Maine

Maine
11:42 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Police Searching for Missing Oxford County Girl

Credit Maine State Police photo

Maine State Police are searching for a teen who has been missing since Saturday morning.

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Maine
9:22 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Small Telecom Gets Expansion Grant

UNITY, Maine (AP) _ The ConnectME Authority is awarding a grant to help a small Maine telecom expand its broadband network.

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Maine
6:37 am
Sun August 31, 2014

New England Growers Predict Decent Apple Season

Emily Holmes of Maine-ly Apples in Dixmont inspects a bough of Paula Reds, an early Macintosh variety. It's just one of 40 different varieties of apple grown on the farm.
Credit Jennifer Mitchell

  Apple growers across Northern New England say they probably won't see last year's volume across all varieties, but they're expecting a decent crop as the season kicks off with early cultivars.

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Maine
9:49 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Camden Windjammer Festival Underway

Maine tall ships, such as this one are on display at the Camden Windjammer Festival this weekend.
Credit Fred LeBlanc; Maine Windjammer Association

    CAMDEN, Maine (AP) _ Maine's windjammer fleet is celebrating one of the final festivals of summer.

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Maine
9:28 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Last Night for Coyote Hunt

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's night coyote hunt is coming to a close.

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Maine
6:57 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Maine Meats Company Issues Beef Recall

Credit Michael C. Berch

GREENE, Maine_ A Maine meat company based in Greene is recalling about 25,192 pounds of improperly processed beef products which were sold in several stores throughout Southern Maine.

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Maine
6:27 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Maine Hiker Dies in NH

 THOMPSON AND MESERVE'S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) _ Authorities say a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire's Mount Jefferson.     The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 63-year-old Gregory Larson was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot mountain.

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Maine
3:34 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

It's Not Just This Weekend — Summer Traffic on Maine Highways is Getting Worse

Traffic on Interstate 95 in Augusta in June.
Credit Maine Department of Transportation

PORTLAND, Maine — Congestion on Maine's most heavily traveled highways has been in remission for most of the last decade. Blame the biggest declines in driving on the Great Recession. But now, it is beginning to make a comeback on Maine highways. And the ways officials are planning to deal with it are different than in the past.

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Education
3:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Skowhegan Among School Districts in Federal Program Offering Free Meals to All Students

Jean Dickey (left) and Iva Godin serve pizza to students at Skowhegan Area High School, where this year the school is providing all student meals, free of charge, as part of a new USDA program designed to fight childhood hunger in the nation's poorest com
Jennifer Mitchell MPBN

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — In Maine this week, tens of thousands of school children are headed back to class. And many of those kids may be getting on the morning bus with an empty stomach. By some estimates, nearly one in four Maine children live in homes where the food supply is uncertain, and educators in some of Maine's poorest communities are looking to a new federal program that offers free lunch and free breakfast to all students, regardless of income.

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Maine
1:23 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Portland Jetport Security Finds Gun in Luggage

PORTLAND, Maine — Transportation Security Administration officials say they found a handgun in a passenger's carry-on luggage at Portland International Jetport.

WCHS6 reports the gun — a .32-caliber Beretta — was detected at the security checkpoint.

Officials say they found the gun in the luggage of a man who was flying from Portland to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday.

TSA notified local law enforcement. It was not immediately known whether the man was detained.

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