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A tractor-trailer struck a bridge in downtown Augusta Tuesday.

Tractor-trailer hits bridge in Augusta

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
A tractor-trailer struck a bridge in downtown Augusta Tuesday.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage spokeswoman says governor was left out of national monument hearings

on May 17, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Adrienne Bennett, LePage’s press secretary, said during a radio appearance on WVOM this morning that despite LePage disagreeing with independent Sen. Angus King over hosting the meetings with National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, that the governor wanted to be invited.

Knowing Your Woodland Soils

By Jeanne Siviski on May 17, 2016, at 9:27 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-626-0005; swoam.org Learn how to make informed forest management decisions based on soil characteristics at this Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM) workshop. Many tree species germinate in a …
Helena Gagilano of Sicily will teach Italian in Augusta.

Italian classes with native speaker begin May 25 in Augusta

By Joan LeMole on May 16, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
Monday, May 30, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Buker Community Center, 22 Armory Street, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-594-1084; penobscot.us AUGUSTA — The Penobscot Language School will hold five weeks of Italian language for beginners 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays, May 30-June 27, at the Buker Community Center, 22 …
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Poliquin dodges Trump questions after audiotape leak

on May 16, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin avoided questions from Roll Call on Friday about whether he’ll support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
READING MAINE

The Maine Angler’s Logbook is a march down memory lane

on May 15, 2016, at 7:30 a.m.
Paul Reynolds is a good writer, and his latest book, The Maine Angler’s Logbook, proves this once again. Subtitled Tips, Tales, and Tactics, it is all of that and much more. For me, it was a march down memory lane. Some of my all-time favorite fishing adventures occurred in Alaska, …

Employers plan to hire more recent college grads, but here’s why it’s still really hard to get a job

By Lisa R. Miller on May 14, 2016, at 9:19 a.m.
Let’s take a deep dive into the facts and figures.
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Here’s what Maine’s 5 ballot questions will look like

on May 13, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s office has released the wording of five citizen-initiated referendums that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. The release of the questions starts a 30-day public comment period, after which the questions will be finalized. The questions are as follows: An Act to Establish Ranked-choice …
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Poliquin sees opportunity to shape policy under President Trump

on May 13, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
Daily Brief: Today’s political news is led today by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s candid thoughts on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — namely that he may win and let people like Poliquin guide his policy.
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New poll shows 55 percent support for pot legalization in Maine

on May 12, 2016, at 8:37 p.m.
A new Critical Insights tracking poll has found that more than half of Mainers support legalizing recreational marijuana.

Do a meditative drawing at gallery event

on May 12, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell, Maine HALLOWELL — May’s Second Sunday event, Inner Vision, a meditative drawing with art educator Wendy Burton, will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Leave logic behind in favor …

Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due June 1

on May 12, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA — Annual reports are due Wednesday, June 1, for all business and nonprofit entities on file with the Secretary of State’s office as of Dec. 31, 2015. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap reminds those who must file that they can do so quickly and easily using the Secretary of State’s online …

Retirees’ association annual meeting to feature Maine humorist

on May 12, 2016, at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Augusta, Maine For more information: 582-1960 AUGUSTA — Maine Humorist Gary Crocker will be the keynote speaker at the Maine Association of Retirees’ Association annual meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at the August Civic Center. Doors …
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New poll: LePage remains among least popular governors

on May 12, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where there is a gap between Gov. Paul LePage’s performance in the 2014 election and his approval rating in a new poll released by the Morning Consult. The online poll, which claims a margin of error of 5 percent, pegged LePage’s approval rating at 38 percent, with …
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Whose ‘dark money’ flows from offshore accounts into Maine campaigns?

on May 11, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Republicans are raising red flags about a leak of information that implicates Donald Sussman, a Democratic mega donor and former husband of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat who represents Maine’s 1st District, for directing a shell company in the British Virgin Islands that is used to shield his assets.
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LePage, Poliquin strategist to run NH gubernatorial campaign

on May 10, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
The Republican strategist behind the rises of Gov. Paul LePage and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has been hired to run an underdog gubernatorial campaign in New Hampshire. Brent Littlefield will be Republican state Rep. Frank Edelblut’s general strategist, Manchester’s WMUR reported on Tuesday. The campaign said the move “signals that a formal launch” of Edelblut’s campaign will …
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LePage takes credit for canceling ‘North Woods Law’

on May 10, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said this morning that he played a role in the cancellation of “North Woods Law.”
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Will Maine superdelegate change boost Sanders’ ‘political revolution’?

on May 09, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Good morning from Portland, where Maine Democrats handed 17 of 25 pledged delegates to the party’s presidential underdog, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the convention will be remembered more for a rule change that Sanders hailed in a Sunday statement, calling it “the kind of grassroots democracy that will help the Democratic …

REGIONAL POLICE AND OTHERS COLLABORATE TO PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING AT END-OF-SCHOOL-YEAR CELEBRATIONS

By Karen Tucker on May 06, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
Gardiner, Maine, May 6, 2016 – The facts are sobering. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States. In fact, underage drinking accounts for 11% of all the alcohol consumed in the US. And, excessive drinking is responsible for thousands of deaths among …
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Maine’s top disease tracker resigns

on May 06, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
The man who has led the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more than a year will resign his post for a private-sector job. Kenneth Albert, the agency’s director, resigned effective May 20, according to Maine CDC spokesman John Martins. He said the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is “working on a …