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MD Harmon remembered for strong opinions and commitment to his community

A conservative columnist for the Portland /Maine Sunday Telegram, Harmon died Wednesday in a shooting at his home in Sanford. State and local police are...

Conservative critics call for Republican National Committee to replace Trump as nominee

TIMEWASHINGTON — Desperate conservatives have circulated a petition calling for the Republican National Committee to hold a special meeting at which Donald Trump could be...

Conservative Christians feel under siege

Even in this deeply religious swath of western Kentucky – a state where about half the residents are evangelical – conservative Christians feel under siege.

State Department report sharply criticizes Clinton's email practices

It was particularly critical of former secretary of state Colin Powell – who has acknowledged publicly that he used a personal email account to conduct...

Park Service chief hears emotional, divided views on North Woods national monument

The Obama administration is currently considering a plan from entrepreneur and conservationist Roxanne Quimby to donate 87,500 acres to the federal government. Quimby's nonprofit ...

Greg Kesich: Trump over Clinton? It's time for liberals, such as actress Susan Sarandon, to get real

In 1996, Moore offered $1,000 to fly a lobster from a California restaurant back to Maine to be released. She didn't actually ... Do ensure...

Bill Nemitz: In New Hampshire, hunt for a president gets personal

“Especially her plan for special ed. She's the only candidate who has one.” Hailey, who will vote in her first presidential election come November, brought...

MaineToday Media sells printing facility in South Portland

First, you can't expect Republicans to be jumping for joy after years of Sussman's ownership. Plain and simple – that move alienated people. Case and...

As polarization increases, comments viewed as racist by some resonate with ...

Daniel Shea, a professor and director of Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, said the rise of “news” sources that lean...

2015 was a banner year for vegetarians

The climate change posters and the advice of Hollywood A-listers echoed calls we heard throughout the year from a long list of celebrities — including...

South Portland's mayor touts plan for community success

The current council appears to share common ground on issues related to education, community development and environmental sustainability, despite pushback from some residents and others...

Canadian government hinders scientists from talking about climate change

Multiple attempts to speak with a researcher based at the St. Andrews Biological Station here about temperature-driven changes in marine species distribution were blocked, even...

Marshwood High School, South Berwick

At this point in time, William doesn't know where he will be attending college, but he will be engaged in the liberal arts. .... Alexander...

Commentary: What's under the hat?

It didn't take long for Kerr to find out. Students rose up in the anti-Vietnam War protests of the 1960s and targeted the marriage between...

Battle begins as Paul and Cruz seek conservative support

One of the best sub-plots to the 2016 presidential race will be the Republican Party battle between Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted...

NBA roundup: Washington breezes by Memphis

Memphis sat three starters: Mike Conley, because of an injured right ankle; Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, resting on the second night of a back-to-back.

Browner goes to Saints as Patriots begin trying to plug holes

Houston signed safety Rahim Moore, who started all 16 games in 2014 for the Broncos, setting a career high with four interceptions. • Tampa Bay...

College Notebook: USM wrestling is on a roll

... III championships. Huskies Coach Joe Pistone said the seeds of that success were planted a long time ago. ... Senior Jonathan Deupree of Ozona,...

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Notre Dame president, dies at 97

Under the policy, students who disrupted the university's normal operations would be given 15 minutes of meditation to cease and desist or would be expelled...

In welfare reform war, Portland in cross hairs

“While other cities in Maine behaved responsibly with welfare payments, Portland saw a gravy train,” Matt Gagnon, CEO of the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center,...

Births

Grandparents: Norman II and Virginia Robshaw, West Bath; Gary and Deborah Wallace, Phippsburg. Miles Jeffery Michaud ... Grandparents: Mike and Sue Steinwachs, East Aurora, N.Y.;...

Language arts dying out at USM

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $63 million to colleges and universities for foreign language training, with Secretary of Education...

UMaine football: Defense focuses on forcing turnovers

Maine defenders bring down Villanova quarterback John Robertson for a sack late in the game Oct. 4 at Alfond Stadium in Orono. Maine's defense has...

Soldier, gunman dead in shooting at Canada's Parliament

The car was later spotted parked in front of Parliament Hill, just down the block. Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots...

Low-key campaigns mark race in 1st District

Misiuk, a self-described conservative who put his studies at the University of Southern Maine on hold to campaign, said he joined the race for the...

Commentary: National Republican group throws low blows in Maine's 2nd ...

Michael Cuzzi is a former campaign aide to President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and former U.S. Rep. Tom Allen. He manages the Boston...

