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Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen and Gov. Paul LePage in 2012.
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Why Maine could go 12 months without a permanent education commissioner

AUGUSTA | The Department of Education, one of state government’s two largest departments in terms of consumption of taxpayer dollars, has been without a …

Welcome to WiFi High: Inside Maine’s first virtual school

SOUTH PORTLAND | Walk into Maine Connections Academy looking for a school and you might think you’ve gotten lost and stepped through the wrong …
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Graveyard in Glendalough, Ireland

4 places to hunt down your ancestors — and tips for how to do it

It’s time to start planning some ways we can enhance our genealogy skills and find our hidden ancestors. Here are four digital sources that can …

FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in US

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot …


Dylan Hartkopf holds a chicken while he and the other children tend to the animals at the Hart-to Hart Farm Day Camp. At the five-day camp session, children care for and feed farm animals, explore gardens and fields and learn about the origins of the foods they eat.

Wanted: ‘Grow pair’ who love children, life on the farm

Last year, Sarah Smith, farmer and owner of Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan, found herself unexpectedly single; wrangling three kids ages 3, 6 and 9; …


Pilot Charlie Burnham (left) and ground station engineer Tyler Dunlea of Sevee & Maher Engineers in Cumberland ready their unmanned aerial drone for a test flight Wednesday near their office.

Eyes in the sky: Maine firm wins OK to survey with aerial drones

CUMBERLAND | The friendly skies over the United States are getting a little friendlier for unmanned flying vehicles. And that’s opening up new possibilities …



Marshall Wharf Brewing forced to idle canning operation

Yesterday I heard some noise about Marshall Wharf Brewing Company shutting down their canning operation, I reached out to David Carlson, Owner at Marshall Wharf …

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