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Dr. Henry Ryan (third from left) is shown a dedication ceremony for a plaque installed in his honor at the state medical examiner's office in Augusta on Oct. 15, 2013, with (from left) former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Margaret Greenwald, former Deputy Attorney General William Stokes and Attorney General Janet Mills.

Former longtime medical examiner Henry Ryan dies at 78

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
“Dr. Ryan set the standard for dedication to his profession.”
Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging.

EMMC Announces New Technology to Detect and Diagnose Breast Cancer

By emmc on May 22, 2017, at 5:25 p.m.
A worker walks toward the main office at Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport in February. The state prison will be closed in June, the state announced last week.

Lawmakers want hearings on the closure of Down East prison

By Christopher Cousins on May 22, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
“It would just give us some additional facts so we don’t just have to read about it in the newspaper,” Gattine said.

FairPoint Communications to award $50,000 to Maine non-profits through new Connected Communities Program

on May 22, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine -- 05/16/2017 - Chris Palmer Clayton Glidden (right) brings a PVC pipe for a test well in position for Chris Palmer, both of East Coast Exploration and Drilling, in Lincoln Tuesday. The pair are contracted by Poland Springs to dig test wells for the bottling plant Poland Springs might build here. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

How Poland Spring picks where to set up bottling plants

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 22, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
A Lincoln bottling plant would likely require 175 million gallons annually.


By boxoffice on May 22, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
Judy Gopaul worked at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services for six years, most of them as the local health officer coordinator.

A secretive government makes everyone else suspicious

on May 22, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
When journalists and lawmakers think a government is being secretive, it doesn’t make them stop looking for information. Just the opposite. It gives them fuel to keep digging.

RESULTS Basketball of Maine to offer 7 summer camp opportunities for boys & girls across Eastern Maine!

By resultsbasketballclinics on May 22, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.
Emera Maine is starting a repair and maintenance project along a 100-mile stretch of an important transmission line using helicopters.
CREDIT: Contributed.

Emera Maine using helicopters as part of line repairs

on May 22, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
Sam Blackstone of Circle B Farms prepares to go pick up the bean pot for a group lunch at an open house and apple class at his Caribou farm in May 2016.

Caribou farm named northern Maine food aggregator for UMaine system

By Anthony Brino on May 22, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
A major University of Maine system food service provider is partnering with Circle B Farms of Caribou to bring more locally grown food to four UMaine campuses.
Members of the Maine House of Representatives await the final votes on the last day of session, April 17, 2014.

History tells us that Maine voters will pass a $50 million bond in June

By Michael Shepherd on May 22, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
Maine election officials are readying for election in just over three weeks that you already may have forgotten about — if you knew about it at all.
Maine State Police closed off Route 11 in Belgrade late Friday night after what officials say was an officer-involved shooting.

Officials identify man who died in Belgrade shooting

By CBS 13 on May 22, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
One man was killed and his son was injured after exchanging gunfire with police, according to the Maine attorney general’s office.

The state budget is too important to negotiate behind closed doors

By Peggy Rotundo on May 22, 2017, at 9:54 a.m.
Let your elected officials know you will be watching and will expect them to act in the best interests of all the people of Maine. It is time for them to govern responsibly and to do so with transparency.

Mechanized Logging Operations Training Program begins June 19

By PLC of Maine on May 22, 2017, at 9:53 a.m.

Woman dies, two injured in Brownfield crash

By Nick McCrea on May 22, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
A woman died Friday when the vehicle she was a passenger in collided with a second vehicle that crossed the centerline.
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) defends Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

By Reuters on May 22, 2017, at 8:26 a.m.
Avery Bradley’s three-pointer in the last second of Game Three touched every part of the rim before bouncing in, giving the Celtics an improbable 111-108 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Man wanted in Bangor shooting on Easter arrested in Ohio

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
A suspect sought in connection with a shooting in Bangor last month that left one man dead was arrested Sunday in Ohio during a traffic stop, according to Bangor police.
Bonnie, a 9-year-old West Highland white terrier, has been the focus of a search since she ran off into a swampy wooded area while being taken to her groomer's.

Drone search for missing Maine dog suspended

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
The drone has been used in several missing person cases in the region, but until now it had not been used in an animal rescue.

How to cook asparagus fresh from the garden

on May 22, 2017, at 7:50 a.m.
It’s asparagus season and thanks to my husband Barry, this wonderful vegetable grows right in our backyard. Learn how to cook it to perfection.
Michael Bryant and his wife Sarah Bryant exit the Portland federal courthouse, after he was sentenced to 3 years of probation for poaching more than $330,000 worth of baby eels, May 17, 2017.

How Maine came to play a central role in an international eel smuggling scheme

By Bill Trotter on May 22, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
Before 2014, when there were no statewide or individual catch limits in Maine, licensed elver fishermen could sell as many elvers as they could get their hands on, which encouraged many to pass off elvers caught by someone else as their own.