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Items bought in Maine come with an implied warranty

An underused law in Maine might prompt many consumers to skip buying the extended warranties store clerks are all too eager to sell.
Terri Sleeper (left) waits with Steve Sleeper for customers to sell their Lebanese food at their stand, Mediterranean Cuisine by TS, at the Buck Street farmers market in Bangor on Saturday.

Recipes passed down through generations star at Lebanese family’s farm stand

“A young gentleman from Lebanon happened to find us and tried our stuff, and he said, ‘I haven’t had falafel like this since what my mother made in Lebanon,’” Terri Sleeper said. “That’s just the best compliment we could possibly get.”
St. Agatha-based R.F. Chamberland, Inc. earned the Maine Motor Vehicle Transportation's Grand Champion safety award for 2015-2016.

County trucking firm hauls in safety award

The Maine Motor Transport Association awarded R.F. Chamberland Inc. its grand champion award, the highest safety honor presented to a member, at the organization’s annual banquet on Jan. 13 in Portland.

Diversion Alert success highlighted in study

A statewide prescription drug abuse prevention program has published a peer reviewed journal article highlighting the agency’s efficiency in changing prescribing behaviors and improving patient care in Maine.
Eliot Coleman, the co-owner of Four Season Farm, talks about winter farming on Tuesday at the farm in Brooksville.

How some Maine farmers have turned cold winter months into an extended growing season

“The benefit here is that this is local, sustainable agriculture. If we’re growing year-round we’re not having to import it from anywhere else. We have it right here. It’s good, fresh stuff.”
Bangor City Solicitor Norman Heitmann (right) and City Council member Sean Faircloth confer before a recent meeting.

Bangor council to weigh opposing any repeal of Obamacare

The City Council will discuss on Monday opposing one of the Trump administration’s biggest goals — the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
A living room can be seen in this undated stock photo. Timeshare owners in Maine are among the victims of scammers targeting people who are trying to sell their vacation units.

Scammers target Mainers eager to sell their timeshare units

Mainers trying to sell timeshare vacation units should be on the lookout for scammers intent on taking advantage of them.

How to prevent your new drone from landing you in court

Maine’s insurance bureau wants this year’s newest batch of drone pilots to prepare for the worst.
Ada Yentes-Quinn, 6, waves her sign in the air during the Women's March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross building at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday. The national rally was in support of women's rights, civil liberties and protection of the planet.

Marchers flock to Maine cities to stand up to Trump

A day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, thousands of Mainers gathered to demonstrate that his vision of America is not theirs.
Brandon Joseph Dagnese

State police nab speeder with nearly 4 pound of pot in car

Maine State Police troopers conducting an aerial speeding detail Friday arrested a Scarborough man who had nearly 4 pounds of marijuana in his car after he led them on a pursuit on the Maine Turnpike.

Westbrook, Whitefield crashes claim 2 lives

Two people are dead after separate crashes in Westbrook and Whitefield.

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