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People relax on a hill while enjoying the 2014 American Folk Fest on Aug. 23.

Summer 2014: A tale of two tourist seasons

The summer tourist season thus far has been a story of contrasts — a slow start followed by a blazing-hot second half. Lodging businesses experienced …

What you need to know about Maine’s upcoming elections

AUGUSTA, Maine — On Nov. 4, Maine will elect a governor and three of its four members of Congress. The state’s voters also will again …
A lobster fisherman gets ready to empty a bucket of bait into a box aboard the boat prior to unloading the day's catch at the Beals-Jonesport Co-Op in Jonesport.

Lobster industry grateful for ‘normal’ summer

ELLSWORTH, Maine — If there is anything commercial fishermen in Maine have learned over the past several years, it is that things aren’t the way …

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Kraft recalls nearly 8,000 cases of American Singles cheese product

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods Group Inc. said Friday it …
A comment book sits in front of the Maine Labor history Mural in the atrium of the Maine State Museum.

Labor Day 2014

Man seriously injured in York County crash

YORK COUNTY, Maine — A man is seriously injured after …

Dust, moose factors that led to ATV accident, warden says

TOWNSHIP 43, Maine – A moose and a cloud of …


A comment book sits in front of the Maine Labor history Mural in the atrium of the Maine State Museum.

Labor Day 2014

This newspaper recorded the events of Labor Day 1904 with unusual enthusiasm, describing a parade of more than 2,000 union members in Bangor as “filled …


ALS Association backs down on ‘Ice Bucket’ trademark attempt

In the wake of criticism over its attempt to trademark the words “ice bucket challenge,” the ALS Association said it is withdrawing its applications from …


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5 favorite not-at-all fancy Portland restaurants and bars

Portland has so many amazing, high profile, chronically celebrated restaurants that it is easy to forget those just “pretty good,” solidly reliable places that consistently …

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