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Invest in Maine receives $812,823 grant

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Economic Development Administration has awarded the Maine International Trade Center and Maine Department of Economic and Community Development a grant in the amount of $812,823 to support the development of the “Invest in Maine” program, which aims to attract foreign investment in the fields of renewable energy, …

Pepper jelly…it’s not just for crackers anymore

on Sept. 17, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
While at the farmers market a couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon some inspiration. Granted, I didn’t get to the farmers market nearly as often as I had intended to this summer, I am certainly glad I decided to go that day. I came upon a new vendor who was …

John Boehner will campaign with Bruce Poliquin

on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be heading to Maine next week to campaign with Bruce Poliquin, Matt Hudson, Poliquin’s campaign manager, said Wednesday. Poliquin is in a close race for the 2nd Congressional District seat against Emily Cain, a state senator from Orono. The AP first reported this development, saying Boehner will host …

Maine Republican Party launches anti-Michaud website; Democrats say they’ll reciprocate

on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
The Maine Republican Party continued its all-out assault on Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Michaud on Wednesday with the launch of a website called The site, which the GOP said was launched Wednesday but which contains posts dating back to last month, is a clearinghouse for many of the attack …
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Rumble strips to be installed on section of Route 202 in Winthrop

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
WINTHROP, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be grinding rumble strips into the pavement along the roadway centerline on Route 202 in Winthrop beginning Thursday, Sept. 18.The location is  a 4.60-mile stretch of Route 202 beginning 0.08 of a mile east of the intersection of Route 202 and Annabessacook Road extending east …
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HHRC's Pride Film Festival

Michael Klahr Center will host Pride Film Festival

By The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Michael Klahr Center, UMA, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-621-3531; The Michael …

Augusta officers hurt in motorcycle crash during charity ride recovering

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Two Augusta police officers involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this month continue to recover, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills. Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire is focusing on rehabilitation, according to Mills. Sgt. Christopher Shaw and Gregoire’s wife, Cathy, were also involved in the accident, Mills …
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Another Democrat wants welfare for illegal immigrants

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
The Republican Governors’ Association and the Maine Republican Party have been calling out Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud for his support of providing welfare benefits to illegal immigrants. This has provoked a firestorm of criticism, with liberal groups in a much-covered conference call recorded by Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Steve Robinson complaining that two-time Obama supporters are …
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Maine State Museum part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine State Museum in Augusta will open its doors free of charge as part of  “Smithsonian” magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!  on Saturday, Sept. 27. In order to be admitted for free, participants need only visit the website to download a free ticket for two people and present it …

Biologists discuss increasing bear populations at northeast conference

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
The growing black bear population in the northeast was a main topic of discussion at the Northeast Black Bear Technical Committee meeting on Aug. 27 and 28 in Front Royal, Virginia, according to a press release recently issued by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For this annual two-day …
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Agency’s first 5K race for recovery attracts 170-plus participants

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Crisis & Counseling Centers  celebrated recovery from mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the agency’s inaugural On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 13. The race attracted more than 170 participants, community members and nonprofit leaders to the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta.“Thank you all …

Talk show host Bill Maher endorses referendum to ban bear baiting in Maine

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
While visiting Portland to perform his stand-up act at Merrill Auditorium this weekend, famous comedian and television host Bill Maher issued a statement in support of the referendum to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps to hunt black bear in Maine, according to a press release issued today by Mainers …

Fighting words: the most common terms used in ads for Maine’s governor’s race

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
What do “welfare,” “work,” and “ideas” have in common? They’re all words Maine’s gubernatorial candidates are using — frequently — in television ads trying to win your vote. As the barrage of TV ads from Maine’s gubernatorial campaigns ramped up in September, I took a closer look at the words used in those 30-second television spots …

Dench unfazed by concern over UMaine trustees nod, plus 7 stories you need to read

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.
A conservative activist and author tapped by Gov. LePage for appointment to the University of Maine System board of trustees, seemed unfazed by concerns that her views may be too extreme.

Police say speed, alcohol may have contributed to fatal motorcycle accident in Winslow

By CBS 13 on Sept. 14, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a fatal motorcycle crash in Winslow on Friday, according to the Winslow Police Department. Police responded to reports of a motorcycle crash with serious injury on Augusta Road in Winslow at around 4 p.m. Police said the driver, 27-year-old Thomas Marceau …
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Families USA executive director speaking in Maine Sept. 16

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 12, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Health Care for Maine Conference at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive.HC4ME is an alliance working to ensure that every person in Maine …

LePage’s UMaine trustee nominee Susan Dench could cause stir during confirmation hearing

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
A state lawmaker raises concern about conservative activist and UMaine trustees nominee Susan Dench's "expressed views" on gender.

Grief, and a dog’s loyalty, know no bounds

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Its 2am and I have just hung up the phone. A hospice patient’s wife needs my presence. Quietly racing through the motions of getting undressed and redressed in the cold laundry room I realize my breathing is a bit labored…I’m nervous??? Unsure of exactly what I am feeling, I grab …
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Royal Governor William Shirley

Lecture: William Shirley: the Man, the Politician, and the Military Strategist.

By Sarah Sugden on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow, Maine For more information: 207-872-1978; Speaker Patricia Violette, Executive Director of the Shirley-Eustis House Museum and Carriage House Learning Center (Boston, MA). Violette, a former Curator and Interim Executive Director of Fort …

Deputies arrest 2 in connection with Manchester Rite Aid robbery

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Two people have been arrested in connection with a Rite Aid pharmacy robbery in Manchester, according to sheriff’s deputies. Brooke Frost, 24, and Devon Gray, 26, both of Manchester, are both charged with robbery, stealing drugs, possession of scheduled drugs and theft, according to Sgt. Frank Hatch …
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