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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

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

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.


Bangor's Trevor DeLaite connects with a pitch from Brunswick during their game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Friday.

Bangor baseball tops Brunswick to remain unbeaten

Junior righthander Peter Kemble and two relievers combined to scatter seven hits and the Rams played solidly behind the trio en route to a 5-2 Class A North victory.


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.


A sign designates a campsite at Lamoine State Park for "campground hosts." The park provides sites for three volunteer hosts, according to park manager Charlene “Sunshine” Hood. In exchange for a free campsite at Lamoine State Park for the whole season, volunteer hosts will stack brush, patch the gravel roadways, help travelers set up their campsites, clean the shower-house, mow the grass, offer advice on local activities — pretty much whatever needs to be done. Unlike most sites, the ones in Lamoine include hookups for water and electricity.

Volunteer hosts get to enjoy magic of Maine summer camping, all for free

In exchange for a free campsite at Lamoine State Park for the whole season, Armon Duford stacks brush, patches the gravel roadways, helps travelers set up their campsites, cleans the shower-house, mows the grass, offers advice on local activities — pretty much whatever needs to be done.



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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