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How to get an autograph at Spring Training: Video

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:39
There’s more to obtaining an autograph from a Major League Baseball player than one would think.
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Maine House takes first vote to nullify contract for controversial welfare study

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:18
The nearly $1 million contract has been assailed as a political document used to justify the governor’s welfare policies.
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Search resumes for missing airliner

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:15
Frustrated relatives of passengers on Flight 370 march on the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing.
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Salvage starts after intense fire hits Gorham business

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:12
Some equipment used for making cabinets and furniture survives a blaze that destroyed large sections of a building used by Town & Country Cabinets for decades.
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LePage energy czar: Timber funds needed now

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:11
Foes say increasing the harvest to help Mainers heat their homes is the wrong solution to a real problem.
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Two more bodies pulled from Washington mud

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:07
As the official death toll rises to16, searchers are still 'hoping for that miracle.'
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Maine’s falling unemployment rate isn’t all good, economist says

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:03
A key reason for the decline to 6.2 percent in January is slow labor-force growth, which is bad for economic vitality and attracting business, Charles Colgan says.
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Gorham town councilor charged with drunken driving

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:03
The charge against Benjamin Hartwell comes two years after another councilor was arrested on the same charge.
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Dozens join Freeport Flag Ladies to support missing member of trio

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:02
The ladies have been showing their patriotism every Tuesday since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, and also have won many fans.
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Local & State Dispatches

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:40
Suspect turns himself in after bungled Falmouth burglary / Bath's longtime fire chief stepping down / Police say local man tried to choke girlfriend ... and more news from around the state.
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Maine restaurant manager gets 14 months in prison

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:26
The former manager of two Chinese restaurants in Waterville is sentenced for immigration, money laundering and tax offenses.
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Arab Summit leaders clash over problems around region

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:17
Deep divisions resurface in speeches on terrorism, Syria’s civil war and more.
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Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry tickets finally for sale

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:16
The new ferry service will cost as little as $79 for a one-way ticket; service begins on May 15.
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Coast Guard begins unannounced cruise ship inspections

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:08
Cruise ships must address any safety problems identified by the Coast Guard before they can allow passengers to board at U.S. ports.
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Students and parents added to lawsuit over school bullying in New Jersey

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:56
They join two districts as defendants in a novel ruling that could broaden who is accountable for harassment.
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Sizemore, Middlebrooks go deep as Red Sox beat Rays, 4-2

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:54
Grady Sizemore, attempting a comeback after two injury-plagued seasons, is battling Jackie Bradley for Boston’s center-field position.
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Nonprofits call for funding as state budget cuts draw near

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:44
Officials warn of increased homelessness if the state doesn’t follow its legal duty to fund programs.
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EPA proposes federal control of streams, wetlands

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:33
The new permitting layer targets pollution and Clean Water Act issues.
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Nation & World Dispatches

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:28
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Army secretary to decide rank of disgraced officer

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:20
John McHugh could bust Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair down in rank, affecting his pension.
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