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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from December 1, 2013

December 2, 2013

Officials: Worst tech bugs over for but clean bill of health still eludes website

Federal workers and contractors are working on remaining software and hardware problems.

December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving shopping eats into Black Friday spending

If the promotion continues, experts say the holiday could surpass Black Friday as the biggest retail day.

December 1, 2013

Politician’s campaign gives boost to bitcoins

But the government is still not sure how to handle the digital currency.

December 1, 2013

The cost of convenience

We’ve got the whole world in the palms of our hands now, but what are we giving up?

December 1, 2013

On the Move

December 1, 2013


December 1, 2013

Charles Lawton: Praising pope but still defending trickle-down theories

True freedom depends on finding and using one’s own power.