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In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unityHe plans a series of executive actions in his first hours after his inauguration.

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D.C. officials try to strike balance between First Amendment, securing inaugurationThere will be two protests with fewer than 100 demonstrators at each.

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Israel OKs hundreds of settlement homes in last-minute pushIsrael has stepped up settlement construction during President Trump’s term. According to Peace Now, Israel approved or advanced construction of over 12,000 settlement homes in 2020, the highest number in a single year since it began recording statistics in 2012.

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Kamala Harris to be sworn in by Sotomayor at inaugurationThe first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice.

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Democrats build impeachment case, alleging 'dangerous crime'WASHINGTON — The lead prosecutor for President Trump's historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump's incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime" ever committed by a president against the United States."

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Central Maine Jan. 17 police logAugusta and Waterville area police reports for Jan.

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Maine women's hockey rallies, but falls in OT at NortheasternThe University of Maine womens hockey team played their first game in 13 days on Sunday afternoon.

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Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat MondayDemocrat Alex Padilla, now California's secretary of state, will serve the final two years of her term.

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Biden's long political evolution leads to his biggest testHe will inherit stewardship of a nation wrenched by pandemic, seismic cultural fissures and an opposition party's base that considers him illegitimate.

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Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd tryLOS ANGELES — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.

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Little old West Virginia sets pace on vaccine rolloutWest Virginia has emerged as an unlikely success in the nation's otherwise chaotic coronavirus vaccine rollout.

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Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited U.S. Capitol riotAn Associated Press review of records finds that veterans of President Trump's failed campaign were key players in the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57NEW YORK — Benjamin de Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, has died.

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Protesters gather at fortified capitolsPolice and National Guard troops are standing sentry at newly fortified statehouses as small groups of armed demonstrators gather.

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Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107She enlisted as one of the earliest female reservists after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57NEW YORK — Benjamin de Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, has died.

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Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified U.S. capitolsPolice and National Guard troops are standing sentry at newly fortified statehouses as small groups of armed demonstrators gather.

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North Anson-based school district goes remote after reporting two cases of COVID-19Regional School Unit 74 will switch to remote learning after students from the same home tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Brazil's health agency approves the use of two vaccinesVaccination in Brazil is beginning later than neighbors such as Argentina and Chile despite a robust public health system and decades of experience with immunization campaigns.

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Painting of Hallowell from 19th century being auctioned at Sotheby'sThe oil painting is being sold as part of a collection from the estate of Margaret P. Gregory of Connecticut.

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The Latest: Biden official predicts another 100,000 deaths in next five weeksWASHINGTON — Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, projecting another 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the first five weeks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

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Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspringNew research suggests that some beetles are adept at hiding their food from competitors.

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Bill Nemitz: When no news is good newsThe State House on Sunday saw police, press and... peace.

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Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playgroundIronically, the current honorary mayor is not allowed on the playground. 'He's going to contest that,' his owner says.

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Phippsburg police chief rescues injured snowy owl"I've done many bird rescues, but as someone who loves birds and is a police officer, this couldn't have been a better call," said Phippsburg Police Chief John Skroski.

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Celtics blown at home by the KnicksJulius Randle had 20 points, and RJ Barrett added 19 Sunday afternoon as the New York Knicks broke their five game losing streak by ending the Boston Celtics five game win streak with a 105-75 win at TD Garden in Boston.

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Gardiner, Augusta Civil Rights Teams honor Martin Luther King Jr. with virtual celebrationDespite remote learning since winter break, Gardiner's and Augusta's Civil Rights Teams have found ways to celebrate MLK Jr. Day, while Skowhegan Area High School is focusing on personal pronouns.

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The last 2 Maine nightspots keeping live music alive during the pandemicBDN) WESTBROOK, Maine — Holding a red guitar, Don Pride looked over at his bass player, Steve Footer.

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Opinions differ on potential impact as Waterville rail yard is sold to CSXCSX Corp., the freight rail system whose tracks cross nearly every state east of the Mississippi River, is buying Pan Am Railways, extending its network into northern New England.

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UAlbany women more competitive but fall to America East leader MaineAmerica East lead Maine used a 10-point run over four minutes of the fourth quarter and...

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Maine BasketballThe University of Maine mens and womens basketball teams finished up their two game conference series on Sunday afternoon, at Vermont and Albany respectively.

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6 suspects in Whitmer kidnapping plot set to stand trial in MarchIn this case, six men are charged with plotting to kidnap Whitmer for what prosecutors have described as anger over lockdown orders and mask mandates during the pandemic.

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762,000 pounds of Hot Pockets recalled because they might have glass in themThe recall was dubbed a Class I, meaning it's "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

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Highlights: Women's Basketball at UAlbany

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As Maryland man is put to death, unprecedented string of Trump-era federal executions endsUnder Trump's watch, more federal inmates were executed in a year than under any previous president since the 1800s.

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Land and Garden Preserve announces framework planning projectAfter several years of research and information gathering, The Land and Garden Preserve has selected a design team led by the Baltimore-based firm Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture and Urban Design to develop a comprehensive framework plan to guide the preserve's future operations and stewardship.

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Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in MoscowRussia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany.

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Belfast church closes amid fears ‘liberal' churches could be targeted before inaugurationThe church made the decision to close after the Maine Council of Churches warned about potential threats to churches “perceived as ‘liberal.’” The council stressed no threats had been made against specific churches, but only relayed a message from the United Church of Christ, which had received “credible warnings”...

