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The MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta as seen in this November  2013 file photo.

Six Maine hospitals face penalties for rates of infections, complications

27 mins ago The federal government is cracking down on half a dozen Maine hospitals for high rates of complications and infections. The six Maine facilities are among …
These telephone wires on Monhegan Island were taken down during a Nov. 1 ice storm and as of Friday, they were still on the road. FairPoint workers placed sheets of plywood over the wires so they can be driven on but have not returned to replace two damaged telephone poles. The building in the background houses the community's fire truck.

Maine sees ‘dramatic spike’ in FairPoint complaints, but public advocate says state lacks ‘any real leverage’

1 hour ago AUGUSTA | On Nov. 1, an ice storm broke a telephone pole and took down two FairPoint Communications telephone lines on Monhegan Island, laying …
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Bernie, an old English sheepdog, plays with Bowdoin College students during an animal therapy session at the college library on Monday, Dec. 15.

‘Fuzz therapy’: Bowdoin College uses cuddly dogs to ease stress of finals week

BRUNSWICK | Like celebrities evading paparazzi, six furry guests were quietly slipped through a side door into a nondescript first-floor reading room at the …

State, Calais police investigating stabbing

11 mins ago The Maine State Police and the Calais Police Department are investigating a …
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Police: Man who killed himself in school parking lot had sexually assaulted girl

WATERVILLE | A local man who took his own life in the parking lot …

Portland Daily Sun publisher shuts down free paper weeks after buying Portland Phoenix

Portland Daily Sun publisher Mark Guerringue confirmed Friday that the free newspaper …
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As Muslims flee to Maine, she interprets their pain

46 mins ago PORTLAND | Qamar Ahmed looks into the eyes of her client, a mother of …

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