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Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials on the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship's main propulsion, combat and other ship systems.

Bath Iron Works competitor will repay feds $9.2 million to settle false billing claims

The settlement is the second largest in the district’s history.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage’s pay raise offer sways biggest state union to accept ‘right to work’ contract language

If ratified, the deal would represent a victory for LePage, an opponent of public-sector unions.
Karl Holmes, right, and Eric Treworgy opened Pugnuts ice cream shop in Surry last summer. They serve house made gourmet ice cream and gelato, alongside some ice cream cakes, sundaes and ice cream bars.

It’s always a party at Pugnuts, the ice cream and gelato shop in Surry

Pugnuts — so named because the couple are “nuts” for pugs, and because it’s a silly, memorable name — came about after Treworgy and Holmes decided they wanted to try to find a way to work together.
Downtown Bangor in the early evening.

Website names Bangor top city in Maine to start business

Bangor outperformed Portland and Lewiston on WalletHub’s list of the Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business.
Tourists walk around at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park as the sun breaks through the haze in the sky.

Maine to tap VW settlement cash to try to cut emissions

“Bang for the buck in terms of Maine’s air quality is pretty much the primary factor.”
Flowers and a photo of car ramming victim Heather Heyer lie at a makeshift memorial in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 13, 2017.

GoDaddy removes white supremacist website after offensive post

The post on Heyer denigrated her physical appearance and what it said were anti-white-male views.
Spiro Paras, whose family's pizza parlor has been closed since 2010 during a years-long dispute with the town of York over permitting, stands near the business in 2015.

Embattled Maine pizza man arrested for allegedly stealing sewer grates

“I picked up two rusty, discarded metal grates by the roadside that I anticipated I would use later during cement construction,” the man said.

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