RCP Average 10/13 - 10/19 -- Obama 49.0 McCain 43.8
Portland Press Herald
Riding the oil roller coaster
The drop in heating oil prices produces a mix of regret and satisfaction among customers who signed early contracts.
Maine investors flock to bonds for state, local projects
Buyers are capitalizing on high interest rates while also helping the state raise money in tight times.
Retailers rationing as supply of wood pellets dries up
Demand is very high right now, but there will be enough pellets to last the winter, a state official says.
Question 1: Both sides make a case in beverage tax debate
A supporter of repeal calls it 'a massive tax,' while an opponent says it promotes health.
Incumbent Anne Haskell and challenger Philip Haskell put a premium on tax relief for Mainers.
Maine could benefit economically by creating more renewable energy sources, Jon Hinck says.
Universal health coverage is Daniel Jenkins' priority. Herb Adams backs funds for preserving public land.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Span to be site of national homeland security testing
Officials plan to see how vibrations affect bridges, which, they say, are key to the nation's infrastructure.
Bush economic adviser: Parts of country already in recession; bailout will take time
The politics of the issue are hard, but the numbers argue for a straightfoward solution.
'Red Storm' may not be an inspired choice, but getting rid of an offensive name was.
LEIGH DONALDSONLack of voting rights for poor women remains an American problem
Official policies and laws enable easier voting, but many remain absent from voting booths.
Bangor Daily News
University forging ahead with plans for fundraising
AUGUSTA -- As colleges across the United States brace for a drop in donations and scale back ambitions accordingly, the University of Maine at Augusta will press on with plans to develop a fundraising operation from the ground up.
Handley installed; climate-change researcher speaks
AUGUSTA -- Representatives from the University of Maine at Augusta, the city of Augusta and Maine state government heaped praise on Allyson Hughes Handley on Sunday afternoon as the state's university system formally installed her as UMA's president at the institution's annual convocation.
Retailers, manufacturers try to keep up with demand for wood pellets
Twenty-four tons of wood pellets roll into Rocky's Stove Shoppe in Augusta every week, but owner Rocky Gaslin still cannot keep up with demand.
KENNEBEC COMMUTER: Check your car for the winter
We almost hate to talk about it, but you all knew it was coming: It's time yet again to winterize your vehicle for another Maine winter.
SAD 47 to close early Election Day to let voting to flow well
OAKLAND -- School Administrative District 47 will close its schools at noon on Election Day to make it easier for Oakland voters to get to the polling station, which is at Williams Elementary School.
Pingree, Summers vie for seat in 1st District
PORTLAND (AP) - The Maine stereotype holds that the people who populate the southern 1st Congressional District are a bunch of liberals who like taxes and gay rights and dislike hunting. They've elected Democrats in 11 of the past 12 elections.
New Hampshire arrives in port for commissioning
KITTERY (AP) - Escorted by a fireboat that sprayed plumes of water, the Navy's newest submarine has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in preparation for this week's commissioning.
Powell backs Obama
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Democrat Barack Obama saw his campaign bolstered on two fronts Sunday - a key endorsement from a nationally known Republican and the announcement of a record month for fundraising - as forces seemed to be aligning in his favor for the final two weeks of the presidential campaign.
Locked-in prices a cause for pause
Crude oil prices that have been sliced in half since hitting a record high in July are leaving consumers almost as woozy as the sharp climb that took place this spring.
Allen: I represent change
Tom Allen is not a new face in Maine politics, but he's billed his campaign for U.S. Senate as one of change.
McCain: Supported campaign finance reform and authored legislation (McCain-Feingold) to restrict soft money. Is running his presidential campaign with public money and is abiding by spending limits.
Toll plan must look at I-295
Any plan to raise tolls along the Maine Turnpike should also include proposals to increase revenue from traffic on I-295 from Portland to Gardiner.