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Gov. Paul LePage answers a question from the audience during a town hall meeting at Central Maine Community College in Auburn in this October 2015 file photo.

LePage talks privatization of work program during town hall meeting

Gov. Paul LePage said he is moving forward with the privatization of the state’s ASPIRE program because Maine is failing to meet federal work requirements for the program’s participants.
Portland High School's Liam Dinsmore faces off against Jake Black of Hampden Academy in the Class A state basketball championship game in Augusta in this February 2015 file photo.

Here’s how to watch every Maine high school basketball tourney game

For the first time, three different organizations will be live streaming and/or televising the 142 games.
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Forget LePage and his comments about black dealers. All his staff should just quit

Hate speech is hate speech, and there can be no room for it in our politics.
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Report: Mainer kills Connecticut state trooper in hunting accident

TOLLAND, Connecticut — A Connecticut state trooper has been killed in a hunting accident in …

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.

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New music including Junior Boys, Massive Attack, Porches and Holy Ghost! on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from Chairlift, School Of Seven Bells and Wild Nothing premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at the year 1979, one of the most fruitful ever for alternative rock, punk and New Wave.

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