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Gov. Paul LePage

LePage’s recent embarrassing tactics follows current election cycle pattern

By Steve Mistler, MPBN on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
“He was Trump before Trump,” Larry Sabato said.
Amy Brunning of Minnesota reads what Gov. Paul LePage recently said in a voicemail to Rep. Drew Gattine on Friday in Bangor.

People in Bangor react to LePage’s obscenity-laced tirade

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:23 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News played the audio of Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks for those interviewed or let them read a printed version.

After obscene tirade, LePage challenges Democrat to a duel

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
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What commenters said about LePage’s voicemail

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 26, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
When a recording of Gov. Paul LePage’s angry voicemail to a state legislator was reported online, the responses came fast. Here are of some the main reactions to LePage’s voicemail.   Many felt LePage’s use of “c*******er” was unbecoming of a governor. Rick Hubbard: In every company I’ve worked for during the last …
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Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.

In Maine, Libertarians vow to be ‘terrific stewards,’ ‘gentlemen’

By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 26, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
Kicking off a two-stop Maine visit on Friday, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson told a Portland crowd that his third-party administration would not “be afraid to take positions that haven’t been taken.”

Weekend entry fees waived at Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
In celebration of the centennial of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service, both of which were created in 1916, admission to Acadia is free this weekend.
Don Christen of Starks smokes marijuana outside the Somerset County Courthouse during the 26th annual Patriot's Day Rally smoke-in, which he organizes every year to educate and bring awareness to the benefits of marijuana.

Groups behind 3 of 5 Maine ballot questions face campaign finance fines

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
The leniency of the Maine Ethics Commission will be tested when it considers more than a dozen requests for mercy from candidates and political organizations who missed campaign finance filing deadlines.
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The view of Haskell Rock Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River. President Barack Obama designated roughly 87,000 acres of land East of Baxter State Park as the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday morning.

Into the North Woods: Exploring Maine’s new national monument

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
On a rocky ledge, we stood with grins on our faces, looking upriver at the rapids.
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Tim Hudson speaks at 200 Penobscot Ave. during the opening of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Monument National Park Service offices at noon Thursday.

North Woods monument leader wants ‘to hear what people have to say’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
The man who will oversee the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument opened an office Thursday in the town that arguably has been most opposed to his efforts.
The stern of El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on Nov. 1, 2015.

El Faro captain ordered crew to abandon ship before sinking

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
Twenty-six hours of newly recovered audio offer chilling detail into the final hours before the 790-foot ship sank.
Troy McVey (left) appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, while his lawyer, Arthur P. Lindars, looks on in Los Angeles, California, in this January 2015 file photo.

Former Maine man granted third trial in Hollywood shooting

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
“[Troy] McVey’s defense attorney asked for a new trial on the manslaughter conviction, and the judge granted the motion this morning.”
The East Branch of the Penobscot River runs through parts of the area of Elliotsville Plantation Inc.

What we know about access to North Woods national monument land

By John Holyoke and Nick McCrea on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Those interested in visiting the new attraction might be wondering what kind of activities will, and won’t, be allowed on its 87,563 acres.
Hunter Bragg

Report: Father tried to save son after dog attack

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said Wednesday that the 2½-month-old investigation of the incident is ongoing.
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to stop in Portland

By Sun Journal on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
The campaign is hoping to sell Gary Johnson as a good alternative to the Democrat and Republican offerings this year.

New Hampshire drops drug charges against former Maine nurse

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
Kerry Bridges said she is still waiting for a hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Nursing to have her suspension to practice nursing lifted.
The Interstate Route 95 Pascataqua River Bridge is in the foreground, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is in the middle and the Memorial Bridge is at the top.

A bridge linking Maine, New Hampshire is permanently closed

By Elizabeth Dinan, Portsmouth Herald on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
After 76 years of supporting traffic between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge has been closed forever because of mechanical failure and the high cost to repair it amid construction of a replacement bridge.
The view of Haskell Rock Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with Bald Mountain in the background can be seen Wednesday. President Barack Obama designated about 87,000 acres of land east of Baxter State Park as the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Obama signs order creating North Woods national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
President Barack Obama signed into law the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday, a day after landowner Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres of her property in Maine to the federal government.
An SUV crashed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Coldbrook Road exit, causing major traffic delays for motorists on Tuesday night.

SUV crash ties up I-95 traffic near Hampden exit

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 23, 2016, at 8:10 p.m.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.
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Millinocket resident Ann Grunthaler expressed disappointment to the news that Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres to the federal government on Tuesday in Millinocket. It is a major step toward the creation of a proposed North Woods national monument.

Officials, public react to land transfer for North Woods monument

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 23, 2016, at 7:49 p.m.
“In a hundred years, we will look back to this week as a watershed moment in the history of northern Maine,” Patten Town Manager Raymond Foss said.
James Cameron

Appeals court upholds sentence of ex-prosecutor on porn charges

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 23, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Monday upheld the nearly 14-year sentence being served by Maine’s former top drug prosecutor on child pornography possession charges.