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Friends Lily Bernier (left) and Abby Bergmark, fourth graders at the Mary Snow School, walk down a plowed sidewalk on Linden Street in Bangor on their way to school Thursday morning

See where the storm dropped the most snow around the state

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Southern Maine and some Down East areas bore the brunt of the snowstorm that passed over the state Wednesday night.
Discover and practice the art of outdoor mindful mediation with KELT on Saturday, February 25 at Morse Pond Preserve in Georgetown.

KELT to hold a mindful meditation hike at Morse Pond Preserve in Georgetown

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.

Lawsuit names alleged gunman in 2014 Sangillo’s shooting

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
The former Sangillo's Tavern in Portland.

Two high-profile Portland shootings linked by same alleged gunman

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.
Police still have not made an arrest in the 2014 shooting, which they have called “complicated.”
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.

Biddeford parents upset that buried bus stops forced kids to stand in the street

By CBS 13 on Feb. 15, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
Parents were outraged on Tuesday that their children were forced to wait in the street because school bus stops were buried under snow.

Scarborough man charged in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist

By CBS 13 on Feb. 15, 2017, at 6:04 a.m.
Devin Brown, 33, was charged Tuesday with manslaughter, aggravated criminal OUI, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death.

Man describes daring rescue of teenage girl from frozen Maine lake

By CBS 13 on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:52 p.m.
The sheriff’s office said the men put themselves in harm’s way for a stranger and is calling them heroes.

The Valentine Phantom speaks

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

The Valentine Phantom speaks

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 6:45 p.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, the semifinals and finals can be watched at, and the MPBN website is
Paper hearts go up on Valentine's Day eve in Monument Square as Portlanders sleep.

A rare look at how the mysterious ‘Valentine Phantom’ covers Portland with red hearts

By Kathleen Pierce on Feb. 14, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.
BDN Portland followed along for the evening to see how the Valentine Phantom works. In return, the bandit insisted on anonymity.

Racism, fake news and war over a hundred years ago

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.

Fake news, racism and an unfinished bridge: A Portland soldier’s story

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
By April, inflamed by fake newsmakers of the day at the New York Journal and the New York World, the United States was at war with Spain.

The SoPo bar where Ted Williams partied might close

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: USM is giving Lockman a platform for his hate speech

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:33 p.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.

Let Lockman spew his hateful rhetoric and attend his event armed with the facts

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.

An open letter in response Glenn Cummings’ statement regarding Larry Lockman

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:18 p.m.

Passages from the Quran explained

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.