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 Jim Wellehan, the former owner of Lamey-Wellehan, spoke out against a $15 minimum wage in Portland on Wednesday in Portland. He previously advocated for raising the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

Portland businesses organize to fight $15 minimum wage

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A nonpartisan group of business owners has started raising money to defeat a local referendum that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019.

Fried dough lovers rejoice: It’s fair time in Fryeburg

The Fryeburg Fair continues through Sunday.
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LePage approaches full lawlessness

Three taken to hospital after Ellsworth collision

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Multiple injuries were reported Tuesday in a collision on Route 1A in …

Poliquin could support ‘more effective and accountable’ Export-Import Bank

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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin hedged toward supporting reauthorization of the stalled Export-Import Bank — an …


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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