2:02 PM

Maine soldier receives armored plate that saved his life Video clip included

Timothy Gilboe of Westbrook took a bullet in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan and lived to tell about it – when he has to.

Bill Nemitz: Hometown embraces its Silver Star hero

1:00 AM

Julien, top-seeded Bruins focus on top prize with first-round series set to start

The President’s Trophy doesn’t shine like the Stanley Cup

11:49 AM

Maine’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent

The state’s number of unemployed people has declined 6,700 over the year to 41,800.

1:00 AM

Our View: Raise shows what really matters to UMaine

The university chose to give an administrator a substantial raise while making other cuts.

11:37 AM

Reality show looks for a few good Mainers to build ‘Utopia’ Video clip included

Based on a show from the Netherlands, the series will task 15 people with creating a community from scratch.

Top Stories

1:40 PM

Crews start Augusta cleanup as Kennebec River recedes

Several photos included in this story Flooding on the river was not as significant as anticipated; and Bond Brook, which never flooded, is no longer a threat.
Dexter flooding highlights need for data on Maine’s rivers
Flooding closes Dexter’s Main Street businesses

LePage: Welfare penalty to cost Maine $7 million

The U.S. wants $7 million for non-compliance that LePage says he tried to fix, but others say a big fine is unlikely and the non-compliance is from 2011.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates

Star treatment as new Nova Scotia ferry arrives in Portland

Several photos included in this story Video clip included The ship is escorted with fanfare into the harbor, where it will put the ‘port’ back in Portland when service to-and-from Canada begins, the mayor says.
Portland greets the Nova Star: Photos
Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views

12:40 PM

Widow of horror writer Hautala upset after library declines archives

She says the papers of the best-selling author belong in his hometown of Westbrook.
Read Walker Memorial Library's letter to Holly Newstein

12:46 PM

South Korean ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Several photos included in this story Police seek arrest warrants for the captain and two crewmembers, and the leader of the group of students aboard the ship is found hanging from a tree on a nearby island.
South Korean ferry evacuation was delayed; death toll rises
Transcript of distress call by South Korean ferry

12:01 PM

Conflict emerges in noise study used by foes of Brunswick rail project

The engineer who concluded that noise levels would be excessive at the site in Brunswick has plans for a residential subdivision nearby.

11:33 AM

Feature Obituary: Donald Dutil Jr., 68, popular music teacher for MSAD 55

Mr. Dutil, the district's band leader, inspired a love of music in his students.

Other Maine News Headlines

Alleged Portland pimp charged federally with sexual exploitation of children

Paul Henry, 24, was arrested on Thursday after coming under investigation by Portland police in a prostitution and drug dealing case in February.

6:34 AM

Former Biddeford pastor pleads guilty to child porn, gets probation

His entire five-year prison sentence was suspended for 12 years of probation.

5:43 AM

Bill Nemitz: Holy Thursday brings foot washing to Portland's Monument Square

Clergy from area churches perform a foot washing to kick off arguably the most sacred four days on the Christian calendar.

11:37 AM

Reality show looks for a few good Mainers to build ‘Utopia’

Video clip included Based on a show from the Netherlands, the series will task 15 people with creating a community from scratch.

8:28 AM

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

Video clip included The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them.

7:49 AM

Maine student suspended for squirt gun likely playing ‘Assassin,' police say

Under rules of the game, participants try to squirt an assigned target, often in public.

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