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Ugly Sweater Contest At Local School Marks The 111th Straight Day Without Any Form Of Academic Activity »

Students at Saint Dominic Academy recently participated in an “Ugly Sweater Dress Down Day” to kick off their participation in the WGME Channel 13 and Fox News School Spirit Challenge…

Dec 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Classroom. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

Portland High Students Can’t Read And The Administrators Can’t Add, But Students Can Still Go To Collage To Study Sciencing »

The Portland School District has withdrawn student test score data presented to the school board on Tuesday, after the Portland Press Herald pointed out discrepancies between the report and state-reported…

Dec 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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UMaine Grad Offers Post-Apocalyptic Vision Of Bangor, Also Known As Tuesday »

Artist Jadrien Cousens likes to take a real place — be it a mountainous landscape out west, a serene neighborhood park, or the streets of downtown Bangor — and transform…

Dec 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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New Sweden Fire Department’s ‘Save The Basement’ Strategy Works Like A Charm »

NEW SWEDEN, Maine — The combination of a working smoke detector and the family dog meant a New Sweden homeowner was able to escape his burning home early Tuesday morning…

Dec 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Grateful Dead Manager Asks Interviewer What Was The Question Again, Again »

It was the summer of 1966 – at the height of the Cold War and Vietnam, with the Civil Rights Movement in full bloom – when 23-year-old Richard Loren embarked…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Death Metal Bands Want To Remind You To Only Fantasize About Killing Yourself And Everyone You Ever Met »

The third annual Rise Above Fest — a day long music festival featuring metal and hard rock bands, benefiting suicide prevention organization Suicide Awareness Voices of Education — is set…

Dec 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
From The Archives

Portland High’s Cutting-Edge STEM Students Almost Able To Play With An Erector Set Toy From 1950 »

Portland High robotics

PORTLAND — A high school robotics team proved they’re more than meets the eye at a recent statewide competition. Now…

Apr 3 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Paper Publishes Guide To Finding Maine Lighthouses. Because A Rotating, Ten-Million Candlepower Light On A Giant Tower Painted Like A Barber Pole Isn’t Obvious Enough For A Goddamned Tourist »

Maine Lighthouse Maine News from The Rumford Meteor

The best Maine has to offer its many visitors is often summed as “lobsters and lighthouses,” and according to the…

May 7 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

UMaine Police Suspect Graffiti Spree Was The Work Of Homeschooled Outsiders Because All The Words Were Spelled Correctly »

Graffiti on UMaine campus

ORONO, Maine — Vandals tagged several buildings at the heart of the University of Maine campus sometime Saturday afternoon, causing…

Apr 22 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Lewiston Seniors Respond To Questions About The Dangers Of Elderly Driving By Looking All Around And Asking, Who’s Talking? »

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LEWISTON — As they met for cribbage at the Lewiston Memorial Armory recently, seniors offer mixed reactions to talk about…

Oct 1 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Knights Of Columbus Go On Wild Rioting And Killing Spree Over Unsavory Depictions Of Catholics In Every Movie Made For The Last Fifty Years »

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CAIRO– From Tunis to Cairo to Jakarta, Indonesia, the Muslim world erupted in protests aimed at the United States on…

Sep 15 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

Arrest Of Belfast Man For Threatening Texts Underscores Need For A Ten-Day Waiting Period For Heavy Weapons Like Twitter »

Tyler Damon. PHOTO COURTESY OF WALDO COUNTY JAIL. w/ Curtis waldocops1227

BELFAST, Maine — A Belfast man who allegedly sent 28 threatening text messages and photographs in less than 12 hours…

Dec 28 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »
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To Avoid EEE, Mainers Advised To Avoid Maine

AUGUSTA – Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in three additional mosquito pools in York County, bringing the total number of positive tests to four in…

Sep 7 2014 / Read More »
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Pew Lobbyist Lauds Maine For Its Plan To Generate $1.9 Billion In Renewable Energy That Will Only Cost Ten Or Twenty Billion

ORONO, Maine — Maine set an example for other states to follow in its renewable energy investments and growth during the past decade, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. “By establishing…

Dec 10 2014 / Read More »
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Worker At Rumford Literacy Fair Confused When 70 Percent Of Purchasers Asked Whether There Were More BTUs Per Pound In Hardcovers Or Paperbacks

RUMFORD — Hundreds of books were sold for a dime to a quarter each Saturday during the five-hour Oktoberfest literacy project and craft fair at the Rumford Armory. Volunteers with the River Valley Rotary Club and…

Oct 19 2014 / Read More »
Swampdonkeys, Candlepins, And Such Inigo Montoya. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means

College Starts Sustainable Agriculture Farm On The Site Of A Sustainable Organic Dairy Farm That Went Out Of Business

FAIRFIELD — A layer of crunchy snow covers the 120-acre former dairy farm in a corner of Kennebec Valley Community College’s Harold Alfond Campus on a gray afternoon in mid-December. It’s the last day of the…

Dec 13 2014 / Read More »
Cranky Old Bastids J Geils band

J. Geils Wows The Audience At The Cross Center With Their Hit, ‘First I Look At The Nurse’

For the 50-somethings, 60-somethings and 70-somethings who packed the Cross Insurance Centre in Bangor Saturday night to see Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and J. Geils Band, it felt like the 1970s all over…

Dec 1 2014 / Read More »
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New Sweden Fire Department’s ‘Save The Basement’ Strategy Works Like A Charm

NEW SWEDEN, Maine — The combination of a working smoke detector and the family dog meant a New Sweden homeowner was able to escape his burning home early Tuesday morning with no injuries. The state fire…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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Bangor Winter Carnival Cancelled Because Of Winter, Will Be Rescheduled As An Irony Carnival In June

BANGOR, Maine — Holiday parades in Bangor and Ellsworth have been cancelled because of icy weather forecast for Saturday. Neither parade has been rescheduled. “We’re just not going to do one this year and I’m so…

Dec 6 2014 / Read More »
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UMaine Grad Offers Post-Apocalyptic Vision Of Bangor, Also Known As Tuesday

Artist Jadrien Cousens likes to take a real place — be it a mountainous landscape out west, a serene neighborhood park, or the streets of downtown Bangor — and transform it into something completely different. Cousens,…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

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