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    April 1, 2011

    Unemployment falls to two-year low

    WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March and companies added workers at the fastest two-month pace since before the recession began. The Labor Department reported today that the economy added 216,000 new jobs last month, offsetting layoffs by local governments. Factories, retailers, education, health care and an […]

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    April 1, 2011

    Thursday’s Calendar — April 7

    • Board Meetings • Food Pantrys Support Groups • More

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    April 1, 2011

    Wednesday’s Calendar — April 6

    Government Listings • TOPS Programs • Blood Drives • Garden Clubs • More

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    April 1, 2011

    How are you spending your snow day?

    It's April Fool's Day, snow is falling, the schools and state offices are closed and the Boston Red Sox are opening the season. There's so much happening -- so how are you spending your snow day? Upload your photo into our gallery. It only takes seconds.

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    April 1, 2011

    Tuesday’s Calendar — April 5

    Libraries • Clubs • Cribbage • Community Centes • More

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    April 1, 2011

    Schools close as late storm hits Maine, NH and Vt.

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of schools and businesses across Maine, New Hampshire and parts of Vermont are taking a late season snow day as yet yet another snow storm moves across the region. The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is falling across parts of coastal Maine and New Hampshire. Meteorologist Mike Kistner at the […]

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    April 1, 2011

    Medical marijuana facility opens in Frenchville

      FRENCHVILLE — Maine’s first medical marijuana facility has opened in Frenchville near the Canadian border. WLBZ-TV in Bangor says the Safe Alternatives dispensary on Route 1 is also the first facility of its kind on the East Coast. It looks like a typical house and has no signs. It does have video cameras and […]

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    April 1, 2011

    Fort Knox to be featured on TV ghost show

    PROSPECT — Fort Knox is going to be featured on a TV program about ghosts. The Department of Conservation says stars of SyFy Channel’s program “Ghost Hunters” will reveal their findings next Wednesday about whether the fort along the Penobscot River near Bucksport is haunted. State park historian Tom Desjardin says it’ll be nice to […]

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    April 1, 2011

    NHL: Bruins lost to Maple Leafs in shootout

    BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs are clinging to their slim playoffs hopes and getting a feel for what the postseason might be like if their late charge falls short.

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    April 1, 2011

    NBA: Celtics send Spurs to 5th straight loss

    SAN ANTONIO — The Boston Celtics finally got a big win and their big man back. They may also reclaim the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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