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Controversial urban renewal group that Bangor may finally disband

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Mary Leaming sits in the front of her tiny home that is nearly complete. Leaming said she had relatively difficult time to secure a small loan to pay for a parcel of land in Unity and an Amish-built tiny house. She finally was able to get financing through a credit union and now her new home is nearly complete.
Homestead

How some Mainers are financing tiny houses and off-grid dreams

The country’s love of unconventional houses is not always shared by its bankers, who have a well-earned reputation for having a deep preference for financing conventional homes. But that may be starting to change in Maine.

Inmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suit

He had been serving a 58-year sentence for multiple robbery, burglary and theft offenses.
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Hudson woman dies in single-vehicle crash

A Hudson woman died shortly before noon Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Route 221, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

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A ball is seen on a roulette wheel in front of slot machines at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau, May 22, 2012.
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A quirk in Maine’s Constitution could keep casino question off ballot

Top Maine legislators are casting about for ways to thwart a highly controversial casino bid slated for the November ballot, considering the unprecedented use of a potential loophole in the state Constitution that could allow them to strike it from the ballot.

Homestead

Mary Leaming sits in the front of her tiny home that is nearly complete. Leaming said she had relatively difficult time to secure a small loan to pay for a parcel of land in Unity and an Amish-built tiny house. She finally was able to get financing through a credit union and now her new home is nearly complete.
Homestead

How some Mainers are financing tiny houses and off-grid dreams

The country’s love of unconventional houses is not always shared by its bankers, who have a well-earned reputation for having a deep preference for financing conventional homes. But that may be starting to change in Maine.

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A fire Wednesday night at Hannaford's distribution center in South Portland has led to a temporary shortage of some refrigerated foods at Maine stores, including some fresh produce at the supermarket at the Airport Mall in Bangor. Affected products are being trucked to the company's Maine stores from its warehouse in New York and should be replenished shortly, according to a company spokesperson.

Hannaford stores see shortage of refrigerated foods after warehouse fire

A fire Wednesday night at Hannaford’s distribution center in South Portland has resulted in a temporary shortage of some refrigerated items, produce chief among them, at stores around the state.

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