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Wassataquoik Stream converges with the East Branch of the Penobscot River in Elliotsville Plantation.

Obama signs order creating North Woods national monument

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President Barack Obama signed into law the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday, a day after landowner Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres of her property in Maine to the federal government.

This Maine medium connects the living with those on the ‘other side’

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“People feel different when they leave. They feel better.”

No compromise reached in meeting between Munjoy Hill residents and developer

“We did ask [the developer] point blank if removal of the top story, the sixth story, was negotiable, but he didn’t really comment on that.”
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Paul LePage’s daughter among new hires by the Trump campaign

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has added two staffers in Maine as it continues to build out its ground game in the run-up to the Nov. …

New Hampshire drops drug charges against former Maine nurse

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Kerry Bridges said she is still waiting for a hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Nursing to have her suspension to practice nursing lifted.
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LePage again fails the test of character

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A surprising use for beeswax: Paint.

Helene Farrar paints and carves beeswax on wood panels with a variety of different inspirations, including more straightforward subjects like owls and fields of poppies as well as more philosophical ideas such as "what we carry," all from her studio in Manchester. The art style is called encaustic painting.


Lucas St. Clair looks toward Mount Katahdin in 2013 at a lookout on land that became the Maine Woods National Monument on Wednesday.

Maine’s ‘valuable addition’ to national park system is ready for your visit

Editorial: We don’t believe it will take 100 years to realize the value of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. We thank the president for seeing the beauty, historical significance and promise of the nation’s newest monument and we thank the Quimby family for their generosity.

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