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Maine schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

The Forest Service credits its program with replacing 900,000 gallons of heating oil in 2012 and 2013 with Maine wood chips and pellets.

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BOSTON MARATHON: Hometown favorite Flanagan wants win

Marblehead, Mass., resident Flanagan wants to be first U.S. winner since 1985.

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April 18

‘Noah’ ... singin’ in the rain

“Raindrops keep falling on my head.”

April 18

Land trust explores spring on evening walk

UNITY — Sebasticook Regional Land Trust has planned an evening walk for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

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Women and children’s home in Maine to get $20,000

Gov. Paul LePage is designating $20,000 from his contingency fund to the Penquis Journey House in Dexter.

9:18 AM

Grants available to help Maine communities

The grant will fund projects designed to boost job creation in struggling communities.

10:00 AM

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

The 5-year-old boy’s body was found off a Massachusetts highway.

3:34 PM

‘Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

Nancy Childress is selling her dad’s artwork on April 30 during an online auction.

1:46 PM

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

The study challenges the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

2:10 PM

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

The boxer, who spent 19 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction, had prostate cancer.

5:06 PM

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation in South Korea

The captain, who was arrested, took more than half an hour to issue an evacuation order, which several passengers have said they never heard.

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1:12 PM

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

At least three people die in the battle and others are hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

5:02 PM

Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

An official from the security committee said those killed in the strike included foreigners and suspected leading figures in al-Qaida.

10:36 AM

Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq

The deadliest attack took place outside the southern city of Samawah, where two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area.

Central Maine members of FirstPark in Oakland debate its worth

Several photos included in this story After 15 years the business center hasn’t come close to paying off taxpayers.
Database: Municipal Investment in FirstPark, 1999-2013

Asian beetles threaten livelihood of Maine’s American Indians

Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine’s oldest cultural art form.

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