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Lower Electricity Rates   Due to a decision by the Public Utilities Commission, home and small business customers served by Central Maine Power  and buying electricity through the state's standard offer will see their rates drop rather than increase, as had been feared. The P-U-C has accepted...

Patriots Prevail   But it didn't come easily. The Patriots trailed through much of the game but won it in the closing minutes over Baltimore, 35-31. Next up for the Patriots will be the winner of tomorrow's AFC battle pitting Denver against Indianapolis. Bruins On A Roll   The Bruins...

Variable Weather on the Midcoast   A little bit of everything in today's weather. After the departure of the worst of the extreme cold, the arrival of a fast-moving snowstorm with an accumulation of no more than three inches. By this afternoon, we may have forgotten about...

Leave of Absence   In Freeport, a medical leave of absence for Fire Chief Darrel Fournier, who says he will take time at the end of this month to recover from surgery for an unspecified ailment. But the chief says this situation is unrelated to controversy about...

Layoffs at BIW   Bath Iron Works has notified its largest union that 48 layoffs will take effect at the shipyard on January 21st. 39 pipefitters and nine machinists are losing their jobs, apparently as a result of a work shortage in those trades. However BIW continues...

A Sub-Zero Week   First snow--then wind and cold. The National Weather Service expects falling temperatures today with a low of 15 coming late this afternoon, along with wind gusts up to 35 miles a hour, producing a wind chill of as low as -2. Tonight may...

On the Monday Midcoast Morning Buzz on WCME, holiday music like we've never had it before. Frank Connors and Ralph Laughlin from Brunswick's People Plus organization with harmonies provided by Stacy Frizzle--People Plus executive director. You might just love it. And if you don't, pretend that you...