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An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb

Maine educators look beyond testing to measure student success

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
While school funding is at the center of public debate right now, educators are wrestling with another problem, too: how to measure student success.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.
Pedestrians walk down Garland Street in Bangor Thursday afternoon.

See where the storm dumped the most snow in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
More snow is on the way Monday afternoon.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Feb. 5, 2016. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

A blizzard blast from Maine’s past

By Christopher Burns on Feb. 12, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Snowstorms are a fact of life in Maine. So here’s a look at back a few of nastiest storms in recent memory.
A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
Randy Garland

House guest with extensive criminal history accused of stabbing host with steak knife

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 10, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
A local man with an extensive criminal history is back in jail after he allegedly attacked another man with a steak knife.
POLL QUESTION
People cross the pedestrian bridge in Bangor Thursday.

Maine hit with second snowstorm in 3 days

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 09, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
Some places expected to be hit hardest were York County — where as much as 16 inches of snow was forecast — and the Down East region, which will see its first major snow event so far this season.
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Flute, Cello, Piano

DECODA February 12 in Blue Hill

By Linda Nelson on Feb. 06, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.

COA President Declares Support for International Students

By College of the Atlantic on Feb. 06, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
Tenants Harbor fisherman and seaweed harvester Hale Miller maneuvers his barge while harvesting rockweed off the Muscle Ridge Islands in July 2016.

Maine’s coastal waters are unhealthy from carbon, acidity. Are seaweed gardens the answer?

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
A new study from Bigelow Laboratory for Marine Sciences in Boothbay indicates growing and harvesting seaweed may be an antidote for increasing carbon and acidity levels in the ocean, which is harming a variety of marine life.
Christopher J. Kidder

Vandal who torched Ellsworth homestead, injuring firefighter, gets 3 years

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A man who set fire to a homestead at a bird sanctuary three years ago has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty this week to multiple charges.
Anah Shriners Annual Meeting and Ceremonial held in Bangor

Anah Shriners Annual Meeting and Ceremonial held in Bangor

on Feb. 02, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
Maine Focus
Steve Sherman, first assessor of Oxbow Plantation, hangs the American flag outside the community center, where residents came Nov. 8, 2016, to vote in favor of dissolving their local government.

Maine’s efforts to help rural towns didn’t work. Here’s what it can learn from Vermont

By Corlyn Voorhees on Feb. 02, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
“We don’t come in with our own agenda. It’s about helping communities become collective teams for action.”

Blue Hill woman dies in car crash

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 01, 2017, at 4:49 p.m.
Sara Wardamasky, 53, died at the scene of the crash on Route 15 in Sedgwick.
Marine harvesters dig for clams or worms in the tidal flats between Trenton and Mount Desert Island in this May 2016 file photo. Sen. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin are working together on federal legislation that would allow marine harvesters to work in intertidal zones owned by Acadia National Park and would give Congressional approval to a recent expansion of Acadia on the Schoodic Peninsula.

King, Poliquin team up on Acadia boundary bill

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 31, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin are combining their efforts to address boundary issues at Acadia National Park.
GOING COASTAL

‘Alt’ NPS campaign spreads to federal Maine properties

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 7 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

‘Alt’ NPS campaign spreads to federal Maine properties

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 7 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

Hiker who fell 60 feet from Acadia cliff writes ‘thank you’ to rescuers

on Jan. 30, 2017, at 7 a.m.
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Sliding footsteps in the build up of slush on downtown Bangor sidewalks Tuesday morning. A storm that is expected to last all day and into early Wednesday, laying ice, sleet or snow depending on region, has closed judicial centers, city halls, schools and businesses all around the state.

Storm encases Maine in ice, sleet and snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Nearly an inch of ice will create hazardous travelling conditions, especially for those out on foot.