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A group of Anah Temple Shrine clowns gathered in Presque Isle on May 20 to usher Skyler McAtee and her date Grant Bridges to the Presque Isle High School prom. Eleven clowns posed with the couple before getting into a stretch limo to head to the prom where they exited the vehicle one by one in colorful flourishes and with balloon animals in hand, before the couple stepped out to applause. McAtee was born with a bone deficiency and has received multiple treatments and surgeries at the Shriner's Hospital For Children in Boston.

No joke: Clown car chauffers Maine teens to prom

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
Prom night in Maine: Corsage, date, 11 clowns in a limo.

Art Gallery Opening Reception: “Far Away/Home”

By Jennifer DeChant on May 25, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.

Former RSU 63 business manager charged with stealing more than $100,000

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
A former business manager for a local school district has been charged with stealing more than $100,000, including cash from school lunch sales.

Lawyer for accused rapist threatened victim with deportation if she testified, police say

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 11:09 a.m.
Baltimore attorney Christos Vasiliades was on his way to the rape trial of his defendant at the downtown courthouse Tuesday when the criminal focus pivoted away from his client and toward him.

Deadline July 31 to apply for 2017 Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Grants

on May 25, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.

Why some Maine Democrats would shut down state government

By Christopher Cousins on May 25, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
‘Tis the season for government shutdown threats.

Baked bean supper at Corinth church

on May 25, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
Maine's biggest cheesemaker will revitalize the former Grants Dairy plant, at 1 Milk Street in Bangor, as part of a $4.5 million plan to bring as many as 50 jobs to Bangor. Pineland Farms Inc. will consolidate its cheese production operations in New Gloucester and Mars Hill at the former processing and bottling plant.

Portland foundation to reopen shuttered Bangor milk processing plant closed in 2013

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
Pineland Farms Inc. will take over the former Grants Dairy plant as part of a plan to bring as many as 50 jobs to Bangor.
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The Libra Foundation has purchased a farm and close to 12 buildings in Monson for $500K. They want to grow hay at the farm for their Pineland Farms dairy products and turn the buildings into artists residences, thus combining arts/tourism and agriculture to revitalize the town.

A wealthy group bought the heart of a poor Maine town to build an artist colony

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
The Libra Foundation is planning to spend up to $10 million to save Monson with a dramatic infusion of cash into the arts, agriculture and eventually recreation.
A PEEK INTO PISCATAQUIS

New campground gives Milo more to boast about

on May 25, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
I am thrilled when others from “away” recognize the privilege of living here, as well. It makes my heart happy to see families and business owners relocating to be here, in Piscataquis County. When this happens, it creates a stir in the atmosphere – new life, new excitement, new possibilities.

Man in ‘clown’ makeup, wearing bladed gloves, accused of fatal Denver slashing

By Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 8:31 a.m.
Chris Gulzow rode through downtown Denver on his scooter Tuesday as he often did, wearing gloves fitted out with knifelike-blades, spiked leather wristbands and makeup police said looked like that of a clown but which his friends described as “demonic.”
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Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte greets voters while campaigning for a special election in Missoula, Montana, May 24, 2017.

Montana GOP candidate charged with assault on reporter

By David Weigel and Elise Viebeck, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
On Thursday, hours before polls were set to close, Republican leaders criticized Greg Gianforte and three of the state’s largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of his campaign.
Shane Thyng

Sanford man faces meth trafficking charges

By Nick McCrea on May 25, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
A Sanford man was arrested Tuesday and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Gorham man, 25, faces charge of attempt to commit murder

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
A man accused of firing a gun at police and then fleeing into the woods is behind bars.
BDN PORTLAND

Paddling down Stephen King’s river

on May 25, 2017, at 8 a.m.
Officer Larry Hesseltine of the Waldoboro Police Department investigates the scene of a truck and bicycle collision on Route 1 in Waldoboro on Wednesday.

Cyclist struck by box truck on Route 1 in Waldoboro

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on May 25, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
A box truck’s passenger-side mirror struck a bicyclist on Route 1 in Waldoboro on Wednesday, sending the bicyclist to a local hospital with a head injury.

Teen banned from graduation ‘not because she is pregnant but because she was immoral’

By Joe Heim, The Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 6:59 a.m.
A small Christian school in western Maryland is not backing down from its decision to ban a pregnant senior from walking at graduation next week.
A pedestrian was hit by a tractor-trailer in Lewiston early Thursday morning.

Police: Tractor-trailer runs over sleeping man in Lewiston

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
A pedestrian was hit by a tractor-trailer in Lewiston early Thursday morning.

Wealthy actress, socialite, film executive Dina Merrill dies at 93

By Will Dunham, Reuters on May 25, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
Merrill’s death from heart failure at her home in East Hampton, New York, was confirmed on Tuesday by Ted Hartley, her third husband with whom she bought the venerable RKO Pictures in 1989.

Recent crises may take toll on Fox News

By Paul Farhi, The Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Rupert Murdoch has a headache. It’s called Fox News Channel.