1:00 AM

Maine gun store may be shut for refusing to let ATF copy records

Phil Chabot of Pac N Arms in Sanford is suspected of illegal sales, but he has not been charged and believes he has been unfairly targeted.

9:41 AM

Nova Scotia residents cheer arrival, and potential, of ferry to Portland Several photos included in this story

The town of Yarmouth gets its first glimpse of the Nova Star, which restores a vital economic link to the American mainland.

What to do in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

1:00 AM

Our View: Under proposal, county jails would finally be unified

Gov. LePage should sign a bill that would put the corrections system on the right course.

12:49 AM

Soup to Nuts: Hatching local Peeps for Maine fans at Rosemont Markets Several photos included in this story

Traditionalists can savor hand-crafted versions as a strictly Easter-time treat.

Bill Nemitz

There’s no honor for Maine road contest winner

The Maine Better Transportation Association is once again seeking nominations for Maine’s worst road – and there are plenty of candidates.  Read more.

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9:21 AM

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

Several photos included in this story Video clip included The high number of people unaccounted for – likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean – raises fears that the death toll could rise drastically.

Man charged with hoax in Boston Marathon finish line scare

Police detonated two backpacks and cleared the area Tuesday night after the man told police his backpack contained a rice cooker.
Sorrow, pride mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

Mainer's tax refund seized to pay decades-old debt

The government says it has halted a program to collect old debts, some of them owed by deceased relatives of those whose refunds have been seized, according to a report.

Portland to appeal ruling on panhandling ban

Portland’s city attorney will seek a delay as a federal appeals court in Boston weighs a similar case from Worcester, Mass.

9:39 AM

Husband didn’t point gun before police fired, Windham widow says

The woman’s attorney questions why Stephen McKenney of Windham was shot by a deputy, but the sheriff says her account differs from others.
Windham man killed by police had shown no distress to outside world

Is landmark Portland whale mural endangered?

A fading but well-liked fixture on the Maine State Pier since 1993, the so-called Whaling Wall stands in the way of a new commercial venture.

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Maine Senate fails to override LePage’s veto of MaineCare rides bill

The vote along party lines is 20-15, which falls short of the two-thirds majority necessary for a successful override.

Historian from Maine repeats himself, wins second Pulitzer

Author Alan Taylor, who was inspired by the woods in Buxton while growing up, earns his second prize, for a book on slavery and war in Virginia.

9:41 AM

Nova Scotia residents cheer arrival, and potential, of ferry to Portland

Several photos included in this story The town of Yarmouth gets its first glimpse of the Nova Star, which restores a vital economic link to the American mainland.
What to do in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Maine report urges steps to prevent shortage of health-care professionals

A Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information report suggests boosting state health-care education enrollment and recruiting more workers from outside Maine.

Maine agency to reassess $25 million bond for Thermogen startup

Because the company plans a significant change in its biomass fuel project, a new vote will be taken.

Maine's planning 'gap' could be disastrous in Quebec-type rail emergency

First on the scene at a rural crude oil accident would likely be volunteer firefighters, many of whom are not versed on oil-spill response plans.

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Today's poll: Whaling Wall

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