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Maine Supreme Court rules CMP corridor referendum unconstitutionalThe court ruled that the referendum 'exceeds the scope of the people's legislative power.'

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Hiker rescued after falling 40 feet on remote stretch of Maine Appalachian TrailA Rhode Island hiker was rescued Wednesday evening after she fell 40 feet on a remote stretch of the Appalachian Trail near Sugarloaf Mountain.

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City nomination papers availableELLSWORTH — Along with choosing a president and members of Congress, voters also will elect six municipal officials when they head to the voting booth in.

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Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of coronavirus, CDC saysThe type of face covering made for hot and dusty construction work has become a popular pandemic accessory because of its seemingly high-tech design.

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Authorities pull person from Penobscot River in Old TownTwo rescue boats took an individual out of the water near the Penobscot Nation Reservation around 11:30 a.m.

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U.S. Supreme Court says R.I. may suspend witness requirement for absentee ballotsRepublicans had attempted to roll back the suspension of a law that requires two witnesses or a notary to vote by mail.

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COVID-19 death toll rivals fatality rate during 1918 flu epidemic, researchers sayThe H1N1 flu pandemic eventually killed 50 million people a century ago, about 675,000 of them in the United States.

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Portland-based ImmuCell reports increased revenue, net loss for second quarterThe bovine health products maker reported sales of $3 million and a net loss of $766,000 for the quarter ending June 30.

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Protesters add pressure to reopen case of Vinalhaven killingRep. Jeff Evangelos, I-Friendship, said that Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey is expected to meet with him and others who are demanding that investigators look deeper into the killing of a man on Vinalhaven earlier this summer.

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Trump rejects additional funding for Postal Service over his opposition to mail-in votingWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump says he's blocking USPS funding to prevent expanded mail-in votingDemocrats have pushed for $10 billion for the Postal Service in talks with Republicans on a huge COVID-19 response bill.

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Gideon Speaks with Veterans at Waldoboro VFWAfter visiting the Bremen waterfront in mid-July and an East Boothbay marine lab last week, U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon returned to Lincoln County for a roundtable discussion on how the federal government can better serve veterans at Waldoboro's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4525, Tuesday, Aug.

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United Arab Emirates to open diplomatic ties with IsraelPresident Trump says the UAE and Israel will establish diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

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Button collector delves into fasteners' fascinating pastSTEUBEN — Johanna Billings likes to sort and put things in order. As a child, she happily separated the red, green, yellow and other M&Ms before popping them in her mouth.

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Maine secretary of state again rules GOP bid to nix ranked-choice voting law failedAUGUSTA, Maine — An effort to repeal the use of ranked-choice voting in Maine presidential elections still does not have enough signatures to make the November ballot, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap ruled in a decision that would ensure the method’s use in this election.

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Statue of Mainer who served as chief justice under scrutiny for racial segregation decisionThe Kennebec Journal reports that Maine’s supreme court justices sent a letter earlier this month to Kennebec County officials asking them to consider moving the statue of Melville Fuller from its spot outside the county courthouse in Augusta, saying its placement isn’t “consistent with our values.”.

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Another 21 COVID-19 cases reported in Maine but no additional deathsThe number of new cases reported both Wednesday and Thursday is higher than the seven-day average, although Maine's infection rates remain low compared to most other states.

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Maine's universities will cancel fall and spring breaks to reduce COVID-19 riskThe system is also discouraging students, staff and faculty members from traveling outside of Maine for personal reasons.

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Maine Secretary of State reaffirms decision to disqualify ranked-choice petitionsSecretary of State Matt Dunlap, for the second time, has determined that the Maine Republican Party failed to collect enough valid voter signatures to put a citizen's veto question on ranked-choice voting on the ballot in November.

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Erin French of renowned restaurant The Lost Kitchen is getting her own TV showSix years after she opened her nationally renowned restaurant in a quiet corner of Waldo County, Erin French, owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, is set to star in a new TV docuseries produced by famed interior designing couple Chip and Joanna Gaines.

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New Blue Hill fitness center opening this fallBLUE HILL — The Lawrence Family Fitness Center is slated to open the first week of October.

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Local Realtors to Host Yard Sale for NonprofitsThe Lincoln County Council of Realtors will host a yard sale at Pine Grove Plaza, 767 Main St., Damariscotta, to benefit local nonprofits the morning of Saturday, Aug.

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21 new coronavirus cases have been reported in MaineNo new deaths were reported Thursday, leaving the statewide death toll at 126.

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Maine sees new jobless claims fall again as Congress remains deadlocked on aid packageMainers submitted 1,780 new jobless claims for the week of Aug. 2 to Aug. 8, according to data released Thursday morning by the Maine Department of Labor.

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Bristol Planning Board Hears Proposal for Solar FarmThe Bristol Planning Board will soon consider two permit applications for a 12.7-acre solar farm spread across two properties, with the possibility of a at least one more application to come for a separate solar farm.

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Ranked-choice voting goes to court again in MaineThe argument we will hear today in federal court concerns whether the voting method in use since 2018 disenfranchises voters who do not use their ability to choose a second candidate.

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Nearly 80,000 Mainers remain on unemployment benefitsAt least 77,000 continued claims for jobless benefits were filed in the first week of August as the number of initial claims kept trending downward.

