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Commentary

Central Maine Power: An Economical History

Central Maine Power is a corporation that does nothing but deliver electricity now. It used to be a full-service “electric” company, but a number of years ago, owing to a new law, it divested itself of power generation. More...

Obituaries

Colleen Florence Saunders

LEWISTON — Colleen Florence Saunders, 90, of Sabattus and formerly of Cundy’s Harbor, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Central Maine Medical Center. More...

World

Syrian refugee women face harassment, poverty

HALBA, LEBANON   Before she began working as a hairdresser, poverty forced Syrian Umm Mahmoud to seek donations for food and rent money to survive as a refugee in Lebanon.  Often men suggested she have sex with them to show her gratitude, t More...

Maine

University of Southern Maine president leaving

PORTLAND   The interim president of the University of Southern Maine, who grappled with budget problems during her two-year tenure, will step down this month, the state university system said Tuesday.  More...

Nation/World

Obama seeks $3.7 billion for immigration crisis at border

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousa More...