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Biden to Visit Shipyard

| September 1, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard this week. Joining him on Wednesday will be U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, along with Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud of Maine. The shipyard announced the visit on Sunday. Pingree said Sunday that it’s important […]

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British Officials to Attend Maine Climate Event

| September 1, 2014

Several British dignitaries will attend a discussion about climate change at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine. Topics for the Sept. 4 meeting will include ocean acidification, carbon capture and storage, and hydraulic fracturing. British Council General to New England Susie Kitchens and British Embassy Counsellor for Global Issues Rosalind Campion will attend. […]

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Maine Bear Trapping Season Begins Before Ban Vote

| September 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s bear trapping season is set to begin about two months before a state-wide referendum that could ban the hunting method. The state’s bear trapping season runs from Monday to Oct. 31. Trapping bears is one of three hunting methods voters could choose to ban in a November vote. The other […]

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Unions Call for FairPoint to Return to Table

| September 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Hundreds of union workers are using a Labor Day rally to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table. The workers gathered in Portland’s Longfellow Square on Monday after a Labor Day breakfast sponsored by the Southern Maine Labor Council. The group chanted slogans demanding an end to corporate greed, […]

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Free Gift for People Leaving Maine

| September 1, 2014

YORK, Maine (AP) – Drivers on the Maine Turnpike may come across something other than traffic this Labor Day. Maine Turnpike Authority officials will be handing out 25,000 special editions copies of this year’s Farmers’ Almanac to drivers at the York Toll Plaza starting at 10 a.m. on Monday. Officials expect more that more than […]

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