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Re-Use at Pittsfield’s Trash to Treasure Center on Sat., April 29 at 10:00 am

By Kathryn Ruth on April 28, 2017, at 3:03 a.m.
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Make sure to drop by Pittsfield’s Re-Use Center on Sat., April 29 at 10:00 am

By Kathryn Ruth on April 28, 2017, at 3:01 a.m.
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Pittsfield’s Trash to Treasure Re-Use Center opens for the season on Sat., April 29 at 10:00 am

By Kathryn Ruth on April 28, 2017, at 2:59 a.m.
A camel snacks on some hay as setup for the 2017 Anah Shrine Circus was underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday afternoon. The first show is on Friday at 3 p.m., with performances through the weekend.

Elephants remain major draw for thriving Anah Shrine Circus

By Dawn Gagnon on April 27, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
In a time when animal rights protests over elephant and other animal acts have shut down large U.S. circuses, the Anah Shrine Circus has thrived in Bangor and Presque Isle.
The view of the Souadobscook Stream in Hampden which, along with many other bodies of water, experienced extremely low levels of water due to the 2016 drought.

Drought plaguing Maine since last summer finally over

By Danielle McLean on April 27, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
All 16 counties are no longer identified as being in drought conditions, ending a dry spell that dried up 426 wells throughout the state since last summer.
Mark Westrum

Maine jail leader’s severance deal includes three months pay

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
Mark Westrum received three months pay — approximately $20,000 — and health insurance through June under the terms of a severance agreement six months after he was arrested for operating under the influence.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

2015 shooting rampage suspect appears in court through FaceTime, but refuses to talk

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 27, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.
“The FaceTime was not successful because the defendant would not participate,” Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said.
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Whatever time zone we settle on, you still can’t bring dogs to these taprooms.

on April 27, 2017, at 4:38 p.m.
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This ‘ice carousel’ covered in snowmobiles may be the most quintessentially Maine thing ever recorded

on April 27, 2017, at 4:29 p.m.
Welcome to The County, where the engineering is sound and the beer is cold.
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Aldermere Farm unveils new calves May 6

By Aldermere Farm on April 27, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
From left: Wiscasset Advisory Committee members Bill Maloney, Steve Christiansen, Susan Robson, and Lonnie Kennedy-Patterson speak at an April 24 meeting.

Conservancy group’s appeal for garage complicates Route 1 fix plan

By Abigail Adams on April 27, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
“We think there’s an opportunity for an even better plan.”
A video screengrab shows passenger David Dao being dragged off a United Airlines flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

By Timothy Mclaughlin, Reuters on April 27, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane.
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NOAA Hold Public Session in Wiscasset

By Mary Ellen Barnes on April 27, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Dingley Press in Lisbon says it's undergoing a $17 million expansion, with the majority of the money going toward a new high speed printing press.

In surprising move, Maine printing biz announces $17M expansion

By CBS 13 on April 27, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
At a time when the paper industry is hurting, a Maine printing business is expanding.
A rendering of Belfast's consolidated court building, which will replace the Waldo County Superior Court and Belfast District Court.

State releases design for new $17 million Belfast courthouse

By Nick McCrea on April 27, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
The state’s new designs for Waldo County’s $17 million courthouse is drawing a sigh of relief from some in town.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order reviewing previous National Monument designations made under the Antiquities Act.

Patagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 27, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
The California-based outdoor clothing retailer may sue to prevent the Trump administration from eliminating any national monuments, its CEO says.
Law enforcement personnel stand next to a dead humpback whale that had washed up on Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York on April 4, 2017. it is one of 41 dead humpback whales that have washed up on the East Coast since January 2016. Calling it an “unusual mortality event,” NOAA officials have opened an investigation into what may have caused the whales’ deaths.

Surprising spike in humpback whale deaths alarms scientists

By Bill Trotter on April 27, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
A jump in humpback whale deaths along the East Coast since the beginning of 2016 is stumping scientists.
Marinna Rollins and Jerren Heng.

Army veteran from Maine accused of brutally killing service dog

By Marissa Bodnar, WGME on April 27, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
An Army veteran and her boyfriend are facing charges after investigators said the couple filmed themselves killing her service dog and posted the video on Facebook.
Community

Monthly baked bean and casserole supper in Prospect

on April 27, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.
A Southwest Airlines plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport.

Southwest Airlines to stop overbooking flights

By Reuters on April 27, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
“Soon, we will no longer book a flight over capacity as part of the selling process,” a Southwest spokesman told Reuters.