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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 …

24 signs you're a rural Maine mom

Sure, we all know Suburban Mom, she has 15 million different blogs on the Internet, but have you met Rural Maine Mom? She’s a fun …

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Is Bangor getting less weird?


Mt. Ararat's Natalie Burch (left) battles for position with Bangor's Katie Butler during a high school soccer game at Topsham on Thursday. Bangor prevailed 3-0.

Motivated Bangor girls soccer team shuts out Mt. Ararat

The Rams scored three first-half goals en route to a key 3-0 win in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference matchup. The win was a big one in the Class A North standings. Bangor entered as the No. 2 team, while the Eagles sat at No. 5.


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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