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 2020-09-22 08:09 

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Mainwhile: Judicial system must remain strong and independent...

My college adviser only really ever "advised" one thing: take a Meiklejohn course. Donald Meiklejohn, a living legend in the fields of governance and education, was only at my college part of the year, fall and spring trimesters. The rest of the y...

 2020-09-22 08:08 

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Here's Something: God should be a source of peace...

I had an interesting experience while visiting a public school recently. On a wall was a dry-erase board with the following question written above: "Where do you find your peace?" Inscribed below were a dozen answers, ranging from in the garden, w...

 2020-09-22 08:03 

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Portland Meetings: Sept. 23-30...

Visit portlandmaine.gov for Zoom information. To watch municipal meetings online, go to townhallstreams.com/towns/portland_maine. Wed. 9/23 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Temporary Art Ad Hoc Review Committee Wed. 9/23 6:15 p.m. Peaks Island Council Thur. 9/24 4 p.m. ...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Oath is to the Constitution, not a sitting president...

I could have sworn that our representatives took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. In these times when so much political commentary appears to be focused on the Right vs. the Left, Republicans vs. Democrats, rather than to that Constitution w...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Military Notes...

AUGUSTA Family, friends and fellow soldiers gathered to remember the late Staff Sgt. Harold Gray on Sept. 13 as a commissioned portrait of him was unveiled. Gray passed away in February, ultimately due to wounds he received in 2004 while serving in Iraq w...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Our View: Take time to remember Justice Ginsburg...

For more than half a century the late judge fought for equal rights, and the nation needs a chance to mourn her loss....

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Vote for Savage if you're tired of the 2 parties...

I am sick of picking the lesser of two evils. I want to be able to vote for someone I am passionate about, not the person who has the most money and therefore the best chance of winning. Our current Senate race has someone I can vote for without feeling I...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Collins, GOP have done nothing for health care...

The only positive action occurred under Obama's Affordable Care Act, which Sen. Collins opposed....

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Briefs...

WELLS Wells High School will be culling student records for the Class of 2019 beginning in early October. Any student wishing to receive their cumulative folder should submit their request in writing, including their name and mailing address, to guidance ...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Police need help dealing with mental health crises...

It is clear that many police incidents such as Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York; Nicolas Chavez in Houston, and the 13-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, in Salt Lake City, are the result of police reactions to mental health situations they can...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Letters: Support for Lewis, Arford, Savage...

Vote Lewis I am writing in support of Peter Lewis' candidacy for the Maine House Seat covering Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Richmond. Peter makes preservation of the Second Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms and Maine Constitution Article One Section 16...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Commentary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women's rights even before she went on the Supreme Court...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement that "Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature." Even before her appointment, she had reshaped American law. When he no...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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School districts face challenges with rollout of remote-only classes...

While in-person learning in many schools has been underway for at least a week, some remote-only options have been slower to start as districts work through technical problems, staffing challenges and access to devices....

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Life Unwound: When life feels out of control...

What if we can control only how and on what we focus? Could we pay attention to what is not wrong, to what and who we love? That awareness opens doors to gratitude. Gratitude softens anxiety's grip. What if, when complaining about the unpleasant is ea...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Getting ready to vote in Maine? Make sure you're registered first....

Here's what you need to know to ensure that you are able to vote in the November election....

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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The Recycle Bin: More on glass...

The Recycle Bin is your weekly question and answer column on what to recycle, what not to recycle, and why in Brunswick. The public is encouraged to submit questions to brunsrecycleinfo@gmail.com...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Guest column: Maine's farms are producing all we need...

Ever since COVID-19 swept across the globe, small businesses and industries have been struggling to adjust, to keep themselves afloat and to continue to supply people with the items they need. In Maine, farms are some of our most crucial businesses, and t...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Commentary: Wildfires cause us to reassess climate-change risks...

Hotter, drier weather in the West creates the perfect conditions for annual fires big enough to damage the national economy....

