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Tefere Gebre, executive vice president with the AFL-CIO, said Monday that the federated union group has offered its financial and legal help to the two unions pursuing a new contract with FairPoint in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

AFL-CIO leader promises to put financial pressure on FairPoint in labor dispute

2 hours ago PORTLAND, Maine — Several hundred FairPoint Communications union members fighting for a new contract earned a promise of support Monday from a leader of the …
The Fort Kent Blockhouse celebrates its 175th anniversary this month.

Fort Kent Blockhouse has guarded the border for 175 years

12 mins ago FORT KENT, Maine — When Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams signed the 1783 Treaty of Paris, it set into motion the series of …
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Dan Tierney, a farmer at Cornerstone Farm in Palmyra stacks vegetables at the Bangor Farmers Market recently. Packing a lunch with ingredients grown locally is now easier than ever. Vegetables like cherry tomatoes, carrots or cucumbers make great snack foods, but markets and farms throughout Maine also sell other foods like bread, meat and cheese.

Now more ways to pack lunches chock full of local ingredients

When Whitney Bonacorsi moved to Bangor from southern California a little more than a year ago, it was was important for her to keep buying …
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Searsport crews respond to Labor Day fire, car crash

2 hours ago SEARSPORT, Maine — Public safety crews in the Searsport area …

Firefighters from 4 towns battle apartment building fire in Millinocket

2 hours ago MILLINOCKET, Maine — Firefighters from four towns were responding to …

Demolition to begin next week to make way for new arts center

ROCKLAND, Maine — The demolition of an existing building, that …

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Charles Gulesian applies finishing touches to the exterior of his as-yet unnamed fish market on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He plans to open in about three weeks.

Fish market, car restoration shop opening in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Maine — The rear body of Scott Crockett’s 1969 Dodge Charger is rotted through. The car’s interior is gone, and the front subframe almost …

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