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Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions


Lt. Colonel Ann Wright on Maine speaking tour: ‘Never Silent Until Our Sisters Are Free’


USDA announces streamlined version of loans for smaller scale farms, urban producers

Attendees stand during the National Anthem at a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Cross Insurance Center on Oct. 15, 2016, in Bangor, Maine.

Tiny Maine is getting outsize attention from Clinton, Trump

The line that divides Maine’s two congressional districts is emblematic of the divides that have emerged this election cycle: urban vs. rural, college educated vs. not, well-off vs. working class, and Clinton vs. Trump.
Irene MacDougall (left) hands a ballot to a voter as Laurie Gifford sits next to her on Thursday at Lewiston City Hall. MacDougall said accusations that the election is rigged are &quotridiculous."

Maine ballot keepers: Election not rigged

All ballots will be counted, accurately and properly, election worker Irene MacDougall said.
If Question 1 passes, attorney Stephen Langsdorf said it would be reasonable for most employees to treat marijuana use as they do alcohol consumption -- that they shouldn't use or be under its influence at work.
The Point

Legal pot would be like alcohol at work, but there’s no good test for it

If Maine legalizes marijuana, it doesn’t mean employees could light up during smoke breaks. But there will be more incentive for state officials to come up with a workable definition of what it means to be “under the influence.”
Two barnacle geese (rear) have been spotted at Collins Pond in Caribou. Barnacle geese typically winter in Ireland, Scotland, Germany and the Netherlands, but sometimes they end up in Maine. Bob Duchesne.

Finding the elusive barnacle geese in Caribou

When two birds from Europe show up in Maine, it’s time for a wild goose chase.
Jonathan Fulford

Ethics panel nixes investigation sought by Maine GOP

The Maine Ethics Commission voted Thursday not to pursue an investigation into a California-based organization that has pledged $50,000 in support of a Democratic candidate for the Maine Senate.


Matt Lauzon

House District 12 candidate’s eligibility questioned

Phi Home Designs Announces Name Change: Company To Become Phi Builders + Architects—A Change That Reflects A New Direction For The Rockport-Based Company.

Mary Bonauto, the Portland attorney who successfully argued for marriage equality before the United States Supreme Court, receives the Maine History Maker Award from the Maine History Maker Award.

Maine lawyer honored as history maker for role in marriage equality fight

“We’re still not done,” the Portland attorney told the roughly 100 people there to honor her.

State’s last charter school slot to remain vacant as applicant withdraws

“We have decided to stay focused on the work we know and the work we do well as a private school,” Wayfinder’s CEO said.

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State Sports

Sophomore David Kirshkaln has no doubt which team has the football after an MCI fumble in the first quarter (to the right is senior Chandler Perkins), Oct. 10, 2016.

Dexter, Orono meet in LTC football clash among key games with playoff implications

Week 8 marks the final opportunity for teams around the state in Classes A, B, C and D South to stake their claim on first-round byes, home-field advantage or merely a postseason berth.
  • Local sports results for Oct. 19, 2016
  • Class B basketball state finals moved to Augusta
  • Hermon host for ‘Octoberfest’ grass snowmobile racing on Sunday
  • Bangor-area veterans to highlight NEF 26