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Supporters of raising the minimum wage attend a meeting hosted by Bangor Councilor Joe Baldacci on April 9 in Bangor

LePage seeks to quash local efforts to raise minimum wage

AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage is promoting a bill to thwart municipal officials in two of Maine’s largest communities from raising the minimum wage …

Marijuana advocate, opponent square off in 4/20 debate

PORTLAND | Access to marijuana among children and the economic impact of the drug were among points of contention Monday as top advocates for …
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Trish Callahan of Augusta.

Don’t portray this state I love as a hotbed of racial discontent

When I played high school basketball, we travelled up to The County to play a couple times. Because of the distance we would stay with …

Brothers, state trooper rescue family trapped in floodwaters

ST. FRANCIS | Anyone who lives along the St. John River knows how fast …

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Maine bills could lessen custody tensions during divorce

AUGUSTA | Bills aimed at lessening tensions between divorcing parents of minor children will …

Power out in parts of Aroostook, northern Penobscot counties

BANGOR, Maine —- Emera Maine repair crews were working to determine the cause of a …

The scars that don’t show: Growing up in an alcoholic family

The most pervasive and damaging of beliefs, perceptions, and practices are internalized with neither awareness …

Child advocates explain link between trauma, future problems

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BELFAST | Years ago, when Patrick Walsh was working as a victim and witness …

Man’s body found on shore of Penobscot River

A man’s body was found ashore on the Penobscot River in Hancock …

Chicken sausage recalled after plastic pieces found

WASHINGTON — Kayem Foods is recalling about 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products …


Caribou native Spencer McElwain, pictured competing in the 2014 Flat Top 5K in Lamoine, was the fastest Maine finisher Monday during the 119th Boston Marathon. His time was 2 hours, 34 minutes, 3 seconds.

Fastest Mainers at Boston Marathon

Spencer McElwain of Arundel and Kristin Barry of Scarborough braved periodic rain, a steady headwind and the 26.2-mile challenge from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boston to …



Where in the woods am I?

I’ve been spending a lot of time along the coast lately to write various stories for the BDN, and I’m not complaining. See if you recognize …

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