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A laborer completes finishing touches to the Bangor Wal-Mart in 2009. Several Walmarts around the state, including in Houlton and Bangor, were evacuated for a time Saturday evening after multiple bomb threats were received, according to Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna.

Wal-Marts across Maine evacuated after multiple bomb threats

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“Given that eight other stores were called and the nature of the call, we are pretty confident it was a crank call.”

Homesteaders of ‘Sugarbush’ make music together

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On a cold, clear evening deep in the woods of Thorndike, three women gathered in an off-the-grid cabin, plugged in the Christmas lights, got out the wine and homemade chocolate and tuned their instruments.
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More Mainers searched for this Black Friday item than any other

Carhartt pants? Nope, that was Washington.

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University of Maine's Blaine Byron (center) slips a shot past Princeton University's Colton Phinney (left) and Quin Pompi for a goal during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono Saturday night.

Byron overtime goal gives UMaine its 4th straight hockey win

ORONO | University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron cited his team’s resiliency after it spoiled Princeton University’s third-period comeback to win its …


Graduate student Lisa Izzo releases a shortnose sturgeon into the Penobscot River after measuring the fish and implanting a small tagging device.

UMaine researchers track, document sturgeon movement

“We think it’s very encouraging that we’re seeing fish start to explore regions of the river past the [former] dam, up to the portions that we think spawning might happen,” said Michael Kinnison.


Three generations of women from one Bangor family have become active in environmental advocacy. From left are Connie Potvin, Beth Martin, Lyn Rohman and Amelia Potvin.

3 generations of Maine family fighting to counteract climate change

“I’m not an expert, and I don’t have scientific credentials,” Lyn Rohman said. “My strongest motivation is the responsibility I feel to the next generation. We have an opportunity to stop this, and we have to take advantage of it.”

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