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Updated: 7 min 21 sec ago

Warping a Maine wharf: Photo

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:04
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Maine heating oil, propane prices dip

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:50
Northern Maine has the highest average heating oil price for the week.
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Obama signs orders aimed at closing gender pay gap

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:46
The executive actions are part of his drive to act on his own when Congress stalls on his policy initiatives.
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LePage pushes photo IDs for Maine welfare cards

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:32
A DHHS spokesman says the administration is preparing to launch a pilot project to include photo IDs on electronic benefit transfer cards.
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At-home mothers on the rise, research shows

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:20
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29 percent in 2012, with a weak economy and immigrant mothers playing a major factor.
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Deadly virus takes toll on piglets – and bacon prices

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:53
The virus doesn’t affect humans, but U.S. pork production could decline about 7 percent this year because of the illness.
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Who I Met, With Greta Rybus: Luke Davidson, distiller

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:04
The proprietor of Maine Craft Distilling in Portland uses Maine products to foster growth in the agricultural community – and continues the city's storied history of spirits making.
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Portland gets an inch of rain, but it’s less than expected

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:54
The National Weather Service had warned to be on the watch for localized flooding in parts of Maine, but no serious problems are reported so far.
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Pistorius sobs while describing shooting of Steenkamp

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:46
Today’s testimony marked the first time he has spoken publicly on the details of the fatal shooting.
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Schooner coming ashore for restorative berth in Portland

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:40
The 125-foot Spirit of Massachusetts will be towed along Commercial Street to the new Portland Yacht Services shipyard Wednesday.
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UConn celebrates one national hoops title, eyes second

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:40
The men’s team is expected to return to the Storrs campus for a rally at about 5 p.m. today, followed by a student viewing of the women’s championship game.
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Vermont’s Sanders considers run for president, heads to N.H.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:30
He’s particularly focused on liberal priorities such as economic inequality and global warming.
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Maine’s Haystack Mountain School of Crafts receives $2 million grant

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:02
It’s the largest grant in school history and will be used to create a new Open Studio Residency program.
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Maine man: Pot in stolen car not mine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:34
Douglas Glidden, 25, of Jay is facing charges including OUI and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer – and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.
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Comcast pitches Time Warner deal as boost to innovation

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:06
The nation’s largest cable company also pledges to treat all Internet content equally for new customers and expand a program offering Web access to poor families.
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April 15 lunar eclipse to paint the moon red

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:19
Mark your calendars, sky watchers: In one week, a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon an eerie shade of red.
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Long Creek juvenile facility suspends highly praised volunteer

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:13
Dan Reardon, who is also a staffer for Sen. King, admits to inappropriately passing a note between inmates.
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Eight injured by falling shelves at N.Y. dollar store

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:54
Fire officials say the collapsing shelves created a cascading effect, burying people under piles of merchandise.
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San Francisco vandals flip 4 Smart cars: Prank or protest?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:37
Police were looking for multiple people wearing black hooded sweatshirts who were in the area at the time.
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