Stories about State

See it. Fix it.

Submit your issues using this form. We’ll contact your city to try and get it fixed. Read more »

Story continues below advertisement.

Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District

Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7 a.m.
With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.

Joseph M. Baldacci Selected for Inclusion In the Trademark Who’s Who Honors Edition

By Ramona du Houx on Sept. 24, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
BANGOR, ME – Joseph M. Baldacci has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Trademark Who’s Who Honors Edition for demonstrating dedication, leadership and professional excellence. “His compassion and expertise set the standard in the industry. He has truly dedicated himself to his profession. There is humility and personal touch …

Hampden football eludes feisty Mt. Blue

By Tony Blasi, Sun Journal on Sept. 24, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
It has been a football season of “almosts” and “what ifs” for the Mt. Blue Cougars.
Edward Little's Piper Norcross takes a shot on Camden Hills' goalie Isabelle Lang, right, during the first half of Friday's game in Auburn. The shot sailed just over the net, resulting in a goal kick for Camden Hills.

Camden Hills girls soccer team surges past Edward Little

By Nathan Fournier, Sun Journal on Sept. 24, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
“What we look for is utilizing all of our positions to build an attack,” Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer said. “Our forwards up front with their speed — those are key players. Our midfielders as well … they do a nice job serving the ball to them.”
Brunswick High School's Christian Glover (5) and teammate Sawyer Nicholson (obscured) chase down Hampden Academy's Lucas Flanagan (16) during a Class A North soccer match in Brunswick on Friday night. The Dragons won 6-1.

Brunswick boys soccer team hit stride in handling Hampden

By Christian Sandler, Times Record on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
It has only been two weeks since their heartbreaking overtime loss to rival Mt. Ararat of Topsham, but the Brunswick High School boys soccer team is a different team.

Monday, Sept. 25, 2016: Belfast propane tank dangers, proud to support Clinton, presidential health concerns

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
Letters for Monday, Sept. 25, 2016: Belfast propane tank dangers, proud to support Clinton, presidential health concerns
Bangor's Luke Tuell (left) is hit by Lewiston's Tanner Cortes and fumbles the football during their football game at Cameron Stadium in Bangor on Friday.

Reserve punt returner powers Lewiston past Bangor

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Lewiston High School senior split end-defensive back Desmond Jackson isn’t the regular Blue Devil punt returner.

Brewer football team outlasts Skowhegan to stay undefeated

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Brewer and Skowhegan didn’t exactly put on a defensive clinic on Friday night, but the Witches’ Trey Wood was their best defense in the fourth quarter.

When it comes to election reform, ranked-choice voting a poor method to empower voters

By Gordon Weil on Sept. 24, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
There are at least four other ways of dealing with plurality elections. They are less unusual, less complicated and more transparent. They are all less costly. And they are less dangerous to real democracy.

Economic recovery good, but spread unevenly across country

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Last week, there was good economic news.  Maybe. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that household income had risen during 2015 by 5.7 percent.  That was the first increase since 2007, the last year before the Great Recession.  Women employed full-time gained somewhat more than men.  Unemployment was down and millions …

Watch live the Brewer-Skowhegan high school football game

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
The 3-0 Brewer Witches, the 2015 Class B North runners-up, clash with undefeated Skowhegan (3-0) at 7 p.m.
A woman walks toward the main entrance of The Jackson Laboratory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Jackson Lab receives $15 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 23, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory will receive $15 million over the next five years as part of an effort to find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Suboxone strips sit on the shelf at Community Pharmacies in Gorham in this March 2015 file photo.

Maine joins suit against anti-addiction drug maker, months after company got a business boon

By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Maine and 35 other states on Friday sued the maker of the opioid addiction treatment medication Suboxone.

500 million Yahoo accounts hacked; what to do now

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
Ya-Who did it? For now, the question of who hacked half a billion Yahoo accounts can’t be answered. The FBI said it is working with Yahoo to figure out who’s behind the hack. Here’s what we do know — this is now considered the largest data breach in history. The hack …

Jackson Lab to share $25 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Ed Morin, MPBN on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and Indiana University to support a new effort to combat Alzheimer’s disease.

Culvert replacements in Naples and Harrison to force detour

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
NAPLES, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will replace two large culverts on Route 35 in the towns of Naples and Harrison beginning Monday, Sept. 26. The culvert in Naples is located just south of Arrowhead Road, while the culvert in Harrison is located just south of Cape Monday Road. …
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office; passed the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine …
Football quarterback Jake Eaton is among six people who will be inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 30 in Orono.

College briefs: UMaine Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Tickets for the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet are now on sale.
Harvested trees and equipment can be seen in Patten in this September 2016 file photo.

Money does grow from trees for some Maine municipalities

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
There was a time in the early years of Maine statehood that trees were the coin of the realm.

Campaign 2016

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:13 p.m.
As we await the first presidential debate on Monday evening…the campaign that has defied explanation.