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LePage did not appear persuaded by an audience member's comment that his math was wrong.

LePage doesn’t seem to understand education surcharge

Gov. Paul LePage is under fire for his characterization of how a new 3 percent surcharge to fund education will affect wealthy Mainers.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin watches logs being cut while visiting a sawmill in Richmond just south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on December 14, 2005.

U.S. to impose up to 24 percent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

A rowboat floats in the parking lot of the town pier in Blue Hill
Outdoors

Unsettled weather with cool air, rain to continue throughout the weekend

The weekend forecast from the National Weather Service called for cold, rainy —and sometimes snowy — weather.
The old, abandoned locomotives on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is the destination of a driving convoy this summer. So far, more than 50 people are planning to take part in the 90-mile drive into the Maine woods in August.
Outdoors

How to see ‘Ghost Trains’ deep in the Maine woods

The backroad trip into the North Maine Woods in the First Ghost Train Convoy will visit the abandoned steam engines and tramway between Eagle and Chamberlain lakes.
Harrison C. Roper of Houlton shows off some of the many pieces of music he has scored over the years. Roper will be the featured honoree at the Northern Maine Chamber Society Orchestra concerts Saturday,  April 29, in Houlton and Sunday, April 30, in Presque Isle.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD

This 85-year-old ‘gave up a life’ to move to Maine, where his music remains a treasure

“When I moved to Maine I thought it was the end of a chance to play music. I was wrong. Northern Maine is like a village. If anyone has a special interest, you will know about it.”
Michael D. MacPherson, Chairman of the Board

Maine Mutual Group holds Annual Meeting and elects new Chairman and Vice Chairman

A check presentation was recently held with representatives of MMG Insurance and The Friends of Caribou Schools. Picture attached, from left: Matt McHatten, Sam Collins, Larry Shaw, Tim Doak, and Bob White.

MMG Insurance pledges $50,000 towards a second gymnasium in the proposed new RSU 39 elementary school

Proud employees represent NMMC in its commitment to excellence

NMMC Earns Top Quality Designation

Line-spacing error could deprive hundreds of UMPI students of vital funds

Maine’s congressmen sent a letter Friday to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to express their concern that the U.S. Department of Education department had refused to review UMPI’s application.

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ARCA Series driver Austin Theriault (52) celebrates winning the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

Fort Kent driver to help Auburn racer at Saturday PASS event

Austin Theriault, who leads the ARCA points standings, will serve as adviser and crew chief for Auburn’s Travis Stearns at the 12th Easter Bunny 150 Pro All-Stars Series National Championship race.
  • UMaine-Fort Kent athletics returning to NAIA
  • Youth lacrosse finally arrives in Aroostook County
  • Basketball memories still resonate with first BDN All-Maine boys team
  • 41 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball teams, 1977 to 2017