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Colton Guay died Monday after contracting HUS, according to his father Jon Guay of Poland.

Maine health official: Toddlers’ E. coli strains identical

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AUGUSTA | The strains of E. coli in two recent cases that killed one Maine toddler and hospitalized another are identical, a top health …
Allen Stehle is president of Beal College in Bangor.

The value of a Maine college degree: Schools fire back against new Obama report card

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BANGOR | Parents, students and those looking to start a new career typically pore over glossy university brochures and popular magazine ratings to help …
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A dentist removes the denture mold of Marlene Trithardt, a Canadian patient, at a dental clinic in Sabanilla near San Jose, November 1, 2012.

Getting older doesn’t mean losing your teeth, and other myths about your chompers

Older adults have many of the same oral health care needs as younger adults, but they also face a few unique challenges. Older teeth tend …
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Median income down slightly, poverty numbers up in US. But why?

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If you are still struggling to make ends meet and are waiting for the economic …

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Drivers and horses make their way around the track at Bangor Raceway in April

Harness racing returns to Bangor track Monday

BANGOR — The fall season of harness racing at Bangor Raceway begins at 5 p.m. Monday at Bass Park and will continue Mondays, Wednesdays and …


Andy Ricker, ninth generation apple farmer, hoists his newest creation, mac blueberry hard cider sold under the Mainiac brand at Ricker Hill Orchards.

Ever tried hard cider? You can at this Turner apple orchard

In a new wooden shed, downslope from a sprawling pick-your-own orchard, you can sip cider fermented from pressed McIntosh and Golden Delicious apples at Ricker Hill Orchards.


A sign for Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway is seen in Hermon, Aug. 8, 2013.

Court approves $342 million Lac-Megantic settlement plan

Victims of the massive oil train crash that killed 48 people in Lac-Megantic should see their portion of a $445 million (Canadian) settlement by the end of this year.


Norma Rossel of Troy talks about taking a leading role in the preservation and renovation of the Troy Union Church on Sept. 4 in Troy. The building needs a lot of work, and Rossel has been applying for grants to keep the restoration going.

Harnessing baby boom energy in Maine: Volunteers key to positive change

For 175 years, the Troy Union Church, built in 1840, has been a landmark on Bangor Road. Once a dusty thoroughfare that carried travelers between …



Five dollar cocktails in Portland? Old Port speakeasy opens

You don’t need a secret knock, password, or slamming outfit to get in. A pocketful of cash and the guts to ask the 20-somethings smoking butts outside …

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