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 Bill Rae, executive director of Manna Ministries, Inc., talks about the ministry Friday. Financial issues may force Manna Ministries to close its addiction treatment services in the next month.

Manna Ministries owes state $1.3 million for clinic mismanagement

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Communications show Executive Director BIll Rae was uncooperative in meeting with DHHS to set up a plan for making good on the debt.

Teen to be tried as adult in Houlton murder case

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Samuel Geary was 16 and his co-defendant, Reginald Dobbins, was 18 when the two allegedly stabbed and brutally beat Keith Suitter to death.

Website ranks 10 Maine restaurants so good they’re bucket list-worthy

Here are a few of the Maine eateries considered worthy of once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimages (or a quick lunch, depending on how close you live).

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Proposed inland storage sites add to Maine natural gas review

After regulators sort out whether Maine electricity customers should pay up to $75 million annually to help fund expanded natural gas pipeline capacity, they may have another question before them: whether ratepayers should help pay for natural gas storage facilities.


Tamra Wight, author of an eco-mystery book series for ages 8-12, observes bald eagles feeding their young on Monday at Poland Spring Campground, which she and her husband own and manage together, with the help of their two children. Aspects of her family's life on the campground are reflected in her books.

Is this Maine woods mystery something a child could solve?

“Everybody said, ‘Write what you know,’ and this is what I know,” Wight said. “With the campground, you have a changing cast of characters. You’ve got the family, but you know people come and go, interesting people.”


Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is traveling to Cuba on April 30 to meet with organic farmers and agricultural officials. She is pictured here in an undated photo on a Maine farm.

Pingree, chefs, business pros head to Cuba on an organic mission

“We want to make sure that many of the U.S. companies that deal with organic agriculture have a foot in the door because once you convert from organic, it’s hard to go back,” U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said.


Jean Hoffman, who founded Putney, a pet pharmaceutical firm in Portland, left the company after it was purchased by Dechra Pharmaceuticals.

Putney’s new owner cuts one-third of staff in Portland

The London-based buyer of Portland pet pharmaceutical startup Putney has laid off about one-third of the company’s 60 employees after closing the $200 million acquisition one week ago.


Dr. John "Jack" Bauman checks the new dental facility at the Oasis Free Clinics in Brunswick. Dr. Bauman is the dental director of the clinics.

Expanding Maine health clinic relies on volunteers, not government aid

Founded in 1995, Oasis Free Clinics expanded several years ago from one night a week to a full-service clinic, where a team of more than 60 volunteer physicians, dentists and nurses provide free health care eight hours a day, five days a week.



Mobile coffee takes off in Maine

Attention coffee lovers on the run, this is your summer! Not one, but three new mobile coffee shops will soon be revving up and down …

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