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Gov. Paul LePage mingles with supporters at a campaign stop in Scarborough on Friday.

LePage courts women voters, says he opposes ‘killing babies as a form of contraception’

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 26, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH | Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has been the target of a concerted campaign by leading reproductive rights advocacy groups, appeared in Scarborough on Friday with several dozen women supporters who said he’s the candidate who represents their interests. During his speech, LePage made complimentary references to the …

LePage makes campaign stop in Scarborough

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 26, 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a campaign stop in Scarborough on Friday.

School district withdrawal issue divides Freeport candidates

By Kate Gardner, The Forecaster on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
Four candidates are on the ballot in November for two open seats on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Incumbents Nelson Larkins and Beth Parker will be working to keep their seats from challengers Charly Haversat Matheson and Lindsay Sterling. With Freeport’s withdrawal from the …
John Eder

Former television reporter, state lawmaker face off in Portland race

By Colin Ellis, The Forecaster on Sept. 26, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
The race for an open at-large seat on the Portland school board features a pair of familiar faces: a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the board last year and a former state representative. The seat has been vacant since Elizabeth Brooks stepped down in January, and the …
York Hospital President and CEO Jud Knox announces clinical affiliation with Mass General Hospital in June 2014.

‘No patient was harmed’ by alleged drug theft at York Hospital, officials say

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly on Sept. 26, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
Patient care at York Hospital was not affected by a nurse’s alleged theft of prescription drugs, according to York Hospital President and CEO Jud Knox. “No patients had medication withheld and no patients received a substitute medication,” Knox said in a statement released by the hospital. “No …

York officials ‘tangled up’ in dispute over contract for new police station

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly on Sept. 26, 2014, at 12 p.m.
The police station project, getting town water and sewer to potential growth areas in town, and finding a resident from York Beach to serve on the Planning Board were among topics discussed when that board met with the Board of Selectmen in a joint work session on …

Brownfield couple taken to hospital after crashing vehicle into dump truck

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 26, 2014, at 9:18 a.m.
BALDWIN | A man and woman from Brownfield were taken to the hospital on Thursday after their van crashed into an oncoming dump truck, a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office official said. George Curit, 69, was driving a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan west on Route 113 in Baldwin just before …

Fire behind Pike Industries in Westbrook

By CBS 13 on Sept. 26, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
Crews responded to a fire behind the Pike Industries building on Main Street on Thursday night. Firefighters battled a trailer that was on fire in the area of 58 Main St., which is also Route 25. There were no road closures, and the extent of damage wasn’t …

Fatal motorcycle accident prompts request for turning lane in Berwick

By Casey Conley, Foster's Daily Democrat on Sept. 26, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
After a fatal motorcycle crash earlier this month, a group of area residents want the Maine Department of Transportation to install a left-turn lane on Route 4 near ChildLight Montessori School. Samantha Cheney, whose daughter attends the school, is among those leading the effort. She said turning …
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Ahram Halal: The best just keeps getting better

on Sept. 25, 2014, at 8:19 p.m.
Forest Avenue is fast becoming Portland’s premier international food strip with several groceries, restaurants, and a bakery. Ahram Halal Market (630 Forest Avenue, Woodford’s area) is my go to place for pomegranate molasses, whole frozen chickens, rose water, salty yogurt drink, middle eastern sweets and candies, cardemom pods, date syrup, …
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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

US House Speaker John Boehner brings fundraising prowess to Portland for Poliquin

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 25, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
Money flowed into Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race Thursday as U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, brought his fundraising show to Portland, prompting a top Democratic Party political action committee to pour cash into a statewide ad campaign. Boehner appeared Thursday evening at a fundraiser for former …
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You don’t have to eat a nose or a tail to eat nose-to-tail

on Sept. 25, 2014, at 6:54 p.m.
While I enjoy a snout, an ear, a pizzle, a rack, a hoof, a cheek, a milt, a collar, a jowl, and a plate of scrapple far more than a boneless chicken breast, or even a dry-aged steak, the fact is I generally buy what is most accessible and that usually …
William McBroom-Stees

Missouri man who threatened ‘worst bloodbath in America’ pleads guilty in Maine to interstate stalking

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 25, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Missouri man who last year threatened to come to Maine and create “the worst bloodbath in America” pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to interstate stalking, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. The sentencing of William McBroom-Stees, 42, of Springfield, Missouri, has been set for …
A custom piece from The Stray Arrow Jewelry, made by Portland artist Stasia Salvucci, is part of the new CSArt Maine, an art share program that just launched.

‘Collecting on the cheap’: Art lovers get CSA of their own

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 25, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
PORTLAND | Community supported agriculture is simple: You pay a few hundred dollars a season to help a local farmer till fields and grow fresh vegetables, and once a week you pick up a share of whatever is fresh. In essence, you own a piece of the farmer’s harvest. …

Scarier than zombies, unused meds can kill: Dover students promote awareness of prescription drug misuse

By Kimberley Haas, Foster's Daily Democrat on Sept. 25, 2014, at 2:17 p.m.
DOVER, New Hampshire — A group of students dressed as zombies gathered in front of City Hall Wednesday afternoon, raising awareness about the Police Department’s prescription drug take-back event. “If you think zombies are quite a sight, your medicine cabinet is a really big fright,” the students, who are part …

Drug-related search warrant executed at Cumberland Avenue residence in Portland

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
A drug-related search warrant was executed by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and multiple other agencies on Cumberland Avenue late Wednesday, police said. The MDEA, along with Portland and Westbrook police, executed the warrant at an apartment at 10 p.m., according to Portland Communications Director Jessica Grondin. …
The Peaks Island ferry glides past the Portland Pipe Line Corporation's terminal facility in South Portland Friday Feb. 1, 2013 where tankers unload oil bound for Montreal.

Questions about tar sands, air quality and Lac-Megantic disaster linger for South Portland council

By Lily O'Gara, The Forecaster on Sept. 25, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
Although the City Council accepted recommendations of the Draft Ordinance Committee earlier this year, the council was not as eager to act on the issues brought forth during a Sept. 22 workshop. The DOC was formed in February to tackle issues around the potential pumping of …
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A ball python was found in the trunk of a rental car at a Kennebunk motel on Wednesday.

Ball python found in trunk of rental car at Kennebunk motel

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
Two women arriving in town for a vacation on Wednesday discovered an unwanted guest in the trunk of their rental car: a ball python. Kennebunk Police Lt. Eric O’Brien said the women, whose names were not disclosed, had driven north from Boston to the Port Inn on …
This image depicts how a new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge would look when complete.

States agree on price for Kittery-Portsmouth bridge replacement

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 25, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
The Maine and New Hampshire departments of transportation announced on Thursday morning that they have agreed with Pittsfield-based contractor Cianbro Corp. on a tentative price to replace the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. The settlement on a $158.5 million construction price was described in a Maine Department of …

Maine regulators deem smart meters safe, but opt-out questions remain

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 25, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.
PORTLAND | After a years-long inquiry, state regulators have decided the radio-transmitting electricity meters installed at the homes of about 615,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers do not pose a threat to human health. The two members of the three-person Maine Public Utilities Commission who discussed the issue Tuesday …
 
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