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 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Faith Notes: What's mine to control?...

Listening to Maine Public Radio this week, I heard a report that one-third of us are carrying so much pandemic-related stress that we are tossing and turning in our beds at night, unable to sleep. While sleep comes easily to me, I too feel the weight of w...

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Bowdoin International Music Festival presents harpist June Han...

Harp virtuoso to present free online concert from her home...

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Holiday Gingerbread Spectacular coming to the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor...

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Due to pandemic precautions, there won't be live music and dancing, hors d'oeuvres and hot cocoa, but the Gingerbread Spectacular at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor will still include the star structures of the ...

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Local artist's house portrait to appear on HGTV...

DAMARISCOTTA — Local watercolorist Kathleen Horst will have one of her house portraits featured on the HGTV program "Life Under Renovation." Horst was approached this past summer to paint a portrait of a newly renovated historic home. An HGT...

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Hike for Hospice one of most successful fundraisers...

Nearly $113,000 was raised via the event....

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Ecomaine calls for award nominations...

SCARBOROUGH — On Nov. 19, ecomaine announced that the organization is accepting nominations for the 2021 eco-Excellence Awards, recognizing people focused on sustainability, recycling or waste diversion. Ecomaine, a nonprofit, serves a third of Main...

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Portion of Mussey Road in Scarborough to rezone to industrial zone...

SCARBOROUGH — A vote to change the zoning for a property on Mussey Road prompted a Town Council discussion about future zoning ordinance changes on Nov. 18. The Town Council approved an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance that rezones the property on ...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Guest column: Apprenticeships are a path forward for Maine...

Isn't it ironic that repairing and strengthening Maine's economy amidst a contemporary economic crisis may require taking our cue from history? That's what first crossed my mind while reading New America's new report, The Road to 500,000 A...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Inside Raymond: Nov. 27...

Church cookie sale Raymond Village Community Church will hold a cookie sale this year in lieu of the annual cookie walk usually held during the Christmas Fair. Cookies available to order are: snickerdoodles, ginger snaps, holiday sugar cookies, pumpkin mo...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Field hockey creates bond that leads to life-saving gift...

Suzanne Bourgault of Portland learned that her friend's husband needed a liver transplant. She never hesitated to become a living donor....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Bowdoinham Recycling Barn owner questions findings that building is unsafe...

Selectmen agreed Tuesday to meet with the building's owner, and with the engineer who said the Recycling Barn is unsafe....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Pejepscot History Center hosting outdoor Santa Day...

BRUNSWICK — The Pejepscot History Center will hold its annual free Santa Day outside on Saturday, Dec. 5, in order to adhere to COVID-19 state guidelines. The event will be in front of the Pejepscot History Center at 159-161 Park Row from 10 a.m. to...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Gordon Weil: Judge trumps attack on democracy...

A conservative federal judge, a lifelong Republican, gets to decide on the Trump campaign's effort to throw out all the votes in Pennsylvania, a state critical to Joe Biden's election. If you are Republican, you might hope that the judge will help...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Guest column: It can't happen here (or can it?)...

Recently, on an impulse driven by the craziness of the times, I took out a dog-eared volume from the Maine library system (last lent out sometime in the 1970s) of It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis. The book, published in the 1930s when Europe wa...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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City of Ships to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas...

Main Street Bath has made COVID-19 safe adjustments to this year's holiday celebrations in Bath....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Our View: Millions of Americans going hungry this winter...

Food insecurity in Maine, and across the country, is rising to historic levels....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letters to the editor, Nov. 27...

Help stop the spread of COVID To the editor, This morning I woke up frustrated. I made the mistake of surfing Facebook, again. As a teacher who is taking precautions all day long, missing my loved ones and the normalcy of life ... I am frustrated. To thos...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Testing capacity 'crunched' in some areas as demand increases, COVID-19 cases surge...

Those with symptoms of the coronavirus generally face little to no delay obtaining tests, but the situation is different for some asymptomatic Mainers....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Fred Wiesler named vice president of sales at Cerahelix...

NEW HIRES Orono-based Cerahelix Inc. has named Fred Wiesler as its new vice president of sales. Bringing over 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, Wiesler most recently served as global commercial manager at DuPont Water Solutions....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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In the face of COVID, Wiscasset businesses hope for strong holiday sales...

Community holds Holiday Marketfest to encourage shopping at local businesses...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Republicans continue to enable Trump's actions...

In February, Sen. Susan Collins was prescient when she defended her vote to acquit the president on impeachment, saying that the president "learned ... a pretty big lesson" from being impeached. What Trump learned was that, while he destroys the n...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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On this date in Maine history: Nov. 27...

Nov. 27, 1898: The steamship Portland sinks in what comes to be known as the Portland Gale, resulting in the deaths of about 200 people, including 63 crew members. The ship is bound from Boston to Portland when the storm strikes off Cape Ann in Massachuse...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Senators should lead the way in affirming election results...

After one of the most scrutinized elections in American history, some not all supporters of Donald Trump are challenging the final outcome of the Electoral College vote as well as the popular vote. This is after a thorough and heavily observed polling pro...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letter: Balentine's wrong, Portland voters did the right thing...

