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The Bangor Wal-Mart as seen in this July 2009 file photo.

Bogus bomb threats target Wal-Marts across Maine, other states

As many as 11 Wal-Marts across Maine received the automated bomb threats since Saturday evening, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Homesteaders of ‘Sugarbush’ make music together

On a cold, clear evening deep in the woods of Thorndike, three women gathered in an off-the-grid cabin, plugged in the Christmas lights, got out the wine and homemade chocolate and tuned their instruments.

Man teaches dog to catch lobster from the ocean floor

Could a trick taught by a Florida man to his dog make life easier for Maine lobstermen? On Wednesday, Alex Schulze posted a video online …

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Hermon woman killed Sunday in single-vehicle crash

The driver’s husband was a passenger in the car and was taken to Millinocket Regional Hospital.

Introducing Maine Meets World, a blog about how international news affects our state

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Why is the Maine timber industry disappearing? Why have there suddenly been so many heroin deaths? Why are heating oil prices so low this year? Many opaque events such as these can be at least partially related to what’s happening on a global scale.

Maine man among dozen injured in crash on I-287 in New Jersey

Three people died and a dozen were injured after a van crashed into a cattle trailer parked on the shoulder of a New Jersey highway, leaving the interstate strewn with dead cows.


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.


Three generations of women from one Bangor family have become active in environmental advocacy. From left are Connie Potvin, Beth Martin, Lyn Rohman and Amelia Potvin.

3 generations of Maine family fighting to counteract climate change

“I’m not an expert, and I don’t have scientific credentials,” Lyn Rohman said. “My strongest motivation is the responsibility I feel to the next generation. We have an opportunity to stop this, and we have to take advantage of it.”

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