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U.S. says Iran briefly seized oil tanker near Strait of HormuzThe U.S. military's Central Command published a video showing what appeared to be special forces fast-roping down from a helicopter onto the ship.

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U.S. jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain highThe Labor Department said applications fell to 963,000, the second straight drop, from 1.2 million the previous week.

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Charles "Chuck" L. Wright Jr.Wright Jr., M.D., age 85, of Round Pond, passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

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NH man who engaged in 2007 standoff over tax protest maintains 'I didn't do anything wrong'Edward Brown, 78, was sentenced to 37 years in prison after the standoff at his fortress-like home in Plainfield, New Hampshire.

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Boothbay Harbor, MaineThis summer looked like it was going to be a bust. For months, you could barely venture outside, much less make travel plans.

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Letters, Intern, MasksLetters report: The newspaper received 19 letters this week and is publishing 15.

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Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on injured list with rib cage strainBOSTON — The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site to take his spot on the roster.

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Maine's berry crops are threatened by hordes of this invasive insectThe female spotted wing drosophila has a sawlike structure she uses to cut into ripening fruit on the bush or vine to create a cavity in which she will lay her eggs.

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United Way of Mid-Maine to hold annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive Aug. 19Through the end of August, donations also can be dropped off at Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce, GRUB in Waterville, and Verizon Wireless stores in Skowhegan and Newport.

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Bangor, Maine News Update: August 13, 2020The Maine CDC reports 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 19 more people who have recovered.

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Streets busy, cases lowBAR HARBOR — Maine and Hancock County continue to have remarkably low numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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The Latest: 6 coronavirus cases detected in Alaska town where nearly everyone lives in the same buildingThe latest on the coronavirus pandemic around the U.S. and the world. Nearly all 280 full-time residents of Whittier, Alaska, live in one building, which also houses the grocery store, pharmacy, post office and police department.

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Menhaden board OKs new measureAARLINGTON, Va. – At the summer meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved the use of ecological reference points in the management of Atlantic menhaden.

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Online auction supports MCCFASTONINGTON — Through Sept. 1, the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is hosting an online auction to support its work. Auction items include a range of.

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Anat Shenker-Osorio explains the positive message to defeat Susan CollinsCommunications expert and author Anat Shenker-Osorio joins the Beacon Podcast this week to discuss political messaging, the race-class narrative, a new poll from the Bangor Daily News and the U.S.

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Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's request to delay release of Epstein documentsMaxwell's lawyers cited unspecified "critical new information" that they said shows the unsealing would prejudice her defense in her criminal prosecution.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick a€˜as good as any general, a€™ Trump saysIn a call with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt aired Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he thinks the legendary New England Patriots coach — a master strategist on the football field — would make a solid military leader.

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Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate's Joe Biden probeThe investigation is unfolding as the country, months removed from an impeachment case that had centered on Ukraine, is dealing with a pandemic and confronting the issue of racial injustice.

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Linda Flagg: CMP corridor is bad for MaineHydro-Quebec is a Crown Corporation owned exclusively by the Province of Quebec. Hydro-Quebec stands to make $12.4 billion in profits off of the proposed CMP corridor project by rerouting power they already sell to the Northeast on existing power lines, and charging Massachusetts more for it.

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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of HormuzThe Iranian navy held the vessel for some five hours before releasing it Wednesday, said a U.S. military official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss details not yet made public.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choiceWILMINGTON, Delaware — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running mates.

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Expansion of absentee voting could be coming to Maine this NovemberAn expansion of absentee voting could be coming to Maine this November. The state is looking into ballot drop boxes for the general election.

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Vp DebateCan the VP's beliefs allow him to share the same stage with a woman?

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Maine at 200: An Anecdotal History Celebrating Two Centuries of StatehoodHistorian Tom Huntington covers the course of Maine's often turbulent history, decade by decade.

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Remotely affected: Empty offices are hurting businesses that serve themCompanies that cater to offices and office workers are finding a challenging business environment with large numbers of people working from home.

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Ads charging Gideon with taking corporate money are factual, but distortedThe National Republican Senatorial Committee ad levels a charge of hypocrisy that supporters of Republican Sen.

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John Gannett, son of former Press Herald owner, dies at 100Gannett, a World War II veteran, led a long and active life that often involved working on engines and machinery.

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On this date in Maine history: Aug. 1313, 1607: Colonists led by George Popham and traveling on the ship Gift of God arrive at the mouth of the Kennebec River after an 11-week voyage from Plymouth, England.

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Neighbors Maine and New Brunswick have had very different COVID-19 storiesThe Canadian province has maintained one of the world's lowest COVID-19 infection rates due to early action, and now it's starting to see its economy come back faster.

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Obituary: Elmore R. OuelletteElmore was born May 23, 1937 to Fred and Annie Ouellette and was the youngest of eight children....

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Obituary: John Howard GannettJohn Howard Gannett, 100, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at his home in Florida, surrounded...

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Obituary: Alma Theresa BathersonBatherson, 94, a lifelong resident of Rumford, Maine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020,...

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Obituary: George A. WhiteGeorge A. White of Turner died Sunday August 9, 2020, at home resting peacefully with his family by his...

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Obituary: Jean Beverly WalkerWalker, 89, of Hartford, died peacefully on August 7, 2020 at her beloved camp on Bear...

