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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

Collins again ranked most bipartisan U.S. senator

By Michael Shepherd on April 26, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
A national group named Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the most bipartisan U.S. senator for the third straight time on Wednesday.
A landline telephone.

FairPoint to phase out regulated landlines in 5 more Maine communities

By Darren Fishell on April 26, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
Regulators on Tuesday gave FairPoint Communications permission to stop signing up new customers for regulated landline service in Scarborough, Gorham, Waterville, Kennebunk and Cape Elizabeth.
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 A Maine resident casts a ballot

Maine lawmakers edge closer to tightening ballot question rules

By Michael Shepherd on April 26, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
The Maine Legislature started a quiet push Tuesday to put a constitutional amendment on the 2017 ballot that could rein in the state’s increasingly used — and some say abused — citizen initiative process.
Sally Schofield

Woman convicted of killing foster child has been released from jail

By CBS 13 on April 26, 2017, at 7 a.m.
The woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old foster child in 2002 has been released.
A road sign along the northern access road to the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

St. Clair to testify before Congress in support of Maine’s national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
The son of Burt’s Bees entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby said he will defend Maine’s new national monument when he testifies before Congress next week.
#MAINE

YouTube video of a man falling into the Saco River is trending, commenters confused

on April 25, 2017, at 4 p.m.
You will usually find the same types of videos on YouTube’s trending page. Last night, there was a video that didn’t seem to fit in.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042114 -- City workers Tony Young [left] and Jeremy Linscott pull from a manhole the remote controlled camera that they use to assess sewer lines on Friday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Fixing Bangor’s crumbling sewers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3 p.m.
The Behavioral Health Center on Court Street in Bangor.

More than 4,000 patients at risk in hacking of Bangor psychiatric center

By Jackie Farwell on April 25, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
A hacker stole personal information belonging to more than 4,000 patients of a local psychiatric practice, including medical details and Social Security numbers.
A grapple skidder and a feller buncher work in the woods during a September 2015 logging demonstration in Millinocket. An economic report out Tuesday says the state isn’t harvesting as much from its forests as it could.

Report: Aging workers, forestry woes hinder Maine’s economy

By Darren Fishell on April 25, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
Watchful eyes on Maine’s economy have started to track the state’s prime working age population and the potential of its tree harvest alongside other metrics of socio-economic health.
#MAINE

Pittsburgh hates The Chainsmokers ‘forever’ after a mistake Bangorians can relate to

on April 25, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
The Chainsmokers have had a lot of negative press in the past few weeks. With their latest gaff, I don’t think that’s going to change soon.
#MAINE

Snail-whispering Maine girl appears on NBC’s ‘Little Big Shots’

on April 25, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.
Rain falls into a puddle in Bangor.

Persistent rain to soak Maine this week

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
Keep an umbrella handy during the next few days.

Police search for driver who evaded them Monday night

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who ran away from police after crashing his pickup during a chase late Monday night.

Robert Pirsig, author of counterculture classic ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ dies at 88

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
Robert Pirsig, a perfectionist who published only one major work after “Zen” but inspired college classes, academic conferences and a legion of “Pirsig pilgrims” who retrace the anguished, cross-country motorcycle trip at the heart of his novel, died Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine.
Legislators, lobbyists and other interested parties gather under the dome at the State House in Augusta.

Bill would force Maine-based PACs to shed light on secretive contributors

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on April 25, 2017, at 7:10 a.m.
The Maine Legislature could force shadowy groups bankrolling Maine political campaigns to reveal their top donors.
Maine Focus
Christian Powers, 41, has Asperger's syndrome and lives in Gorham. He has two college degrees but only works part time because he is afraid he'll lose disability benefits if he makes too much money.

7 little-known ways to help Maine people with disabilities to work

By Corlyn Voorhees on April 25, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
The harsh reality for people with disabilities — work and struggle to afford medicine, or stay home and struggle to live — is well known, but there are programs and incentives out there to ease the transition to work. It’s just that few people seem to know about them.
POLL QUESTION
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (left) and Lucas St. Clair of Elliotsville Plantation Inc. paddle on the East Branch of the Penobscot River in the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Trump, LePage actions threaten Maine’s national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 24, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
Trump’s order is not expected to change monument designations immediately.
Downtown Lewiston is pictured on Aug. 30, 2016.

Lewiston is one of the best places to retire in the US, according to Forbes

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
The state’s second largest city is the only Maine location — and the only community in New England — chosen for this year’s ranking.
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Maine marijuana activist Crash Barry hands out free weed in Portland's Monument Square on Thursday, 4/20.  He also gave away copies of his latest book "Marijuana Valley."

Portland mayor decries 4/20 marijuana giveaway

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on April 23, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
The mayor of Portland said he’s disappointed by a free pot giveaway in Monument Square that drew a long line of people and a cloud of smoke.

Young Kittery boy dies after Connecticut car crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
A Kittery boy died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction car crash on I-95, according to Connecticut State Police.