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Former Michaud staffer files to run for Maine State House

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:02
Monica Castellanos, partner in a consulting and communications firm, recently filed to run as a Democrat for House District 86, which covers part of Augusta.
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NY man pleads guilty to Waterville drug charge

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:55
William Waters, 32, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute it.
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Four more workers contaminated by radiation at New Mexico nuclear facility

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:47
The doses are reportedly below levels that are deemed unsafe.
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People lie more easily after dose of ‘love hormone’

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:46
Researchers find that oxytocin made volunteers less honest.
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Red Sox fall to Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:01
Grady Sizemore hits a home run in his first game for Boston, but the Sox go 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
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Nation & World Dispatches

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:58
News from around the nation and world.
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Washington issues plan to deal with its nuclear waste

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:58
The state was frustrated by federal delays dealing with radioactive waste at a former weapons plant.
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In Washinton mudslide, $10 million lost, 24 confirmed dead

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:57
Gov. Jay Inslee asks for federal aid for housing, funerals, counseling and more.
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Israeli police seize burial boxes from time of Jesus

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:57
Police say the boxes were stolen from a cave near Jerusalem.
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Study: Surgery ‘remarkable’ solution for some diabetics

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:57
Research boosts hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients’ diabetes into remission.
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Local nonprofits bid on MaineCare rides contracts

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:31
Six nonprofits want to replace the contractor that has been blamed for missed MaineCare rides.
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MDOT proposes changes to 'high-crash' Scarborough intersection

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:24
The department invites comment at a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to improve the busy intersection of Route 114 and Running Hill Road.
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Mainers rush to buy insurance on final day before deadline

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:22
Health navigators report a surge of calls and appointments as individuals try to get their applications in the pipeline.
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L.L. Bean to hire 30 to 40 seasonal workers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:16
The jobs in the Freeport stores are part of the company’s routine ramp-up for the summer season.
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Verizon Wireless to add 42 workers in Maine

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:14
The hiring is part of an effort to add 330 employees throughout New England.
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Ex-Brunswick pastor sentenced to probation for stealing $146,829

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:14
Carroll Freemont Pennell collected federal disability benefits while earning a salary at the former Word of God Fellowship Church.
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Local & State Dispatches

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:10
School bus drivers to discuss extent of responsibilities / Maine outdoor recreation to get more than $11 million / Man charged with drunken driving in Turnpike crash ... and more news from around the state.
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North Yarmouth fire kills 500 chicks, 30 sheep

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:09
Fire investigators say the cause is not known but is likely related to warming apparatus in a barn.
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LePage official pushes ban on out-of-state use of welfare cards

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:03
She says $14 million in 2013 transactions outside Maine show why legislators ought to pass the governor’s reform proposals.
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Construction starting on South Portland building to be leased to DHHS

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:46
Builders say they’re on schedule as they face a tight deadline to deliver the contentious building.
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