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Great Falls Balloon Festival gives a lift to Lewiston-Auburn charities

... to Greece and Italy next summer. They put in long hours Friday – 1 to 10:30 p.m. – and were back again Saturday to...

Augusta celebrates library's reopening

Her brother was old enough to check out books, she said, but she was old enough only to go the library's story time. On Saturday,...

Top legislators' PACs reap thousands from key donors

The candy that Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing handed out at an Independence Day parade last year was partly paid for by lobbying firms...

New books, new exhibit help put Acadia's 100th anniversary in perspective

The coffee table took includes more than 150 large, color images focusing on the nature of the park, by photographer Tom Blagden Jr. There are...

Major League Roundup: Orioles rally to overcome Tampa Bay

After falling into an early 3-0 hole, the Orioles finally got their first baserunner against Matt Moore (3-5) in the fifth inning and turned the...

Art Review: Duncan Hewitt skates the seam of art and craft

Duncan Hewitt's excellent Circa series exhibition “Turning Strange” at the Portland Museum of Art features several dozen objects: ice skates, balaclavas, mattresses, nails, windshields, fire...

Thornton Academy Honor Roll

... Marti Mahoney, Austin McCrum, Matthew McCulloch, Emma McGahey, Quhui Miao, Gabriella Miller, Devin Miniutti, Daria Morton, Christian Park, Grace Pickering, Youjia Qian, Mani Reynolds,...

Lincoln Paper finds potential buyer to begin auction at $5 million for its ...

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Peter G. Cary approved the purchase agreement and bid procedures at a hearing Friday morning in Portland, according to Keith Van Scotter,...

Good Will-Hinckley campus shines a light on sustainability, expansion

Jack Moore, left center, interim president of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, cuts the ceremonial banner with Rob Moody, left, interim president of Good...

Class D: Defending state champ Oak Hill likely to return

Dirigo has a new coach in Jim Hersom, a veteran who had been at Gray-New Gloucester. The Cougars will remain talented at the skill positions.

Defending state champ Oak Hill likely to return

Dirigo has a new coach in Jim Hersom, a veteran who had been at Gray-New Gloucester. The Cougars will remain talented at the skill positions.

Audience Calendar

Gail Gutradt, author of “In a Rocket Made of Ice,” will discuss her experiences in Cambodia's Wot Opot Children's Community. Falmouth .... “Thug,” Vivid Motion...

Maine distiller embodies entrepreneurial spirit

Some companies that survived did other things (during Prohibition), and were able to fill in really fast (after it was repealed), but some of the...

College Notes

... Cortney Reagan, Naples; Hannah Collins, Nobleboro; Danielle Slocum, North Yarmouth; Amanda Roberts, Parsonsfield; Francesca Arduini and Lindsey Belair, Portland; Christy Lebel and Chelsea Sullivan,...

Audience Calendar

2. Showcase of work by artist members. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. “Contexture,” through Aug. 30. Textile and assemblage works by Kathy Goddu,...

Audience Calendar

2. Showcase of work by artist members. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. “Contexture,” through Aug. 30. Textile and assemblage works by Kathy Goddu,...

Lawsuit over dams gets boost from appeals court

“If Brookfield simply can't keep adult fish out of its turbines, they should shut off the turbines during migration season,” Ed Friedman, chair of Friends...

With no constitution, 'a community ... without rules'

Ed Bassett, one of Pleasant Point's representatives on the constitutional committee, was flabbergasted by Newell's action. “He knew the process all along (and) … was...

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Stritch was a striking woman, with a quick wit, a shock of blond hair and great legs. She showed them off most elegantly in “At...

'All the Passamaquoddy want is what belongs to them'

The commissioner of the new Indian Affairs Department, Ed Hinckley, tried to persuade the Indian Rights Association to cut off its crucial financial support, insinuating...

Audience Calendar

“Contexture,” textile and assemblage works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through...

Society Notebook: A festive night at the music center

Rob and Ann Billings of Yarmouth enjoyed the festivities with Emma Wilson, also of Yarmouth. Artist Susan Myer Riley was joined by her husband and...

White men from out of state come hunting for girls

The second time he came into the room, Deanna would testify, he asked her: “Do you want to make fast money?” She went into the...

Movie Preview: Guy Pearce gets down, dirty for role in post-apocalyptic 'The ...

By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers. It helps, when you're a movie star, to be what they call “movie star handsome.” But don't tell that to...

Audience Calendar

Contexture, works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. ..... Rob Schreiber's Standard...

Audience Calendar

Contexture, works by Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Opening .... Rob Schreiber's...

Obama expands program that seeks to ease burden of student loans

Boston Globe But while Obama's most recent budget request listed the cost of expanding the program at $7.6 billion for the first year, Education Secretary Arne...

Mindful mothers' milk-buying guide

I wish we'd thought to try goat milk, “the universal donor milk” says John Duncan of York Hill Farm in New Sharon. My friend Christine...

On Maine speed limit changes, a case of fast and slow

Even top state lawmakers said they were caught off-guard by the Department of Transportation's speed limit increase. In late May, Sen. Ed Mazurek, co-chair of...

scarborough high school honor roll

... Hallie O'Donnell, Tyler Olson, Sarah Pallotta, Noah Paradis, Charmi Patel, Lauren Piper, Michael Pritchard, John Publicover, Yash Punjabi, Charles Raybine, Emma Reno, Justin Reynolds,...

Boys' lacrosse preview: The teams are chasing Scarborough

John Wheeler was the constant in that four-peat, and this year's Scarborough players know what you're thinking. “A lot of people are gunning for us.

Jim Flaherty, Canada's former finance minister, dies at 64

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper embraces MP Kellie Leitch after announcing that former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had died Thursday in Ottawa. Harper called the...

Maine hospital turns over murder suspect's medical records to judge

Justice Thomas Warren accepted the records from attorney Marcie Alexander, who represented the hospital. The records were in a sealed white envelope, and Warren said...

Making Noise: For Ed Kowalczyk, life after Live is a blast

That guitar is frankly awesome and then Ed Kowalczyk's vocals inject the song with an intensity for the ages. The album “Throwing Copper” is also...

Bill Nemitz: Senator's health-care suggestion may hurt those who listen

... to bring yourself above the poverty line allows you to receive these subsidies – with no penalty for falling short of that goal of...