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Obituary: James S. BurgessOn August 8, 2020, James S. Burgess, 78, continued on in his journey of life to be reunited with...

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With fall sports canceled, UMaine coaches adjust to a radically different summerIt has been a different type of summer for the University of Maine’s fall sports coaches, who have had their seasons pushed back until spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have had to recruit from home because the NCAA banned in-person recruiting on March 13.

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How to get back into a flipped sea kayak while in deep waterAt first glance, getting into a kayak while swimming in deep water may seem like a difficult skill to master, but with a little practice, it soon becomes easy.

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Janet Mills signals that she doesn't want job cuts or reduced education aid in budget overhaulThe Democratic governor looks to be trying to reassure state employees and others that her request for most department heads to identify 10 percent cost reductions — programs funded by the transportation budget have been asked to identify 5 percent reductions — will not result in seismic changes in government.

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She planned to spend a month in Japan. Five months later, she still hasn't made it back to Maine.If all goes well, she says, she will fly back to Bangor via Washington, D.C., on Monday.

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Maine firefighters get meters to prevent future explosionsTwenty fire departments in Maine are getting gas detection meters from the state to help prevent another disaster like the Farmington gas leak explosion.

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Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as bothThe president's reelection campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris.

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Biden raises $26 million in 24 hours after VP announcementDemocrats are now close to matching, if not surpassing, the $300 million cash stockpile that President Trump and Republicans reported in July.

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Looking Back on Aug. 13100 Years Ago: 1920 The work of setting up the WIlliams Starbird Shows, the carnival that is to show on the clay banks in Auburn this week under the auspices of Gayton Post of the American Legion, attracted a crowd of spectators until late last night.

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Lewiston pet vaccine, microchip clinic dates setTimes are especially tough these days. Greater Androscoggin Humane Society understands that many of our community members are experiencing financial hardship and need some help keeping their pets healthy.

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Cal Thomas: Trump is right about mail-in ballotsMany Democrats claim the fear over mail-in ballots is misplaced, but the evidence proves otherwise and in close elections, especially presidential elections, a few votes either way in key states can decide the winner.

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Pisces: Helping others will distract you from things you can't changeShani Davis, 38; Debi Mazar, 56; John Slattery, 58; Dawnn Lewis, 59. Happy Birthday: Your associations will make or break you this year.

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Celtics sign coach Brad Stevens to contract extensionBOSTON — The Celtics have signed coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

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Rays pounce on Red Sox, hold on for 9-5 winBlake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 and earn their fifth straight victory.

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Ground beef sold at Maine grocery store recalledHannaford Supermarkets is recalling certain ground beef sold at the store in Skowhegan. The company says 85% lean ground beef sold at that store between 1 p.m.

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Auburn School Committee votes to postpone start of school to Sept. 14The postponement is intended to give the department more time to await incoming personal protective equipment and to make improvements to its buildings and bus transportation routes.

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More than 100 Auburn teachers, parents demonstrate over reopening planThe group was speaking out against the school board's reopening plan that was approved on Aug.

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Councilors say Portland must tell residents more about health programs city providesCity spending has come under increased scrutiny amid calls to defund police and shift more money to health and human services.

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Bergeron scores early in second OT to lead Bruins to Game 1 winPatrice Bergeron scored early in the second overtime on Wednesday afternoon, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in game one of a best of seven first round Stanley Cup playoff matchup at Scotiabank Bank Arena in Toronto.

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Decision on cellphone tower in Weld pushed to SeptemberThe Planning Board wants technical and legal advice regarding the application submitted by AT&T.

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Maine Water Names Mark Vannoy as vice presidentVannoy has served as Maine Water's director of Administrative Services since October 2019. Prior to joining Maine Water, he served on the Maine Public Utility Commission and was chairman for five years beginning in 2014.

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PHOTO: Hodge Hockey Summer CampsDan Hodge, NCDC Head Coach / Director of Hockey Operations for the Twin City Thunder, with hat, gives directions to young hockey players in the parking lot of the Norway Savings Bank Arena Wednesday afternoon.

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Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies at 97Under his watch, Viacom became one of the nation's media titans.

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Trini Lopez, 1960s singer mentored by Sinatra, dies at 83He gained fame for his versions of 'Lemon Tree' and 'If I Had a Hammer.'

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Boston Fed chief: States' rush to reopen has slowed U.S. recoveryEric Rosengren's comments are some of the most specific yet by a Fed official tying the health of the economy to the nation's ability to control the virus.

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Trump administration wants to ease showerhead rulesThe president makes increasing water flow and dialing back appliance conservation standards a personal issue.

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QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticismShe embraces a far-right conspiracy theory that President Trump is waging a secret campaign against the 'deep state' and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals.

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Omar vows to keep fighting as she savors decisive victoryShe says her campaign will now focus on mobilizing voters to block President Trump from carrying Minnesota.

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Children in Beirut suffer from trauma after deadly blastAs many as 100,000 kids were displaced from their homes by a massive explosion that killed over 170 people and injured about 6,000.

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Lewiston High School holds individual graduation ceremonies for 13 seniorsThe August graduation ceremonies were held for students who were unable to earn all of their credits by June.

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Three dead, 6 injured after train derails in ScotlandLONDON — Three people were killed and six others injured Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding hit the area.

