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Portland looks to restore Capisic Pond

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 23:39
The $2.1 million project would excavate the man-made pond to improve the area’s recreational value and habitat for wading birds.
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Scores still missing after deadly Washington state mudslide

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 23:30
Families and neighbors use chain saws and bare hands in the desperate search for loved ones.
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Local & State Dispatches

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 23:17
Police say man was injured by shotgun, not explosion / LePage seeks federal review of Downeaster site / Winslow Homer’s camera donated to Bowdoin College ... and more news from around the state.
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After Lewiston Auburn Film Festival founder’s arrest, filmmakers cancel showings

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 22:48
A publicist confirms the event will not happen April 4-6.
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Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 22:24
The mass sentencing underscores the severity of Egypt’s campaign to silence the opposition.
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$7.5 million bond approved for expanding Maine tissue operation

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:53
The financing was approved by the Finance Authority of Maine for two tissue-making machines for St. Croix Tissue.
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Maine man injured by shotgun, not explosion, police say

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:15
The Maine State Police’s bomb squad responded to the Bristol home Thursday after a report of an explosion.
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Woods: ‘Still too soon’ to know if fit for Masters

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:13
Woods is off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour, and he’s been troubled lately by back problems.
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Two fires destroy houses in Falmouth, Portland on Monday

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:51
A man has also been charged with arson in a dumpster fire set near the Portland Museum of Art Sunday. That was one of eight set over the weekend around the peninsula.
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Commuter train derails at Chicago airport, injuring 32

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:18
The train leapt the sidewalk and went up the stairs, possibly avoiding fatalities by not slamming into any walls, one expert says.
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Camera used on moon landing sold for $758,489

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:08
The Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend is described by Vienna auctioneers Galerie Westlicht as part of the equipment carried by the 1971 Apollo 15 mission.
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Angus King reflects on Arctic Ocean defense trip

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:53
King visited the region with other members of Congress and U.S. defense officials to discuss the 'new frontier' created by global warming.
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Police charge man in string of Portland fires

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:29
The fires in trash bins and dumpsters began late Saturday night.
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Prospect of bigger classes not sitting well with USM faculty, students

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:09
They say USM’s drive for fiscal efficiency will hurt academic quality and create a ‘diploma mill.’
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Falmouth police identify suspect in burglary interrupted by homeowner

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:45
Christopher Girard allegedly fled and left his two partners behind after their getaway vehicle got stuck in snow.
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More tests needed to determine cause of Maine baby’s death

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:11
The infant’s parents have been charged with manufacturing meth after their house burned down last week, the same day the baby died.
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Cape Elizabeth’s chess master wins third state school championship

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:10
Matthew Fishbein, 16, won all four games on Saturday at UMaine. Teammate Wesley Parker took second.
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Maine DEP's dam relicensing effort in disarray, records show

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:14
Missed deadlines have shorn Maine of power.
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State House Notebook: Candidates reply to LePage claim that he’s a man of action

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:04
Also: The politics of workers' compensation.
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