Crisis, options irritate state residents
Some see any rescue as a necessary evil; others predict a huge debt that won't even halt the slide.
Maine Democrats split on bailout vote
Allen is unhappy with the defeat; Michaud is unhappy with the bill; constituents are mostly just unhappy.
Out of Canadian court, Greenlaw back at sea
Her boat might have drifted into Canadian waters during the filming of a TV fishing special.
Emission credits raise $39 million
The Northeast's effort to reduce greenhouse gases could become a national model, participants say.
Advice on managing offenders gathered
An expert tells legislators to focus on high-risk sex criminals, and that blanket policies often don't work.
Upheaval reshapes banking landscape
The U.S. is left with three superbanks, but the 8,500 community institutions will still provide alternatives.
Citigroup buys Wachovia banks
The agreement gives Citigroup more than 4,300 U.S. branches and $600 billion in deposits.
Working Maine familes to pay for House failure
There's was plenty to dislike in a bailout of financial markets, but jobs depended on it.
RON BANCROFTThe presidential candidates get a debate report card
Obama is the winner in both style and substance in this cycle's first presidential debate.
Bangor Daily News
House 79 race classic case of upstart vs. incumbent
Charles Jacques, a first-time candidate running for House District 79, said he is promoting a platform that "advocates liberty and freedom," including disbanding county government and legalizing marijuana.
Maine reps split votes on bailout
Maine's Democratic U.S. representatives landed on opposite sides of the financial bailout bill Monday, as constituents besieged them with calls on an issue fraught with political as well as economic risks.
Grant to provide Gardiner with enhanced signage
GARDINER -- A $50,000 grant will help people find their way around historical and cultural sites and hopefully boost the local economy.
STATEHOUSE Testimony targets sex offenders
AUGUSTA -- Victims of sex crimes and the offenders often live in the same home, where the crimes also occur.
4 arrested in Plum Creek protest
AUGUSTA -- Four Earth First! protesters, locked together by bicycle locks, were arrested Monday after being forcibly removed from a state office building.
Casino resort touted for Oxford County
AUGUSTA -- Backers of a proposed casino in Oxford County said Monday a casino brings another kind of entertainment to Maine that would complement offerings in tourist destinations such as Bar Harbor and Old Orchard Beach.
Election-year politics doomed bailout measure
For more than a week and a half, the Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 that was defeated Monday by the House has been called "the Wall Street Bailout" by politicians, the media and the public.
DAVID B. OFFER : Palin chosen for conservative views, not potential as leader
Sixteen years ago, James Stockdale bumbled his way through a nationally televised debate among candidates for vice president.
MARK L. JOHNSTON : Bank-credit union merger plan good for both
The recent news about a potential merger between Kennebec Savings Bank and Kennebec Valley Federal Credit Union has resulted in some healthy discussion, but unfortunately, some misinformation in the process.
Bailout melts down
WASHINGTON - In a vote that shook the government, Wall Street and markets around the world, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, leaving both parties' lawmakers and the Bush administration scrambling to pick up the pieces. Dismayed investors sent the Dow Jones industrials plunging 777 points, the most ever for a single day.
Allen votes for rescue, but Michaud against it
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democrat from Maine's 2nd District, voted against the passage of the $700 billion emergency rescue bill for the nation's financial system.
Backers: Casino would hire 800
AUGUSTA - Backers of a proposed casino in Oxford County said Monday a casino brings another kind of entertainment to Maine that would complement offerings in tourist destinations such as Bar Harbor and Old Orchard Beach.
Falling snow detected on Mars
LOS ANGELES - NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered evidence of past water at its Martian landing site and spotted falling snow for the first time, scientists reported Monday.
Greenlaw back to sea after arrest
Famed skipper and Maine author Linda Greenlaw headed back to sea Monday to resume her made-for-TV swordfishing trip after being arrested and hauled into a Canadian court for allegedly fishing inside Canada's 200-mile limit.
Bailout bill needs global perspective
Congress has shown tremendous restraint in fighting calls for rapid action in the proposed $700 billion bailout of shaky banks. Its patience should be rewarded, by taking time to consider the global impact of its actions.
Activists Disrupt LURC Office, Police Respond
Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registries Explored By Legislators
A Machias Hospital Scrutinized by Area Residents
Casino Issue Still Alive In Scarborough