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U.S. commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growingHe says the effort to transfer people out of refugee camps has been complicated and delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tear gas at Portland protests raises concern about pollutionEnvironmental officials aim to prevent pollutants from reaching the Willamette River.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce raises concerns over Trump payroll tax breakDemocrats have blasted the plan as an attempt to undermine Social Security's finances.

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Devastation mounts from Midwest stormHundreds of thousands of people are experiencing power outages for a third straight day.

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For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sightAll indications are talks will not resume in full until Congress resumes in September.

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Maine Voices: Yes, there is a way to create affordable homes for ownership in PortlandA Greater Portland Community Land Trust development will provide ‘missing middle' housing without city subsidies.

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Charlie's Maine Event beginsThe first ever Charlie's Maine Event golf tournament began at Augusta Country Club Wednesday.

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How should Maine schools reopen? Some are thinking outside the box and the classroomA number of principals and superintendents are devising ways to move learning outdoors, even as the weather turns much colder.

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Berwick man charged with robbery in Auburn shootingDamien Walter, 19, was not arrested due to the seriousness of his condition after being shot in the chest during the alleged robbery last winter.

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Police logCharges Lewiston - Matthew Messenger, 39, of 81 Elmwood Road, Auburn, on two counts of possessing scheduled drugs and on a warrant charging failure to appear in court on a theft charge, 4:41 a.m.

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U.S. reports highest number of virus deaths in 1 day since mid-MayMeanwhile, President Trump pushes for schools and businesses to open and for athletes to fill stadiums.

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Devastation mounts from Midwest stormHundreds of thousands of people are experiencing power outages for a third straight day.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce raises concerns over Trump payroll tax breakDemocrats have blasted the plan as an attempt to undermine Social Security's finances.

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Police officers, Oak Hill students lend a hand to Sabattus veteranSabattus Police and football players helped disabled veteran Karl Dostie move wood in his yard Wednesday morning.

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Tear gas at Portland protests raises concern about pollutionEnvironmental officials aim to prevent pollutants from reaching the Willamette River.

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VA Maine's Caregiver Support Program Resource Fair comes to TogusVA Maine is hosting Caregiver Support Program Drive-By Resource Fairs to provide Veterans with information about VA and community programs, Wednesday, August 26, from 11 a.m.

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Maine dentists hope to stay open, despite WHO recommendationsThe World Health Organization is urging dentists across the world to stop non-emergency services for the time being, claiming dental practices pose too much of a risk during a pandemic.

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1st sports betting retail location opening in New HampshireSEABROOK, N.H. — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year since Gov.

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U.S. commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growingHe says the effort to transfer people out of refugee camps has been complicated and delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Children in Beirut suffer from trauma after deadly blastAs many as 100,000 kids were displaced from their homes by a massive explosion that killed over 170 people and injured about 6,000.

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Oxford County police logJacob P. Alexander, 28, of 579 Plains Road, Harrison on a charge of failure to appear in court, 5:41 p.m.

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Maple syrup producers now eligible for pandemic helpMaple syrup is an economic driver in states such as Vermont, New York and Maine, which are the top three producers in the U.S. The industry, like many sectors of agriculture, has taken a hit from the pandemic, which canceled events such as Maine Maple Sunday.

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Maine prep schools ready for students to returnMaine’s prep schools are making some big changes as they begin to welcome out-of-state students back to campus.

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Franklin County arrest logWilliam E. Armstrong III, 56, transient, operating under the influence, operating after suspension, Aug. 11 in New Vineyard, Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

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Barber, now a senior, sets sights on strong finish at BatesDespite the uncertainty that accompanies COVID-19, Wilton native Tucker Barber heads back to college.

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Join us for a 'virtual' balloon launch on SaturdayPandemic restrictions on large crowds forced the cancellation of the annual Great Falls Balloon Festival this year, a highly popular three-day event that can draw as many as 100,000 people to the Twin Cities.

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Bath Iron Works finds 9th case of coronavirus since MarchBath Iron Works has another contracted worker who tested positive for coronavirus Monday ― the ninth shipyard case since March, the Times Record reported.

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August 12, 2020: Parents Consider Sending Kids Back To SchoolThis Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

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Omar vows to keep fighting as she savors decisive victoryShe says her campaign will now focus on mobilizing voters to block President Trump from carrying Minnesota.

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Franklin County to form committee to review budgetary statuteThe intent is to improve the budget process and clarify rules between commissioners and budget committee.

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Regulators begin reviewing plan for metal mine in northern MaineWolfden Resources' proposal for a mine just south of Patten will likely be the first test of a state law that opened the door for metal mining in the state.

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QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticismShe embraces a far-right conspiracy theory that President Trump is waging a secret campaign against the 'deep state' and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals.

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Midcoast respite care center to open new location after closing amid pandemicThe nonprofit provides activities for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and resources such as support groups, community education and one-on-one counseling for caretakers.

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August 12 evening update: The latest on the coronavirus and MaineWednesday’s report brings the total coronavirus cases in Maine to 4,070. Of those, 3,662 have been confirmed positive, while 408 were classified as “probable cases, ” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Trump administration wants to ease showerhead rulesThe president makes increasing water flow and dialing back appliance conservation standards a personal issue.

