THE AMATEUR WORD NERD: “Suffering” for the right to vote

By Barbara McAllister Word of the Day: Suffrage The word suffrage means the right to vote in political elections. It comes from an old Latin…

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CMCC opens food pantry for students in need

PHOTO: Kate McPherson, left, president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at CMCC, listens to Student Services Representative Jean Blais at the newly opened…

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AAA cautions drivers to be careful, make sure car’s in shape as winter nears

PORTLAND — AAA is urging motorists to be especially careful as the first snow of the season falls this year. Pat Moody, manager of public…

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Turner Public Library quilt show to feature local quilters

TURNER — Turner Public Library will host a quilt show featuring local talent and many different quilts, starting Friday, Nov. 13, and continuing through Wednesday,…

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers new club for youth of all ages

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new club for youth ages 5-19 who are new, or interested in becoming, 4-H…

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Don’t forget to fall back Saturday night!

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, clocks in most parts of the country will fall back one hour to standard time as daylight saving…

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Central Maine Healthcare breaks ground on new cancer center

PHOTO: Central Maine Healthcare officials symbolically “break the ground” for the new cancer care center. (Submitted photo) LEWISTON – Central Maine Healthcare on Oct. 29…

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A November salute to veterans and patriots — the story of George Briggs

PHOTO: George Briggs of Augusta, probably in his early teens, stands at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 1931. The woman with him is…

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Auburn launches free election-day shuttle service

AUBURN – The city of Auburn believes access to transportation should not be a barrier for anyone wanting to vote. Many eligible voters don’t go…

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Youth football action in Waterville

Waterville Youth Football Team Member Logan Cimino (42) runs with the ball while Winslow Larson Ronco (32), 50 Benjamin Fisher (50) and Michael Loubier (68)…

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