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Russell “Rusty” Brace, 82, is helped out of a car by his lawyer Peter DeTroy at the federal courthouse in Portland on Friday morning. Brace was sentenced to four years in federal prison for embezzling more than $4.6 million from United Mid-Coast Charities while he served as its president.

Rusty Brace sentenced to four years for stealing from the needy

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“Rusty Brace is the walking definition of a con man.”
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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One dead, three injured in shooting at Arizona college

Northern Arizona University says someone opened fire on campus, killing one person and wounding three others.


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.


Meg and Ian Chittenden at the Belfast contradance in 2008.

Coincidences often lead to unanticipated pleasures

So, I am sitting on the back deck of the ferryboat Thomas Laighton on Sept. 18 en route from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Star Island, …


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.



Top 10 breast cancer myths

Ever since I was a young woman, I’ve been hyper-aware of my breasts. Not because there’s anything special or unique about them, but because when …



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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