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Maine schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

The Forest Service credits its program with replacing 900,000 gallons of heating oil in 2012 and 2013 with Maine wood chips and pellets.

Women and children’s home in Maine to get $20,000

Gov. Paul LePage is designating $20,000 from his contingency fund to the Penquis Journey House in Dexter.

Grants available to help Maine communities

The grant will fund projects designed to boost job creation in struggling communities.

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

The 5-year-old boy’s body was found off a Massachusetts highway.

‘Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

Nancy Childress is selling her dad’s artwork on April 30 during an online auction.

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

The study challenges the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

The boxer, who spent 19 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction, had prostate cancer.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation in South Korea

The captain, who was arrested, took more than half an hour to issue an evacuation order, which several passengers have said they never heard.

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

At least three people die in the battle and others are hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

An official from the security committee said those killed in the strike included foreigners and suspected leading figures in al-Qaida.

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