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Paul LePage sworn in as Maine governor

Several photos included in this story He takes the oath as his wife, Ann, holds a Bible.

11:46 AM

Today, Maine turns the page,
and it's Paul LePage's turn
Several photos included in this story

More than 5,000 people are expected at the inauguration.

LePage officially notified of victory


1:00 AM

Ohio State hangs on to win Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ohio State might want to send a thank-you note to the NCAA for helping to end its bowl misery against the SEC.



1:00 AM

GEORGE SMITH: License requirements muddle effort to sell local foodstuffs

A lot of food criminals live in Maine. Did you bake bread or pastries for your church Christmas fair? Sell your pickles at the community craft fair? Offer your jams and jellies at the school fundraiser?


January 4

"Season of the Witch" opens Friday

PLAYING IN AREA THEATERS FRIDAY: Ron Perlman, left, and Nicolas Cage in a scene from "Season of the Witch."



1:00 AM

SNAPSHOT: I swear

Kennebec County Commissioner Nancy Rines, center, holds a staff to leading Justice Michaela Murphy, second from from left, and fellow county officials into a swearing in ceremony Tuesday in Augusta. Rines, the county Sheriff, Probate Judge, Register of Deeds and District Attorney all took the oath of office administered by Murphy. At left is county maintenance employee Jim Saucier.



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Brother recalls new governor's brave journey

When Paul LePage is sworn into office today as Maine's governor, Maurice "Moe" LePage will be there -- a witness to his big brother's remarkable escape from an impoverished and abusive childhood.
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Backers say neighbors thwarted expansion plans in Gardiner

GARDINER -- Neighbors complaining of odors foiled a plan to expand a candle making operation that could have brought 100 new jobs to south Gardiner, backers of the deal said.

10:35 AM

North Augusta site for newspaper's new home

AUGUSTA -- The Kennebec Journal will move to new offices in north Augusta by the end of February, the newspaper announced Tuesday.

Husband dies Tuesday following crash that killed wife Monday

WINTHROP -- Police confirmed Tuesday that a Readfield woman was killed and her husband fatally injured when their car crashed into a tractor-trailer Monday on Route 41.

2:09 PM

Alomar, Blyleven elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Alomar and Blyleven were chosen Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after narrow misses last year.

12:48 PM

Northeast had a broiler of a year in 2010

In Caribou, the 44.2-degree average temperature was almost 2 points above the record set in 2006.

1:02 PM

Fairchild to cut 120 staffers in South Portland

A spokeswoman says the decision to cut staff was made by local managers after an evaluation of the plant’s expected 2011 output.

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Inaugural Address of Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage

"My pledge to the Maine People is to put you before politics."
Paul LePage sworn in as Maine governor

State will look into 'smart' initiative

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to open an investigation into complaints about Central Maine Power Company's "smart meter" initiative.

Police chief assuming interim manager role

WINTHROP -- Police Chief Joseph Young will become interim town manager Jan. 29, and continue in that job until a town manager is hired.

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Ohio State hangs on to win Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ohio State might want to send a thank-you note to the NCAA for helping to end its bowl misery against the SEC.

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Grange hall the place to be on a Friday night

HARMONY -- Guitars, fiddles, mandolin, banjo, washboard and drums in a revitalized Grange hall.

News from the Morning Sentinel

Today, Maine turns the page,
and it's Paul LePage's turn
Several photos included in this story

More than 5,000 people are expected at the inauguration.

News from the Press Herald

Today, Maine turns the page,
and it's Paul LePage's turn
Several photos included in this story

More than 5,000 people are expected at the inauguration.

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Wounded Arizona deputy fired over press statements

An Arizona sheriff's deputy shot during a confrontation with marijuana smugglers in April has been fired because of statements he made to a weekly newspaper. Pinal County deputy Louie Puroll came under scrutiny after he was slightly wounded in what he described as an ambush in the Arizona desert. The shooting came amid deba ...



The State v. Daniel Fortune

Daniel L. Fortune, 22, of Augusta, is one of two men accused of invading the home of the Guerrette family in May 2008 and maiming a father and his daughter in a machete attack.

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