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Bill to stop Maine university cutbacks voted down

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:23
Lawmakers vote against the bill that would have put a 12-month moratorium on faculty, staff and program cuts in order to further study the UMaine System’s finances.
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Dumont Cup competition kicks off at Sunday River: Photos

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:16
Amateurs skiers aim for spots in Saturday's semifinal round that will include three Olympians.
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Maine Senate approves overhauling gun permits

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:13
Under the bill, only municipalities with full-time police chiefs could handle permits.
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Maine basketball Hall of Fame names first induction class

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:27
A class of 23 will be the first to enter the Hall, with ceremonies scheduled for Aug. 21 in Bangor.
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Dayton, Wisconsin, Florida and Arizona advance to Elite Eight

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:15
11th-seeded Dayton continues its string of upsets to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 years.
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Grain partnership between Maine brewers, farmers in peril

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:34
A new FDA rule would require breweries to process spent grains before they can be fed to livestock, a change which U.S. Rep. Pingree blasts as 'absurd.'
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Concert promoter wants to bring acts to Westbrook

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:48
The proposed venue and a contract with the promoter would require City Council approval.
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Sharp-eyed webcam viewer helps save unmoored Maine boat

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:40
A woman in California spotted the boat washing on the shore of Hog Island when she was watching for ospreys via a webcam.
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Consumer income, spending, savings rose slightly in Feb.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:40
Economists expect that spending will rebound in April.
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Loss of patent program a huge blow to Maine inventors

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:35
The university system’s law school is ending its patent advice program for innovators, who start new ventures and help drive economic growth.
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Committee endorses $73 million bond to grow Maine businesses

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:12
The new economy-focused legislative panel wants to invest in the biotech, marine and agriculture sectors.
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Vermont woman charged with forcing marijuana on son

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:38
The boy told police he initially refused when his mother offered him a marijuana cigarette.
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Court hands setback to Texas abortion law critics

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:42
So far, the new regulations have helped force at least 19 clinics to close statewide.
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Bus strike shakes Burlington’s renowned safety net

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:08
While people are turning to carpools, car shares and friends, ‘the community is suffering from this.’
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Obama, Pope Francis confer – but on what?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:58
The Vatican says the two discussed church objections to Obamacare; Obama says topics were the poor and world peace.
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New $270 million chocolate factory proof of America's sweet tooth

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:28
Mars Inc., which makes Snickers and M&M's, says its nine other plants are at full capacity, so this will allow the company to better meet demand.
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Maine Senate rejects casinos, including at Scarborough Downs

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:37
Other bills that failed would have two American Indian tribes to open one casino each.
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Maine judge mulls whether 12-year-old should be tried for manslaughter

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:37
Kelli Murphy has twice been found not competent to stand trial in the death of an infant in 2012.
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Census shows only 4 Maine counties gained population

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:31
Cumberland County was the fastest-growing county in the state during the year from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013.
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Kennebec 'most dangerous river' for ice-breaking

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:23
Cutters blaze a trail from Bath to Richmond to clear ice that can cause flooding along the river.
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