Roland Leger, the manger for the Twin Rivers' Edmundston operations, explains the results of an odor mitigation project at a company open house, Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

Mill officials offer gas leak answers at open house

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
The company issued a public apology for five chlorine dioxide gas leaks by way of a full-page ad in a local New Brunswick newspaper on Saturday.

Warren woman accused of swindling state out of $250,000 in welfare benefits

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Robin L. Snell, 44, of Warren was indicted last month on charges of felony theft and forgery.
Staff Sgt. Qasey Perry (left), crew chief with the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, receives the 10,000th walking stick from Galen Cole at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor on Friday morning.

MAINEiac with family history of service gets 10,000th veteran walking stick

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
“It means all the more for me because the military has always been in my family.”

Midcoast woman says man blew powder in her face, sexually assaulted her

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Investigators say the suspect was described as an “older male,” with brown wavy hair standing 6-feet to 6-feet-2-inches tall.
Douglas Merrifield

Rockland man expected to get 33 months for torturing boy

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
A Rockland man who was caught on videotape beating and torturing a boy earlier this year has pleaded guilty.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

UMaine System releases plans for consolidated graduate center in Portland

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
Leaders of the University of Maine System released details of their plan to unite graduate programs for aspiring businesspeople, lawyers and public administrators under one roof.

Attacks on NH web provider disrupt sites on East Coast

By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.

A tip if you have an owl encounter in the Bangor City Forest

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
Gregory Nisbet stands up after he was found not to be guilty of manslaughter by Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Thomas Warren on Friday in Portland. Nisbet is the landlord who owned the Portland building where six young adults died in a fire in 2014.

Landlord not guilty of manslaughter in Maine’s deadliest house fire in decades

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 21, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
The judge said the six deaths “were beyond tragic” but said that the court could not find “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the deaths would not have occurred but for Nisbet’s actions.

Bean-hole bean supper at Hampden Highlands church

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 12:36 p.m.

Lt. Colonel Ann Wright on Maine speaking tour: ‘Never Silent Until Our Sisters Are Free’

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Owner Josh Moody stands outside Styxx, Portland's only gay nightclub, which will close on the first day of 2017 after decades of serving the local community.

Portland’s only gay nightclub is closing. Here’s what that says about LGBTQ rights today

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 21, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
After more than 30 years of serving the city’s LGBTQ community, the last last call at Portland’s only gay nightclub will come on New Year’s Day.

Maine’s congressional delegation isn’t worried about ‘rigged’ elections

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 10:48 a.m.
Maine’s congressional delegation isn’t worried about your ballot boxes being “rigged” this November.

Baked bean and ham supper at Brownville Junction

By Susan Worcester on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.

Hermon High School JROTC battalion canoes Penobscot River

By Tayler Magliozzi on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Attendees stand during the National Anthem at a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Cross Insurance Center on Oct. 15, 2016, in Bangor, Maine.

Tiny Maine is getting outsize attention from Clinton, Trump

By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.
The line that divides Maine’s two congressional districts is emblematic of the divides that have emerged this election cycle: urban vs. rural, college educated vs. not, well-off vs. working class, and Clinton vs. Trump.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2016.

Trump says he will accept the election result — if he wins

By Patricia Zengerle, Emily Stephenson and Jill Serjeant, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election — “if I win” — fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress.


on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
East Cameron Folkcore/Dweezil Zappa

How long will you wait to turn on the heat?

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Resisting the coming season, and savoring autumn, we collectively begin a silent competition. Who will be the last person to turn on the heat?