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In wake of 75-vehicle pileup, a bill to repeal Maine’s seat belt law

On Friday, just two days after one of the largest chain-reaction car crashes in state history, Maine lawmakers will consider repealing the seat belt law. Some of …
Interstate 95 northbound between Newport and Bangor was shut down Wednesday morning due to a pileup involving 75 vehicles.

DOT cameras on road signs help analyze 75-vehicle pileup on I-95

BANGOR | In the aftermath of the 75-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Carmel, the Maine Department of Transportation is collecting weather, road and …
Deborah Bousquet of Trescott. Bousequet had charged that she assaulted then-Sheriff Donnie Smith dropped. As a result of the initial charges, she was placed on suspension from her job as a teacher at Lubec Consolidated School. She lobbied unsuccessfully to have suspension dropped from her record and to receive the two-weeks lost pay from it because the charges against her were dropped.

Lubec teacher caught in Donnie Smith bus fracas loses suspension appeal

The local school board voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance filed by a teacher who had been accused of assaulting …
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Lubec teacher to appeal decision over incident with Donnie Smith

Deborah Bousquet, a local elementary teacher who was suspended from her job …

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Actor Matt Delamater of Portland is in the cast of NBC's new drama "Odyssey," which premiers in April.

Maine actor lands role in new NBC military conspiracy drama

PORTLAND | When the NBC action-packed drama “Odyssey” premieres April 5, followers of the Maine theater scene may recognize a familiar face. Matthew Delamater, …

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BDN staffers prepare to brave elements while sleeping in snow cave

Later today, BDN visuals editor Brian Feulner and I are heading to Unity College, where we’ll try to avoid freezing to death while sleeping in …

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