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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) is joined by her running mate, vice-presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, during a campaign stop at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day Parade and Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 5.

VP nominee Tim Kaine tells Maine how a Hillary Clinton presidency would affect state

By Michael Shepherd on Sept. 15, 2016, at 8:57 p.m.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine visited the state for a fundraiser, saying he was here to “make sure we win” statewide.

Study: Alarming number of Maine toddlers getting expelled from preschool

By Robbie Feinberg, MPBN on Sept. 15, 2016, at 7:18 p.m.
The study found that challenging behaviors, such as hitting and pushing, were found in 92 percent of pre-K classrooms.
Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, speaks in opposition to Question 2 on the November ballot, which seeks to raise $157 million in funding for Maine schools by taxing Mainers who earn more than $200,000 per year, during a news conference in Brewer on Thursday.

Coalition of business, education leaders calls Question 2 ‘deeply flawed’

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 15, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
Question 2 on the November ballot seeks to raise more than $157 million toward education by adding a 3 percent tax on taxable income above $200,000.
Board of Environmental Protection members Alvin Ahlers (left), Jonathan Mapes (center) and Mary Sauer listen to the testimonies of Jeff Crawford and Mark Stebbins of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection during a public hearing on the third round of DEP mining regulations on Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Opponents attack proposed metal mining rules in Maine

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 15, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
Only one person testified Thursday in favor of proposed new regulations governing large-scale metal mining in Maine.
These telephone wires on Monhegan Island were taken down during a Nov. 1, 2014m ice storm and as of Dec. 19, 2014, were still on the road. Fairpoint workers had placed sheets of plywood over the wires so they could be driven on but did not immediately returned to replace two damaged telephone poles.

FairPoint faces $500,000 fine for missing service mark in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 15, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
Maine telecommunications regulators want FairPoint Communications to pay a $500,000 fine.
President Barack Obama speaks at the Our Ocean Conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Obama creates marine sanctuary off New England coast

By Ayesha Rascoe and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters on Sept. 15, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday joined more than 20 countries in creating 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world to protect oceans from the threat of climate change and pollution. President Barack Obama designated the first U.S. marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean: 4,913 square miles known for …
In the company of other law enforcement leaders, South Portland police Chief Ed Googins announced the Maine Chiefs of Police Association's support for Question 3, which would tighten gun control in the state, on Wednesday.

Maine Chiefs of Police Association endorses tightening of gun control laws

By Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 15, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.
The Maine Chiefs of Police Association on Thursday endorsed voting in favor of a ballot question that would tighten state gun control laws at an event organized by a group advocating for the initiative.
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Meteors fall through the night sky over Cadillac Mountain during the annual Perseid meteor shower, as seen from Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor in the early pre-dawn hours, Aug. 12, 2016.

Saving Maine’s dark skies: Acadia festival to celebrate the stars

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
“[We found] one of the darkest locations on the eastern seaboard,” Chad Moore said of Acadia National Park. On a clear night in Acadia, visitors can see the band of the Milky Way with the naked eye, and on occasion they’ll catch a colorful show of the Northern Lights.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC., as seen on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Lincoln Paper executives took millions instead of restarting mill, creditors claim

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
The lawsuit alleges that company officials fraudulently pocketed millions of dollars rather than repair a damaged boiler that was key to the mill’s profitability.

Man to serve 15 years for armed robberies that netted more than $40,000

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 15, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
A New Hampshire man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in prison for the armed robberies of three banks and a credit union last year.

The path of Khan: Maine native spent August racing horses across Mongolia

By Maia Zewert on Sept. 15, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
“The challenge was extremely appealing to me, as was the chance to combine several of my passions — riding, travel, culture and intense experiences.”
State and Fairfield police are asking for the public’s help in locating Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, who has been missing since Aug. 30. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July in front on the truck she reportedly disappeared from.

Police seek help in finding Fairfield woman missing 2 weeks

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 15, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
The Maine State Police and the Fairfield Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a Fairfield woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.
This waterfront property in Owls Head, that was valued by the town at nearly $500,000, was sold by the state for $205,000 while its owner was in a psychiatric hospital

Can state be sued for selling off home of man in state care?

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 15, 2016, at 8:58 a.m.
The state argued it needed to become conservator because Dean, who had never lived independently, was not capable of managing his finances.
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People dance in a circle around the Burnurwurbskek Singers on the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park on Wednesday. Ronnie Bear (center) and four other members of the Penobscot Indian Nation sang traditional Wabanaki songs to bystanders. The Cultural Connections program, organized by Acadia National Park Ranger Marie Yarborough in collaboration with the Abbe Museum, brought 12 different groups into the park this year to inform visitors about the culture of the Wabanaki people.

Tribal singers perform traditional songs on summit of Cadillac

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 15, 2016, at 7:14 a.m.
The group has been participating in the Cultural Connections program at Acadia National Park since it was started six years ago.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talks to students and members of the community at the D.P. Corbett Business building on the University of Maine campus in Orono on Wednesday.

Green Party’s Jill Stein visits UMaine, seeks Sanders supporters

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 14, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
“It’s a race to the bottom right now between the Democrats and Republicans.”
Maine Correctional Center at Windham

LePage to meet recovering mom who says it’s wrong to punish people for addiction

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 14, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has invited a woman who is recovering from heroin addiction to Augusta to discuss how the state can address its drug addiction problem.
#MAINE

These guys kissed a moose in Alaska, but we have much cooler moose here

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
Here at the Bangor Daily News, we’ve had our fair share of moose themed stories and videos. Here are three of our best light-hearted moose-related pieces.
An artist's rendering of the planned expansion to Maine Medical Center.

Maine Medical Center plans $512 million expansion

By Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 14, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
Maine Medical Center is proposing a half-billion-dollar expansion that would significantly increase the hospital’s footprint in Portland.
#MAINE

How much would you pay for a 60-year old case of Moxie?

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
Depending on the sale, a 12-pack of Moxie sets you back around four dollars here. But, for a more refined palate, we have a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity at a special case of Moxie.
Drought conditions have left the water level unusually low at Swan Lake, pictured here in late August, and other Maine waterways.

Drought leaves Maine waterways low but unusually clean

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 14, 2016, at 6:31 a.m.
Marty Stout, president of the Swan Lake Association, said Tuesday that some boats and docks are resting on dry land.