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Bethany Ward inside her 2005 modular home that is full of mold she believes is making her sick.

No place like home: Wiscasset couple struggles with moldy house

Bethany Ward didn’t learn the cause of her sickness until this summer, when she opened an access panel to get to the plumbing and discovered that her house harbored an ugly, unhealthy secret: It was ridden with mold.

Lincoln food pantry gears up in wake of mill bankruptcy

“We help each other out when it’s needed,” Steve Clay said. “That’s the way it’s always been.”
The statue at the Glidden Cemetery in Newcastle is Carrie Dodge Wyman's tribute to her beloved dog Prince. She died in 1942.

The stories behind 4 unusual graves in Maine

A walk through any cemetery can be an educational experience.
Corky the Shusky gets her first taste of retail shopping on a trip to Bangor.

It’s a good idea to never take me shopping

County businesses take small steps to attract more customers

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The added hours and the menu items haven’t cost that much in money or labor, she said, and have brought in more customers to the business, Sharon Jackett said.

Bangor man seriously injured in Sidney crash

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A Bangor man suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning on Interstate 95 in Sidney.

El Faro sister ship North Star loses power, drifts for hours

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A sister ship of cargo ship El Faro, which sank Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin with a crew that included Maine Maritime graduates, spent hours adrift off the coast of Canada.


Shoppers walk in downtown Bangor during Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.

Where will you buy your gifts this holiday season?

“So, what are people spending money on? Gifts, of course. Survey respondents say they planned to spend an average of $487 on gifts, a 6 percent increase over last year.”


Seth Reardon walks the length of the gym floor at LA Fitness with the assistance of his trainer and gym owner Louie Morrison. Reardon has been a power-lifter for over 20 years in spite of having been born with cerebral palsy. The Orrington resident has been among the top disabled bench-press competitors in the world for several years. On the right is Mark Johnson, who drives Reardon to his appointments, because he is unable to operate a motor vehicle.

Champion Maine weightlifter with cerebral palsy grateful for support

It was during his college years, after a bad breakup and bouts of drinking, that Seth Reardon’s brother, Lance, a competitive weightlifter, offered him a distraction. Soon, the weight room served as Reardon’s refuge — a healthier form of anger management and stress relief.


Graduate student Lisa Izzo releases a shortnose sturgeon into the Penobscot River after measuring the fish and implanting a small tagging device.

UMaine researchers track, document sturgeon movement

“We think it’s very encouraging that we’re seeing fish start to explore regions of the river past the [former] dam, up to the portions that we think spawning might happen,” said Michael Kinnison.

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