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Maine Republicans will gather for nominating caucuses on March 5, while Democrats in the state will caucus the next day to indicate their preference for the parties’ presidential nominees. Unlike states that conduct primaries by secret ballot, Maine’s delegate selection process can involve voice or hand votes, as was the case at the Penobscot County Republican caucus in Bangor on Feb. 2, 2008.
POLL QUESTION

How Maine’s Republican and Democratic caucuses will work

Republicans’ race for the state’s 23 delegates at the nominating caucus on March 5 is totally unsettled, while Bernie Sanders figures to give national frontrunner Hillary Clinton a challenge for Maine’s 30 Democratic convention delegates on March 6.
VIDEO

Old barn gets new spirit from small-batch distillery

It takes 24 months to create a straight bourbon. It’s taken David Woods 13 months and counting to turn the neglected barn in York Corner into a distillery of bourbon whiskey, vodka and other premier quaffables.
URBAN EYE

Portland Tiki lounge opens in the heart of winter

“It’s about escapism,” says co-owner Jason Loring.

Baldwin man dies after snowmobile crashes into tree

2 hours ago
The 56-year-old man crashed on a road that is not maintained in winter and is used by local snowmobile riders.

Man dies after truck sinks in water in Lakeville Plantation

8 mins ago
The driver’s name, age and hometown were not immediately available.

Sprinklers prevent spread of South Portland condo fire

Two condominiums in South Portland were damaged in an early Sunday morning fire, but officials said no one was injured.

Homestead

David Woods II (left) and his father David Woods of Wiggly Bridge Distillery work on constructing a still at their secondary location in a barn on Route 1 in York on Wednesday. They opened the distillery in 2013.
VIDEO

Old barn gets new spirit from small-batch distillery

It takes 24 months to create a straight bourbon. It’s taken David Woods 13 months and counting to turn the neglected barn in York Corner into a distillery of bourbon whiskey, vodka and other premier quaffables.

Quizzes

Children walk as the sun sets in Kabul city December 9, 2012.

Quiz: How much do you know about the cultures of Maine immigrants?

Let’s see if you are familiar with these cultural aspects of Somalia, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran.

Events

WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including The Joy Formidable, Primal Scream, Operators and The Range on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I debuted new tracks from Hælos, Bishop, The Raveonettes and Animal Collective on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at a crop of tracks that charted on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart in its first full year, 1989.

Crime & Courts

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