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Bangor schools won't show inauguration in classrooms over fears of violenceStudents, though, will have a chance to view and discuss the inauguration later when "appropriate in the curriculum."

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Albany Brook Trail in Albany Township, MaineAfter a sweet overnight stay and visit at my parents home, we indulged my whim to swing over to Western Maine for a Sunday morning adventure.

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Maine Science FestivalA goesA onlineA AAs the first and only science festival in Maine, the Maine Science Festival celebrates Maine science and the people who do different online forums from January through March.

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Martin Luther King Jr.a€™s dream"As we mark the 92nd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we should take a step away from our divisive politics and recall his defining speech delivered in Washington, D.C., on Aug."

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Opinion: Martin Luther King reminds us of real leadership"This Martin Luther King Day, as we celebrate the great civil rights champion, let's remember what we should expect from our leaders," William Lambers writes.

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Nursing shortage in Maine; Concerns over access to vaccineCoronavirus developments across New England: &; A shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse.

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Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died.

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We're freelancers who relocated to a tiny town in Maine during the pandemic. Here's how we earned over $150,000 in 2020 while raising our toddler and Mary Kearl works about 25 hours a week and was able to grow her freelance business while having plenty of time for blueberry-picking and hiking.

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Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died.

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Mass. governor says feds need to do a better job on vaccine pipelineCharlie Baker said the state has received little notice about the volume of vaccines it can expect.

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Lingering power outages reported following Saturday stormRoughly 1,200 customers were still without power as of late Sunday morning following a storm that brought gusty winds to many areas and a foot of snow to some pockets of Maine.

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Fr.A Berngeh to serve as vicar for local churches ABishop Robert Deeley has announced that Fr. serve as parochial vicar at Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord Holy Redeemer Church, Bar Harbor; St. Peter Church,  Manset; St. Ignatius Church, Northeast Harbor; Stella Maris Parish,  St. Vincent de Paul Church, Bucksport; Our Lady of Holy Hope Church,  Castine; St. Mary Star of the...

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Boston police arrest former prosecutor for rape and burglaryInvestigators said Gary Zerola — once named one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors — had been wanted on a warrant issued out of Boston Municipal Court for rape and breaking and entering in the nighttime.

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Case against former Boston College student charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceedA court partially denied the defense's motion to dismiss, finding that Inyoung You's words could have caused Alexander Urtula to kill himself, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office said.

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Court records reveal disturbing details about those charged in Capitol insurrectionMany were tracked down after posting videos and photos on social media. One was turned in by his ex-wife, others by co-workers or acquaintances.

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Day 296  Video Games Most of The NightTuesday January 5th. Got ready for work, and then quickly vacuumed the Civic as much as I could with the time I had before leaving for work.

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West Virginia leads the nation with its COVID-19 vaccine rolloutWest Virginia has emerged as an unlikely success in the nation's otherwise chaotic vaccine rollout, largely because of the state's decision to reject a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens and instead enlist mom-and-pop pharmacies to vaccinate residents against the virus that has killed more than 395,000 Americans.

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Maine was managing COVID-19 spread better than almost all states. Not anymore.Since the pandemic hit 10 months ago, Maine’s rate of new virus infections exceeded a dozen other states this past week and lowering case levels may only get more difficult.

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UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by SeptemberForeign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday that the government will soon begin a trial of round the clock injections at some locations as it continues to add more vaccination sites to increase the pace of delivery.

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AnnualA bakedA beanA supperA goesA virtualAThe Mount Desert Island Historical Society’s 10th Annual Baked Bean Supper will still capture these important elements of a traditional baked bean supper, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will take place online instead of at MDI High School.Â.

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A Vermont town's pet mayors help raise $100K for playgroundLincoln the goat and Murfee the dog may walk on four legs, but they value the public good.

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Mark Milley key to military continuity as Joe Biden takes officeThe general already is being singled out as a go-to official at a beleaguered Pentagon.

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Deceptions in the time of the 'alternative facts' presidentWASHINGTON — Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase.

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Maine CDC reports 340 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deathsMaine is entering its fifth week of a months-long vaccination campaign, although there are uncertainties about the pace of vaccine deliveries from the federal government.

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Maine CDC reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, four additional deathsMaine is entering its fifth week of a monthslong vaccination campaign, although there are uncertainties about the pace of vaccine deliveries from the federal government.

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4 more Mainers die as another 340 coronavirus cases are reported across the stateSunday's brings the total number of cases reported in Maine to 33,559 and the death toll to 511.

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Maine Republican Party reelects chairOver the past two years, Republicans have gained great momentum in Maine. With historic wins for Senator Susan Collins and President Trump, and gains in the Maine House, Mainers have made it clear that they want Republican leadership in our state, and we will not stop fighting until we finish turning Maine red, ” Kouzounas said.

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Maine Capitol quiet through noon Sunday amid protest concernsThere were no signs of protests by Trump supporters, who are said to be targeting state houses for demonstrations through inauguration day.

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Maine Capitol quiet Sunday morning amid protest concernsThere were no signs of protests by Trump supporters, who are said to be targeting state houses for demonstrations through inauguration day.

