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&quotI was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.
Norwegian tourist Espen Brungodt, 28, who was traveling through Portland with his family, was arrested after threatening in an email to kill police officers with explosives and assault rifles, authorities said.

Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police pleads guilty to federal charge

The Norwegian tourist arrested in August after threatening to kill Portland police officers with explosives and assault rifles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of making threatening interstate communications.
Kindergarten teacher Terri Lowe with student Tristan Kobayashi at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Maine among worst places in country to make living as a teacher, financial website says

If you want to become a teacher, Maine is among the toughest places in the country to make a living once you step into the classroom, according to a report released Monday by a finance website.

Maine couple sentenced for stealing disabled daughters’ Social Security

A Topsham couple who used more than $100,000 in Social Security disability benefits paid to their disabled twin daughters for travel and items such as a motorcycle will serve five months in prison followed by five months of in-home detention.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized about a pound of crack cocaine, as well as fentanyl and a loaded firearm during a drug raid Tuesday, May 10, in Fairfield.

Overall crime rate down, but violent crimes on rise in Maine

While the state’s overall crime rate decreased last year, violent crimes against people in Maine increased, with drugs blamed as the “driving force” behind them, according to state law enforcement officials.

UMaine climate change scientist will discuss ice melt, adaptation at Maine-Arctic Forum Oct. 3

PORTLAND — The director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute will talk about the Arctic’s changing climate and resulting economic opportunities and geopolitical concerns …

The Union of Maine Visual Artists present “MONSTERS!” curated by Jessica McCarthy

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Community Television Network (CTN), 516 Congress Street, Portland, Maine PORTLAND — “MONSTERS!” is an invitational …
Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District
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Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.

FREE Noon Tunes Bluegrass Concert with Lincoln Meyers & Steve Roy 10/11

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 317 Main Community Music Center, 317 Main Street, yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-9559; …

Free film: Polar Bear Man

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Yarmouth History Center, 118 E Elm St, Yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-6259; Yarmouth …

OceanView at Falmouth caregiver receives 2016 Excellence in Long-Term Care Award

Falmouth, Maine (September 22, 2016) – The Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program recently awarded OceanView …

Curator Tour: Left Undone

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress …

Photography Workshop in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House with Brian Vanden Brink

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress …

Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr Book Talk

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress …

‘Early Gravestones in Southern’ Maine book talk set for Oct. 20 in Portland

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress …

Photography Walking Tour of Portland with Dan D’Ippolito

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress …

Curator Tour: Designing Acadia

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress …

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Hugh Freund (middle) of South Freeport and teammates Rick Doerr (left) and Brad Kendell raise the Stars and Stripes after winning the silver medal on Saturday in the Sonar sailing class at the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Maine man, US team win Paralympic silver medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Hugh Freund of South Freeport and his United States teammates saved their best for last on the final day of …
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