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 2020-11-27 13:02 

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Many stores doing Black Friday different this year because of the pandemic, shoppers adapt...

Scarborough (WGME)— This year, many stores are changing their hours or turning more to online sales for Black Friday due to the pandemic. For instance, Walmart extended their Black Friday sales over a three week period with sales starting online. Wa...

 2020-11-27 11:00 

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History of Saddleback: A mountain many call home...

RANGELEY (WGME) It's no secret Saddleback has a special place in many people's hearts in Rangeley and beyond. "People are just plain excited to get people back into Rangeley," says Linda Dexter, owner of the Ecopelagiacon, a business in to...

 2020-11-26 23:38 

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Gouldsboro woman dies in two-vehicle crash in Township 7...

A Gouldsboro woman died late Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Township 7. Maine State Police said a pickup truck, for an unknown reason, crossed over the yellow center line and struck a Ford F-550 dump body truck head-on. The 51-year-o...

 2020-11-26 23:13 

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Preble Street Center hands out more than one thousand meals this Thanksgiving...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The pandemic is changing how communities across Maine are helping each other this Thanksgiving, and that includes the Preble Street Resource Center. Normally on Thanksgiving, more than 300 people would pack into the Preble Street Dining...

 2020-11-26 22:41 

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Community Harvest in Kennebunk hosts Project Pilgrim Thanksgiving day dinner...

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- The 22nd annual Project Pilgrim Thanksgiving day dinner hosted by Community Harvest in Kennebunk went on a little differently this year due to the pandemic. The dinner serves close to 300 people for a normal Thanksgiving day dinner, bu...

 2020-11-26 18:56 

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Mister Bagel in Gorham delivers free Thanksgiving meals...

((GORHAM)) -- The Mister Bagel in Gorham has served a lot more than bagels on Thanksgiving Day for the past 11 years. "We serve full turkey dinners," owner Heather Moody said. "We have the most dinners this year than we've had in the 11 ye...

 2020-11-26 14:11 

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Small businesses benefit from Mainers shopping local...

Black Friday deal-seekers can rest after their big dinner on Thanksgiving this year rather than rush out to be first in line when their favorite store opens after midnight on Friday. State and national health officials have urged people to keep holiday ce...

 2020-11-26 13:10 

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Creative and safe Thanksgiving activities for friends and family this year...

PORTLAND (WGME) - For many people, Thanksgiving this year will look different from past years. From gathering in person to relying on technology more this year, the CDC offers several creative and safe activities for family and friends to do this holiday:...

 2020-11-26 13:00 

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CDC shares Thanksgiving hosting tips for a safe holiday...

PORTLAND (WGME) — On Thanksgiving, many people will still gather with friends and family. The CDC says celebrating virtually or with the people you live with is the safest choice this Thanksgiving. If you are having guests over to your home, the CDC...

 2020-11-26 11:00 

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Can Saddleback make a comeback?...

RANGELEY (WGME) It's been quiet at Saddleback these last five years with very little activity. This year, that will all change as the mountain reopens for skiers across the country. Saddleback officially opened to skiers on December 31st, 1960, and si...

 2020-11-26 02:49 

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Former nurses help Maine Department of Education contact trace in schools...

PORTLAND (WGME) A group of mostly retired former nurses are teaming up with the Maine Department of Education to help contact trace in schools. There are 21 nurses in total part of the group, and the department says they will help to notify family members...

 2020-11-26 02:13 

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Maine fishermen remembered by friends, family...

PORTLAND (WGME) Four Maine fishermen, lost at sea, were remembered by friends and family Wednesday night. Candlelight vigil held for missing Maine fishermenA candlelight vigil was held on Portland's waterfront. The Coast Guard says the boat they were ...

 2020-11-26 01:48 

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Portland organizations team up to provide Thanksgiving meals to community...

PORTLAND (WGME) A grassroots organization in Portland teamed up to get those in need a tasty Thanksgiving meal one day early. Wayside Food Programs offering pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals for Portland community"Cooking for Community" served 350 p...

 2020-11-26 01:24 

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Mainers adjust Thanksgiving traditions during pandemic...

FREEPORT (WGME) Thanksgiving is looking a little different for many people this year because of the pandemic. Another Mainer dies as 228 new coronavirus cases are reportedMainers say they're doing their part by keeping Thanksgiving small this year, ev...

 2020-11-26 00:45 

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Maine mother shares experience with losing loved one at sea...

PORTLAND (WGME) The search is over for four missing Maine fishermen. Candlelight vigil held for missing Maine fishermenThe Coast Guard permanently suspended that search Tuesday night after 38 hours. Coast Guard suspends search for crew of Emmy RoseFew fam...

 2020-11-26 00:04 

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Wayside Food Programs offering pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals for Portland community...

PORTLAND (WGME) Churches and pantries are still finding ways to help those in need this Thanksgiving. Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in needWayside Food Programs in Portland usually hosts Thanksgiving for hundreds...

 2020-11-25 23:27 

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Two killed in Waterville rollover crash...