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Maine State House quiet on Sunday amid protest concernsThere were no signs of activity by Trump supporters, who are said to be targeting state capitols for demonstrations through Inauguration Day.

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Maine Capitol quiet through noon Sunday amid protest concernsThere were no signs of protests by Trump supporters, who are said to be targeting state houses for demonstrations through inauguration day.

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US braces for potentially violent week as Joe Biden inauguration loomsThe FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at the nation's Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings beginning this weekend.

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Kamala Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor at inaugurationKamala Harris also wil use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice.

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Betty White celebrates her 99th birthdayWhite's low-key plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her Los Angeles-area home.

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Former candidate for Maine governor buys 100 percent stake in NH resortLes Otten bought his partner's 50 percent share, giving him full ownership of the Balsams resort.

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Searchable Maine fishing laws to make compliance easierAUGUSTA, Maine — The newest version of Maine's fishing laws includes a searchable database designed to make it easier for anglers to comply with the rules.

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Leonard Pitts Jr. But he wasn't BlackTrump leaves behind him an America in chaos, divisions deeper than living eyes have ever seen.

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Brother returns to hometown with lots of family baggageMy brother, who lives 1,000 miles away, is thinking of moving back to our hometown to be around family and start over. I love him.

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How Maine's members of Congress voted last weekThe House has passed a resolution calling for Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to take power as acting president by activating section 4 of the 25th amendment.

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ARIES: Take the high road, and you will come out on topMichelle Obama, 57; Jim Carrey, 59; Steve Harvey, 64; Betty White, 99. Happy Birthday: A creative approach to money, possessions and health matters will improve your way of life.

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Sports on TV: Sunday, January 17, 2021All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. CBS — Iowa at Northwestern 1 p.m.

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How Maine's members of Congress voted last weekThe House has passed a resolution calling for Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to take power as acting president by activating section 4 of the 25th amendment.

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Nursing shortage in Maine; Concerns over access to vaccineCoronavirus developments across New England: MAINE A shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse.

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J.P. Devine: Making the roaches laughJ.P. Devine says he's been struggling with his role as court jester amid recent events, but he'll persist until the meteor hits.

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School nurses on the front lines of fighting COVID-19 and keeping schools openBetween contact tracing, testing and educational outreach, they are taking on new duties essential to keeping schools open this year.

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Riders anxious to get out on Maine's snowmobile trailsWith snowmobile sales spiking during the pandemic, this could be one of the biggest seasons yet - if the weather cooperates.

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Were still around: Young activists continue to push for racial equityMainers who led rallies for racial justice last summer look to lessons from the Rev.

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Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirementA new law that took effect this year covers an estimated 85 percent of the workforce and allows workers to earn up to five days of paid time off each year.

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Cape Elizabeth teen is youngest skier on World Cup ski cross tourStuart Whittier, 19, is competing in Europe for the U.S. team in a sport that combines elements of freestyle skiing with traditional Alpine events.

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More donations arrive for Press Herald Toy FundMore donations have arrived for the Press Herald Toy Fund, which provided gifts for thousands of Maine children last month and will soon begin planning for a 72nd holiday season.

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UNE students lend a vital hand to Deer Isle nursing home hit hard by COVIDThe partnership helped the home fill vital shifts as virus-stricken staffers isolated at home while offering future nurses and doctors an opportunity for intimate, hands-on experience during the pandemic.

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Nursing home staff shortages escalate to crisis levelsAs the number of COVID-19 infections explodes in Maine, a third of the state's 93 elder-care facilities are reporting unfilled positions.

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Todd Wallis of Kennebunk, retired advertising executive, dies at 85The Massachusetts native, who succumbed to complications of COVID-19, was also an artist, musician and writer.

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Capitol riot, threats of violence echo Maine's 'Great Count-Out'Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain came to the rescue, risking his own safety to keep peace as armed Republicans surrounded the State House claiming the 1879 gubernatorial election had been stolen.

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Morning in MaineAs the pandemic stretches on, Mainers are rediscovering the pleasures of a good breakfast.

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Maine Voices: Living King's dreams or his nightmaresWere Americans as outraged about uncoordinated Capitol security and the contrast with the aggressive presence at gatherings after George Floyd's murder?

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Birding: Plenty of lingering species found in Maine Christmas Bird CountIn the annual count, there were plenty of birds that should already be southbound found along the Midcoast.

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Maine Observer: COVID birthday offers cold comfortTurning 80 is a memorable occasion, especially when the occasion comes in the middle of a pandemic.

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Publisher revives Ruth Moore's honest portrayals of Maine island lifeIslandport Press is reissuing several novels by the best-selling mid-century author.

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Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirementA new law that took effect this year covers an estimated 85 percent of the workforce and allows workers to earn up to five days of paid time off each year.

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The Maine Millennial: White supremacist violence goes deep in our historyAnd the proud display of emblems of hate during the attack on the Capitol shows we haven't faced up to our ugly story.

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Hiking in Maine: Trash on the trails yet another byproduct of the pandemicMore people have explored trails all over Maine during the virus outbreak, but some of the residual effects on the environment are piling up.

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Insight: Daniel Webster left his mark on MaineThe great orator of his day argued cases in Maine, delivered speeches here and even had a hand in drawing the state map.

