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Intern Investigates: Owl Attacks in Bangor City Forest

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.

A year after suspension, Freeport physician again sanctioned by state

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A Freeport cardiologist disciplined in 2015 for having a sexual relationship with a patient has again been sanctioned by the Maine Board of Licensure of Medicine and Office of the Attorney General for filing inaccurate and incomplete applications to renew his medical license and for reappointment to the staff at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate in 2014.

Answers are hard to come by at first Poliquin-Cain debate

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10 p.m.
Monday’s debate between U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democrat Emily Cain had plenty of unanswered questions and deflections.

Democrats off to fast start with absentee voting

By Mal Leary on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:56 p.m.
Requests for absentee ballots are on pace to top the number in the presidential contest of four years ago and according to reports, more Democrats are requesting them than Republicans.
Jeff Walls of Stockton Springs and Tammy Harrison of Hudson hold up signs urging Maine voters to vote no of Question 1 on the Nov. 8 election ballot. While not opposed to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, they said that the proposed legislation would lead to onerous compliance requirements that could force small farmers out of business and adversely affect access to medicine for medical marijuana patients.

Grassroots group raising questions about recreational marijuana ballot question

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
“This particular bill that was written specifically for some investors to get government contracts.”
Ed Pert of Georgetown died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at age 83.

‘People in politics today could learn a lot from Ed Pert’

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:22 p.m.
“He was able to bring a balance to it, maintaining the integrity and decorum of the chamber.”
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew is pictured in a 2015 file photo.

Auditor finds DHHS misspent $13M in welfare funds

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 18, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The department “took an overly aggressive approach” that signals “troublesome” practices when it comes to managing federal grant awards.

Police in Maine fear ‘elephant tranquilizer’ overdose will be first of many

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on Oct. 18, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
A street drug 10,000 times stronger than morphine has found its way to York County.
Sections of smashed glass and graffiti hint at the damage done inside the former Crow's Nest restaurant during a spate of vandalism this past summer. Five juveniles face class C felony charges in connection with the vandalism.

5 teens face felony charges for $200,000 in vandalism at vacant restaurant

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Five teenagers are facing felony charges for allegedly vandalizing the long-vacant Crow’s Nest restaurant building on Maysville Road during the summer.

2-year-old dies in Burnham tractor accident

BDN staff reports on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A 2-year-old died Monday morning when a tractor driven by his grandfather accidentally backed over him, state police said.
Caption Question 4 on the November ballot asks if voters want to gradually raise Maine's minimum wage to $12 per hour.

A higher minimum wage will make a difference for those who work hard, still struggle

By The BDN Editorial Board on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
We recommend a “yes” vote.
File photo of the Maine state flag.

Here’s the info you can see on state contracts

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
While the public cannot see the winning bidders for larger service contracts, they can find some useful state spending data online. Here’s what the public can see.
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.

South Portland councilors to vote on e-cigarette restrictions

By CBS 13 on Oct. 17, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.
If approved at Monday night’s meeting, the amendments would go into effect on Nov. 7, and would carry fines as high as $500.
Travel writer and TV personality Rick Steves tells the press on Monday why he gave $100,000 towards getting pot legalized in Maine before an evening talk at the University of New England in Portland.

Why this ‘mild-mannered’ PBS host gave $100K to legalize marijuana in Maine

By Dan MacLeod on Oct. 17, 2016, at 8:14 p.m.
Steves said he’s been “inspired by Europe’s approach to drug policy reform.”

Donald Trump speaks privately to supporters in Maine

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 8:01 p.m.

Boy with rare disease has dream come true with Maine moose hunt

By Nita Johnson, The Sentinel Echo on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:46 p.m.
16-year-old’s dream of big-time hunting became a reality recently when he bagged an 800-pound moose.

Girl Scouts of Maine elects Betsey Timm President of Board of Directors

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
A billboard about 10 miles south of the U.S. border advertises the Trump Ocean Resort Baja. A developer of the Tijuana, Mexico, resort agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 190 buyers who lost $22 million in deposits after the project failed in 2008.

Maine natives in California claim money lost on Trump-branded condos

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:35 p.m.
Linda and Stephen Drake, originally from Allagash and Caribou, are among the people around the country who say they lost money to a business connected with the Republican presidential nominee.

13 spooky cocktails inspired by Stephen King for your Halloween party

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
Stephen King is arguably Maine’s most famous citizen. If you didn’t know why, it’s because his spooky characters from his novels inspire some great beverages. Here’s a few we thought would be a hit at your Halloween party.