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Amber Lambke and Michael Scholz unpack a grist mill in 2010 as they worked to convert a former county jail in Skowhegan into a grain milling operation.

How a grain industry revival in Skowhegan sets an example

A former county jail in Skowhegan is now the epicenter of a grain industry revival in Maine fueled largely by a resurgence of interest in …
WIDGETS AND DIGITS (blog)

Bangor and The County lead growth in personal income in 2013, but…

The Bangor metropolitan area and Aroostook County led the state for growth in personal income per person from 2012 to 2013, but that doesn’t necessarily mean people …
A closeup of a chickenpox blister.

What you need to know about chickenpox

Chickenpox has broken out in a school in Penobscot County. Anyone who’s had the disease remembers stifling the urge to scratch those itchy little blisters, …
Members of the Maine Constitutional Coalition held a press conference at the State House in Augusta on Aug. 14. Pictured from left are Phil Merletti, Wayne Leach and Jack McCarthy.

LePage met 8 times with the Constitutional Coalition. These are the notes he took.

This summer, there was a brief media furor over revelations that Gov. Paul LePage met eight times with members of a controversial group called the …
Gov. Paul LePage
EDITORIALS

If LePage wants Medicaid case before Supreme Court, he needs a credible case

Gov. Paul LePage thinks his administration’s bid to trim Maine’s Medicaid rolls even more than it already has is destined to be settled by the …
Ray Rice, the NFL and a defining moment in the fight against domestic violence
CONTRIBUTORS

Domestic violence needs a survival celebration mentality to stay top of mind

My worst fears have materialized — and at the same time my prediction came true. This is one occasion when I didn’t want to be …
Turbines on the Heifer Hill, seen here in February 2013, are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16.

What First Wind’s sale could mean for wind development in Maine

PORTLAND | SunEdison’s plan to buy wind developer First Wind for $2.4 billion would place its Maine wind projects in the portfolio of the …
Paul McCarrier, president of the Legalize Maine public action committee, discusses his new group's effort to collect enough signatures from Mainers to force a statewide referendum in 2016 to legalize recreational marijuana.

Maine pot legalization group unveils first draft of law voters could see in 2016

AUGUSTA | Legalize Maine, a group formed this week to push a statewide referendum to lift the ban on recreational marijuana use in Maine, …
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