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Riders anxious to get out on Maine's snowmobile trailsWith snowmobile sales spiking during the pandemic, this could be one of the biggest seasons yet - if the weather cooperates.

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We're freelancers who relocated to a tiny town in Maine during the pandemic. Here's how we earned over $150,000 in 2020 while raising our toddler and Mary Kearl works about 25 hours a week and was able to grow her freelance business while having plenty of time for blueberry-picking and hiking.

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Maine CDC reports 4 new coronavirus-related deaths, 340 additional casesThe Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 4 new coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday and 340 new cases.

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Maine GOP chair reelected to new term by state committeeAUGUSTA, Maine — The chairwoman of the Maine Republican Party has been chosen to serve another term.

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Maine CDC reports 340 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deathsMaine is entering its fifth week of a months-long vaccination campaign, although there are uncertainties about the pace of vaccine deliveries from the federal government.

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The story of the wild Maine lumberjack who inspired the name of a local ginThey say that he could catch a bobcat with his bare hands, he could fight anyone who took a swing at him and he could drink any sailor, scallywag or woodsman under the table and still be standing hours later.

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I'm in a healing profession because I'm overcoming trauma"It seems we're still committed to the lie that people enter the healing and helping professions for altruistic reasons or some higher calling."

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The last 2 Maine nightspots keeping live music alive during the pandemicBoth are delicately maneuvering their way through Maine Center for Disease Control guidelines, staying just this side of legal.

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Charles Nero: King's vision realized when all can sing 'My county 'tis of thee sweet land of liberty'"When refers to, 'My country tis of thee,' he's calling on that tradition, America's hymn, that African Americans must be included in America for their freedom and democracy and justice to have meaning," the Bates College professor said.

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Sen. Richard Bennett and Rep. Nicole Grohoski: Kick Hydro-Quebec out of Maine's electionsHydro-Quebec's main mission isn't to save our environment from global warming. In fact, six of its reservoirs are ranked in the top quarter of the world's biggest carbon emitting hydro facilities.

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Why ‘free speech' needs a new definition in the age of the internet and Trump tweetsFreedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that's worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump's presidency.

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Cheryl Townsend Gilkes: 'The Black Lives movement is still dramatizing shameful conditions.'"Dr. King was in the process of working on the Poor People's Campaign, making poverty across racial lines an issue, recognizing that poverty in a land of plenty was a problem," Cheryl Townsend Gilkes said.

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Spencer Emerson: 'Part of Dr. King's words are coming to life'L-A native, teacher and football coach says, however, the American Dream in King's speech will be difficult to attain until the great disparity in each American's "starting point" is addressed.

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Mainers reflect on Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speechWe asked eight Mainers to read parts of Dr. King's immortal "I Have a Dream" speech, and share their thoughts on how his words resonate with them today.

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Leslie Hill: The context of 'freedom' has shifted since the 1960sLeslie Hill, the now-retired professor emerita of politics at Bates College in Lewiston, saw Dr. King speak when she was 13.

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In a word: The phonetic alphabet and the silent treatmentWhen we want to pronounce a word, its usually pretty straightforward. As long as it isnt one of those longwinded scientific or technical terms, we either already know how to say the word or we can figure it out pretty easily by using the standard rules of American English.

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Rich Lowry: The Flight 93 Post-ElectionPresident Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested - he plowed his plane into the ground.

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How Martin Luther King Jr. Day feels different after ‘a year of revelation'Black Lives Matter is likely the largest movement in American history. On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the question is, what does it mean for Maine?

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Given months to live, Lewiston mom is 'not ready to leave'Jacklyn Ann Holt is battling cervical cancer that has spread to other areas.

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Michael Frett: 'I wish Dr. King's dream were today's reality, but sadly, it's not'The Hallowell city councilor says he looks around and sees "that today's inequities are based not solely on the color of one's skin, but are steeped in regionalism, culture, sexual preference, political affiliation and economic status, to name a few."

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Lilly Bohner: 'We're not going to be quiet until things actually, really change.'In her frustration, Lilly Bohner pulled together the march that went though Fort Halifax Park to Waterville City Hall.

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Bill Burney: We can 'come together again by working side by side and not working side against side'The former mayor of Augusta and retired field officer director for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said by building up the infrastructure of the country — together — that will be the "soul force" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about in his speech.

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Piscataquis County Commission rebukes Mills on coronavirus rulesThe panel refers to COVID-19 as the 'Wuhan Virus' and claims that face coverings cause pneumonia and respiratory disease.

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No. 16 Providence rallies in third period to beat UMaine men's hockey teamBut the 16th-ranked Friars dominated the third period and scored two goals in a span of 4 minutes, 11 seconds, to earn a 3-2 Hockey East victory at Schneider Arena.

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Maine Republican Party re-elects chairwomanDr. Demi Kouzounas, a dentist from Saco, gets another term, while Shane Reitze replaces Nick Isgro as vice chair.

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Two-Goal Third Period Lifts No. 16 Men's Hockey Over Maine, 3-2The 16th-ranked Providence College men's hockey team got third period goals from Craig Needham and Albin Nilsson en route to a 3-2 win over Maine on Saturday at Schneider Arena.

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Bus driver in dramatic bridge plunge says it 'just took off'The MTA says he was driving 'almost five times the allowable speed for a bus making the turn being attempted.'