In his Nov. 13 opinion piece, John Balentine gleefully railed against Portland's voters who approved rent control, a $15 minimum wage and an $18 minimum wage for declared emergencies. I say shame on those Portland voters for dealing with the problem o...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Electoral College subversion a brazen power grab...

Having failed in the courts to overturn the election, President Trump and his legal team's political nuclear option get Republican-controlled state legislatures to ignore the vote for President-elect Joe Biden and send Trump's slate of electors to...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letter: Balentine needs enlightenment on Democratic Party principles...

I should like to enlighten Mr. Balentine ("Prepare now for Portland exodus," Nov. 13) and all his like-minded conservatives, with respect to their constant manipulation of the facts. These conservatives want the American public to believe that the...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Sande's Picks: Embark on Maine coming to Brunswick...

Billy Saxton and his family, owners of the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in Harpswell, are taking their restaurant experience and expanding into downtown Brunswick. The new eatery is called Embark on Maine and, as the name implies, demonstrates the evolut...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Giving Voice: Hunger prevention program meets growing community need...

October was a record month for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. We served 1,119 families through the food pantry, which is an increase of more than 300 from the previous month. We also gave out 7281 meals in the soup kitchen and served 275 families th...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Bean's Northern Lights celebration shifts due to pandemic, but company still channels holiday magic...

The Northern Lights celebration also traditionally serves as an official kickoff for L.L. Bean's holiday shopping season, and despite the challenges, officials project sales this year will outpace last year's numbers....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Cooking at the Cove: Holiday nibbles...

We may be celebrating our holidays differently this year, but we still need to eat and comfort food is often at the top of the list when we head to the kitchen to prepare sustenance for ourselves and our loved ones. This versatile Spanish Rice includes ch...

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letters from parents reflect grim statistics: 'It's tough out there'...

More than 43,000 Mainers are jobless this holiday season....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Commentary: Fifty states, 50 pandemic economies...

Places that are tied to travel and tourism are less insulated, and that has important implications for government spending plans....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Saving lives means getting creative while staying factual...

A reader urges Maine writers to craft 'A COVID-19 Carol,' in order to entertain us while conveying public health messages....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Maine Voices: Portland should stop stalling on new wellness shelter...

People need places to sleep. Preble Street can provide them. Let's move ahead before winter gets here....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Another View: Hate crime surge makes Biden pushback plan vital...

He should counter punch-pulling and lies with clarity and truth....

 2020-11-27 09:00 

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Kathleen Sullivan, Freeport: Can it all have been a dream?...

This is the year when the word "reunion" feels nostalgic and impossibly far off, like a mountain on the other side of a mountain or a dream about an old lover who boards a train that leaves before you can reunite. For this is the year of disunion....

 2020-11-27 08:57 

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It Happened in Windham: A housemaid's tale...

"1898 has come in with a blustering snowstorm," wrote young Lena Megguier in her new diary, which she planned to write in every day of the coming year. She was then living at home in South Windham where she was nursing her ailing mother. By the 18...

 2020-11-27 06:01 

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Obituary: Earl James Hay...

Earl James Hay 1951 - 2020 WOOLWICH - Earl James Hay, You left us Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2:10 p.m. ......

 2020-11-27 06:01 

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Obituary: Albert M. Cray Jr....

Albert M. Cray Jr. 1961 - 2020 WEST BATH - Albert M. Cray Jr., 59, of West Bath, died unexpectedly in ......

 2020-11-27 02:08 

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Once upon a time, America had two Thanksgivings. It did not go well....

Back in 1939, controversy simmered over when to hold the celebration....

 2020-11-27 01:55 

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Ravens QB Jackson tests positive for COVID-19...

Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, already postponed from its original Thanksgiving date, is increasingly unlikely to be played....

 2020-11-27 01:51 

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Bruce Carver Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83...

The civil rights leader's arrest at a Virginia bus station helped light a fire that tore down Jim Crow laws in the U.S....

 2020-11-27 01:40 

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Trump's baseless fraud claims complicate Georgia runoffs, Republican Senate hopes...

The state's Republican Senate candidates are asking Trump supporters to put their faith in the same voting system their president claims was manipulated....

 2020-11-26 20:11 

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COVID-19 public service announcement campaign unveiled...

South Portland's Economic Development Team collaborates with surrounding communities....

 2020-11-26 20:09 

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College football: COVID-19 remains biggest opponent for Big Ten...

"This is one of the hardest years. I think every coach would sit there and say that," says Minnesota Coach P.J. Fleck....

 2020-11-26 19:53 

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NFL notebook: Another Cleveland player tests positive for virus...

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, according to NFL Network, has tested positive for coronavirus and will not play for the Cardinals against the Patriots on Sunday....

 2020-11-26 17:19 

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Middle school staff, student recognized...

The award recipients are prominent mental health advocates and leaders in the district....

 2020-11-26 17:01 

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Soccer wrap-up: With a few rule exceptions, teams managed to pull together a season...

While teams had to get creative on, off field, coaches and players were happy for the opportunity to play....

 2020-11-26 16:42 

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Redbank Village celebrates contamination reduction...

SOUTH PORTLAND — In celebration of a 90 percent to 25 percent decrease in recycling contamination at Redbank Village, interns from ecomaine thanked residents on Nov. 20, offering education and giveaways. The interns, Susan Parmelee and Michelle Radl...

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