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Maine Republicans will gather for nominating caucuses on March 5, while Democrats in the state will caucus the next day to indicate their preference for the parties’ presidential nominees. Unlike states that conduct primaries by secret ballot, Maine’s delegate selection process can involve voice or hand votes, as was the case at the Penobscot County Republican caucus in Bangor on Feb. 2, 2008.

How Maine’s Republican and Democratic caucuses will work

Republicans’ race for the state’s 23 delegates at the nominating caucus on March 5 is totally unsettled, while Bernie Sanders figures to give national frontrunner Hillary Clinton a challenge for Maine’s 30 Democratic convention delegates on March 6.
G.W. Martin has been homesteading in Montville for several years.  Marin and his wife, Bridget McKeen, and their three children live on Hogback Mountain Farm, where they keep animals and make modular greenhouses.

‘I’m free’: Montville homesteader prizes independence, resilience

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“We own our time. It’s ours. It’s given to us, and we get to choose where we spend it.”
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Portland Tiki lounge opens in the heart of winter

There are pupu platters and fog cutters, scorpion bowls and miso soup, chopsticks and umbrella drinks. But similarities to all Asian-themed restaurants you know and …

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Baldwin man dies after snowmobile crashes into tree

The 56-year-old man crashed on a road that is not maintained in winter and is used by local snowmobile riders.


Children walk as the sun sets in Kabul city December 9, 2012.

Quiz: How much do you know about the cultures of Maine immigrants?

Let’s see if you are familiar with these cultural aspects of Somalia, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran.



New music including The Joy Formidable, Primal Scream, Operators and The Range on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I debuted new tracks from Hælos, Bishop, The Raveonettes and Animal Collective on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at a crop of tracks that charted on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart in its first full year, 1989.

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