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UVM men's basketball holds Maine to fewest points allowed in nearly 75 yearsThe Catamounts overwhelm the Black Bears in a 63-30 America East Conference victory on Saturday afternoon at Patrick Gym.

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Vermont routs UMaine men's basketball teamThe University of Vermont outscored the University of Maine 19-2 over the last 7 minutes, 38 seconds of the first half on Saturday, pulling away for a 65-30 America East men’s basketball victory at Patrick Gym in Burlington, Vermont.

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Providence knocks off Maine to split weekend seriesAlbin Nilsson scored a game winning third period goal on Saturday evening, as the Providence College Friars salvaged a split of their two game series with a 3-2 win over the Maine Black Bears in Hockey East men's action at Schneider Arena in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Court: Maine Tourette's patient can sue for being denied procedureThe Supreme Court of Maine is allowing a woman, who says a surgeon declined to repair her injured shoulder because she has Tourette's syndrome, to proceed with a lawsuit.

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Vermont 65, Maine 303-Point Goals: 1-15.067.

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2021 Nordic skiing preview capsulesMaranacook / Winthrop Coach: Steve DeAngelis : B Last years results: Boys: Fourth at KVACs and fourth at state championship.

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Man arrested at inauguration security checkpoint with gun, 500 rounds of ammoHe is facing charges stemming from unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition.

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Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the callOfficials say they need at least 25,000 to adequately lock down the Capitol and a wide swath of D.C.

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Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraisingOver a dozen corporate giants pledge to withhold donations to those who voted to reject the outcome of the election.

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After Trump, Biden aims to reshape the presidency itselfThe sharp break won't just come in federal policy, but in personal conduct.

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UMaine basketball: Women pick up ninth win, men routed at VermontThe University of Maine basketball teams were both in action Saturday afternoon in America East play, as the women were in Albany and the men were in Vermont to face the Catamounts.

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Tipsters, tech-savvy kids, pharmacy hopping: How Americans are landing vaccinesThe expanded availability of the two authorized coronavirus shots unleashes a free-for-all.

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The Latest: Biden elevates science adviser to Cabinet levelWILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden introduced his team of scientific advisers on Saturday, saying they will lead with "science and truth."

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Pa. election probe that Trump falsely touted as a sign of vote-rigging ended without chargesThe case, involving nine military ballots found discarded in a Luzerne County trash bin, was unusual from the start.

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UMaine rides foul line, turnovers to women's basketball victory over UAlbanyIt was the seventh consecutive victory over the Great Danes by the Black Bears, who improved to 9-1 overall, 6-1 in league play.

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Maine State House police chief faces scrutiny over social media postsGov. Janet Mills and Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck said they are troubled by State Capitol Police Chief Russ Gauvin's social media posts deriding mask mandates, questioning the results of the presidential election and supporting a police officer who called for violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.

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Thousands lose power as blustery storm moves through MaineThe National Weather Service also received a small number of reports about coastal flooding, including at Camp Ellis in Saco and on Marginal Way in Portland.

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Inauguration week prayer event aims to show Christian unityUsing the slogan and social media tag #PeaceWithJustice, the effort aims to counter feelings of helplessness.

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Will Trump's mishandling of records leave a hole in history?Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring that records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White House records workers to spend hours taping them back together.

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Sidelining experts, Brazil bungled its immunization plansBut her excitement quickly faded. Flauzino, an epidemiologist who worked on Brazilian vaccine campaigns for 20 years, became frustrated with what she described as a rushed, chaotic process.

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As Maryland man is put to death, unprecedented string of Trump-era federal executions ends'The government completed its unprecedented slaughter of 13 human beings tonight,' said Shawn Nolan, the public defender.

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Sen. Richard Bennett and Rep. Nicole Grohoski: Kick Hydro-Quebec out of Maine's electionsHydro-Quebec's main mission isn't to save our environment from global warming. In fact, six of its reservoirs are ranked in the top quarter of the world's biggest carbon emitting hydro facilities.

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Bruins beaten in OT in second of back to back with the DevilsEgor Sharangovich scored on a breakaway with 1.7 seconds left in overtime Saturday afternoon, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

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China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in casesMeanwhile, researchers sent by the World Health Organization are in Wuhan preparing to investigate the origins of the virus.

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India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination driveAuthorities hope to give shots to 300 million people, roughly the population of the U.S.

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Italian skier Bassino takes GS for her 3rd win, Shiffrin 6thMarta Bassino has held on to her first-run lead to win a women's World Cup giant slalom by a big margin and earn her third victory this season.

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Will Trump's mishandling of records leave a hole in history?He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White House workers to spend hours taping them back together.

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Day 295  Thank God For Honest PeopleMonday January 4th Started my day by getting a message from both of my coworkers, that they didnt feel good, and they werent coming to work today.

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Feller wins men's World Cup slalom, takes standings leadManuel Feller has raced through driving snow to win a World Cup slalom.

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Acadia National ParkOur family has visited Acadia National Park every summer since 2014. Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island, which consists mostly of the Park and the town of Bar Harbor.

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2021 Nordic skiing team previews: Mt. Abram in a rebuilding stageMt. Blue goes with the flow as the Cougars prepare for Nordic season.

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Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathonersOrganizers of the Boston Marathon have launched a virtual Athletes' Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing.

