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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

Video: 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
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A school bus

Maine schools restrain, seclude students 13,000 times per year

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on April 22, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
A new report finds that students in Maine are restrained and secluded within their schools approximately 13,000 times per year. Educational advocates want to see reforms at the state level to bring those numbers down.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042117 -- Husson University student Briana Oliver [center] cracks up while tracking heat emissions from a controlled burn at the Bangor fire training center on Friday. Ten students participated in classroom exercises there. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Husson students get into fire investigation

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 21, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Susan Hannah

State police seek help in nearly 25-year-old homicide case

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
Susan Hannah, 22, was last seen April 19, 1992 at The Whaler, an Old Orchard Beach bar, the state police posted on Facebook.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Civil rights charge filed against man accused of racial hate crime near Portland school

By Jake Bleiberg on April 21, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Before the incident allegedly became violent, he told the group of students — including ones originally from Mexico, Sudan and the Republic of Congo — that immigrants should go back to their own countries and die, according to the attorney general.
The Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, is scheduled to arrive Sunday at her new home at Maine Maritime Museum.

Historic wooden schooner returns to Maine

By Beth Brogan on April 21, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
“This is a vessel of remarkable importance, despite its modest size.”