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Hancock County Sheriff's Log Week of Aug. 13ELLSWORTH — A Verona Island woman accidentally hit an acquaintance she saw walking along the roadway after backing up to speak to him on East Side Drive in Verona Island Aug.

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For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sightAll indications are talks will not resume in full until Congress resumes in September.

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Biden campaign adds to staff in MaineThe new hires include the former chief of staff to Senate President Troy Jackson.

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Biden campaign adds staff in MaineThe new hires include the former chief of staff to Senate President Troy Jackson.

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Commentary: The annual Maine Event golf tournament is a big hit, and it's easy to see whyWith both men and women participating, the tourney provides an exciting array of matchups, Travis Lazarczyk writes.

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Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 13ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to a number of medical incidents this week. Police spoke with an intoxicated man who had fallen in the roadway on Aug.

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Experience Maine Lake Life At A Luxury RetreatIf you purchased with Winthrop "lodge" you could join the growing number of wealthy people from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York who summer on Maranacook Lake.

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Minor injuries reported in 8-car pileup that shuts down I-295 lanesNo one was seriously injured in the chain reaction crash, which was triggered when traffic slowed near a state trooper who was investigating a hit-and-run accident on the highway in Falmouth.

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Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 13BUCKSPORT — An accident Sunday led to charges for two people. Officer Gerald Lowe arrested Kaitlyn Rivera, 21, of Dedham on a charge of operating a motor.

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2 charged with smuggling suboxone into Somerset County JailTwo Waldo County residents were charged with smuggling drugs into Somerset County Jail after investigators allegedly linked them to two U.S. Mail parcels disguised to look like packages sent between inmates and their attorneys that actually carried suboxone strips.

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Maine partners with online learning platform Coursera to provide the unemployed with access to job skillsThe skills could help applicants better qualify for the 12,000 jobs currently available through Maine JobLink.

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Bowdoinham town manager resigns after less than a year on jobTown Planner Nicole Briand will fill in as acting town manager until a replacement can be found.

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Maine Supreme Court questions Melville Fuller statue outside Kennebec courthouseThe monument honors the Augusta-born former chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who was part of the majority in the Plessy v.

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CTV-7 returns to familiar Channel 7 spot in television lineupThe Augusta-area local access station, like others in Maine, was forced to move to channels in the 1300s by cable company Spectrum, where local officials were concerned it would be hard to find.

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Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 13ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police say a Machias man died after a single-vehicle crash on Route 192 in Northfield Friday.

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Trini Lopez, 1960s singer mentored by Sinatra, dies at 83He gained fame for his versions of 'Lemon Tree' and 'If I Had a Hammer.'

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Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies at 97Under his watch, Viacom became one of the nation's media titans.

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Biden introduces historic VP pick as both assail TrumpThe former vice president and California senator appeared for the first time together as the Democratic presidential ticket.

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University of Maine at Augusta looks to reschedule 2020 Commencement for May 2021Virtual event for October also under consideration AUGUSTA - The University of Maine at Augusta anticipates celebrating its 2020 graduates during.

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Edgecomb Eddy Opts for In-Person Instruction Four Days a WeekEdgecomb Eddy School students and faculty will return to school in person four days a week, with a start date of Tuesday, Sept.

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Boston Fed chief: States' rush to reopen has slowed U.S. recoveryEric Rosengren's comments are some of the most specific yet by a Fed official tying the health of the economy to the nation's ability to control the virus.

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Companies testing antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19They could give quick, temporary immunity to people at high risk of infection.

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YMCA closes temporarily amid COVID-19 concerns in Dover-FoxcroftMandy Adams, executive director and chief executive officer of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, said she plans for the Y to be re-opened next Monday, Aug.

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Maine libraries work to collect and preserve stories of the pandemicSpeakers from libraries large and small will talk about archive work in general, and how and what should be preserved.

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Vassalboro Community School releases its hybrid plan for fall returnThe pre-K through eighth grade school will split students into two cohorts as part of the model as students return to school amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Maine birds act odd in August, right in Bangor's Essex WoodsIt's time for birds, young and old, to spread their wings and fly - both literally and figuratively.

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Survey shows most older Mainers won't return to live events until there's a COVID-19 vaccineMany older Mainers are uncomfortable with returning to live performances in theaters and other venues until a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, according to a new survey that shows the state’s struggling venues could have a difficult time attracting older patrons once they start to reopen.

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Dresden Elementary to Reopen Under Hybrid ModelDresden Elementary School will use a combination of in-person and online instruction when it reopens, pending approval from the RSU 2 Board of Directors.

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Students at home, teachers in school through at least Sept. 25BAR HARBOR — Most years on Mount Desert Island, there’s a very busy few weeks at the end of the tourist season as many students and teachers balance summer jobs that are not over yet with schoolwork that has begun.Â.

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Harris pick sparks delight in India and JamaicaHarris is the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to join a major-party presidential ticket in the United States.

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New textile recycling program places bins across Kennebec ValleyThe nonprofit Kennebec Valley Council of Governments is partnering with a New Hampshire company to offer drop-off locations across the Kennebec Valley for recycling clothing and other items.

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Crash leads to 8-vehicle pileup on I-295 in FalmouthThree people were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland and five vehicles were towed from the highway.

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Traveling may not be safe, but leaving vacation days behind isn't healthy eitherExperts say regular breaks from work are essential to mental health, especially during a pandemic.