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Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive testsA group of elite tennis players preparing for the Australian Open will be confined to their hotel rooms for the next 14 days.

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Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veteransWASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday filled out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to a more traditional foreign policy after four years of uncertainty and unpredictability under President Trump.

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Maine Capitol Police Chief Apologizes for Social Media PostsMaine's governor and public safety commissioner said they are troubled by the State House police chief's social media posts deriding mask mandates, questioning the results of the presidential election and supporting a police officer who called for violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.

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Project underway to restore native plantsHave you ever wondered why there is no dogbane or pearly everlasting in the meadows at Little Long not.

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Maine was managing COVID-19 spread better than almost all states. Not anymore.Twelve states and the District of Columbia saw fewer new cases on a population-adjusted basis than Maine did last week, according to the New York Times.

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The Mahoosuc Way: new initiative promotes sustainable tourismThe Mahoosuc Way, a new sustainable tourism initiative, was launched by business, municipal and non-profit leaders in the region surrounding Bethel.

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UScellular offers tips for keeping smart devices functioning in cold weatherWith temperatures dropping at a record rate and interest in outdoor winter activities heightening due to the pandemic, UScellular wants to inform the public of the potential impact extreme cold temperatures can have on smartphones.

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Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targetsWith protests planned at state capitols across the country, news organizations are planning in case they descend into the type of chaos that enveloped the U.S. Capitol last week.

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Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience'President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to begin after Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

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Outdoors in Maine: Chandler's latest book on par with ThoreauLaurie Apgar Chandler's 'Through Wooods and Waters' recounts her adventures though Maine's most fabled watershed with soulful prose and the razor-sharp eye of a naturalist with a journalist's instincts.

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Opinion: Gina Raimondo is a great choice for Commerce"By picking her, Biden is showing that he recognizes the importance of combining economic success with steps to broaden opportunity," Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, writes.

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Maine Outdoor Film Festival adds new hires in preparation for expanded Portland eventThe Maine Outdoor Film Festival , an international festival of adventure, conservation and the arts, is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to the outreach team.

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Annual Forestry Forum online Jan. 21ABAR HARBOR —Maine Woodland Owners will host its annual Forestry Forum on Jan. 21. For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s largest indoor event of the year will be held completely online.Â.

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Monday, Jan. 18, 2021: Fact and fake news, improving health by improving diets, please take down your confederate flagsLetters submitted by BDN readers are verified by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to.

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Bishop Deeley appointed as chairman of the board for National Catholic Risk Retention GroupIn Maine, over 16,000 Catholic Church employees, volunteers, priests, and educators who work with children have been trained in the VIRTUS program, which offers education to adults on recognizing the warning signs of risky behavior, the need to communicate concerns about improper behavior, and how to teach children proper boundaries and...

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Stories of Change webinar seriesThe Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is hosting a free monthly "Stories of Change" webinar series.

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MDI Christmas Bird CountFor most serious ornithologists,  every single year is a ‘Big Year’ for trying to see and scientifically record as many bird species as possible during the year. Each ‘Big Year’ culminates on Mount Desert Island with the annual National Audubon MDI Christmas Bird Count , which took...

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Maine CDC reports 30 new coronavirus-related deaths, 438 additional casesThe Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 30 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday and 438 new cases.

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Janet Mills activates Maine National Guard before potential demonstrationsAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Janet Mills has activated the Maine National Guard as a precautionary measure in advance of potential demonstrations this weekend, her office announced Friday.

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High school roundup: Grant sparks Dexter girls basketball team past MCISenior Peyton Grant hit four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 34 points.

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After Trump, Biden aims to reshape the presidency itselfBiden, as much an institutionalist as Trump has been a disruptor, will look to change the tone and priorities of the office.

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Friday's Maine high school and college scoresSeveral high school basketball games were played around the state on Friday night.

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Storm packing wind, rain, heavy snow hits New EnglandA foot or more of snow was possible across the higher elevations of northern New England, and wind gusts as high as 50 mph to 60 mph were expected along the Maine coast, said Michael Clair from the National Weather Service in Maine.

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Noted character actor Peter Mark Richman dies at 93Richman was the father of Bangor Symphony Orchestra conductor, Lucas Richman, and narrated a piece for the BSO in 2010, Lucas Richman's first season as conductor.

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New Hampshire mask mandate being extendedThe mandate took effect Nov. 20 and was set to expire Friday. It requires anyone over the age of 5 to wear a mask in indoor or outdoor public spaces where they do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from people outside their own households.

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2 Maine dogs to be featured in Puppy BowlThe two puppies - Duke and Rumor - are from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

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Maine Capitol Police chief apologizes for social media postsAUGUSTA, Maine — Maine's governor and public safety commissioner said they are troubled by the State House police chief's social media posts deriding mask mandates, questioning the results of the presidential election and supporting a police officer who called for violence against Black Lives Matter ; Gov.

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Panthers pounce on OceansideThe Panthers took the lead for good in the first quarter and rolled to a 16-10 first quarter lead, and then build an 18 point lead by the half to put the game away early.

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Mariners sail past Lady PanthersThe Mariners used the three point bomb and back door cuts to take a 27 point lead in the third quarter.

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Court: Tourette's patient can sue for being denied procedureThe doctor said after the surgery that a repair of the torn rotator cuff would have been "guaranteed to fail" because of her uncontrolled arm movements.

