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MAINE FOCUS
Daylight hits the Aroostook River in Oxbow Plantation, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

The Maine towns with the greatest percentage of empty homes

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
Maine lost population unevenly over the last 15 years. Some counties hollowed out, while others grew in population.

Alton Methodist Church to hold breakfast buffet Jan. 14

on Jan. 04, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.
A plow works to remove snow from a bridge in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Ice storm in Maine cancels school for many, delays for others

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 04, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
“Bangor reported 0.15 inches of ice. That glaze of ice can make traveling dangerous.”
MAINE FOCUS
Writing over the door in a hallway of Piscataquis Community Secondary School, which serves the seventh through 12th-grade students of School Administrative District 4. The district's 2016-17 budget was narrowly approved by voters during the Nov. 8 election.

The poorest Maine school districts that pay the most

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 04, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
The cost that each local community pays each year varies in Maine from $2,000 per student to $25,000 per student.
Marina Moscone (right) and her daughter Sasha, 4, take a walk through Chapin Park in Bangor on Friday.

Maine power companies still grappling with effects of season’s first nor’easter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
As of noon on Saturday, more than 16,000 CMP customers were without electricity. Meanwhile, nearly 700 Emera Maine accounts were waiting for service to be restored.
Air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Nor’easter blankets Maine, collapses UMaine’s Mahaney Dome

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
The snow knocked out power to more than 100,000 residents, brought down utility lines and even caused the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome to collapse.
Two Maine Warden Service aircraft are shown at Millinocket Municipal Airport on Monday. The aircraft were used in efforts to find three lost snowmobilers.

Woman recounts surviving Christmas night stranded on a Maine snowmobile trail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 28, 2016, at 4:21 p.m.
After getting more than halfway to Kokadjo, one of the snowmobiles got stuck in a ditch near Penobscot Pond. Without cellphone service, the women could not call for help.
POLL QUESTION
Students walk across the University of Maine through a snowstorm in March.

Less snow, more rain for Bangor in this winter’s first nor’easter

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:31 a.m.
The heaviest accumulations, as much as 3 inches per hour, would likely come around midnight into early Friday.
Two Maine Warden Service aircraft are shown at Millinocket Municipal Airport on Monday. The aircraft were used in efforts to find three lost snowmobilers.

Three lost snowmobilers found after overnight search

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 26, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
More than a dozen game wardens and two warden service aircraft were involved in the search in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.

Bradford man killed by pickup truck in Massachusetts identified

By CBS 13 on Dec. 25, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Lawrence Perham, 39, of Bradford was walking in the southbound travel lane of I-495 around 3:20 a.m. Saturday when a southbound Ford pickup struck him.

Bradford man, 39, dies after being struck by pickup in Massachusetts

By CBS 13 on Dec. 24, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
This crash remains under investigation.
Donna Pickard of Far Point Farm in Steuben may have to stretch her own meals, but she will give away her food to someone who needs it.

A simple change could give Maine’s hungry, rural people more food

on Dec. 23, 2016, at 6:38 a.m.
The first in-depth look of its kind shows that 59 percent of people are using food pantries more this year than last.

Dog Bite Prevention Workshop at the Brewer Public Library

By Brewer Public Library on Dec. 22, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.

Opera lecture at the Brewer Public Library

By Brewer Public Library on Dec. 22, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.

Garland man accused of leading NH police on high-speed chase

By The Keene Sentinel on Dec. 21, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Young was held for lack of $20,000 bail.

Winter Art Camp at UMaine Museum of Art

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.

Beaver: Ecosystems Engineers

By Donne Sinderson on Dec. 20, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
Robert Smith picks out food items from the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Dover-Foxcroft one day in late November.

What a close look at 1 school district shows about decisions in struggling Maine towns

on Dec. 19, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
“If the children are in poverty, so are their parents.”
The sun peaks out as a snow squall swept over Presque Isle Thursday afternoon, as seen from the slopes of the Quoggy Joe Ski Club.

Messy storm brings wild weather swings over the weekend

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 18, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
More ice and low temperatures expected Monday.
POLL QUESTION
Phelan MoonSong, a horn-sporting Pagan, made headlines across Maine after he received an identification card after being rejected by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in Bangor.

Pagan priest wins right to wear goat horns in Maine ID photo

By Peter Holley, Washington Post on Dec. 18, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
Though he didn’t realize it at the time, Moonsong had joined a religious freedom battle that is being fought in DMV offices around the country.