Great Maine Outdoor Weekend offers over 125 events

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend offers over 125 events

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is nothing short of just that: great. On the weekend of Sept. 26 through Sept. 28, people took to the sea, lakes and trails of Maine to get outdoors and learn from experts about Maine’s environment. This year marked the sixth annual Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, which is a series of events put on by […]

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New Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Poll: As Nov. 4 approaches, race for Gov. tightens

A new poll commissioned by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram shows that the gubernatorial race has tightened between Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, with Independent Eliot Cutler still behind. The University of New Hampshire Survey Center conducted the poll by surveying 482 likely voters over the phone from Sept. 18 to 25. The […]

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Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston

Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston

This past weekend, thousands of people came together to participate in the annual Dempsey Challenge, a fitness fundraiser for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. During the event, held in Lewiston, Maine, participants displayed hope and encouragement in the fight against cancer through running, walking and cycling various distances. Those who took part in the challenge supported […]

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Maine changes liquor contract

Maine is one of 18 states that controls the sale of alcohol and monitors the prices on a monthly basis. According to Bangor Daily News, the state of Maine is losing up to $30 million per year in alcohol sales to New Hampshire due to New Hampshire’s liquor tax. New Hampshire undercut several of Maine’s prices by as much as […]

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Athanus sisters reflect on 38 years of business

For Tanya and Brenda Athanus, what started out as a plan to spend one more college summer on the Belgrade Lakes flourished into a business that has now been around for 38 years. The Athanus sisters co-own The Green Spot, located on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Oakland. The yellow and green building is hard to miss. The store features good […]

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Climate change hits home

A statistic recently approved by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans. Scientists calculated this figure based on satellite data. The Gulf of Maine encompasses inshore and offshore waters from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to southern Nova Scotia and includes some of the most productive […]

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Council candidate connected to rally

This year’s race for Waterville City Council received some unexpected publicity that started with a group of picketers and ended on YouTube. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Morning Sentinel reported on a small rally at the intersection of Main and Elm Streets by Post Office Square that began on Monday, Sept. 1. Picketers distributed fliers and held printed signs with […]

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Bear hunting challenged on November ballot

For over 30 years, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) Biologist Randy Cross has devoted his life to the study of Maine’s bear population. Having spent over 150 days in the field and closely monitoring the health and behavior of some individual animals for over 25 years, Cross passionately describes his work as the “proverbial finger on the […]

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