Richard Boyd Art Gallery to feature "Scenes of Maine"

Richard Boyd Art Gallery to feature "Scenes of Maine"PEAKS ISLAND — The Richard Boyd Art Gallery is holding its sixth annual exhibit of works featuring...

Barriers only grow for Maine's paper mills

Prime Minister David Cameron says Friday's slaying of aid worker Alan Henning showed that Islamic State militants are committed to inflicting horror for horror's sake.

Maine College Football: Late touchdown gives Bates win over Williams

Husson's defense had four sacks in the game, and Jordan Hersom, Anderson Smith and Ellis Throckmorton each had an interception. ENDICOTT 45, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY...

Riverview psychiatric patients, looking for refuge, find isolation instead

Why is not entirely clear, but Daniel Wathen, the court master charged with making sure that Riverview is treating patients well and complying with a...

Maine Observer: Loss of fall ritual leaves him very puzzled

... evening, then standing next to a long, narrow row of quietly burning leaves while leaning on a rake and enjoying the fire's face-warming heat...

Market Watch: Plums

But they're a treat to cook with, and they'll cheerfully undertake recipes both savory and sweet. For dinner, roast bone-in chicken thighs in a roomy...

Grass-fed beef an ironclad way to ward off anemia

Let's hope our own sweet Theo is in the clear. He's even more a milk-aholic than Ryland's daughter. He always exceeds the at least two...

Meet: Wes Norton, executive director of the Island Culinary and Ecological Center

And much more. HOME SWEET HOME: Norton grew up on Peaks Island. After graduating from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, he longed to...

The repurpose-driven life

Brian Zirkle and Michelle Anderson plan to open a sports training facility. They walked between rows of green turf, spotted with red, which had been...

Biddeford, Lewiston fire investigations still in progress

18 killed one man, Michael Moore, 23. His roommate James Ford, was still in critical condition Friday. The State Police have taken over that investigation...

Friday's high school football: Deering defeats Lewiston

OCEANSIDE 22, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 12: Preston Spear gained 109 yards and scored twice to lead the Mariners (1-4) over the Raiders (2-3) at Rockland. Ryan...

Liberian guest with Ebola leads to quarantine in Dallas

She headed to her red Toyota minivan with the blanket in her arms, joined now by two cousins she had picked up earlier on her...

Thursday's boys' roundup: York earns soccer tie with Greely

Dalton Moore opened the scoring on a penalty kick. CAPE ELIZABETH 2, KENNEBUNK 1: Griffin Thoreck opened the scoring 16 minutes into the game and...

Bowdoin women's soccer continues to reach for lofty goals

n Bentley University junior Malcolm Oliver of Damariscotta (Lincoln Academy) finished third with a 77-70-147 to lead the Falcons to the Northeast-10 Conference championship at...

Critical concerns arise in Great Northern bankruptcy case

U.K. leader: British hostage's killers must be found. Prime Minister David Cameron says Friday's slaying of aid worker Alan Henning showed that Islamic State militants...

Pirates distancing themselves from last season's debacle

Brown, the only other goalie in camp so far, is under contract with an East Coast Hockey League team. Mike McKenna, who has NHL experience...

Oklahoma man charged in workplace beheading

Mashburn said the human resources department at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore had suspended Nolen earlier Thursday after another co-worker, Traci Johnson, had complained...

Tom Caron: Dear Ben: Here's a plan for the Red Sox

One of Gov. LePage's nominees, the former conservative blogger drew criticism from Democrats and women's groups. .... In the infield, it might be time to...

Patriots Beat: Hightower taking lead role in Patriots' defense

If there was a positive aspect to all the season-ending injuries the New England Patriots defense suffered in 2013 – losing stalwarts such as defensive...

Time for the author's toddler son to learn a New England ritual: Apple picking

The Wilks have signed up for the apple CSA for four years. Wilk even had apple detective Bunker come down to identify some old trees...

Film Review: 'Boxtrolls' takes animation to an inventive new level

The men who wear those white hats, led by Lord Portley-Rind (Jared Harris), are an exclusive lot, rich members of a secret society who do...

Food companies gear marketing to male shoppers

During a recent shopping trip at Yes Organic Market in Washington's Petworth area, District of Columbia resident John Pollock said he and his wife split...

Federal lawsuit against Gorham treasure hunter settled, but other legal ...

Deep Down alleged that it entered into a salvage agreement contract with Sub Sea in September 2012 to help search the wreckage of the SS...

Democrats on legislative panel reject LePage nominee to UMaine System board

AUGUSTA — Lawmakers on the Education Committee split along party lines Friday in rejecting the governor's nomination of conservative blogger Susan Dench of Falmouth to...