WATERVILLE (WGME) -- Maine State Police say two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-95 in Waterville Wednesday. Police say the crash happened around 10:25 a. m. during a snow storm. Report: Maine in top 10 most dangerous states for winter dr...

 2020-11-25 23:15 

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50 University of Maine System students prepare for Thanksgiving in quarantine...

PORTLAND (WGME) Fifty University of Maine System students will spend Thanksgiving in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Another Mainer dies as 228 new coronavirus cases are reportedEmily is a University of Maine-Orono freshman. After testing ...

 2020-11-25 22:35 

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Northern Light Health confirms employee died from coronavirus...

PORTLAND (WGME) Northern Light Health has confirmed that one of its employees has died from the coronavirus. Another Mainer dies as 228 new coronavirus cases are reportedThe organization operates several facilities, including Eastern Maine Medical Center ...

 2020-11-25 22:10 

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Candlelight vigil held for missing Maine fishermen...

PORTLAND WATERFRONT (WGME) There was a candlelight vigil held Wednesday night for four Maine fishermen lost at sea, as the Coast Guard announced it had suspended the search. Coast Guard suspends search for crew of Emmy Rose. Families believe the four men ...

 2020-11-25 18:31 

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Rainy Thanksgiving ahead, some icy roads...

After a coating of snow for most of southern Maine Wednesday, more wet weather is on the way. It will mostly be rain, but some freezing rain is possible. That means icy roads. For Wednesday afternoon and early evening, expect more scattered showers. With ...

 2020-11-25 17:55 

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Police: Maine woman tried to kill Florida man and convince his wife to run away with her...

VENICE, FL (WGME) -- Deputies say a 27-year-old Maine woman has been charged with attempted murder after attacking a couple inside their Florida home. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a home on Burke Road in Venice around mi...

 2020-11-25 16:34 

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Rockland Hannaford recalls ground beef...

SCARBOROUGH, MAINE Hannaford Supermarkets in Rockland has issued a single-store recall for ground beef sold on November 24 because the product may contain pieces of metal. According to Hannaford, the store's grinder suffered equipment failure that may...

 2020-11-25 16:32 

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50 University of Maine System students to spend Thanksgiving in quarantine...

The University of Maine System says 50 college students will spend this Thanksgiving in quarantine. UMaine says 15 students are quarantining on campus in Orono, 15 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, and 10 at UMaine at Presque Isle. [She nee...

 2020-11-25 15:09 

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Katahdin named one of the best hikes in the world...

National Geographic magazine recently counted Maine's Katahdin among the top 10 hikes in the world. "While there are plenty of wondrous mountaintops on the planet, for this list we chose our favorite peaks based on both the walk up and the larger ...

 2020-11-25 14:20 

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She needed to honor her sister's life after she died from the coronavirus...

Like many Mainers, Karen Paradis-Hews lost a loved one to the coronavirus. She felt a career change would be the only way to honor her sister's death after some in her community did not take the virus seriously. Paradis-Hews, 45, of Liberty originally...

 2020-11-25 13:21 

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Another Mainer dies as 228 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 190. The Maine CDC reported 228 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Wednesday. There are also 360 recoveries. [Over 2 million New England...

 2020-11-25 11:41 

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Sunday River Brewing found in contempt after defying court order to close...

BETHEL (BDN) -- Sunday River Brewing Co. 's owners have been found in contempt of court after defying an order to close for violating coronavirus restrictions. [Judge orders Sunday River Brewing Co. to close again]The Lewiston Sun Journal reported tha...

 2020-11-25 11:13 

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Cumberland police officers accused of racial profiling cleared of wrongdoing...

The Portland Press Herald reports two Cumberland police officers are now cleared of any wrongdoing in a racial complaint. [Allegations of racial bias by Cumberland police officers under investigation]Attorney Krystal Williams, who is Black, says she was r...

 2020-11-25 10:56 

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Over 2 million New Englanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving...

Many Americans are expected to hit the road for Thanksgiving despite the CDC's warning against traveling during the pandemic. Of the 2. 24 million New Englanders projected to travel this Thanksgiving, AAA says 92% will do so by car. [Mainers rethinkin...

 2020-11-25 04:43 

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Bull Moose in Portland closing its doors at the end on November...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Bull Moose announced Tuesday that it will close its Portland location at the end of November. 12 more deaths, Maine sets another single-day record with 255 new coronavirus casesIn a tweet, the company says its lease at the Middle Street...

 2020-11-25 01:55 

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Local non-profit working to attract people from out of state to live and work in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) A local non-profit is working closely with the state to encourage people to live and work in Maine. The organization "Live and Work in Maine" says it's creating a plan with Gov. Janet Mills and the state's economic recovery...

 2020-11-25 01:30 

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Mainers rethinking how to celebrate Thanksgiving during a pandemic....

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many people across the country, including Maine, are rethinking how they will celebrate with their loved ones during a pandemic. Those we spoke to say they're trying to keep gatherings under 5...

 2020-11-25 00:00 

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Aloe vera company to move to Maine...

