Inaugural in hands of Obama aide from Maine
Emmett Beliveau, a Colby College graduate, leads 400 people planning the inauguration events.
Districts scrambling to deal with cuts in aid
Some officials may rely on reserve funds and others may trim staff, aware that more state cuts are ahead.
A state of hunger
A government survey finds more Mainers are going hungry
Cuts put 65 jobs in jeopardy at USM
President Selma Botman stresses action must be taken quickly. Layoffs will happen in coming weeks.
Maine Senators to reserve final judgment
But Reps. Tom Allen and Mike Michaud applaud Timothy Geithner's selection.
Obama: Bold stimulus is needed now
His sense of urgency and coordination with President Bush on rescue strategy boost the stock market.
Saving people on brink of foreclosure
A retired lawyer and others in a volunteer program give free legal help to homeowners.
Without license, officer off duty
Cape Elizabeth puts Capt. Brent Sinclair on leave after his OUI arrest leads to a license suspension.
Dentist to fill need in rural area
He belongs to a corps that brings doctors to low-income, under-served areas like northern Maine.
Amid bustle, a slice of solitude
A trail through the woods along Long Creek, not far from the Maine Mall area, is close to completion.
Decisive yet careful right tone for Obama
In announcing his economic team, the president-elect signals he’s serious.
RON BANCROFTAs always, this holiday arrives with a lot to be thankful for
Before digging into the food, a family tradition dictates taking a moment to give thanks.
Bangor Daily News
d watches announced for parts of state
Mainer guides Obama's plan for inaugural
AUGUSTA -- Maine native Emmett Beliveau is leading the presidential inaugural committee that's working on the Washington celebration to usher President-elect Barack Obama into office.
AUGUSTA CITY MAY GROW DISPATCH
AUGUSTA -- City leaders believe Augusta would pay more money and get less service and safety by joining the state Regional Communications Center.
'Fed Up' tardy, to pay penalty
AUGUSTA -- The ethics commission on Monday fined Fed Up With Taxes $10,000 for failing to file two campaign finance reports on time.
City may ink lease on vacant Y building
AUGUSTA -- The old YMCA building may be about to get a new lease on life -- at least for a year.
HALLOWELL Police pursuing graffiti case
HALLOWELL -- Police narrowed down the time when vandals defaced signs with graffiti on the Kennebec River Rail Trail over the weekend.
GARDINER City prepares for annual holiday events
GARDINER -- Public works crews were busy hoisting the city's Christmas tree Monday in Johnson Hall Park to help kick off the start of downtown holiday festivities.
Lowe's is high on expanding to Farmington
FARMINGTON -- Lowe's Home Centers, the nation's second-largest home improvement store, plans to present a preliminary plan to the Farmington Planning Board for a 138,893-square-foot store on Wilton Road.
Economic woes send Obama out of shadows
The change we need right now -- as the stock market pitches in every direction and major financial institutions edge toward bankruptcy -- is the kind of change that will help our economy stabilize and get people back to work.
DAVID B. OFFER : In spite of worries, give thanks we have a democracy that works
A rafter of about a dozen turkeys has been wandering around my neighborhood all summer and fall. Obviously these birds know nothing about Thanksgiving or they are brave beyond words.
Police investigate 'KKK' signs
HALLOWELL (AP) - Police are investigating the appearance of signs with the letters "KKK" in dozens of locations along a popular walking and bicycling trail in Hallowell and Farmingdale.
Mainers cut driving by 7.5%
PORTLAND (AP) - Maine is near the top of the list of states showing a decline in highway miles driven in September.
Man dies of burns from heater
SANFORD (AP) - An elderly Sanford man has died from burns he received when his clothes caught fire as he was standing near a propane heater.
Fishery offical faces tough cuts
WALDOBORO (AP) - Maine's top fishery official is proposing to eliminate the state's red tide monitoring program in order to comply with required budget cuts, a move shellfish diggers fear could drive them out of business.
Pay cuts offered to avoid layoffs
LEWISTON - Betty Robinson said she's willing to take a pay cut to help someone else not get laid off. Robinson is a professor and former dean at the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn campus.
Lowe's reveals plan for store
First step should be recognition
Talk about same-sex marriage in Maine tends to rush toward the conclusion: whether they should be legal. The recent announcement of a clergy coalition to draw attention to it - the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry in Maine - has renewed this debate, and drawn the usual opposition.
Movie character sets tone for male social mores
He's handsome and dresses with care, and he's what Joe Biden might call "clean and articulate." Women love him. He's the new beau ideal of the popular culture. But we're not talking about Barack Obama.
The Return Of Whooping Cough
November 24, 2008 Reported By: Josie Huang
It's commonly thought that pertussis, better known as whooping cough, was largely eradicated with the arrival of a vaccine in the 1940s. But health officials have seen outbreaks of the disease in day care centers over the past few years, and as Josie Huang reports, the disease caused the temporary closure of an outpatient surgery center in Southern Maine.
November 24, 2008 Reported By: Anne Ravana
Unions, community organizers, farmers, businesses and religious leaders gathered in Brewer today to present more than 150 Thanksgiving dinners to laid off workers from northern and eastern Maine. Union activists also used the opportunity for union leaders to give updates on status of their local mills and the number of workers still waiting to go back on the job.
November 24, 2008 Reported By: Susan Sharon
This is a busy shipping week for one of Maine's most important holiday industries: wreath makers. It's also a busy time of year for the state's forest rangers who are working to ensure that evergreen boughs or tips are harvested legally.
November 24, 2008 Reported By: Avishay ArtsyGoing off to college can be a tough transition for young people. Learning their way around campus, making new friends, handling heavy courseloads. But soldiers returning from active duty can find it especially challenging. New Hampshire’s colleges and universities are working to help student veterans cope with those new challenges. New Hampshire Public Radio’s Avishay Artsy reports.
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