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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016: Maine workers deserve a fair wage, building a better future, Clinton has the right experience

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
Letters for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016: Maine workers deserve a fair wage, building a better future, Clinton has the right experience
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AAA is hosting free car care clinics throughout Maine

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Bangor: Tuesday, September 27th, AAA Branch Office , 339 Griffin Rd. Augusta: Wednesday, September 28th, AAA Branch Office, Turnpike Plaza Mall Auburn:  Thursday, September 29th, AAA Branch Office, Shaw’s Plaza, Center St. Brunswick: Friday, September 30th, AAA Branch Office, Merrymeeting Plaza, 147 Bath Rd Story continues below advertisement. AAA Northern New …
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Background checks are the best way to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people

By Ed Tolan on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
OpEd: As a longtime police officer from a family of first responders, I strongly support a “yes” vote on Question 3 to require background checks on all gun purchases and transfers in Maine.
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Democrat Hillary Clinton (right) and Republican Donald Trump speak during their first presidential debate on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, New York.

The Trump letters

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
OpEd: The first presidential debate has played out. Game on!
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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 26, 2016.

Attacks fly in first presidential debate as Clinton’s jabs put Trump on defensive

By Philip Rucker and Anne Gearan, Washington Post on Sept. 27, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.
After circling each other for months, Clinton and Trump finally took the stage together for the first time, and each tried in a series of combative, acrimonious exchanges to discredit the other.
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UMFK Alumni honor Germain, Parent, and Saucier at annual banquet

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
The UMFK Alumni Association honored Dana A. Saucier Sr., Kim Parent, and Frantzceau Germain for their positive impacts on the campus and in their community.
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Things To Do – September 2016

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:07 a.m.
Check out this list to see all the activities happening in Acadia of the Lands and Forest in September.
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Birth announcement – Soucy

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:05 a.m.
Adam Neil Soucy : Sept. 25, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during their first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump spar in first presidential debate

By David A. Fahrenthold, Jose A. DelReal and Abby Phillip, Washington Post on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:57 p.m.
The first presidential debate of the general election campaign turned unusually contentious in its first half-hour, with Trump repeatedly interrupting Clinton, and Clinton telling Trump, “Donald, I know you live in your own reality.”

Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact, official says

By Tom James, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:15 p.m.
There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday.

Local sports results for Sept. 26, 2016

By  none on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
Results Monday’s Results GIRLS SOCCER Bangor Christian 3, Schenck 1 Bucksport 5, Mattanawcook Acad. 0 Central Aroostook 12, East Grand 1 Hodgdon 5, Shead 1Story continues below advertisement. Orono 6, Dexter 0 Piscataquis 2, Penquis 2 BOYS SOCCER Ellsworth 2, Old Town 1 Foxcroft Acad. 2, Hermon 1 John Bapst …

Monday’s harness racing

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.
Harness racing Cumberland Fair Monday’s results First, Pace, $2,200 1. Cyclone Artist, W. Campbell 4.00-2.80-2.20 2. Youragambler’sson, Mm. Athearn 6.80-2.40 5. Rambling Jet, G. Mosher 2.80 T-1:58; Qu. 1-2, $4.40; Ex. 1-2, $10.80; Tri. 1-2-5, $10.60Story continues below advertisement. Second, Pace, $2,000 6. Putnams Kream, G. Mosher 19.60-7.80 1. Vicky …

Why are presidential debates moderated by journalists?

By Callum Borchers, The Washington Post on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:40 p.m.
A couple weeks ago, Donald Trump wondered why presidential debates include moderators. “I think we should have a debate with no moderators – just Hillary and I sitting there, talking,” he said on CNBC.
Hugh Corbett, executive director of the Maine Military Authority, shows Gov. Paul LePage a fixed-route transit bus refurbished by the company on Jan. 16, 2014, in Augusta.

Military official says bus rehab costing more than the contract pays

By Fred Bever, MPBN on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:23 p.m.
Workers at the former Loring Air Force base are still on the job this week, and the state’s adjutant general says he’s hopeful that Maine and the Boston-area transit system can find a way to complete the project.

Debates to help half of voters decide between Clinton, Trump, poll finds

By Ginger Gibson, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Half of America’s likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday. The results show the stakes for the White House rivals as …
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From left, Alex Coulling, a University of Maine civil engineering graduate student and UMaine research engineer Josh Clapp stand in front of the newly unveiled base for a floating wind turbine in May 2013.

Maine’s economy needs engineers, and Maine’s young people need great engineering jobs

By Dana Connors on Sept. 26, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
Engineers are vital to Maine’s economy, yet there is an approaching crisis: There are too few engineers to fill available jobs.
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Bulk potato truck crashes in Connor

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
A bulk truck driver hauling potatoes received non life-threatening injuries after crashing his vehicle in Connor on Monday.
The Boston Bruins signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

Bruins sign Marchand to 8-year, $49M extension

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
The Boston Bruins signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

A movie revisits the night a nuclear warhead nearly destroyed Arkansas

By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
It didn’t take much to nearly annihilate Arkansas. In 1980, a young repairman, who was standing on a platform working on a missile in the town of Damascus, dropped a socket from his wrench. It fell 70 feet, took a bounce and pierced the fuel tank of the missile, which …

Pipeline fight hangs over White House tribal summit

By Valerie Volcovici and Julia Harte, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
The Obama administration will soon ask federal agencies to require that Native American treaty rights be considered in decision-making on natural resource projects, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on Monday, hoping to avoid future conflicts with tribes such as the current Dakota Access pipeline dispute.