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UMFK Foundation Dinner to feature the Los Sugar Kings on April 22

By UMFK News on March 24, 2017, at 10:05 a.m.
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE

Soldiers and sailors coming home – Franco-American Veterans

on March 24, 2017, at 9:43 a.m.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland

Head of Long Creek put on leave amid investigation

By Jake Bleiberg on March 24, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
The superintendent of the Long Creek Youth Development Center was put on administrative leave earlier this week, according to multiple informed sources.
VIDEO
Sally Moulton, 67, of Harpswell punches trainer Andy Anderson's glove during a Rock Steady Boxing class in Brunswick which she attends with her husband John who has Parkinson's disease. Rock Steady Boxing is an exercise program adapted to people with the disease.

Parkinson’s patients are fighting back against the disease, literally

By Meg Haskell on March 24, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
“It’s fun and kind of edgy, and it’s a lot more fun to tell your grandchildren that you’re boxing than telling them you’re going to physical therapy.”

Stocks slide after health care bill vote postponed

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Wall Street declined on Thursday after lawmakers delayed a vote on a health care bill seen as President Donald Trump’s first policy test.
CONTRIBUTORS

The Oakhurst lawsuit gives grammarians everywhere reason to rejoice

By Roslyn Petelin, The Conversation on March 24, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The Maine case strikes a blow for the importance of clarity against the Oxford comma’s opponents.

Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement

By David Lawder and David Shepardson, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
The Trump administration is preparing new executive orders to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement policies to aid American companies, two administration officials said.

William Keeler, cardinal who led Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years, dies at 86

By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post on March 24, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Cardinal William Keeler, who headed Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years and took a leading role in making the Catholic Church more responsive to the 2002 sexual-abuse scandal, died March 23 at a home for the aged in Catonsville, Maryland. He was 86.

Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of Trump surveillance claim

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 5:58 a.m.
The Republican head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee apologized on Thursday for the way he handled sensitive allegations about U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump’s team.

House leaders postpone vote on their health care plan

By Mike DeBonis and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on March 24, 2017, at 5:58 a.m.
House leaders postponed a vote Thursday on their plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system, casting doubt on whether President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, can deliver on one of the GOP’s central promises to the voters who placed Republicans in power.
All five occupants of a Suzuki hatchback were transported to the hospital after the car crashed into a veterans monument on Route 32 in Jefferson.

Five taken to hospital after car crashes into Jefferson monument

By Alexander Violo | Lincoln County News on March 23, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
A woman was driving a Suzuki hatchback toward Waldoboro on Route 32 when the car crossed the centerline and left the road.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
John Deveau, president of Caribou-based United Veterans of Maine, in one of five greenhouses at the former Phil's Florist in Caribou where construction is underway to create a homeless shelter with job training for Aroostook County veterans.

Mainers are turning a greenhouse into housing for homeless veterans

By Kathryn Olmstead on March 23, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
United Veterans of Maine raised more than $45,000 in one day toward conversion of a 12.5-acre garden center into a residence for homeless veterans.

Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

By BDN Staff on March 23, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.
EDITORIALS
Thousands of visitors, including this group from the Bangor YMCA, have been to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument since it was created in August.

The Katahdin monument is a great addition to Maine. LePage should stop fighting it.

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 23, 2017, at 7:19 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage doesn’t like the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, but it’s already spurring economic activity in northern Maine.
Community

VFW Post 4298 Longaberger Basket Bingo Fundraiser

By David Iverson on March 23, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.
BDN PORTLAND

Oil spill bill probably dead in the water

on March 23, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
University of Maine senior Max Andrews goes through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome Thursday morning.

UMaine players show off to scouts for ‘Pro Day’ audition

By Larry Mahoney on March 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Professional football scouts put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential draft candidates.
Nicholas Gagne

Wales man charged with using jumper cables to steal power, again

By Dawn Gagnon on March 23, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
A Central Maine Power official told state police that while he was impressed with Nicholas Gagne’s ingenuity, he risked electrocuting himself and others.
ALEX STEED
L.L. Bean boots have become a Maine icon.

How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

By Alex Steed on March 23, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.