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The State House shines through the the fog in Augusta.

How Maine reached the brink of a government shutdown

If Maine does not enact a two-year state budget within the next week, state government will have no money to operate, triggering a shutdown that could leave thousands of workers without pay and abruptly curtail all state services.

Ranked-choice voting amendment fails in House

Elections officials and lawmakers in both parties fear that without a fix, the law voters passed last November will be repealed.

This Sunday, June 25: Kennebec River Cleanup!

Maine senators raise their right hands as they are sworn in during the first session of the 128th Legislature.

Your guide to what stands between Maine and a state budget

The legislative divide is mostly about education funding, but with LePage’s backing, House Republicans also want significant school reforms.

Man dies in shooting outside West Gardiner home

James Haskell, 41 and who most recently lived in Chelsea, was found dead outside the residence on Yeaton Drive in West Gardiner, according to police.

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The Old Town Coyotes celebrate after their 6-5 victory over Erskine Academy to win the Class B North title at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Tuesday afternoon.

Late rally lifts Old Town to second straight ‘B’ North title

Old Town broke through against Erskine starter and Mr. Baseball finalist Nate Howard in the bottom of the fourth when Austin Sheehan walked, stole second and scored when Ketch slammed his team’s first hit, a sharp single to center.
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