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University system panel approves cuts of 3 USM programs

2 hours ago BANGOR, Maine — The process of cutting three programs at the University of Southern Maine, which has been fraught with controversy, will go forward after …
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Bucksport teen gets 10 days in manslaughter case for friend’s death

40 mins ago ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Bucksport teenager was ordered Friday to serve 10 days in jail after admitting to being responsible for the death last fall …
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Claire El-Hajj, 63, and her husband Lonnie El-Hajj, 60, met in 2011 when Lonnie asked Claire about her dogs in a Bangor park.  They are both disabled. Claire has been unable to work because she has multiple sclerosis and Lonnie has to use a wheelchair due to a stroke he suffered in his late 40's. They have to make ends meet on money they receive through Social Security disability insurance.

‘Social Security is not the way to live’: Maine couple talks growing older, living with disability

Editor’s note: In this monthly series, the authors will introduce you to people who are apt to be your neighbors, are struggling to make ends …
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Kennebunk police find body of man who apparently shot himself outside station

22 mins ago KENNEBUNK, Maine— Police are investigating an incident in which a …

Breast-feeding mom turned away from DHHS orientation

LEWISTON, Maine — A woman set to enroll in the …

Passenger stopped at Portland jetport security checkpoint after gun allegedly found in luggage

33 mins ago PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland International Jetport passenger was stopped …
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