ELLSWORTH (WGME) -- A North Carolina company that produces super-strength Aloe vera extract products is moving to Maine. Desert Harvest is setting up shop in Ellsworth. The move is in part a response to the company's increased demand for its Aloe vera...

 2020-11-24 23:35 

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Bath restaurant steps up to help families in need for Thanksgiving...

BATH (WGME) -- While some pantries struggle to find food this Thanksgiving, a restaurant in Bath is stepping up. Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in needMidcoast Pizza and More is continuing its tradition of handing...

 2020-11-24 22:48 

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Coast Guard suspends search for crew of Emmy Rose...

PORTLAND WATERFRONT (WGME) -- Coast Guard crews have suspended the search for the crew of the Emmy Rose. US Coast Guard continues search at sea for missing Maine fishermenThat's the Portland-based fishing boat which the Coast Guard says sank early Mon...

 2020-11-24 22:05 

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Durgin Pines faces second COVID-19 outbreak in four months...

KITTERY (WGME) -- Durgin Pines is facing its second COVID-19 outbreak in just four months. 12 more deaths, Maine sets another single-day record with 255 new coronavirus casesThe residents and staff at Durgin Pines are in their fourth week of battling a CO...

 2020-11-24 21:06 

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Gov. Mills extends state of civil emergency through December 23...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills has extended Maine's state of civil emergency through December 23. Gov. Mills extends state of civil emergency for 8th time due to COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly every other state in the nation has ongoing emergency ...

 2020-11-24 18:59 

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A wet Thanksgiving? What to expect for turkey day in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Many Mainers were looking forward to the idea of a dry and mild Thanksgiving, but not this year. The weather will not cooperate for outdoor dinner. If you have any last-minute grocery shopping to do on Wednesday, don't be surprised ...

 2020-11-24 17:53 

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Sea Bags opens temporary retail space for Black Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Many local businesses are adapting ahead of Black Friday, to give customers a safe holiday shopping experience. Maine shoppers, businesses expect different Black Friday experience this yearIn Portland, Sea Bags, which offers hand-crafte...

 2020-11-24 17:17 

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United Way donates dozens of turkeys in Biddeford...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- The United Way of York County delivered dozens of turkeys to Biddeford Middle School Tuesday. Wells community gives out free turkey dinners to senior citizensIn years past, the United Way of York County says there have been other effor...

 2020-11-24 13:33 

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12 more deaths, Maine sets another single-day record with 255 new coronavirus cases...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- 12 new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 189. The Maine CDC also reported 255 additional coronavirus cases in Maine, setting another new single-day record. There are also 195 recoverie...

 2020-11-24 13:14 

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Deadly fire in New Sharon under investigation...

NEW SHARON (WGME) -- A woman has died in a fire in New Sharon. It happened early Tuesday morning on Mile Hill Road. State Police say investigators found the body of 59-year-old Shaina Shayler-Begin inside the residence. No one else was inside. At this poi...

 2020-11-24 02:49 

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Maine company expands COVID-19 testing swab production...

PORTLAND (WGME) A Maine-based medical company is expanding once again to meet demand. Puritan Medical Products is getting $11. 6 million to expand its COVID-19 testing swab production at two different factories in Maine. Another Mainer dies as 185 new cor...

 2020-11-24 02:28 

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Missing fisherman's family refuses to give up hope as search continues...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine's fishing community is hoping that there are survivors, after all signs indicate that a Portland-based boat sank off Cape Cod. Coast Guard searching for 4 people after Maine-based fishing boat sinks off Massachusetts. The 82-foot...

 2020-11-24 01:16 

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'Stuff the Bus' food drive aims to help Preble Street...

PORTLAND (WGME) Mainers are making a difference for those in need this Thanksgiving with the state's largest food drive, on board a school bus. Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in needRewind 100. 9 is holding it...

 2020-11-24 00:35 

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Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in need...

ALFRED (WGME) Food pantries across the state are working hard this week to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to people in need. Westbrook police donate Thanksgiving supplies to local familiesMany food pantries are seeing more customers, and are turning to th...

 2020-11-23 23:59 

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Westbrook police donate Thanksgiving supplies to local families...

WESTBROOK (WGME) Westbrook police are making a difference this Thanksgiving, through their popular "Give a Cop the Bird" program. Westbrook police ask you to 'Give a Cop the Bird'After raising money, police officers went to local stores to...

 2020-11-23 23:15 

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AG's Office warns Mainers to wear masks or face charges...

PORTLAND (WGME) For the first time, there are more than 100 people hospitalized right now with coronavirus in Maine. Another Mainer dies as 185 new coronavirus cases are reportedThis comes as state records 185 new cases, and an additional death, a man in ...

 2020-11-23 22:14 

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US Coast Guard continues search at sea for missing Maine fishermen...

PORTLAND WATERFRONT (WGME) There is an ongoing search at sea, where the U. S. Coast Guard continues to look for four local fishermen off the coast of Cape Cod. Coast Guard searching for 4 people after Maine-based fishing boat sinks off MassachusettsCoast ...

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