Allen urges change for next generations
The congressman from Maine is among four U.S. Senate candidates to address the convention.
Mental health crises defy police protocol
The Michael Norton case focuses attention on how police and hospitals respond to those who are suicidal.
Dechaine seeking new trial based on new DNA standard
A 2006 change in the law makes technological advances a basis for requesting a new trial.
Obama, Biden trumpet change on historic night
Reaching unprecedented ground – by acclamation – Obama and his running mate say it’s time to 'take back America.'
Both sides say they still hope to come to terms on a sale, but other parties may now make offers for the newspapers.
Companies large and small find that blogging can be a good way to do free marketing and connect with customers.
Shift at agency doesn't change AIDS threat
Changing treatments led to the closing of Peabody House, but the epidemic remains.
DONALD A. GRANTBurying spent nuclear fuel would waste a resource worth billions
Recycling it instead would conserve energy, avoid more mining and help keep power plants going.
If McCain can't count houses, how can he be counted on?
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Firm poised to open waste-to-energy plant
Maine Dems tout value of Tom Allen speech
U.S. Rep. Tom Allen invoked the future of his newborn grandson as he exhorted Democrats at the party's national convention in Denver to help improve the country for the benefit of succeeding generations.
Group ends negotiating status with Maine papers Maine Media principals say talks continue with Blethen Maine Newspapers' owners
Blethen Maine Newspapers and the investment group seeking to buy the company's properties have ended an agreement that gave the group exclusive negotiating rights.
ARSENIC STUDY IN SCHOOLS
Researchers are recruiting a new set of students from five Augusta-area towns to participate in a study evaluating what -- if any -- effect arsenic has on children's intellectual development.
Fishing line nearly silences one loon's song
But for the efforts of some goodhearted citizens on North Pond, the song of one lone loon was almost stilled this week.
THEODORA J. KALIKOW : The approaching winter will be our Hurricane Katrina
I didn't think I would be discussing energy anytime soon, since I just wrote a column about the issue. But then three things made me write more.
BUDDY DOYLE OF GARDINER : New administration must lead nation back to its finest values
The pre-eminent role of our government today should be to re-invent itself. There exists no confidence in government to accomplish much of anything. Witness Congress, currently vacationing. The solutions to our pressing issues -- the economy, global squabbling, employment, health care -- are futile if we fail to diffuse the bitterness and division. That's Job No. 1.
PAUL R. LEPAGE : Voters must elect strong leaders who will solve nation's problems
What should candidates be talking to us about this election?
American Dream not just for people earning $5M
I am hoping that the young adults of the U.S.A. think clearer than their older peers did during the last two elections, and they will vote for America.
'In my opinion,' McCain better suited to presidency
I thought this was an opinion page. I have sent you two letters expressing my opinion about Barack Obama and you won't print them because of unverifiable allegations. I didn't write anything that hasn't already been said on the Internet or TV or even in the newspapers.
Nader would discuss serious, important issues
It's fashionable once again for disgruntled Democrats to ridicule Ralph Nader's candidacy for president. The Kennebec Journal has weighed in with an especially vitriolic editorial (Aug. 18), accusing him of abusing the voters and making a mockery of the electoral process.
Workshop eyes ways to weather winter
JAY - Legislative concern that people will have a hard time finding the resources to keep their homes heated this winter prompted an energy conservation workshop Wednesday at Jay High School.
After 22 years in mill, it's a shock
LIVERMORE FALLS - Kenny Smith didn't expect to be on the layoff list at the Wausau Paper mill after 22 years with the company.
During roll call, Maine delegation favors Obama, but 8 vote for Clinton
Maine's delegation gave 24 votes to Barack Obama and 8 votes to Hillary Clinton as the presidential nomination roll call was held at the Democratic National Convention.
Former mayor sues over MERC stench
SACO (AP) - Former Saco Mayor Mark Johnston is suing Maine Energy Recovery Co. over odors emitted from the trash-to-energy incinerator across the border in Biddeford.
Maine lawmakers endorse Obama
AUGUSTA (AP) - Present and former leaders of the Maine Legislature are pledging their support for Barack Obama, who will become the Democrats' nominee for president this week.
Maine attorney general warns of Visa scam
AUGUSTA (AP) - Maine's attorney general is alerting people about a scam in which people receive phone messages warning that they've reached the credit limit on their Visa cards.
No injuries reported at BIW fire
BATH (AP) - Officials say no one was hurt when a fire broke out on the roof of a building at Bath Iron Works.
Getting a chill from the Almanac
On its Web site, the Farmers' Almanac keeps a running tally of when its predictions have turned into realities:
Biden's record suggests discord with Obama
DENVER - In selecting Sen. Joseph Biden as his running mate, Barack Obama gains some needed foreign policy expertise, but loses some credibility. If Washington is as bad as these two say it is, was Biden a contributor or an enabler during his six Senate terms? If 36 years in the Senate doesn't make you an "insider" and part of the problem, what does?
I was struck with total disbelief when I saw the anti-union, anti-Allen ads being run so frequently on local television. Was I really being told that the Republicans and Sen. Susan Collins were defending unions? Surely everyone remembers the Reagan union-busting and the Republican anti-union positions of the last century. Was this a new, changed stance?
Former Saco Mayor Sues MERC Over Foul Odor
Program For Cancer Prevention Fails For Lack of Funding
Labor Leader Blasts Anti-Union Ad Campaign
Allen: We need change for the next generation