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Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • For three days, Gov. Paul LePage was one of the only governors in the country who did not comment publicly on the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the murder of anti-racist protestor Heather Heyer . . .
  • It may be happily hot this week, but thousands of Mainers will be left in the cold next winter if President Donald Trump’s proposed elimination of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance . . .
  • Reade Brower, a Camden businessman who founded The Free Press in 1985, announced Monday that he will buy the Sun Media Group, which includes the family-owned Lewiston Sun Journal, its printing press and 16 other publications. . . .
  • Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted an extension until October 10, 2017, of the State of Maine’s REAL ID Act compliance period, which will allow federal agencies to once again accept driver’s . . .
  • France’s Parliamentary Elections
    The recent parliamen- tary election in the United Kingdom brought unexpect- ed challenges to Prime Minister Theresa May. She requested the vote to confirm her party majority and governmental authority as she begins . . .
  • After several months of squabbling behind the scenes, tensions on the Rockland City Council exploded as members traded venomous barbs and accusations at a May 31 meeting to discuss the search for a new city manager. . . .
  • As seasonal businesses struggle with a monumental workforce shortage this summer, Gov. Paul LePage says he’s trying to do his part to help desperate employers fill positions. In a radio appearance Tuesday, LePage said . . .
  • DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew Resigns
    Depart- ment of Health and Human Services Commis- sioner Mary Mayhew abruptly announced her resignation Wednesday, fueling speculation that she is planning a run to replace Gov. Paul LePage in 2018. The domains for . . .
  • A discussion about the rebuilding of Route 1 between Camden Hills State Park in Camden and the Lincoln-ville town line is scheduled for the next Camden Select Board meeting, on May 16. . . .
  • Peer-to-Peer Recovery Center Opening in Rockland
    Midcoast residents recovering from alcohol and drug addiction will soon have a sober place to support their recovery with the grand opening — from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 8 — of the Coastal Recovery Community . . .
  • Unlike most fisheries in the world, the lobster industry is actually experiencing an unprecedented boom despite centuries of sustained harvesting. Last year, the lobster catch was a record 130 million pounds . . .
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