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Clyde Cooper

Prison inmate escapes Bangor worksite

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 25, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Authorities were searching Tuesday for a prison inmate who walked off a work detail in Bangor, a Maine Department of Corrections spokesman said.
Gordon Hamilton

Scientists across globe mourn loss of respected UMaine climate researcher

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 25, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
Climate change researchers around the world are mourning a well-respected University of Maine scientis t who was killed in a snowmobile crash in Antarctica over the weekend.
Looking north from the top of Number Nine Mountain, 8 miles west of Bridgewater. EDP Renewables proposed expanding its 119-turbine Number Nine Wind Farm project in a bid to southern New England states seeking to contract for renewable power generation. Only a company that proposed five solar projects, including two in Maine, made the final cut.

Maine wind loses, solar wins in regional clean energy bids

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 25, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
Two major electricity transmission proposals lost out in bidding to deliver wind power to southern New England utilities, but a Yarmouth-based solar company will enter contract negotiations.
 Students walk near the chapel on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick in this March 2016 file photo.

Dinesh D’Souza, harsh critic of Obama and Clinton, to speak at Bowdoin

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
The talk, sponsored by the Bowdoin College Republicans, comes three weeks after liberal icon Noam Chomsky spoke at the Brunswick campus.
Sen. Susan Collins (left) and Pink Aroostook Project Director Bethany Zell give out door prizes during the Think Beyond Pink luncheon on Monday at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center in Caribou.

Susan Collins working to end breast cancer by 2020

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Oct. 25, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
“When you know you’re not alone while going through the treatment for this devastating disease, it really makes a difference.”
Donald Trump Jr. gathers with employees of Simones' Hot Dog Stand at the Lewiston restaurant on Tuesday.

Donald Trump Jr., LePage rip Clinton’s ethics at Maine campaign stop

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr., a 38-year-old top executive in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s real estate company, tried to bolster his father’s odds of picking up one of Maine’s four Electoral College votes by visiting several sites in the Lewiston-Auburn area Tuesday.
Andre Cushing

Maine GOP senators seek hearing on fraud allegations, say Democrats are ‘mud-slinging’

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 25, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
Two Republican state senators who have been accused of violating legislative reimbursement rules have requested a hearing in an effort to clear their names.

New LePage administration rule bans lottery winners from food stamp rolls

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
A new LePage administration rule bans people who win more than $5,000 in lottery and gambling prizes from receiving food stamps.

A man dressed as a tree was arrested in Portland, and people can’t stop making tree puns

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
The recent deaths of dozens of fish at Leonard Lake Dam, one of a few dozen spread throughout Maine owned by Black Bear Hydro, has prompted Downeast Salmon Federation to again raise concerns about the impact the dam has on fish species that try to make their way around the structure while migrating to and from the Gulf of Maine.

Fish kill spurs demand that feds tie dam licensing to safeguards

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Critics of the hydroelectric facilities have estimated that together they have killed “thousands” of fish in recent weeks.
Logs are loaded on to a truck in Blue Hill, Oct. 9, 2014.

Maine paper mills to get bulk of $3M in aid from carbon auction cash

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Maine paper makers will get more than half of a new $3 million fund to give special energy cost rebates to large Maine manufacturers connected to the New England power grid.

UMaine System trustees push forward proposed Portland graduate center

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 24, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Trustees unanimously backed an 80-page business plan for the center during a special meeting at University College Center in East Millinocket.
New York financier Lynn Tilton leaves the U.S. District courthouse with her attorney in New York last year.

Diva of the Distressed battles SEC as fraud trial begins

By Bob Van Voris and Matt Robinson, Bloomberg on Oct. 24, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.
Patriarch Partners founder Lynn Tilton is a character but she’s no fraud, her lawyer told an SEC judge Monday.

Maine student explains ranked-choice voting with Pokemon

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
As you drive home, you probably notice congregations of signs telling you to vote yes or no on all the questions on your ballot. Don’t you just wish someone would take the time to explain them to you with lovable characters from your childhood?

Democrat accuses 2 Republican colleagues of fraud; GOP calls it a campaign stunt

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
The request from Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, came 15 days before the November election.

Snow is back in Maine as Northern areas see dusting

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
Gordon Hamilton

UMaine climate scientist perishes in accident in Antarctica

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 23, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
Gordon Hamilton died after falling 100 feet when the snowmobile he was riding hit a crevasse.
Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton in this November 2014 file photo.

State of Maine auctioning off over 150 firearms

By Mal Leary on Oct. 22, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
The state expects to net as much as $30,000 from the auction.
Third-party candidate Evan McMullin, an independent, talks to the press as he campaigns in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 12.

In Maine donations, a surprising new candidate makes a late mark

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 22, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Independent challenger Evan McMullin disclosed his first Maine contribution — $1,050 from a Fort Fairfield donor — in September.

Two national veterans service nonprofits enter partnership

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.