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Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sept. 11 bill becomes law

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his eight-year presidency.
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Suspect caught in shooting of teacher, 2 children at South Carolina school

By Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
The incident drew a large police response and prompted an evacuation of the school.
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Bangor’s Paul Bunyan carelessly overlooked in New York Times essay

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
I read with some great interest New York Times columnist Dan Barry’s essay last weekend about Paul Bunyan. As an ardent Bangorian, I feel a certain pride in our gargantuan culture hero and his place in our history as the former lumber capital of the east. I see our statue of …
Nathan Beck (right) and his father, Dan Beck (center), listen during a Human Rights Commission hearing regarding allegations that Moody's Diner, which is co-owned by Beck, discriminated against a longtime employee in Augusta in this November 2014 file photo.

LePage’s probe of human rights panel finds no bias against businesses

By Christopher Cousins and Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 28, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
“We are gratified to see the panel’s understanding that our agency is wildly underfunded and understaffed and its recommendations for more of both.”

Paint with Us! in October

By Nate Towne on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Common Street Arts, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine For more information: 207.872.ARTS; commonstreetarts.com/event/paint-with-us-in-october/ Common Street Arts invites you to our new monthly series — Paint with Us! in our fabulous new studio on the first floor of in the Center …
Narwhal tusks that were evidence in the case against Gregory Robert Logan, 58, of Woodmans Point, New Brunswick.

Ex-Mountie pleads guilty to charges in narwhal whale tusk smuggling scheme

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
The former Mountie accused of smuggling narwhal whale tusks across the border and mailing them to buyers around the U.S. for eight years pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to multiple counts of conspiracy and money laundering.

mud. works in clay – Opening Reception

By Nate Towne on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Common Street Arts , 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine For more information: 207-872-ARTS ; watervillecreates.org/event-info/?eb_id=&event_id=2860&tickets=&image_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.watervillecreates.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F07%2Fmud_CSA_image_small.jpg In collaboration with Maine Crafts Association and in conjunction with Maine Craft weekend, Common Street Arts will present works in clay by Maine ceramic artists …
George Hamilton of Portland Glass removes framing for a window at Oceanside High School in Rockland. The 54-year-old school is undergoing significant repairs this fall and next year.

Additions to Rockland-area school could cost $16.5 million

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:11 p.m.
The estimated cost of additions to the Rockland-area high school and middle school range from $7 million to $16.5 million.
A man browses artwork by nine New Brunswick artists on display at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor on Thursday. The New Brunswick Arts Bank features artwork from artists throughout New Brunswick.

Bangor museum hosts nine artists from New Brunswick Art Bank

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
“You really get a glimpse into what high quality contemporary artists are living and working in New Brunswick.”

Annual PICA (Power In Community Alliances) Auction

By Ellen Gray on Sept. 28, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Richard E Dyke Center for Family Business, 1 College Circle (near Husson University), Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-947-4203; pica.ws It’s hard to imagine but this year PICA will be celebrating over 25 years of holding our annual fundraising auction!! …

Maine author Melissa Sweet to visit MDI on final stop of Some Writer! Tour

By Jenna Beaulieu on Sept. 28, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Pemetic Elementary School, 327 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-5111; islandreadersandwriters.org/some-writer Island Readers & Writers is teaming up with Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet to bring her new book “Some Writer!” to six island schools …

Author Melissa Sweet to talk about new book in Deer Isle – Stonington

By Jenna Beaulieu on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stonington Library, 64 Main Street, Stonington, Maine For more information: 207-367-5926; islandreadersandwriters.org/some-writer Island Readers & Writers is teaming up with Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet to bring her new book “Some Writer!” to six island schools and their …

Author of E.B. White biography for children to visit newly reopened school on Great Cranberry Island

By Jenna Beaulieu on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Longfellow School, 251 Cranberry Road, Great Cranberry Island, Maine For more information: 207-244-7358; islandreadersandwriters.org/some-writer Island Readers & Writers is teaming up with Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet to bring her new book “Some Writer!” to six island schools …

Community rummage sale in Hancock

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church, 1368 Route 1, Hancock, Maine For more information: 207-422-3100 HANCOCK, Maine — A community rummage sale will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Union Congregational Church, 1368 Route 1. Gently used clothing for men, …
Rockland, Camden and Rockport firefighters responded Wednesday morning to a fire at a three-unit apartment building on Gay Street in Rockland.

Tenants escape from Rockland apartment fire

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
Tenants from three apartments were forced outside Wednesday morning from a fire in the second-floor residence.

Dinner, entertainment and auction to benefit steeple fund at Chestnut Street Church

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden, Maine For more information: 207-763-3940 CAMDEN, Maine — Dinner, entertainment by Rosey Gerry and an auction beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, will be held at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St. …
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Rockland area social service agency names new director

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
A new director has been hired for an agency that operates affordable housing complexes and runs the Meals on Wheels program.
The suspect is described a white male, in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7”, with an average build.

Police search for man in attempted armed robbery outside restaurant

By CBS 13 on Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
South Portland police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at Buffalo Wild Wings.
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It’s National Drink Beer Day. Here are the 10 best Maine brews

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
So, before you crack open a Bud Light, here’s a list of the 10 best beers brewed in Maine, according to Beer Advocate’s reviewers.
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Brace yourselves: Peak foliage is coming

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
It’s that time of the year again, where out-of-staters file (back) into Maine to enjoy the changing of the leaves. But, when exactly will tourists flock to Maine’s forests? Smoky Mountains national park has released the 2016 edition of their fall foliage prediction map, detailing when and where foliage will peak across …