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LePage’s order to investigate human rights panel revealed

Earlier this year, Gov. Paul LePage issued an executive order calling for an independent panel to review the Maine Human Rights Commission, the existence of which was unknown until its revelation by a television news report on Tuesday.
Maine Maritime Academy  students and members of the community hold candles during a vigil for the crew of the missing cargo ship El Faro Tuesday at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.

Hundreds attend Castine vigil for missing El Faro crew

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“We are here in the hope of the safe return of the crew of El Faro,” Maine Maritime Academy President William Brennan said. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with their families and their loved ones. But we are also here to express hope for ourselves by knowing that the human spirit has the will to survive.”

How cold does it have to be for Mainers to consider it ‘sweater weather?’ This cable network found out

The Weather Channel surveyed its viewers across the country to get a gauge of how cold it has to be in each state for residents …

Fire marshal’s office determines cause of blaze that damaged LaGrange home

Combustible material that was too close to a heat source was cited as the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a two-story house Monday on Bennoch Road.



1-minute hike: Little Spencer Mountain near Kokadjo

Difficulty: Strenuous. Little Spencer Mountain is one of the most difficult trails in the Moosehead area because it is extremely steep and rocky. The trail …


Colton Guay died Monday after contracting HUS, according to his father Jon Guay of Poland. The 20-month-old toddler is one of two children under the age of 2 who was being treated for the illness, which is caused by a type of E.coli bacteria that is sometimes linked to farmyard animals.  Jon Guay said the only exposure his son had to farm animals was during a visit to the Oxford Fair in mid-September. State officials, including those at the state's Department of Agriculture and the Maine Center for Disease Control, said they have not confirmed the children contracted the illness from the fair, but are investigating.

Child dies from E. coli after visiting Oxford Fair

A local family is mourning the loss of their 20-month-old son after they say he developed hemolytic uremic syndrome after being exposed to E. coli bacteria while petting farm animals at the Oxford County Fair in September, the Sun Journal reports.



Turkey Bacon Pesto Sliders for a Crowd

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember what life was like before we were all super connected all the time. But that’s how we grew up, how …


Paul LePage, left, and Winston Churchill

Who said it? Paul LePage or Winston Churchill?

Gov. LePage has been known for his blunt approach and sometimes politically incorrect delivery. When British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held office, the wartime politician was also known for his blunt approach.



New music including Christine And The Queens, Daughter, Metric and Wavves on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from Grace Mitchell, Chvrches and Arcade Fire debuted on the show this week, while the retro set featured a selection of tracks from Popmatters’ new “100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ’80s” list.

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