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College football shutdown puts $1.2 billion in TV ads at riskIts collapse could also hasten the loss of cable-TV subscriptions, putting billions of dollars more at risk.

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No one cares who the vice president is"Throughout nearly all of American history, a presidential candidate's choice of a potential vice president has been among the most irrelevant things in politics," Matthew Gagnon writes.

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N.H. tax protester in 2007 standoff: 'I didn't do anything wrong'Edward Brown says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system, and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others.

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Somerset jail inmate charged with smuggling drugs through mailA Searsport woman allegedly mailed a Somerset County Jail inmate Suboxone strips inside packages made to look like they came from his attorney, according to Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster.

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Trump order on unemployment is wrong solution to a very real problem"The president was on target with his professed motivation of taking action to prompt Congress to reach agreement on another stimulus package as the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences continue," the BDN Editorial Board writes.

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State increases deer hunting permits to all-time highThe boost in permits is needed to reach the state's doe-harvest goal of 13,000 to reduce the state's white-tailed deer population of nearly 300,000.

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Shakespeare in Stonington, jazz festival go virtual Aug. 14STONINGTON — In celebration of the 20th consecutive summer of two cornerstone programs, Shakespeare in Stonington and the Deer Isle Jazz Festival, Opera House Arts will launch new, livestreamed productions of these audience favorites on Aug.

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Maine Event golf tournament is a big hit, and it's easy to see whyWith both men and women participating, the tourney provides an exciting array of talent.

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Bishop Deeley to participate in public rosary rally and procession Saturday in GorhamBishop Robert Deeley will serve as the special guest at a rosary rally and procession at 11 a.m.

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Central Maine Aug. 12 police logAugusta and Waterville area police reports for Aug.

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Quoting a€˜To Kill a Mockingbird, a€™ judge strikes down Trump rollback of law protecting birdsThe changes made by the Trump administration to the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act largely benefited oil companies.

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Maine considers supplying absentee ballot drop boxes amid pandemic, mail delaysLawmakers and advocates in Maine and nationally have expressed worries in recent weeks about the ability of the postal service to deliver absentee ballots on time.

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Damariscotta Approves Drive-In Movies on WaterfrontThe Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Theater, and Tidewater Telecom will host a free drive-in movie in Damariscotta's municipal parking lot at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug.

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Biden makes the safe choice with Kamala Harris"In choosing her, the Biden campaign is acting as though it is comfortably ahead. It doesn't need to shake up the race; it needs to avoid big mistakes," writes Ramesh Ponnuru.

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Regulators begin reviewing plan for metal mine in northern MaineWolfden Resources' proposal for a mine just south of Patten will likely be the first test of a state law that opened the door for metal mining in the state.

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Town Council accepts generous donations for flagpole upgrade on village greenOn Monday, August 10, 2020 the Town Council voted unanimously to approve donations from three Cape Elizabeth community members in the amount of $1,134.00 each.

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Parents don't think students will follow schools' COVID-19 rules, survey saysMost Maine parents are confident their local schools can implement safety measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus' spread when school starts this fall, but they don't have confidence that students will follow the rules.

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Maine Private Schools getting fewer foreign studentsClassrooms at Lincoln Academy will have fewer desks and chairs, for instance, as a way to force social distance.

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Vermont ACLU joins Maine and N.H. in suit over border checkpointsThe lawsuit, filed Tuesday, alleges that the checkpoints are being used for general crime control, rather than to actually identify people who are in the country illegally, and as such, are unconstitutional.

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Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of FameELLSWORTH — One of Louie Luchini’s favorite moments in his running career, which has included two appearances at Olympic trials, illustrates why cross-country really is a team sport.

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Lewiston salon offers $3,000 hiring bonus for hairdressersOrbit Hair Styling owner Richard Stone says hairdressers are that hard to come by.

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Acadia Gateway Center receives $9 millionTRENTON—The Maine Department of Transportation received $9 million to complete Phase 2 of the Acadia Gateway Center,  U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced last Thursday.Â.

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Aroostook County students become some of the first in Maine to return to schoolMARS HILL, Maine — Students in Mars Hill and Easton returned to school Wednesday, becoming some of the first in Maine to navigate the new terrain of in-person education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maine's current economic forecast should prompt substantial spending cutsThe latest report from Maine's Revenue Forecasting Committee , published earlier this month, revised its estimate of the state government's General Fund revenues in FY21 to a whopping 10.8% below last year's figures.

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Portland-based Covetrus reports $54 million net income for second quarterThe company, which provides veterinary technology, products and services, generated revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter.

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Maine IFW approves record number of any-deer permitsHunters will be issued 109,990 permits in this year's lottery, marking the first time the permits will top 90,000.

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Maine wildlife council approves record number of any-deer hunting permitsHunters will be issued 109,990 permits in this year's lottery, marking the first time the permits will top 90,000.

Lewiston Sun Journal Shared .

Swanson birthLucas John Swanson was born June 4, 2020 at 5:19 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 21.25 inches in length.

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Whole Oceans opens Bucksport officeBUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans announced Monday that it has opened a new office in Bucksport as the base of the company's operations.

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Brunswick and Newcastle Parish helping SEARCH find resourcesCatholic Charities Maine’s Independent Support Services and SEARCH programs connect isolated seniors with community volunteers and “home makers” in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and in parts of Franklin, Lincoln and Oxford counties, along with Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County.

