RCP Average 09/30 - 10/06 -- Obama 49.6 to McCain 43.8
Portland Press Herald
Nader's message brings local voters to their feet
The presidential candidate blasts the powers in Washington for the recent financial crisis.
Coalition pushes to keep drink tax
No on One says a 'few pennies' on beverages is worth it to fund Dirigo Health.
BILL NEMITZIs this vote on a casino, or Bailey?
House District 132: Two candidates cite different priorities
The incumbent hopes to resolve a boundary dispute. The challenger aims to be an advocate.
House District 133: Rivals emphasizing tax reform
Challenger Charity Kewish would look for savings; Donald Pilon suggests broadening the tax base.
Oil prices fall amid turmoil
A barrel of oil drops below $90 as consumers and businesses cut back on fuel consumption.
Stabilization efforts and better regulation needed
Monday's market plunge shows that the $700 billion rescue bill was merely a starting point.
RON BANCROFTIn from the bullpen, Palin proves herself to be a knuckleballer
But the vice presidential debate was just a side session to this year's vital presidential race.
Bangor Daily News
'Cut-rate' stove sales place Glenburn man on hot seat
Local shoppers looking to save wherever they can
AUGUSTA -- There is turmoil on Wall Street. A winter's worth of heating costs are looming.
Phantom load power loss adds up
State, union battle in D.C.
AUGUSTA -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that pits 20 state workers against the Maine State Employees Association and the state of Maine.
New schools may wait as bonds curdle
AUGUSTA -- Facing the prospect of reduced revenues during the coming budget cycle, the state Department of Education will delay issuing bonds to finance 12 pending school construction projects.
AUGUSTA Bid to update city taxi fares hits red light
AUGUSTA -- City Center had to be one of the easiest places on Earth to hail a taxicab Monday night.
Seems obvious: Texting, iPods bad for drivers
Technology brings us wonderful things -- new ways to diagnose diseases, new ways to learn, new ways to communicate.
Drop a dime (or more) to help others keep warm
They don't look like a pile of firewood or a furnace, but they're just as likely to keep people warm this winter.
To get a canister for collecting donations at your workplace, call the United Way of Kennebec Valley at 626-3400.
DAVID B. OFFER : Fiscal meltdown happened when big banks forgot basic lessons
I think I am a former customer of Washington Mutual Savings Bank.
Coalition backs new tax: Health care for 'pennies'
PORTLAND (AP) - A coalition trying to convince voters to keep a newly enacted tax on beer, wine and soda urged Mainers on Monday to find another way to show their frustration over taxes than to repeal funding that they say could leave Mainers without health coverage.
Maine solar homes welcome visitors
BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) - Solar power groups say there are an estimated 3,000 solar users in Maine, ranging from elaborate homes to small cottages.
Casino backers check out land around Oxford
OXFORD - Representatives of the Olympia Group are in town this week to shop for a site for the proposed $150 million Oxford County resort casino.
State workers case hits highest court
AUGUSTA - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that pits 20 state workers against the Maine State Employees Association and the state of Maine.
A second (district) of your time
News that the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain has turned its attention to Maine - well, the 2nd District anyway - has political prognosticators in a tizzy about what this says about the state.
Presidential campaigns entering the last act
Newspaper accounts of past presidential campaigns nearly always reveal the singular moment when the public finally decided who should prevail on Election Day. A foolish remark, a speech not made, an inability to catch an unexpected swing in the public mood. It's often less that the winner fired the silver bullet than that the loser forgot to duck. Only the hindsight of the historian actually determines the fateful moment.