Rail line proposal panned in Windham
Officials say the Mountain Division line would cost millions and has little chance of being viable. it would be unwise to invest millions in a line to Fryeburg that has little chance of success.
New finance chief takes on budget challenges
Ryan Low takes office and begins the difficult task of crafting a state budget while revenue is flat.
Student numbers continue to shrink
Statewide enrollment falls to 190,000, down 26,000 from a decade ago, with no rebound expected soon.
Work begins on Maine's largest wind farm
The Kibby project's 44 turbines may be powering 50,000 homes by 2010.
The owners of the Millinocket paper mill say they will lay off 200.
Construction spending hits lowest level in seven years and experts predict further erosion.
Hospitals get out of the baby-publicity business
Some stop collecting information for newspaper use, trying to avoid tipping off potential infant abductors.
Chorus of McCain praise
President Bush and others hail the candidate for his stance on Iraq and courageous votes when he put the country first.
Hard lessons from teachers' contract
Pay increases should be linked to classes teachers teach, not the ones they take.
JOHN W. GRANDYShark tournaments encourage disparaging view of declining species
They teach a lesson that it is a good thing to kill sharks and that science is somehow served by it.
Bangor Daily News
Hard times hit agency for terminally ill children
STEPHEN BOWEN : School consolidation picture not as rosy as state paints
Readers of this newspaper on Aug. 22 were probably surprised to learn that, according to the Maine Department of Education, "half of Maine students" now attend schools in "consolidated districts."
GEORGE SMITH : Words are not dangerous, but zealots, censorship are
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.
Utility fights back against wire theft
BANGOR (AP) - Bangor Hydro Electric Co. has installed motion detectors and surveillance equipment at several power substations to cut down on the number of copper thefts.
Maine finance chief sworn in
AUGUSTA - Taking over Tuesday as the point person for a state government budget of more than $6 billion, Ryan Low said he sees major financial challenges ahead as work gets under way on the state's next spending package.
Labor Day turnpike traffic down
PORTLAND (AP) - Nearly 731,000 vehicles used the Maine Turnpike during the Labor Day weekend, 2.2 percent fewer than during the same Friday-through-Monday period a year ago, the toll highway's officials said Tuesday.
Maine enrollment shrinks again as school year begins
PORTLAND (AP) - Enrollment at Maine public schools has fallen to around 190,000 students for the new school year, extending a decade-long decline that is expected to continue for several years to come.
Senate candidate's appeal denied
PORTLAND (AP) - Maine's highest court has rejected an appeal by an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate who was denied a spot on the November ballot because she failed to submit enough signatures prior to the deadline.
Politics spark attention deficit
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McCain helps Obama's experience argument
In his Denver speech, Sen. Barack Obama tried to lay to rest the issue of whether he has the experience to become commander in chief.
Not Your Usual Convention Opener
Bennett: If Republicans take the Senate…
Staples: After 2008, time to focus on the Legislature
Maine GOP scavenger hunt