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Damariscotta could get 2nd medical marijuana shopIf approved, Above and Beyond would be the last medical marijuana store allowed under a town ordinance.

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COVID-positive blueberry workers complete isolationELLSWORTH — Workers at Hancock Foods who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago “have completed their entire cycle of isolation and are beginning the process of being classified as recovered and thus returning to work, ” said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention , at a briefing on...

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Camden Summer Sounds at Snow BowlThe Town of Camden and Camden National Bank are sponsoring Camden Summer Sounds, an outdoor concert by The Right Track Band Sunday afternoon, Aug.

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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2020: As it was before, rural Maine and the Postal Service, grateful for Susan CollinsOur strong and robust nation and vibrant economy was blindsided by a vicious coronavirus that crippled us as a nation, put our health care facilities in peril and tragically killed hundreds of thousands of our citizens.

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Black man objects to wearing mask at murder trial, saying it could make him look guiltyA Black man charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman in Cherryfield three years ago objects to wearing a mask at his jury trial next month because jurors, who most likely will be white, could conclude he’s guilty based on his race rather than on the evidence.

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Big turnout for Winter Harbor lobster boat racesWINTER HARBOR — When the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic became obvious last spring, several towns decided that 2020 was not the year to run lobster boat races.

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Maine maple syrup producers now eligible for pandemic helpPORTLAND, Maine  Producers of maple syrup, a major agricultural product in northern U.S. states, are now eligible for financial relief to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rural Maine community influences three Maine National Guard leadersMaine is filled with small communities where residents pass along values like commitment and selfless service from one generation to another.

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Texas holds possibly the nation's first virtual criminal jury trialDespite the court's planning, there were small speed bumps which were mostly technical issues.

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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th yearThe 29th annual festival will pay tribute to Carl Reiner, the filmmaker and creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" who died in June.

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Octopus in the Gulf of Maine are not like the ones seen in 60s horror filmsDo they come close to shore? I think that many of us have a fear of being pulled under by a large tentacle thanks to those 1960s horror films.

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Tim Smith steps down as Foxcroft Academy athletic administrator after 17 yearsThe 51-year-old Smith will remain assistant head of school at his alma mater, a post he has held for more than a decade.

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Dana Wilde: Spiders in the day liliesLittle did we know in June that a veritable summer colony of nursery web spider families was setting up in the garden, writes Dana Wilde.

Kennebec Journal Shared .

Ground beef that may contain plastic foam recalled from Skowhegan HannafordThe ground beef was purchased from the store Tuesday afternoon.

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Taber's Monday Night Mini Golf League has final eventAUBURN — In the final weekly event of the Monday Night Mini Golf League at Tabers Lakeside Stand and Golf Center, Jim Berube and Darren Avery tied for first place in the open division with matching scores of 82.

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Cruise line withdraws request to visit BucksportBUCKSPORT — The Town Council had intended at its Aug. 13 meeting to consider an American Cruise Lines request to dock in Bucksport during September.

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Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on HarrisThe women's groups say their efforts are informed by the sexism Hillary Clinton faced from Donald Trump, some of his supporters and the media during the 2016 campaign.

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12 Maine businesses make Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private firmsPortland skincare products maker Brickell Men's Products had the highest rank at No. 133 with three-year revenue growth of 2,774%.

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Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies includes 12 in MainePortland skincare products maker Brickell Men's Products had the highest rank in the state, at No.

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Search renewed for woman who disappeared in Falmouth last NovemberAnneliese Heinig, 38, was last seen on Interstate 295 near the Presumpscot River just before Thanksgiving.

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Bottle shed reopens, turf field complete, and successful Community Services summer camp among town manager's reportIn his report to the Town Council during the Aug. 10, 2020 meeting, Town Manager Matthew Sturgis announced that the recycling center at the Transfer Station is accepting bottle donations once again.

Cape Elizabeth Shared .

Why does COVID-19 strike some and not others? Fauci sees an answer in new studyA new study could explain the extraordinary range that people experience with the novel coronavirus, from no symptoms at all to death.

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Survey: Most Maine teachers likely to return but worried about health and safetyParents also said they are likely to send their children back to school but are skeptical of students' abilities to follow health and safety requirements, according to new survey data from the Maine Department of Education.

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The paper mill was everything to the people of Jay, Maine. Then it explodedNow, as the damaged plant limps along and layoffs come, a community is left to wonder: Is this how our mill town dies?

The Boston Globe Shared .

County Down to Three Active Cases of COVID-19The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one more case of COVID-19 in a Lincoln County resident and two more recoveries in the past week.

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Access for low-income voters threatened as Augusta considers single polling locationEvery election presents new challenges and different ways our right to vote is under threat.

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Companies test antibody drugs to treat and prevent COVID-19With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.

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6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after electionSix former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs are calling for an agency reset after President Donald Trump's regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to boosting climate-friendly electric vehicles.

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Maine reports 22 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deathsThe state continues to have the second-lowest infection rate in the country, less than one case for every 100,000 people over the last week.

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Maine Ticks and DiseasesAccording to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Medical Center Research Institute , there are fifteen species of ticks identified here in Maine.

