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A statue of Joshua Chamberlain stands sentinel near an entrance to Bowdoin College in Brunswick as seen in this June 2014 file photo. A Maine lawmaker would like to have another statue of Chamberlain at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Maine lawmaker wants to send Joshua Chamberlain statue to Washington

AUGUSTA | A state senator wants to send Joshua Chamberlain, Maine’s famous Civil War general, to Washington. Each state is allowed two statues in …
State Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn

Maine lawmaker submits ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill

AUGUSTA | State Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, submitted a bill Thursday that would allow Mainers to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, if …

Food bank truck bound for The County lost in 75-car pileup

CARMEL | Maine’s largest food bank is down a delivery truck after one of its tractor trailers got caught in the massive pileup on …
Two utility poles can be seen in Bangor in this February 2012 file photo.

FCC’s decision on net neutrality raises question for Maine utilities

Net neutrality was the big focus of new Federal Communications Commission rules approved Thursday, but the commission’s decision also gives new license to Internet providers …
Rep. Brian Hubbell

Bill to simplify funding of Maine charter schools backed by education committee

BANGOR | The Maine State Legislature will consider a bill to simplify the way charter schools are funded. The Legislature’s education committee backed LD …
Medway officials are going to support the national park proposed by Lucas St. Clair, seen here on the East Branch of the Penobscot River near his family’s land in 2013.

Medway leaders to endorse national park plan with letter to congressional delegates

Town leaders will draft a letter to Maine’s congressional delegation endorsing the 150,000-acre North Woods national park and recreation area proposed by …
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat.

LePage challenges AG Mills on use of settlement cash

AUGUSTA | Apparently not content with the numerous battles he’s already fighting with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, Gov. Paul LePage announced Thursday that …
Members of United Way of Eastern Maine hand out programs in Bangor in this September 2012 file photo. The organization announced on Thursday plans to cut financial support for local nonprofits and social service organizations because of dwindling financial resources

United Way of Eastern Maine to slash financial support for nonprofits

BANGOR | The United Way of Eastern Maine announced on Thursday plans to cut financial support for local nonprofits and social service organizations because …
Interstate 95 northbound between Newport and Bangor was shut down Wednesday morning due to a pileup involving 75 vehicles.

DOT cameras on road signs help analyze 75-vehicle pileup on I-95

BANGOR | In the aftermath of the 75-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Carmel, the Maine Department of Transportation is collecting weather, road and …
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GOOD BIRDING

Dreaming of a white … birding fest?

At the rate winter is going, this year’s Down East Spring Birding Festival may be conducted on snowshoes. Washington County has had so much snow, …
MAINE SKIES

NASA spacecraft approaches Pluto at last

When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft left on its mission to Pluto in January 2006, the …
From the community

The Song Goes On: Celebrating Pete Seeger

Sunday, May 3, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: The Brick Church, Union St., …

Lubec teacher to appeal decision over incident with Donnie Smith

Deborah Bousquet, a local elementary teacher who was suspended from her job …

Irving-owned companies at odds over Canada pipeline plan

BOSTON — Two companies owned by the billionaire Irving family in eastern Canada appear at …
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