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Dogsledding at Viles Arboretum.

Dogsled rides special at Viles Arboretum for school vacation

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12 p.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage to Trump: Put somebody in charge

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
The Class AA North girls basketball tournament at the Augusta Civic Center, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, has been postponed to Thursday because of the impending storm. Bangor takes on Cheverus of Portland in Thursday’s 4 p.m. opener in Augusta.

Weather forces postponement of ‘AA’ North basketball quarterfinals

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 15, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
The Class AA girls basketball quarterfinals scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Augusta Civic Center and Portland Exposition Building have been postponed.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
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Solar power critic says he does not want to be LePage’s new utilities regulator

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.
Bangor’s Katie Butler (right) puts up a shot against Edward Little’s Jordyn Reynolds during a game at Red Barry Gym in Bangor in December 2016. Bangor will open Class AA tourney play when it takes on Cheverus in a quarterfinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Here’s how to watch every Maine high school basketball tournament game

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 14, 2017, at 5:01 p.m.
The quarterfinals can be watched at nfhsnetwork.com, the semifinals and finals can be watched at nsnsports.net, and the MPBN website is mpbn.net.
Leroy Smith III (right) is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

Expert: Forcing accused Maine murderer to take meds has not made him fit for trial

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
A psychiatrist testified that a Gardiner man charged with killing and dismembering his father has improved substantially since being forcibly medicated.

Concert to benefit Harlow Gallery

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage eyes replacing utilities commissioner with solar energy critic

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 9 a.m.
Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb

Maine educators look beyond testing to measure student success

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
While school funding is at the center of public debate right now, educators are wrestling with another problem, too: how to measure student success.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.
Pedestrians walk down Garland Street in Bangor Thursday afternoon.

See where the storm dumped the most snow in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
More snow is on the way Monday afternoon.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage administration, providers continue to haggle over mental health care rates

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Feb. 5, 2016. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

A blizzard blast from Maine’s past

By Christopher Burns on Feb. 12, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Snowstorms are a fact of life in Maine. So here’s a look at back a few of nastiest storms in recent memory.
A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Second suspect shot by police in Vassalboro dies

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 12, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
Kadhar Bailey, 25, of Gardiner and Ambroshia Fagre, 18, of Oakland both died after an officer-involved shooting in Vassalboro Friday afternoon.
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Recipes for disaster

on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Lost power during a blizzard? Try these innovative ways to salvage dinner! Proceed at your own risk.
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Recipes for disaster

on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Lost power during a blizzard? Try these innovative ways to salvage dinner! Proceed at your own risk.

Getting There When You Can’t Drive

By Millicent Higgins on Feb. 11, 2017, at 8:01 p.m.

Getting There When You Can’t Drive

By Millicent Higgins on Feb. 11, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.