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Sarah Diment, owner of The Beachmere Inn, is stepping in as a housekeeper because she can't find enough people to work at her inn. Labor shortages are plaguing the hospitality industry in Maine.

With tourist season around the corner, Maine’s hospitality industry is facing a crisis

As the summer of 2017 approaches, a perfect storm for the seasonal hospitality industry is gathering over Vacationland.
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

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.
LePage did not appear persuaded by an audience member's comment that his math was wrong.

LePage doesn’t seem to understand education surcharge

Gov. Paul LePage is under fire for his characterization of how a new 3 percent surcharge to fund education will affect wealthy Mainers.
Maine Troop Greeters presented governor's award for volunteerism.

Maine Troop Greeters receive Exemplary Service Award from governor’s office


Lane closure to begin on Piscataqua River Bridge


Maine Composts Week includes sharing nourishment with people who are food insecure

The Behavioral Health Center on Court Street in Bangor.

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

A hacker stole personal information belonging to more than 4,000 patients of a local psychiatric practice, including medical details and Social Security numbers.
Frank Ossinger, 3, of Hermon gets a bag of bulk food at the Natural Living Center while shopping with his mom, Gabby. The Ossinger family has been shopping at The Natural Living Center for more than 20 years. Owned by Bill and Barbara Geiger, the store that opened April 7, 1977, as a kiosk in the Airport Mall, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

They called it a fad, but this Bangor health food store has been thriving for 40 years

“We talk to people. I think that’s been a big part of why we’ve stayed successful,” Bill Geiger said. “We always listen to our customers.”

Police search for driver who evaded them Monday night

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

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.

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