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S. Portland man gets 16 months for hiding detective’s stolen gun

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:36
Bahman Habibi, 28, stored the gun in his home after it was used by another man in a bank robbery and convenience store robbery.
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Annie’s Book Stop in Portland to close this week

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:31
The discount bookstore had a 30-year run, but sales dropped off in recent years as online buying grew.
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College athletes are employees, can unionize, federal agency rules

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:29
Northwestern University plans to appeal the decision made in a case brought by their football players.
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'Smart meters' pose no health risk, Maine regulators say

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:23
The preliminary finding deals a blow to activists who say the technology harms humans. They have until April 11 to appeal the report.
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'Maine Startup' event hopes to put state on entrepreneurial map

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:05
The weeklong inaugural event will promote the state as a vibrant place to start a business.
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Maine fire victim’s helpful deeds flow back in time of need

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:35
David Smith, a farmer known for his kindness, is flooded with offers of help as he tries to reopen his heavily damaged cabinet shop in Gorham.
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Pirates fall to Worcester, 5-3

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:19
Former Maine coach Roy Sommer of the Worcester Sharks sets an AHL record by coaching his 1,275th game.
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LePage's fact-checking proposal hits resistance in Maine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:12
It's unfortunate politicians make false claims, but making a government agency the 'truth police' is a bigger threat to democracy, the ACLU says.
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Democrats throw out, alter LePage welfare-reform bills

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:03
The Legislature is likely to pass the amended versions, but most Republicans and LePage object to them and vetoes are likely.
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Bill to halt cuts to Maine's universities unlikely to move forward

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:02
The bill, proposed by a Portland legislator, would require a study of the university system’s finances before any cuts are made.
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Uninsured given extra time to sign up for Affordable Care Act

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:02
Maine residents are signing up at fast pace in the final week.
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String of Cumberland County fires put a focus on safety

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:02
A blaze in New Gloucester is the fourth local fire within three days.
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Storm batters Down East Maine, Massachusetts

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:52
Central Maine Power reported more than 3,400 power outages Wednesday night, with most of those located in Cumberland and Kennebec counties.
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Local & State Dispatches

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:42
Maine woman, 28, dies when vehicle goes off road / Man fined for groping officer at Cascade Falls Park / Bangor man, 25, charged with murder in babysitting death ... and more news from around the state.
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Jonathan Schell, author, journalist and anti-war activist, dies at age 70

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:40
He decried violence and warned of the perils of nuclear war in his 1982 best seller, 'The Fate of the Earth.'
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Parent company pulls plug on western Massachusetts hospital

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:39
Its related medical services in North Adams will also fold, stranding 530 workers and thousands of patients.
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Audit finds flaws in Massachusetts foster-care oversight

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:37
Numerous kinds of safety checks were either not done or not documented by the Department of Children and Families.
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N.H. county attorney fights job suspension

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:36
Jim Reams was suspended in November over allegations including sexual harassment.
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Plan for fee to curb use of plastic bags unveiled in New York City

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:34
Big Apple leaders will consider joining other cities in efforts to reduce waste and litter. Portland, Maine, is examining a similar fee.
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