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30 new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Maine, 438 more casesThirty new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Saturday. The death toll now stands at 507.

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Maine CDC reports 30 deaths, 444 new cases of COVID-19The state's death toll now tops 500. Seven of Saturday's reported deaths are new, the CDC says; the others occurred earlier and have now been linked to COVID-19.

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Total COVID-19 deaths in Maine exceed 500 as surge continuesThe Maine CDC reports 444 cases of the novel coronavirus and 30 more deaths as the state grapples with further vaccine delays from the federal government.

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Maine CDC reports 30 deaths, 444 new cases of COVID-19The state's death toll now tops 500. Seven of Saturday's reported deaths are new, the CDC says; the others occurred earlier and have now been linked to COVID-19.

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Total COVID-19 deaths in Maine exceed 500 as surge continuesThe Maine CDC reports 444 cases of the novel coronavirus and 30 more deaths as the state grapples with further vaccine delays from the federal government.

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Down East writer's spirits buoyed by holiday cheer"Life is a clock, and hope is that internal mechanism within life we must wind every day," RJ Heller writes.

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UAlbany women's basketball falls to Maine in first game in 25 daysALBANY — In this unprecedented and unpredictable season, it was just "one more thing" for head coach Colleen Mullen's UAlbany women's basketball team to try to handle.

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Davis scores 15 to lift Vermont past Maine 65-30BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ryan Davis scored 15 points, Vermont held Maine to a season-low score in a 65-30 win on Saturday.

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Day 294  Eastern ParadiseSunday January 3rd We arrived at home around 7 am. we were up, and out all night.

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A Different Section of the Multi-use TrailThat second week in November was a busy week for me hiking-wise. On the 10th, I did a solo exploration of the new Round the Mountain Trail, struggling to reach the 1.5 mile point.

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Maine State House police chief faces scrutiny over social media postsGov. Janet Mills and Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck said they are troubled by State Capitol Police Chief Russ Gauvin's social media posts deriding mask mandates, questioning the results of the presidential election and supporting a police officer who called for violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.

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Maine CDC reports 30 more deaths and 438 new coronavirus casesAnother 30 deaths were reported in Maine as health officials on Saturday reported 438 more coronavirus cases across the state.

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Piscataquis Co. Commissioners issue resolution in protest of ‘Wuhan Virus' mandatesThree Republican Piscataquis County Commissioners passed a resolution last week protesting Maine’s guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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Inauguration Day also is move in/out day at the White HouseSome public health experts have said it's important that the White House take extra precautions to reduce the spread of the largely airborne disease during the busy move.

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Mitch McConnell calls pending Trump trial a 'vote of conscience'WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators their decision on whether to convict the outgoing president over the Capitol riot will be a "vote of conscience."

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Central Maine business briefs: JMG board welcomes six members, names new leadershipPeople and Places: Waterville Hannaford to feature expansion of in-store goods aimed at enhancing customer convenience.

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Melville Walker HouseA sea captain originally called this his home base on land, but now it can be anyones temporary abode as The Maine Stay Inn.

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Biden: We'll 'manage the hell' out of feds' COVID responseHe underscored a need for Congress to approve more money and for people to keep following basic precautions, such as wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and frequently washing their hands.

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Maine Capitol Police Chief Apologizes for Social Media PostsMaine's governor and public safety commissioner said they are troubled by the State House police chief's social media posts deriding mask mandates, questioning the results of the presidential election and supporting a police officer who called for violence against Black Lives Matter protesters.

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Facing our racial discomfort in this moment of reckoningAs we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, we find ourselves in a moment of national racial reckoning, the clarion call more piercingly signalled by the recent white supremacist terrorist attack on the Capitol.

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Don't forget to laugh, especially in these difficult times"Why would anybody bring up laughter at a time like this? A better question might be, 'Why not?"

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What a year!A new year or a continuation of last year? A raging pandemic, record joblessness, a divided country, climate change, a civil war, food insecurity and on and on.

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Outdoors in Maine: Chandler's latest book on par with ThoreauLaurie Apgar Chandler's 'Through Wooods and Waters' recounts her adventures though Maine's most fabled watershed with soulful prose and the razor-sharp eye of a naturalist with a journalist's instincts.

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PISCES: Follow through with your intentions without drawing attention to yourselfMax Joseph, 39; Richard T. Jones, 49; Debbie Allen, 71; John Carpenter, 73. Happy Birthday: Love who you are and what you are capable of doing.

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Rooks: Maine budget must become vehicle for changeSo the pandemic budget presented by Gov. Janet Mills on Jan. 8 carries more than usual significance.

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Whole Foods workers say Portland store's operation raises infection riskThe presence of employees shopping for home delivery customers makes it impossible to follow physical distancing guidelines, one employee says.

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Maine Voices: Feeling the wounds of Jan. 6Paying attention to physical responses to the Capitol attack can help white people see how Black, brown and queer bodies have been barred and assaulted.

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Maine aerospace company's commercial rocket launch next week will be a historic firstThe launch will mark two historic firsts — the first commercial launch of a rocket powered by bio-derived fuel in the world, and the first commercial rocket launch in Maine.

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Maine National Guard Troops leaving for D.C. this weekendTraditionally, Maine has always sent some guard members to presidential inaugurations.

