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Maine ends budget year with $93 million surplus

The state ended the budget year with a surplus of about $93 million, but Gov. Paul LePage complains it was all spent as soon as it was counted.
Six buildings on Exchange Street in the block with the old Bangor Hydro building are up for sale and can be seen Thursday in Bangor.

Now’s your chance: Block of buildings in downtown Bangor up for sale

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The out-of-state owner of a group of six largely vacant buildings lining Exchange Street has put them up for sale.
Robert Craig

Florida man accused of strangling 86-year-old Presque Isle man

The two men were neighbors in Clearwater, Florida, and had lived across the street from each other for three to four years, spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

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Car traveling at high rate of speed crashes into Gorham bog

The driver was brought to the hospital.

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A herring gull perches near solar panels on the roof of Becky's Diner in Portland on May 27, 2014.
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Why money is the real power in Maine’s solar energy debate

Maine’s now taking on a debate playing out across the country over how to value solar power, how to adapt the simplistic incentive of net metering to a maturing market, and whether it’s fair to change the game on existing customers.


Undercover footage shows alleged inhumane treatment of animals and food safety concerns at Hillandale Farms, New England’s largest egg producer, which operates a facility in Turner, Maine.

Maine egg production facility not among those going cage-free

While one of the country’s leading egg suppliers has announced a plan to transition to “cage-free” systems, the company won’t be making changes to its facility in Maine — the same facility that was the focus of an undercover filming operation alleging animal cruelty there.


Kay Beal smiles and sings along while listing to a customized selection of music on her iPod on Tuesday in the common area at Narraguagus Bay Health Care in Milbrige. Beal is involved in the Music and Memory program aimed at tapping into the memories of people with dementia.

How music is improving life for dementia sufferers in Maine

There are 40 facilities in Maine in the process of bringing the program on board thanks to a national effort to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes and some grant funding.



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On a recent evening, just before the sky began transforming into shades of reds, oranges, purples and pinks, my kids and I stopped at Broadway Park …

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