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Republican legislative leaders (from left) Assistant House Minority Leader Ellie Espling, R-New Gloucester; House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport; Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport; Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon;  and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing, R-Hampden; are shown at a recent news conference in Augusta.

GOP leaders support LePage effort to kill income tax by 2020

AUGUSTA | The stage is set for a partisan showdown over a plan by Gov. Paul LePage to amend the Maine Constitution to eliminate …
Clara Swan shares a laugh with Gov. Paul LePage during an early celebration of Swan's 103rd birthday at Husson University on Tuesday.  LePage, who graduated in 1971, studied at Husson when Swan was a staff member.

LePage, other Husson alumni honor Clara Swan for her 103rd birthday

BANGOR | Whatever else Clara Lincoln Swan means to the people who attended a reception Tuesday at Husson University in honor of her upcoming …

The abuse follows her everywhere, and it’s legal: One woman’s story of revenge porn

The following is a true story. However, some identifying details have been changed to ensure the safety of the story’s subject.  Beth smiles and shakes my …

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Divorced parents support bills to change child custody standard

AUGUSTA | People who feel they have been treated unfairly by Maine’s family court …

Public asked for help after two dogs found killed in Aroostook County

LUDLOW | Local animal officials are seeking the public’s help in determining the owners …

Falmouth makes plan to harvest trees from community forest

A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill …


Wade Miley of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch during Tuesday night's American League game against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. He worked 5 2/3 shutout innings as the Red Sox edged the Rays 1-0.

Miley, four relievers lead Red Sox to shutout of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Tampa Bay Rays’ home woes continued, with an unearned run leading the Boston Red Sox and starter Wade Miley to …



1-minute hike: Bar Island, Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Easy. This hike is less than 2 miles in total length and climbs gradually to the highest point of Bar Island, which is 173 …

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