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4 people injured in Route 1 crash in Perry

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
The names and hometowns of the driver and three passengers were not released because the investigation is ongoing, Silk said Thursday.
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STONINGTON, Maine -- 11/18/16 -- Isle Au Haut lobsterman Payson Barter maneuvers his vessel Perseverance through the harbor in Stonington after a day of fishing. Barter said the 2016 fishing season has been fruitful and that prices fishermen have gotten are "about the same" as they were in 2015, when the average annual price rose above $4 per pound for the first time since 2007.

What’s on a real roll? Demand for the Maine lobster

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 24, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
The demand for lobster is on a roll — often literally. And that is helping to keep the price that Maine lobstermen are getting for their catch near historic highs.

New law restricts amount of opioid prescriptions in Maine

By CBS 13 on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:17 p.m.
A new law takes effect in January 2017 to restrict the amount of opioid prescriptions in Maine.

Maine secretary of state’s office seeks to renew $1.8M driver’s license contract

By Christopher Burns on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
It was unclear Wednesday how Real ID compliance might affect the cost of the contract.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland

Maine Department of Corrections reviewing policies after transgender teen’s death

By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 23, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
Michelle Knowles said her son’s death was preventable.
Just over a month ago, Brooklin resident Libby Chamberlain was thrust into the national spotlight as the founder of Pantsuit Nation, a now 3.7 million-member strong invitation-only Facebook group of Hillary Clinton supporters who have banded together to share and listen to personal stories initially about the election and now about strength, unity and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Pantsuit Nation’s founder refuses to be defeated by Clinton’s loss

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 23, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
She decided that “Pantsuit Nation was more important on Wednesday morning than it was on Tuesday morning.”

Maine State Police plan for additional patrols over holiday weekend

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
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Joseph "Rocky" Gravel puts a deer into the walk-in cooler at G&G Custom Deer Cutting in Winslow. Rocky and his father-in-law, Ed Grenier, own the shop, where they process deer for hunters.

Deer season keeping small butcher operations busy

By John Holyoke on Nov. 23, 2016, at 11 a.m.
Butcher Rocky Gravel said with three men working without interruption, they can process an entire deer — from skinning to cutting to wrapping in vacuum-sealed plastic — in about 45 minutes.

Former Maine man appears in federal court for sex abuse in 1995

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
A former Bath man made his first appearance Tuesday in a courtroom in Maine accused of taking a 13-year-old girl to Nebraska more than 20 years ago so he could sexually assault her.
House Speaker Mark Eves addresses reporters during a press conference outside the U.S. District Court in Portland in this July 2015 file photo.

Mark Eves loses appeal in lawsuit against LePage

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Nov. 22, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
The U.S. Court of Appeals of the First Circuit dismissed Eves’ appeal in a split decision.
The northern access road to the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument can be seen in this August 2016 file photo.

St. Clair: $40M in private funds ‘go away’ if monument abolished

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 22, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Lucas St. Clair, son of Burt’s Bees entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby, said he doesn’t think Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be abolished.
Crewed by 147 sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multimission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power.

Bath-built destroyer breaks down, towed out of Panama Canal

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 22, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
The Bath-built USS Zumwalt, the first-in-class “stealth” destroyer that left the Bath shipyard on Sept. 7, broke down Monday night while passing through the Panama Canal and was towed by tugs through the locks toward the Pacific Ocean.

8 tips to avoid holiday meltdowns

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8:32 a.m.
There is a time and a place for everything.
Make Thanksgiving politics-free.

How to make sure politics won’t ruin your Thanksgiving

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
“For you as a guest to bring animosity and rancor to the table is bad form.”

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.
William Beardsley, deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, addresses a small group about education reform during a lecture hosted by the Maine Heritage Police Center in Auburn in this April 2016 file photo.

LePage shuffles education staff, leaving de facto head at helm

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 21, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
The Republican governor gave Robert Hasson, the department’s director of certification, the job of acting commissioner, LePage’s office said.
Antonio and Alice Balcer

Exiles memorial ride ends in tragic fatal crash, sheriff says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Tragedy struck as members and friends of the Exiles Motorcycle Club gathered on Saturday to honor the club’s fallen road captain and his wife when a member of the funeral procession died in a crash.
Phyllis Austin

Phyllis Austin, environmental journalist, dies at 75

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Nov. 21, 2016, at 5:07 p.m.
“I think she probably wrote more stories about more conservation issues in Maine than anyone in history.”
Four-year-old Logan Donald (right) hands out American flags to people before a naturalization ceremony Monday at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor. Christopher Donald (center), Logan's father, was one of the 23 people from 15 countries who became citizens of the U.S. during the ceremony.

New citizen: ‘I don’t care what people say. I know I’m an American’

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 21, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
Twenty-three people from 15 countries became U.S. citizens during the ceremony on Monday at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor.
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Republican Bruce Poliquin (right) and Democrat Emily Cain can be seen during opening statements in their 2016 congressional debate held Oct. 19 at WAGM Television Station in Presque Isle.

Report: Maine’s 2nd District was No. 1 in negative advertising

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Nov. 21, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, who won a second term with 55 percent of the vote, ran fewer ads overall than his Democratic challenger, Emily Cain.