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University of Maine at Augusta president James Conneely speaks to members of the community at Eastport Hall in Bangor, Dec. 1, 2015.

University of Maine at Augusta president resigns unexpectedly

By Nick McCrea on April 12, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
The University of Maine at Augusta president announced he is leaving his post after two years and four months on the job.

Maine House approves ‘Real ID’ bill allowing individuals to opt out

By Steve Mistler on April 11, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.
The House voted 115-30 on a bill that would comply with the Real ID law, while also allowing Mainers to individually opt out.
A motorist pumps gas at a Tradewinds Variety located on State Street in Veazie in a 2014 file photo.

Get ready to spend more on gasoline this summer

By Darren Fishell on April 11, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
As Maine’s weather starts to hint at summer, gas prices are also hinting at increases to come.
POLL QUESTION
Dakota was pardoned in March by Gov. Paul LePage. A District Court judge had ordered the Husky euthanized after it attacked other dogs.

Judge refuses to spare life of Dakota, dog pardoned by LePage

By Judy Harrison on April 11, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Judge Valerie Stanfill found that Maine law requires that a dog be euthanized after it is declared a dangerous dog and it attacks again.
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New Gloucester Fire Rescue parodies Ludacris’s ‘Area Codes,’ internet snickers

on April 11, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
A map of the “triangle” area between Ammo Industrial Park, Interstate 95 and Coldbrook Road, where a solid waste recycling and biofuels processing facility is built in Hampden.

Hampden trash-to-energy plant to get $45 million in tax-free financing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
The Finance Authority of Maine has agreed to back a future waste-to-energy plant in Hampden by providing access to $45 million in tax-exempt bond money.
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The fake Instagram holiday today is National Pet Day, here are ten great pets

on April 11, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
Abdi Ali, 28, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in a Portland courthouse following his arraignment for a drunk driving charge.

Somali man ICE arrested in court is a permanent resident who’s lived in U.S. for 20 years

By Jake Bleiberg on April 11, 2017, at 11 a.m.
Abdi Ali doesn’t have memories of the country to which the United States government intends to deport him.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.

Plane crashes on I-295 in Bowdoinham, but pilot and passenger walk away

By Beth Brogan and Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.
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Deer tackles man, probably seeking vengeance for lost brothers

on April 11, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
This happened in British Columbia, but it definitely could happen in Maine.
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Study shows that Mainers are fairly stressed

on April 11, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
Maine Focus
Jon Hunt, known better as Twitch to his friends, walks through the Bangor Public Library on a sunny afternoon at the end of March. Twitch has never held an official job. He’s worked as a roofer, a blueberry raker and a construction worker, he said, but always under the table. Forty years ago, it was almost unheard of for a man of Twitch’s age to be out of the workforce, meaning neither working nor looking for work. But today, some 15 percent of Maine men ages 25 to 54 find themselves in that situation, according to the Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information.

Thousands of Maine men are missing from the workforce, and no one really knows why

By Rosie Hughes on April 11, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
Men like Twitch find themselves “set adrift in a world they are not equipped to deal with.”
Dakota was pardoned recently by Gov. Paul LePage. A District Court judge had ordered the husky euthanized after it attacked other dogs.

State animal welfare department defends dog pardoned by LePage

By Judy Harrison on April 11, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s animal welfare program on Monday came to the defense of the dog, saying she is now less dangerous.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has denounced the recent arrest by ICE agents of an immigrant in a Portland courthouse.

Janet Mills warns ICE courthouse arrests could have a ‘chilling effect’ in Maine

By Judy Harrison on April 10, 2017, at 7:22 p.m.
Maine’s top prosecutor has urged the head of Homeland Security to stop arresting immigrants in and around Maine courthouses.
Abdi Ali, 28, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in a Portland courthouse following his arraignment for a drunk driving charge.

Maine attorneys to ICE: Stop courthouse arrests

By Judy Harrison on April 10, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
“No one should be afraid to seek justice because of his or her immigration status.”
Companies promising electricity savings to Maine homeowners have instead cost them millions since ramping up operations in 2012, a Bangor Daily News investigation has found.

Maine moves closer to shielding electricity customers from sticker shock

By Darren Fishell on April 10, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
The Maine House and Senate will soon vote whether to enact new consumer protections for Maine electricity customers.

Brave Yankee Boys

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:47 a.m.
William Brown's pension application lists his nickname and his job in the Navy: powder monkey.

Powder Monkey

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
Larry Glatz (left) and Herb Adams unwrap William Brown's gravestone for the first time. It was 160 years in coming.

A disabled child soldier from Maine finally gets his due

on April 10, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
William “Billy” Brown was a child soldier who went to sea in 1798. Maimed in battle in a now-forgotten war, Brown was then cast aside by his country.
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The Portland Jetport terminal in October 2015.

Maine airports want to unclog terminals by regulating Uber, Lyft

By Steve Mistler on April 08, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
“We have to have rules to keep from having chaos in that we have a lot of people on a very small piece of property.”