Average of Daily Presidential Tracking Polls
RCP Average 09/26 - 10/02 Obama 49.1 - McCain 43.5
Portland Press Herald
Pressure builds, but bailout fate still unclear
Several House 'no' votes appear to have changed, but conservative Democrats are still grumbling.
Palin, Biden duel on Iraq, energy
Her folksy message contrasts with her rival's policy strengths
Palin big draw for local voters in both parties
Council hopefuls spar over article, campaign promos
Ed Suslovic criticizes Dory Waxman for not disclosing her Ocean Properties ties; she says he's misled voters.
Survey raises wood-heating concerns
This winter, many Mainers will use outdated stoves or heat underinsulated buildings, a study reports.
AD WATCH: Sen. Collins portrayed as bipartisan problem-fixer
1st District candidates oppose current bailout proposal
U.S. House candidates Pingree and Summers say the plan lacks sufficient protection for taxpayers.
Markets, Iraq dominate Senate debate economy
Election 2008: U.S. Rep. Tom Allen and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins spar before a large crowd in Portland.
McCain's campaign writes off battleground state Michigan
The McCain camp says it will open a new front in Maine, which can split its four electoral votes.
Financial crisis real, and must be addressed
How we got to the brink of economic collapse matters, but halting the slide is the priority.
Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA Criticism greets possible new role for Planning Board
AUGUSTA -- Residents, business owners and city officials said a proposal requiring even the smallest new commercial development and multifamily dwelling projects on city "gateway" roads to be reviewed by Planning Board goes too far and would affect too many property owners.
Automated phone scams targeting central Maine
Central Maine residents are the targets this week of an uptick in automated phone scams.
SENATE 21 Local race could tip Senate rolls
AUGUSTA -- The race for Senate District 21 features an incumbent Republican with six years of legislative experience versus a Democrat with eight years of prior legislative service.
FARMINGDALE Town to send bills after setting tax rate
FARMINGDALE -- Residents could see a "minimal increase" or even a drop in their property taxes this year, Board of Selectmen Chairman Rickey McKenna said Thursday.
Foliage peaking north and west
AUGUSTA -- There's lots of peak color on the Maine Department of Conservation's fourth fall foliage report of the season.
LURC decision on Plum Creek strikes balance
Mainers are prone to holy wars, especially when it comes to their natural resources. We've fought battles about the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, about forest practices, about dams and wetlands and how to kill bears.
JOSEPH R. REISERT : It's the small things that make foreign visitors feel welcome
We're now in Germany, the fourth country of our European tour, and though I've seen a lot about "die Finanzkrise" in the local headlines, my German isn't good enough to make sense of the details.
State OKs $250M EMMC expansion
BANGOR (AP) - The state has given the green light for a $250 million expansion of inpatient care facilities at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Portland tightens ban on smoking
PORTLAND (AP) - A new law taking effect Friday in Maine's largest city will prohibit smoking within the outdoor areas of restaurants and bars where beverage or dining service is available, but smokers will be allowed to light up after 10 p.m.
Moosehead project arrives at key stage
BANGOR (AP) - Maine state regulators have formally presented proposed changes and now Plum Creek has until Oct. 14 to tell the Land Use Regulation Commission whether the proposed revisions are acceptable.
Baseball playoffs top VP debate for local viewers
LEWISTON - At Dudley's Lounge at the Ramada Inn, one television over the bar was showing "The Family Guy" while the other was tuned to the vice presidential debate.
Allen backs bailout bill, but Michaud undecided
After finding overwhelming support in the U.S. Senate, legislation aimed at rescuing the nation's economy heads to the House, which is likely to vote on the bill Friday.
Allen, Collins make pitches to voters
The candidates in Maine's U.S. Senate race sparred Thursday over universal health care, financial regulation, an Iraq withdrawal timetable and other issues in their second debate of the campaign season.
Senate's lesson in leadership
In ancient Rome, the Senate was comprised of esteemed, respected leaders, who by virtue of birth, training and experience were expected to act in the best interest of the Republic.