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Gov. Paul LePage answers questions from the audience during a town hall meeting at William S. Cohen School in Bangor on May 25.

LePage rejects calls to resign, says he has ‘backbone,’ not problems

“I’m not an alcoholic. I’m not a drug addict. I don’t have mental issues,” LePage said.

How electricity providers siphoned more than $20M from Maine customers

A Bangor Daily News investigation found hundreds of thousands of Maine CEP customers would have paid $20 million less if they had stuck with the default price in 2013 and 2014.
Wes Spear, 65, holds the sign he uses to make a living in front of his tent in an encampment off Brighton Avenue in Portland on Aug. 12.

Residents of Portland homeless encampment appear to have moved on

A day before a deadline set by Portland police, most or all of the people living in a longtime homeless encampment on privately owned land behind a shopping center near Westbrook have moved on.

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Fatal crash closes Route 196 in Topsham for five hours

A 90-year-old woman was killed and several people hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on Route 196 near the Lisbon town line.

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Whirligigs at the Country Keepsakes store

Whirligigs, also known as “buzzers,” “gee-haws,” “spinners” and “pinwheels,” are objects of American folk art that began appearing in the United States nearly 200 years ago to spice up people’s lawns and gardens. “I sell thousands of them,” said Pam Patten, who opened Country Keepsakes just over 30 years ago beside the busy road leading to Mount Desert Island.

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