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Shapleigh, Portland, and Freeport, MaineWhat is Maine known for? Being a naturally beautiful, sparsely populated Northeastern state? Sure. But what about a foodie paradise with not only lobster rolls but some of the best Chinese food I&#...

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Maybe 2020 is a good year for a sports sabbaticalIn an extended statement to the media on July 5, Washington Nationals baseball player Sean Doolittle made several thoughtful observations about our nation's botched response to Pandemic 2020.

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20 Maine fire departments to get gas detection meters following deadly Farmington blastIn the wake of last September's explosion in Farmington, which was caused by a gas leak and claimed the life of Farmington Fire Department Captain Michael Bell and injured several others, Gov.

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Serious Questions Plague Dangerous Mining Proposal in Shadow of KatahdinNRCM Says Wolfden's Rezoning Application Offers No Assurances for Adequate Environmental Protection NRCM news release August 12, 2020 - The application for a proposed metal mine on 528 acres near Mount Chase, not far from.

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Maine maple producers now eligible for COVID-19 relief fundingThe industry took a hard hit after Maine Maple Sunday was cancelled in March due to the pandemic.

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22 new coronavirus cases have been reported in MaineNo new deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving the statewide death toll at 126.

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Susan Collins is behind in latest Maine poll. But the gap isn't insurmountable.One pollster compared Susan Collins' odds of winning to the chance an NBA player has to make a 3-point shot.

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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell balks at prison conditionsThrough the lawyers, Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, asked a judge to help improve her treatment in a Brooklyn federal lockup, saying "uniquely onerous conditions" limit her computer access and frustrate her ability to provide for a trial scheduled for next July.

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Maine Democrats and Republicans React to Kamala Harris VP NominationLeaders in Maine's Democratic and Republican parties as well as local political experts weigh in on Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris for vice president.

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Maine letter carriers say Collins paved the way for Trump's attack on postal serviceYears before the Trump administration began instituting cost-cutting measures that has created a national slowdown in mail delivery, Sen.

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NH judge partially dismisses Casella defamation caseMerrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled that the majority of statements made by Jon Swan do not amount to defamation, the Caledonian Record reports.

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The Latest: ‘This is no longer a debate': Florida sheriff bans deputies, visitors from wearing masksThe latest on the coronavirus pandemic around the U.S. and the world. On Tuesday, as Florida set a daily record for COVID-19 deaths, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods prohibited his deputies from wearing masks at work.

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The Latest: Justice by Zoom in Texas: Frozen video, a cat  and finally a verdictThe latest on the coronavirus pandemic around the U.S. and the world. The proceeding that appears to be the nations first virtual criminal jury trial was underway for just a couple of minutes this week, when a moment occurred that would be familiar to many during the pandemic: a jurors Zoom video feed froze.

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Barber: Mills should tax wealthy, not make cuts that harm the poorRev. Dr. William Barber — a leader of the national Poor People’s Campaign, originally launched by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 to pursue economic justice — said that Democratic governors, including Maine Governor Janet Mills, are behaving like Republicans if they choose budget cuts over taxing the wealthy in response to...

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Florida sheriff bans deputies, visitors from wearing masksThe ban includes deputies working special events and visitors to sheriff's department buildings will be asked to take off their masks in the lobby.

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Rene Fraser: Support for Laurel LibbyAs a veteran of 56 years, I took an oath to protect this country and the Constitution — the same oath representatives and senators swear to when taking office.

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Silver Moore-Leamon: I really and truly object, reallyThis letter concerns the long analysis detailing how Sen. Susan Collins really and truly feels about our current president.

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Nancy Willard: Nothing wrong with absentee votingTrump has claimed there are big problems with absentee ballots. While teaching at the University of Southern Maine it was necessary for me to vote absentee ballot and I never felt there was a problem.

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Rascal andA Pilar: two newA boats, two different missionsALunchtime on Sunday, Captain Linda Greenlaw gave the word. Lines freed from the dock at Perry’s Lobster Shack on Union River Bay,.

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Musician finds niche in sound effectsBAR HARBOR — One piece of the post-production puzzle of the recently-released Netflix docuseries "Immigration Nation" was done right here.

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Bigelow Lab head to speakABAR HARBOR — Deborah Bronk, oceanographer and the president and CEO of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will participate in a Coffee and Conversation virtual event hosted by College of the Atlantic Aug.

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Sen. Susan Collins falls further behind Democrat rival Sara Gideon in latest poll out of MaineCollins is the most unpopular US senator — and the only elected official in Maine with a negative approval rating.

Salon Shared .

Maine regulators approve rate cut for Versant customersState regulators have approved more than $8 million in rate relief to Versant Power customers, according to the Bangor Daily News.

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Governor Janet Mills: Response to the Pandemic, from Public Health to Economic FalloutWe'll discuss the controversies over how to continue to reopen the economy, how to start the school year, and how to enforce Covid-19 safety guidelines statewide.

Maine Calling Shared .

Minnesota's Ilhan Omar holds off well-funded primary challengerOmar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in the primary fight.

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Maine man accused of threatening to kill first respondersA Penobscot County man is accused of threatening to kill first responders, according to the Bangor Daily News.

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Science and politics tied up in global race for a coronavirus vaccineBut it also underscored how, like the space race, the competition to have the first vaccine is about international rivalries as well as science.

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