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Director, policy and planning, Maine Turnpike Authority, named to board of directors of International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 700 global transportation leaders from 22 countries gathered for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s 84th annual meeting and exhibition Sept. 11-14 in Denver. On September 14, Bruce Van Note, Esq., director of policy and planning of the Maine Turnpike Authority, was elected by …
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Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs by Frederic B. Hill

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:50 a.m.
When I first picked up this book, Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs, I wasn’t sure it would be all that interesting. Sure, a history of the famous Crooker Shipyard in Bath is a worthy subject, and the book is written by the great-great-grandson of one of the Crooker brothers, but …

Crisis and Counseling Centers’ third annual 5K race raises $8,400 for clients in recovery

By Courtney Yeager on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:17 a.m.
AUGUSTA — Crisis and Counseling Centers celebrated recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues at the agency’s third annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 17. The event raised $8,400 to support clients who are in recovery and otherwise would not have access to outpatient counseling services. …
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George Mitchell: Trump will take the US backwards

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta. Yesterday’s political story of the day was in Lewiston, where former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell was stumping with Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Emily Cain. That wasn’t a surprise: Mitchell, a Waterville native who rose to be Senate majority leader and czar for peace in the …
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Maine on Glass by W.H. Bunting, Kevin Johnson, and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
Historic photos accompanied by fascinating stories of Maine between 1909 and 1950 kept me glued to this book for several evenings. Published by Tilbury House in partnership with the Penobscot Marine Museum, Maine on Glass features 200 black and white photos taken all over the state. This wonderful contribution to …
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As a 50-50 U.S. Senate looms, spotlight shines on King, Collins

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
A Politico story has us contemplating Maine having the two most powerful U.S. senators in the country.

‘Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s 14th Amendment’ exhibit opens at UMaine Augusta

By Ramona du Houx on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:54 a.m.
AUGUSTA — The “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s 14th Amendment” exhibit opens 4-7 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. The exhibit will run through Dec. 22. The exhibit is hosted by the …

‘Equal Protection of the Laws’ exhibit opens today

By Ramona du Houx on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: t the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive , Augusta, Maine AUGUSTA — The Holocaust Human Rights Center, in partnership with the Harlow Gallery, announced that “Equal Protection of the Laws: …
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We found a surprise when we looked deeper into our survey of Maine principals

By Jake Emerson on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
We learned that schools with fewer students per teacher tend to have fewer students getting caught with drugs or alcohol.
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The BDN conducted the survey after learning no one in Maine had a comprehensive understanding of what schools are doing to prevent substance use.

Why the BDN decided to survey all Maine schools

By Rosie Hughes on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
We did the survey after learning no one in Maine had a comprehensive understanding of what schools are doing to prevent substance use.
Lockers are pictured at a school in midcoast Maine. Schools want to curb addiction but struggle with how to reach young people.

‘Equivalent to doing zero’: Maine schools struggle to prevent youth drug addiction

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
In a statewide survey by the BDN, Maine principals said they want to help students avoid drugs, but many admit to failure.

Full Moon Fling: Barn Dance and improv comedy at Norlands

By Sheri Leahan on Sept. 21, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, Maine For more information: 2078974336; norlands.org/events LIVERMORE — The public is invited to laugh and dance in the spirit of nineteenth-century New England under the October full moon at a Full Moon …
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Obama threatens to veto ‘onerous’ Poliquin bill on Iranian leaders’ finances

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Calling it “onerous” before it passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s administration issued a Wednesday veto threat of a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin that would force the U.S. to disclose financial information on top Iranian officials. It’s linked to opposition from Poliquin and fellow Republicans …
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LePage named fifth-most disliked governor in national poll

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where the country’s fifth-most disliked governor resides, according to the latest poll from Morning Consult. Gov. Paul LePage registered at 58 percent disapproval among Mainers in the latest survey conducted between May and September, which barely moved from the group’s past two surveys released in May 2016 and November …
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Trump draws even with Clinton in new Maine poll

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
Hillary Clinton is in danger of being the first Democrat to lose Maine in a presidential election since 1988, with a poll released Tuesday showing her tied statewide with Republican Donald Trump. The survey from the progressive Maine People’s Resource Center is the most worrying sign for the Democrat here so …
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Angus King: Trump’s immigrant ban would come at ‘terrible cost’

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King on Tuesday rejected Donald Trump’s argument that the United States should close its borders to immigrants. King, the former governor whom Maine voters overwhelmingly elected to the Senate in 2012, said on CNN’s “New Day” program, which was subsequently summarized by The Hill, that ending …
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Fairchild Semiconductor wafer fabrication building in South Portland.

LePage says Fairchild sale will lead to job cuts he predicted in April

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is saying “told ya so” (that’s a paraphrase) regarding major manufacturing job losses in southern Maine. During his weekly radio appearance Tuesday morning on WVOM, LePage said he’s known about the sale of Fairchild Semiconductor of South Portland to an Arizona-based company …
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Defensive driving saves lives but wrecks marriages

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
How I became a third wheel with only two of us in the car.
Michael Westphal goes for a short run on the one main road on Great Cranberry Island in this April 2016 file photo.

Maine Running Hall of Fame to induct seven

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.
The Maine Running Hall of Fame will enshrine its 19th class at an induction ceremony on Nov. 13 in Augusta.
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Layne Witherell’s career in wine has been amazing!

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
You could be excused for thinking Layne Witherell drank wine from his baby bottle instead of milk. I’m pretty sure he knows more about wine than anyone in the world, and I’m absolutely sure he’s had the most interesting life in the wine business. Layne’s new book, Wine Maniacs – …