Casino referendum’s provisions add spice to fight
Foes say things such as a lower gambling age should doom the plan; backers say problems can be fixed.
Gambling on heating oil cost: Buy now, or wait a bit?
The average price has fallen 89 cents over two months and signs point to further decreases.
Defense bill includes $20.7 million for Kittery shipyard
McCain, Obama see different causes for nation's economic problems
McCain blames financial turmoil on Wall Street; Obama blames GOP, McCain
Governor lauds spirit of town that suffered fire
John Baldacci vows to work with Milo officials to revives its business district.
Maine getting $7 million to help poor pay heating costs
The Bush administration has announced that it will release $121 million in emergency funds.
Group works at lowering energy rates
Consumer advocates from around New England look for ways to increase ratepayers' leverage.
Incumbent ends bid for re-election
Republican Gary Moore of Standish cites frustration with state fiscal problems.
Activists call attention to children's issues
Politicians must see kids as something other than a group of people too young to vote, one says.
L.L. Bean gets a foot in China's open door
The new store in Beijing will be the Freeport retailer's second foreign location; it has 15 stores in Japan.
Formalizing financial bailouts worth a look
The next Congress should consider creating an agency to oversee Wall Street's makeover.
Lowering the legal drinking age to 18 would cause problems on campus, not solve them.
It is impossible to discuss without delving deeply into the language of poetry instead of prose.
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McCain, Obama on Taxes Presdential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have very different
A Growth Field Remember the now-classic career advice offered to the Dustin Hoffman character
Leadership should top list of candidates’ qualifications As usual, the national political conventions pulsed with harsh rhetoric and
Candidates have 60 seconds to give snapshot at forum
AUGUSTA — Fifteen candidates for local legislative seats each had one minute Wednesday morning to talk about why they are best suited to serve in the Legislature. In 60 seconds, record time for any politician, they managed to get their points across. Cards that said “15 seconds,” “5 seconds” and “Done” helped keep them on track.
School district faces penalties If consolidation mandate Isn't met
AUGUSTA — It would seem the towns of School Administrative District 53 did everything in their power to comply with the state’s school-district consolidation mandate.
Statehouse event aims to promote children's issues during campaign
AUGUSTA — Gardiner Area High School ninth-grader Amy Princiotta said she’s lucky to have good parents and fortunate to live in a supportive community. But she worries about 3 million abused or neglected children across the country who, by her count, aren’t so fortunate.
Central Mainers reach out their helping hands
The bad news is that it seems like the economy is going to hell in a handbasket. The good news is that even in such difficult times — perhaps we should say especially in such difficult times — the people of central Maine want to help out those who need a hand up.
Jet evacuated at Portland airport
PORTLAND (AP) - A plane at the Portland International Jetport had to be evacuated because of reported smoke in the cockpit - before the plane left the ground.
Senate hopeful's appeal rejected
BANGOR (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a Kennebunkport woman's lawsuit seeking to get onto the Nov. 4 ballot as a Senate candidate.
Baldacci visits fire site
MILO (AP) - Gov. John Baldacci said Wednesday he was heartsick to see the damage caused by a weekend fire that left much of the small downtown area in ruins, and promised to work with local officials to bring the rural town's business district back to life.
Group steps up attacks on bottled water
PORTLAND (AP) - A coalition of activists and citizens has kicked off an initiative they say will protect Maine's groundwater supplies from what they call "corporate exploitation."
Polls: Obama gains, but race still volatile in battleground states
The much-anticipated Time/CNN battleground polls were released Wednesday, with Barack Obama showing surprising strength in three states, including North Carolina, that many were beginning to write off.
Bethel taxes rise 10.4 percent
State rep seeks veterans to honor
It's a brand-new casino campaign
Olympia Gaming's emergence behind an Oxford County casino addresses one question plaguing this campaign: "Who else beside Seth Carey is Evergreen Mountain Enterprises?"
Generation gap won't hinder McCain-Palin
One question ABC's Charles Gibson neglected to ask Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during his interview with her last week was this: You are young enough to be John McCain's daughter. Twenty-eight years separate you. Will you be able to walk into the Oval Office and say, "Mr. President, you are wrong about this and here is what you should do instead"?
Coalition Calls for Protection of Maine Water Sources
Home Construction Hits Lowest Level Since Mid-90s
Wall Street Crisis Expected to Lower Housing Prices
University of Maine System Requests Funding Increase
Out-of-state waste being dumped at landfill