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Portland Mayor Michael Brennan said earlier this year that Portland would not comply with a directive from Gov. Paul LePage to cut General Assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants. Both Portland and Westbrook have asked a state judge to make the state pay the overdue General Assistance reimbursements until the legality of the governor's order is settled.

Portland, Westbrook ask judge to make state pay overdue GA reimbursements

AUGUSTA | The cities of Portland and Westbrook are asking a Superior Court judge to make the state pay more than $1.2 million worth …

Downtown roundup: Bagel Central to expand, a soul moving, and two new stores

2 hours ago BANGOR | Downtown Bangor is seeing one of its most active periods in recent memory. Three major apartment and retail projects are in the …
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Piper Mountain Christmas Trees owner Jim Corlissin waits for customers Thursday in Newburgh. Piper Mt. Farm has been a Christmas tree destination for 25 years and is steeped with Christmas tradition.

The County leads the Northeast in Christmas tree sales

Here’s a holiday season jewel for Maine’s crown: Aroostook has topped every other county in the Northeast for Christmas tree sales. State by state, well-wooded …

Police: Man who killed himself in school parking lot had sexually assaulted girl

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

South Portland man dies on the job in Dayton

Maine State Police said that an employee of Dayton Sand and Gravel …
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Census: Sea urchin, potato exports down but lobster, blueberry exports up in 2013

1 hour ago LEWISTON | New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show exports of Maine goods …

Maine jobless rate dipped slightly in November

34 mins ago PORTLAND | The estimate of job seekers unable to find work in Maine dipped …

School cancelled Friday at Thornton Academy as police investigate bomb threat

SACO | There will be no school on Friday at Thornton Academy after a …

Dispute over washing personal vehicles at North Yarmouth fire station leads to deputy chief’s firing

1 hour ago Two former North Yarmouth Fire and Rescue Department paramedics claim town …

Firefighters quickly extinguish dryer fire at Bangor home

1 hour ago A home on Bowdoin Street was spared damage Thursday after a dryer …

Cushing man who allegedly found mouse in McDonald’s milkshake has lawsuit dismissed

THOMASTON | A lawsuit filed earlier this year by a Cushing man who said …

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