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Maine CDC: Walgreens and CVS' COVID-19 vaccinations in senior living facilities slow across MaineWalgreens and CVS are two pharmacy chains playing a key role in administering vaccines to older Mainers in long-term care facilities.

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'Being Black in Maine' to livestream on Martin Luther King DayIn recognition of Martin Luther King Day, a free online public webinar, "Being Black in Maine: Lived Experience and the Prospect for Change," will be livestreamed on YouTube on Monday, Jan.

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Obituary: Terry MonaghanMonaghan, 72, formerly of Jay, Maine, passed away, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Niagara...

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Obituary: Ernest "Bill" WashburnErnest "Bill" Washburn, 68, a loving, good-natured, son, father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Jan.

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Obituary: Maureen MooreMoore, 90, was called home to the arms of her Lord and Savior in the early...

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Obituary: Raymond T. PradaRaymond T. Prada, 87, of Bethel, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, at Market Square Health Care...

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Baby Yoda stops by for a closeup on this southern Maine trail camChris Murphy of Scarborough sent in some trail cam images he thought we'd like, including this extremely rare shot of Baby Yoda stopping by for a visit.

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Will Republicans let Trumpism survive Trump?"Three major political forces now exist: the Trumpers, the Republicans and the Democrats. They are now openly engaged in a conflict for control of the country," Gordon L. Weil writes.

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America East back-to-back games format presents new challenges for UMaine basketball teamsAfter an uncertain start to the season during the COVID-19 pandemic, Division I college basketball teams now are experiencing a more consistent rhythm to their schedules.

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Maine stands to gain from carbon offsetting, but whether it fights climate change is complicatedBut as more and more companies pay Maine organizations such as the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to grow trees that store atmospheric carbon, the debate is intensifying over whether carbon offsets are truly helping mitigate climate change.

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Bangor's Ramada Inn will continue as a homeless shelter for the foreseeable futureThe Ramada Inn on Odlin Road has served exclusively as a shelter since September, when Penobscot Community Health Care began running it as an extension of its Hope House shelter under a contract with the Maine State Housing Authority.

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Here's how some bald eagles live on after deathOne of the purposes of the eagle repository is to "receive, evaluate, store and distribute dead bald and golden eagles, parts and feathers to Native Americans who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes throughout the United States."

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Maine aerospace company's rocket launch next week will bring them closer to Alpha CentauriThe launch will mark two historic firsts — the first commercial launch of a rocket powered by bio-derived fuel in the world, and the first commercial rocket launch in Maine.

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Gathering limit means fewer players, new format this season for high school hockeyHigh school hockey in Maine has a different look this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Looking Back on Jan. 16100 Years Ago: 1921 No less than 176 different occupations open to women, are currently featured in "Careers for Women," edited by Catherine Filene, director of the intercollegiate Vocational Guidance Association, and recently published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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Greg Boardman: Death penalty needs to goLisa Montgomery died at our hands by execution this week. Driven mad by the cruel abuse she endured as a child, she lashed out in her own twisted sense of justice, and took a life as recompense for her own destroyed life.

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Dawn King: CMP pro-corridor ads spread fear, misinformationAs a Mainer who has spent countless hours volunteering my time to qualify the No CMP Corridor referendum for the ballot for a second year in a row, I am deeply offended by Central Maine Powers latest ads against our volunteer effort, which are designed to instill fear and spread misinformation.

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Andrew Whitney: Threat of voter fraud is realWhich side of the aisle one sits on is not relevant in this conversation. Chaos is not beneficial to anyone.

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Leavitt trustees raising funds for auditorium dedicationTURNER — Leavitt Institute trustees are kicking off a fundraising effort to dedicate the Leavitt Area High School auditorium in memory of Elaine Chenard.

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Capitol Police warned 3 days before attack that 'Congress itself' could be targetedThe intelligence unit of the congressional police force issued a report Jan. 3 describing how thousands of Trump supporters were likely to come to Washington armed for battle.

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Maine men's hockey upends #16 ProvidenceThe long losing streak for the University of Maine mens hockey team at Schneider Arena in Providence, Rhode Island finally ended Friday afternoon.

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Two injured in single-vehicle crash in CascoThe pickup truck's driver was extricated by rescue workers, and both were taken to a hospital with injuries.

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Nation prepares for celebration of democracy mostly devoid of its citizensThe National Mall will be closed, four bridges from Virginia shut down and up to 25,000 National Guard troops on the streets of Washington for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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Celtics pull away from the Magic for 8th winAll 12 players that played Friday night scored at least two points, led by Jaylen Brown who had 21 as the Boston Celtics rolled over the Orlando Magic 124-97 at TD Garden in Boston.

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HHS Secretary Alex Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letterAzar says he will resign at noon on Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

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Maine Capitol Police chief apologizes for online conspiracy posts ahead of potential unrest at state houseGov. Mills says chief's online actions will be subject to a personnel review.

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Judge orders Auburn girl held and evaluated in stabbing casePolice say the 11-year-old girl stabbed her father after blindfolding him.

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Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience'McConnell is telling Senate Republicans the decision on whether or not to convict Trump is theirs alone — meaning the leadership team will not work to hold senators in line one way or the other.

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No. 16 Men's Hockey Edged by Maine, 4-3Ben Poisson scored twice, including the game-winner in the third period as Maine edged by No.

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