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Students Excited To Begin Their Eighth Year Of Sixth Grade At UMaine Farmington »

FARMINGTON — More than 500 new students were welcomed to the University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday afternoon during a matriculation ceremony. Of the 518 students, 430 are first-year…

Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Cranky Old Maine Humorist Of Indeterminate Gender Having Trouble Picking One Topic Not To Be Funny About »

She who believes in spiritual, semi-mystical magic is out in the yard digging a hole. We’ll get to that later. Right now I’m thinking that the cartoon guy with the…

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Union Negotiators Announce That All The Donuts Are Gone Already »

PORTLAND, Maine — Union negotiators with the ability to call a strike of about 2,000 New England employees of FairPoint Communications are mulling their next step after being forced to…

Aug 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Scarborough Has A “Canine Education And Enforcement Committee.” The Town Is Mostly Paved And Nearly Everyone Poops Indoors, Too »

SCARBOROUGH — As the first summer with new leash laws and a beach monitoring program comes to a close, the Canine Education and Enforcement Committee is prepared to make recommendations…

Aug 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Police Accuse Suspected Child Molester Of Being A Lawyer »

Lawrence Winger, a well-regarded lawyer who lives in Falmouth and has an office in Portland, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with possessing child pornography. Maine State Police said Winger,…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Granny Clampett's Rheumatiz medicine, AKA medical marijuana. Maine news from The Rumfrod Meteor

York Marijuana Activists Promise To Deliver Petition To Town Clerk Or The First Convenient Store On The Way That Sells Funyuns »

A group pushing to legalize recreational marijuana use in York will submit a petition Wednesday afternoon, its second attempt at getting the issue on the November ballot. Citizens for a…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Governor Announces Welfare Drug Testing To Ensure Everyone’s Getting Their USRDA Of Methadone, Xanax, And Oxys »

Bums sleeping in park. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced Wednesday the State of Maine is moving forward with its plan to conduct…

Aug 7 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Governor Announces Maine Has Enough Bacon And Beans To Last Until February, Easy »

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AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced Wednesday that the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus, which brings…

Jul 31 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Fort Kent And One Of Jupiter’s Moons Certified Business-Friendly, To Similar Effect »

Potatoes in Maine. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) have approved the Town…

Jun 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Governor Swears In, At, And Within Earshot Of Seven New Judges »

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AUGUSTA – In a robing ceremony conducted at the Kennebec County Superior Courthouse this afternoon, Governor Paul R. LePage administered…

May 7 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Pre-K Financial Literacy Workshop Expected To Focus Heavily On Going Short On Tooth Fairy Futures »

Is our childs lerning approach tried at Maine schools

Governor Paul R. LePage and a coalition of government, nonprofit and corporate leaders are announcing the 5th Annual “Fostering Financial…

Apr 20 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Governor Announces 6300 More Mainers Are Glaring At Everyone From The Opposite Side Of A Desk Now »

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AUGUSTA – Under the leadership of Governor Paul R. LePage, Maine’s unemployment rate in February fell to its lowest level…

Mar 29 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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After 48 Years Of Umpiring, Pittsfield Man Recalls This One Time This One Kid Did That Thing. You Shoulda Seen It

Ralph Damren doesn’t remember the score of the most exciting baseball games he has umpired — or the names of most of the teams and players. Since first donning his uniform in 1966, he has called…

Jun 28 2014 / Read More »
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Union Negotiators Announce That All The Donuts Are Gone Already

PORTLAND, Maine — Union negotiators with the ability to call a strike of about 2,000 New England employees of FairPoint Communications are mulling their next step after being forced to work under contract conditions they don’t…

Aug 30 2014 / Read More »
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Auditor Says Rumford Looks Good If You Don’t Look At It

RUMFORD — Selectmen learned Thursday night from town auditor Ron Smith that Rumford is doing well financially. Smith said Rumford uses about $1.2 million in tax revenue in the budget, but only needs about $150,000 of…

Jun 21 2014 / Read More »
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Explorers Discover Primitive And Superstitious Tribespeople Who Believe That Dousing Themselves With Water Will Cure Diseases

In a grainy video posted on Facebook, Jillian St. Louis and Danna Vaughn, two employees of Ken’s Place Seafood Restaurant in Scarborough, shiver and gasp as they drench themselves with a bucket of ice water and…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »
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Cranky Old Maine Humorist Of Indeterminate Gender Having Trouble Picking One Topic Not To Be Funny About

She who believes in spiritual, semi-mystical magic is out in the yard digging a hole. We’ll get to that later. Right now I’m thinking that the cartoon guy with the sign that says “The end of…

Aug 31 2014 / Read More »
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Mattawamkeag Fire Department’s Save The Basement Strategy Works Like A Charm

MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine — A firefighter looking out a side door of the fire station saw the fire that eventually destroyed a 2½ -story house, leaving several family members homeless on Thursday. Two firefighters and a resident…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »
Maine Attractions Sugarloaf Reggae Festival

Only Caribbean Person At Sugarloaf Reggae Festival Looks At The Crowd Through The Kitchen Window Near The Sink

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s biggest cure for spring fever was underway Saturday during Sugarloaf’s 26th annual Reggae Festival. It was a scene in which three bananas and a chicken drank beer with a Gumby. The ski…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »
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Former Poet Laureate Of Maine Still Trying To Find A Rhyme For “Hahd Tellin’ Not Knowin’”

Betsy Sholl, award-winning author of eight poetry collections and a former Poet Laureate of Maine, is offering a special two-part poetry and writing workshop at Thomas Memorial Library! The first session will take place on the…

Aug 14 2014 / Read More »

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