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New accessible voting machines available at all Maine voting sites

“It allows people to vote independently and privately,” Jon Monroe, elections management analyst for the secretary of state’s office, said.

Regulators want public input on Emera’s rate hike

The Maine Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday in Presque Isle.

Obama power plant rules face key court test

The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy faced a key test on Tuesday as conservative appeals court judges questioned whether his administration overstepped its legal authority under an air pollution law to make sweeping changes to the U.S. electric sector.
Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate at the CBS 13 television studios in Portland in this October 2014 file photo.

Cain hits Poliquin for declining debates in 2nd District race

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s campaign said Tuesday that the Republican from Maine’s 2nd District will debate just twice on TV ahead of a November rematch with Democrat Emily Cain.

UMA to Offer Maine’s First Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Course in University Setting, Potential to Spark Statewide Growth

Augusta, Maine – Is Maine poised to become the training hub for an ever expanding $82 billion industry with business, first responder, and military applications? …
The rusty patched bumblebee is under consideration for federal endangered species status.

Declining numbers could propel Maine bumblebee to federal endangered species status

One of Maine’s smallest creatures could soon find itself on the federal endangered species list.
Civic leaders from Augusta, Bangor, Brewer and Holden held a press conference Monday, expressing their support for ranked-choice voting in Maine. The event was held at the Bangor Public Library.

Backers of ranked-choice voting say it would add civility to campaigns

“We used to be a country where we talked about ideas. Now we’re more concerned in what not to do or who is going to get credit for something,” said Augusta Mayor David Rollins.
Sarah Smiley

Feelings of not belonging in Maine are real

Sarah Smiley: Feelings of being “different” when you are new to Maine are not fiction. Neither is the immense sense of pride people have in this state — for good reason. But these divisions stymie growth and turn away people who will love Maine as much as we do.

Maine State Chamber and Educate Maine release policy brief on joint strategies to ensure college and career readiness

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine released a policy …

Bobbie Allen’s Gardens On The Michaud Trail Available for New Caretaker

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Bobbie’s Gardens Plant and equipment …

AAA is hosting free car care clinics throughout Maine

Bangor: Tuesday, September 27th, AAA Branch Office , 339 Griffin Rd. Augusta: Wednesday, September 28th, …

Renowned Public Relations Professional, Stacey Smith, to Keynote Maine Public Relations Council 2016 Annual Conference

The Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC) announces 2016 Annual Conference keynote Stacey Smith, Senior Counsel …

Castine – Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church, 150 Perkins St., will observe Pentecost 20 on Sunday, October 2, 2016 …

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Johanna Riley

Former UMaine star spins track success into lifelong pursuits

Track and field is a sport that can prove beneficial in all aspects of life when an athlete’s career comes to a close. In the case of former University of Maine standout Johanna Riley Evans, her time on the track in Orono proved rewarding in a variety of ways.
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