negotiations on $200 million natural gas project

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The city is awaiting a letter from the company that wants to …

Florida woman held hostage uses Pizza Hut order to summon police

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ORLANDO, Florida — Employees at a Pizza Hut in Florida were praised on Wednesday for …

Health

Pharmacy technician Lindsey Carrier retrieves drugs from a shelf while filling prescriptions at Apothecary By Design in Portland in this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo.

Pingree makes bid to allow US consumers to buy meds from Canada

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has introduced legislation to allow U.S. residents to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, answering calls for a federal fix just …

Food

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Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away,” my nine-year-old son Will read …

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