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A camel snacks on some hay as setup for the 2017 Anah Shrine Circus was underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday afternoon. The first show is on Friday at 3 p.m., with performances through the weekend.

Elephants remain major draw for thriving Anah Shrine Circus

By Dawn Gagnon on April 27, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
In a time when animal rights protests over elephant and other animal acts have shut down large U.S. circuses, the Anah Shrine Circus has thrived in Bangor and Presque Isle.
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This ‘ice carousel’ covered in snowmobiles may be the most quintessentially Maine thing ever recorded

on April 27, 2017, at 4:29 p.m.
Welcome to The County, where the engineering is sound and the beer is cold.

NOAA Hold Public Session in Wiscasset

By Mary Ellen Barnes on April 27, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
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From tasty water to the ‘lowest depths of misery,’ celebrities have mixed feelings on Maine

on April 27, 2017, at 12:23 p.m.
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Maine high school named among top 10 in STEM high schools, top 20 overall

on April 27, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.
After contentiously being left out of the 2015 rankings and outside of the top ten in two categories in 2016, Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) came roaring back in this year’s U.S. News and World Report Best High School Rankings.
A person signs a petition in Bangor that is related to "An Act to Allow Slot Mchines or a Casino in York County" on Oct. 19, 2016.

New ethics questions haunt Maine’s $4.2 million casino campaign

By Michael Shepherd on April 27, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
In an apparent violation of Maine law, a web of domestic and offshore companies linked to a controversial developer has funded a $4.2 million bid fronted by his sister since 2015 to get Maine voters to approve a York County casino.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

Collins again ranked most bipartisan U.S. senator

By Michael Shepherd on April 26, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
A national group named Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the most bipartisan U.S. senator for the third straight time on Wednesday.
A landline telephone.

FairPoint to phase out regulated landlines in 5 more Maine communities

By Darren Fishell on April 26, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
Regulators on Tuesday gave FairPoint Communications permission to stop signing up new customers for regulated landline service in Scarborough, Gorham, Waterville, Kennebunk and Cape Elizabeth.
POLL QUESTION
 A Maine resident casts a ballot

Maine lawmakers edge closer to tightening ballot question rules

By Michael Shepherd on April 26, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
The Maine Legislature started a quiet push Tuesday to put a constitutional amendment on the 2017 ballot that could rein in the state’s increasingly used — and some say abused — citizen initiative process.
Sally Schofield

Woman convicted of killing foster child has been released from jail

By CBS 13 on April 26, 2017, at 7 a.m.
The woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old foster child in 2002 has been released.
A road sign along the northern access road to the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

St. Clair to testify before Congress in support of Maine’s national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
The son of Burt’s Bees entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby said he will defend Maine’s new national monument when he testifies before Congress next week.
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YouTube video of a man falling into the Saco River is trending, commenters confused

on April 25, 2017, at 4 p.m.
You will usually find the same types of videos on YouTube’s trending page. Last night, there was a video that didn’t seem to fit in.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042114 -- City workers Tony Young [left] and Jeremy Linscott pull from a manhole the remote controlled camera that they use to assess sewer lines on Friday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Fixing Bangor’s crumbling sewers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3 p.m.
The Behavioral Health Center on Court Street in Bangor.

More than 4,000 patients at risk in hacking of Bangor psychiatric center

By Jackie Farwell on April 25, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
A hacker stole personal information belonging to more than 4,000 patients of a local psychiatric practice, including medical details and Social Security numbers.
A grapple skidder and a feller buncher work in the woods during a September 2015 logging demonstration in Millinocket. An economic report out Tuesday says the state isn’t harvesting as much from its forests as it could.

Report: Aging workers, forestry woes hinder Maine’s economy

By Darren Fishell on April 25, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
Watchful eyes on Maine’s economy have started to track the state’s prime working age population and the potential of its tree harvest alongside other metrics of socio-economic health.
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Pittsburgh hates The Chainsmokers ‘forever’ after a mistake Bangorians can relate to

on April 25, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
The Chainsmokers have had a lot of negative press in the past few weeks. With their latest gaff, I don’t think that’s going to change soon.
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Snail-whispering Maine girl appears on NBC’s ‘Little Big Shots’

on April 25, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.
Rain falls into a puddle in Bangor.

Persistent rain to soak Maine this week

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
Keep an umbrella handy during the next few days.

Police search for driver who evaded them Monday night

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who ran away from police after crashing his pickup during a chase late Monday night.

Robert Pirsig, author of counterculture classic ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ dies at 88

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
Robert Pirsig, a perfectionist who published only one major work after “Zen” but inspired college classes, academic conferences and a legion of “Pirsig pilgrims” who retrace the anguished, cross-country motorcycle trip at the heart of his novel, died Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine.