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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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The abuse follows her everywhere, and it’s legal: One woman’s story of revenge porn

The following is a true story. However, some identifying details have been changed to ensure the safety of the story’s subject.  Beth smiles and shakes my …

Brothers, state trooper rescue family trapped in floodwaters

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

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Emera says busy beaver knocked out power to thousands in County

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LUDLOW | A tree felled by a beaver was cited as the cause of …

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

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 …


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 …



Gorham goes gourmet. Cape Elizabeth chef opens MK Kitchen

For seven years Mitchell Kaldrovich commuted from Gorham to Cape Elizabeth, where he ran Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea. The ambitious chef, who opened …

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