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Jon Imber, renowned New England painter, dies at 63

Video clip included After his diagnosis of ALS in 2012, Imber continued to paint, defying the limits of his disease.

News from November 16, 2013

November 16, 2013

UMaine clinches first CAA football title

The Black Bears rout Rhode Island 41-0 to cap a perfect home slate

November 16, 2013

Army scrapping 4 US chemical weapons incinerators

The U.S. has burned tons of deadly nerve gas and other chemical weapons over the past 30 years.

November 16, 2013

France’s Pleyel piano maker plays final note after 206 years

Competition from digital pianos mostly made in China is forcing the historic instrument maker to shut its doors.

November 16, 2013

Toronto mayor in crisis; some backers stay loyal

Rob Ford’s followers are having their loyalty tested daily by his R-rated antics behind and in front of the news cameras.

November 17, 2013

Bed races bring Brunswick hundreds of holiday shoppers Several photos included in this story

Participants say the event gave them a chance to get their company names out and build team spirit among fellow employees.

November 16, 2013

Calif. school to keep ‘Arabs,’ may change mascot

Coachella Valley Unified School District’s superintendent says changing the “Arabs” name used since the 1920s is off the table.

November 16, 2013

Eastern Class A football: Cheverus rallies to win title Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The Stags wipe out a 12-point halftime deficit to top Portland, 22-19.

November 16, 2013

UMaine clinches first CAA football title

The Black Bears rout Rhode Island 41-0 to cap perfect home slate

November 16, 2013

Fort Fairfield woman dies from October crash

The 19-year-old was hit head-on by a pickup truck in Easton on Oct. 27.

November 16, 2013

Kennebunk captures Western Class B football title Several photos included in this story

The Rams dominate Marshwood, 41-14.

November 16, 2013

Jolie, Lansbury, Martin, Tosi to accept Oscars

The four will get statuettes at the Governors Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

November 16, 2013

Mayor-elect says he’s ‘cleared the air’ with NYPD’s top official

Bill de Blasio was criticized in a Playboy magazine interview by Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

November 16, 2013

Newborn babies fight for life in chapel-hospital after typhoon

The hospital chapel has 24 babies – five in critical condition, the rest with fevers or other ailments.

November 16, 2013

Rutgers football player quits after coach’s verbal abuse

The player alleges an assistant coach verbally abused him and threatened to head-butt him during a spring study hall session.

November 16, 2013

Pa. students ban ‘Redskins,’ get sent to principal

Neshaminy High Principal Robert McGee ordered the editors of the school paper to put the “Redskins” ban on hold, and summoned them to a meeting after school.

November 16, 2013

Bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan ahead of US deal talks

U.S. and Afghan negotiators agree on a draft deal allowing U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond a 2014 deadline.

November 16, 2013

Maine’s aquaculture industry bouncing back

One official says the industry is in better shape than before the crash.

November 16, 2013

Geithner to join private equity firm

The former U.S. Treasury Secretary played a central role in the government’s response to the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

November 16, 2013

SFC transit agency calls for renewed union talks

BART officials said a family medical leave provision giving its 2,300 union workers up to six weeks of paid time off each year would be too expensive.

November 16, 2013

Maine Catholic diocese to aid typhoon victims

Catholic churches in Maine will be holding special collections on the weekend of Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 to help typhoon victims.

November 16, 2013

Harvest Festival kicks off in Bangor

More than 125 Maine farmers and producers will be featured at the event sponsored in part by the Maine Department of Agriculture.

November 16, 2013

Obamas, Clintons to visit JFK gravesite Wednesday

Later that day, President Obama will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the 2013 recipients.

November 16, 2013

Maine utility companies seek rate increase

Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service have requested rate increases from the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

November 16, 2013

Elderly Maine couple’s plight moves others to give

More than $9,200 so far is raised by neighbors, strangers and websites for Cedric and Pauline Long.

November 16, 2013

Hauling beans for B&M not paying off for Maine railroad user

St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad wants to discontinue the freight line that connects Portland with Auburn.

November 16, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Maine fugitive in custody after story produced tips / Maine basketball coach charged in sexual assault of teenage girls / Man who ran meth lab gets eight years in prison ... and more news from around the state.

November 16, 2013

Health care website may be starting to work, Maine sources say

Only 271 Mainers were able to enroll in insurance plans online through the first month, but the federal government has promised improvements.