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Maine DAR Members Gather for 119th State Conference

By William Hotchkiss on March 28, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
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Workers preparing for a city road construction project work outside the former YMCA building on Tuesday. The Penobscot County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to pursue buying the building.

County, Bangor church wage war over former YMCA building

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 28, 2017, at 3:02 p.m.
The Penobscot County Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to authorize a purchase attempt of the former Bangor YMCA to expand the neighboring county jail.
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Volunteer Open Houses at the Abbe Museum

By Heather Anderson on March 28, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
BANGOR, MAINE -- 03/22/2017 -- xx takes a last once over of some of his appetizers in the kitchen at the Rangeley Caf

EMCC’s culinary school transforms eastern Maine dining

By Micky Bedell on March 28, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
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Eastern Maine Community College students Emily Kennedy (left) and Emily Howland pull baked cheese crisps off parchment paper in the kitchen of the Rangeley Cafe.

Inside the culinary program transforming Maine’s dining scene

By Emily Burnham on March 28, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
EMCC’s culinary program has developed into a reliable supplier of talented, ambitious chefs for the area’s burgeoning food scene.
Community

Volunteer Week at the Abbe Museum

By Heather Anderson on March 28, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
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"Poetry by the Bay" host Kristin Frangoulis interviews Belfast-area poet in the studio of Belfast Community Radio.

Belfast Community Radio speaks with many voices

By GEORGE FRANGOULIS on March 28, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.

Bangor robbery suspect accused of flashing gun

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 28, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.
An armed man walked into the Circle K store on Main Street early Tuesday demanding money but left empty-handed after apparently having a communication problem with the clerk, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during the Daily Briefing at the White House Monday, March 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

23 people ask the Justice Dept. to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions

By Kristine Phillips, Washington Post on March 28, 2017, at 1:03 p.m.
Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice.
Sen. Susan Collins , R-Maine, departs after a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Feb. 17, 2017.

Sen. Collins endorses Gorsuch, urges Democrats not to filibuster

By Christopher Burns on March 28, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins took to the Senate floor Tuesday to urge Democrats to abandon their move to block the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, calling him “unquestionably qualified.”
A police chase through downtown Belfast and surrounding side streets came to an end around 9 a.m. Monday, when the driver of the white Volvo crashed into a light pole and got stuck. Police say the driver damaged several police cruisers during the pursuit.

Belfast chase ends after car rams police SUVs, crashes into light pole

By Nick McCrea on March 28, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
A bizarre, slow-speed police chase through downtown Belfast and side streets Tuesday morning ended after a car rammed several police vehicles and struck a light pole, sending one officer and the driver of the car to the hospital.
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Maine isn’t very noisy, according to this map

on March 28, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
No surprises here. Maine isn’t very noisy.
Lindsay Beauregard and her sister Danielle pose for a photo in November of 2016. Beauregard is running next month's Boston Marathon as part of the Miles for Miracles charity team.

Maine runner sprints past fundraising goal for hospital that cared for sister

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 28, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
She set a milestone of raising at least $6,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital but eclipsed that goal last weekend. As of Tuesday, she raised $6,712.
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Portland will cap number of short-term rentals and charge hosts to rent

By Jake Bleiberg on March 28, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Beginning next year, people renting their properties through services such as Airbnb will be required to register with the city and pay a fee as part of short-term rental rules the city council approved Monday.
Community

Breakfast buffet slated at Alton church

on March 28, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage answers questions from broadcast media following a maple tree tapping ceremony on the Blaine House lawn in mid-March.

LePage seeks to lock tougher welfare rules into law

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 28, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage unveiled a bill that represents his latest effort to incorporate tougher welfare policies into Maine law.
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Lincoln Academy administrator arrested for OUI

By Beth Brogan on March 28, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
The associate head of school at Lincoln Academy was arrested Saturday night for allegedly operating under the influence after deputies reportedly found his car stopped in the middle of Sproul Hill Road blocking traffic.
Community

Springtime in Paris auctions fundraiser at John Bapst

on March 28, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
Student Quinn Coon works with a staff member, who asked not to be named, in a makeshift teaching space at Harrison Lyseth Elementary School in Portland. City government is considering funding renovations to Lyseth and other schools in the system.

Portland city council still deadlocked over $64 million school bond

By Jake Bleiberg on March 28, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
It is unclear what type of compromise could be struck in the coming weeks.
Community

Downtown Bangor Easter Eggstravaganza slated for April 1

on March 28, 2017, at 9:37 a.m.