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LePage says he has ordered investigation of Land for Maine’s Future

Gov. Paul LePage made news on several fronts during a nearly hour-long press conference Friday at the Blaine House, which by now you’ve probably read something about. One of the tidbits we know the least about was LePage’s statement that he has called for an investigation into the Land for Maine’s Future Program. …

LePage says he has ordered investigation of Land for Maine’s Future

Gov. Paul LePage made news on several fronts during a nearly hour-long press conference Friday at the Blaine House, which by now you’ve probably read something about. One of the tidbits we know the least about was LePage’s statement that he has called for an investigation into the Land for Maine’s Future Program. …

TV Radio schedule for May 30-31, 2015

SATURDAYAUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY, 2:30 p.m., FOX-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Practice, 1 p.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, Race 1, 3:30 p.m., ABC-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TEXAS, 7 p.m., FOX-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), …

Cheverus names Caribou native new boys basketball coach

  PORTLAND, Maine — Caribou native Ryan Soucie has been named the new Cheverus High School boys varsity basketball coach, the school announced in a news release Friday. “Ryan is an energetic coach who has a great deal of passion for the game and will provide continuity to the basketball …

Creationist museum supporter stumbles upon a major fossil find

Canadian Edgar Nernberg isn’t into the whole evolution thing. In fact, he’s on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place meant to rival local scientific institutions. Adhering to the most extreme form of religious creationism, the exhibits “prove” that the Earth is only around 6,000 …

Howland leaders to discuss hiring firm to aid with tannery site development

HOWLAND, Maine — The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting on Monday to decide whether to hire a Brewer firm to help the town get environmental permits to remove fill from the former tannery site, officials said Friday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the …

No special effects here: Mainer shocks fans, Internet viewers by drift racing with work truck

The 2006 Hollywood action blockbuster “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” brought so-called “drift racing” — or more commonly, “drifting” — into the mainstream. But those stunt drivers were taking corners in suped-up, road-hugging racers. It’d be impossible to slide around corners almost horizontally like that in, say, an everyday …

Conservationists decry killing of protected wolf in Colorado

Conservationists on Friday criticized as irresponsible a coyote hunter’s shooting and killing of a protected gray wolf that had likely trekked hundreds of miles to Colorado from the Northern Rocky Mountains. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said late on Thursday that test results revealed the animal shot and killed …

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Editor’s note: Besides roll call votes, the Senate also took action on legislation by voice vote. The Senate passed the Access to Community Care for Veterans Act, to modify the distance requirement for increasing the availability …

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Editor’s note: Besides roll call votes, the Senate also took action on legislation by voice vote. The Senate passed the Access to Community Care for Veterans Act, to modify the distance requirement for increasing the availability …