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9:03 pm , 04/17/2014 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Rex Anthony Norris once spoke to a group of sixth-graders at Mount Merici Academy in Waterville and asked them, "What do you all know about hermits?" To which the children responded, "They steal things." Meet Brother Rex — a real hermit who doesn't steal.

7:40 pm , 04/17/2014 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — With his resume in hand, looking sharp in a shirt and tie, Abdi Hamsa, 16, approached Michelle Cyr at a job fair at Lewiston High School on Thursday. Cyr, who represents the YMCA, told him summer counseling jobs were available for workers his age.

6:39 pm , 04/17/2014 Sun Journal

Marcus Petersen, right, and Dennie Pinson set up sections for a two-ring circus at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Thursday. The 61st annual Kora Shrine Circus will kick off Friday with shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday shows are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m.

5:48 pm , 04/17/2014 Bangor Daily News

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Inn at Brunswick Station will soon become The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern following a February ruling by a federal court that the original name was too similar to that of The Brunswick Inn, which is only a few hundred yards away. “I think it’s great. I’m …

3:57 pm , 04/17/2014 Bangor Daily News

Bangor Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Snowden to Executive Vice President, Chief Retail and Delivery Officer of Bangor Savings Bank. Susan is responsible for the Bank’s entire branch network, including all consumer lending functions. In addition, she oversees the Bank’s loan operations, deposit services and …

3:43 pm , 04/17/2014 Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine’s two interstate highways. LePage signed LD 1831 on Wednesday. The measure aims to protect an estimated $170 million in federal highway …

2:55 pm , 04/17/2014 Sun Journal

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine’s two interstate highways.

2:38 pm , 04/17/2014 Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — A small crowd met a big ship Thursday at Portland’s Ocean Gateway terminal, celebrating the restoration of ferry service between Maine’s largest city and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The celebration heralded the arrival of the Nova Star on its first voyage from Nova Scotia to Portland, more than …

1:33 pm , 04/17/2014 Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Finance Authority of Maine’s board of directors voted 8-5 on Thursday to approve a $16 million bond to build a $140 million wood pellet plant in Millinocket. The board’s action marked a $9 million reduction in the state-backed loan guarantee they approved for a similar project …

11:54 am , 04/17/2014 Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Corrections has named Michael J. Hicks the manager of the department’s Office of Professional Review. “I am pleased to announce that Michael J. Hicks has been chosen as the Manager of the Office of Professional Review,” said Director of Operations Ralph Nichols in …