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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On this date in Maine history: Sept. 22...

Sept. 22, 1942: Two Army B-25C Mitchell medium bombers crash in separate incidents in Aroostook County, killing a total of 14 crew members. Visibility was poor for both planes, according to air base headquarters in Presque Isle. One plane crashes in Perha...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Maine Voices: There's good science behind the rush for a COVID vaccine...

Despite the divisive politics, regulators can run a fast process that is also a safe one....

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Vote for Sophia Warren in Maine House District 29...

I am supporting my neighbor in Scarborough, Sophie Warren, for the Maine House of Representatives on Nov. 3. She is running as an independent for Scarborough's District 29. I have known Sophie since she was a small child. She went to Sunday School at ...

 2020-09-22 08:00 

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Events...

PORTLAND Our Lady of Hope Parish will hold a drive-thru lobster roll dinner after the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Pius X Church (approximately 5:30 p.m.) Saturday at 492 Ocean Ave. The meal will include a lobster roll, coleslaw, potato chips and a cookie. Each ...

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Frances M. McGovern...

PORTLAND - Frances M. McGovern, 92, a longtime resident of Willis Street, passed away on September 17, 2020, following a brief ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Avis M. (Genthner) Swift...

PORTLAND - Avis M. (Genthner) Swift, 90 years of age, a lifelong resident of Maine, died peacefully surrounded by her loving ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Lydia Lysko Burnett...

BLUFFTON, S.C. - Lydia Lysko Burnett, 92, of Bluffton, S.C., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, September 18, 2020.Lydia ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Robert J. Poulin...

YORK BEACH - Robert J. Poulin died on Sept. 12, 2020, in view of the Atlantic Ocean at his home on ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Helen Elizabeth Black...

Helen Elizabeth Black 1923 - 2020 BATH - Helen Elizabeth Black passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020. ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Genevieve Rita Kaminski...

KENNEBUNK - Genevieve Rita Kaminski, 80, of Kennebunk died early Sunday morning, Sept. 20, 2020 at her residence. She was born ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Patricia R. Goff...

WELLS- Patricia R. Goff, 87, of the Chick Crossing Road, died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her residence following a period ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Joseph M. Gervais...

GORHAM - Joseph M. Gervais born April 7, 1950 was the beloved son of Patricia Gervais and Merton Gervais; beloved brother ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Peter Frederick Dickson...

PORTLAND - Peter Frederick Dickson, 77, husband of Pauline, passed away on September 18, 2020.The full obituary and online condolence messages ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Helen Elizabeth Black...

BATH - Helen Elizabeth Black passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020. She was born April 18, 1923, in Corinna, Maine, ......

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Obituary: Scott Benjamin Bromfield...

PORTLAND - Scott Benjamin Bromfield, 48, died at Gosnell Memorial Hospice on Sept. 18, 2020, after several years of declining health. ......

 2020-09-22 03:43 

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Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win over Saints...

Derek Carr throws three touchdown passes and the Raiders overcome an early 10-point deficit to beat New Orleans in their first game in Las Vegas....

 2020-09-22 03:29 

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NFL fines three coaches $100K each for failure to follow mask protocol on sideline...

The Seahawks, 49ers and Broncos were also fined $250,000 each....

 2020-09-22 02:37 

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Portland councilors grapple with budget that includes layoffs...

Portland City Councilors worked late into Monday evening to put the finishing touches on a city budget that was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and eliminates 65 jobs, including laying off about three dozen workers, to make up for lost revenue....

 2020-09-22 02:25 

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Search for missing canoeist will resume Tuesday...

Caitlin Giunta of York has not been seen since her canoe capsized Saturday evening on Flagstaff Lake....

 2020-09-22 02:20 

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Vital signs...

New COVID-19 cases: 29 Total cases: 5,106 New deaths: 1 Total deaths: 140 Active cases: 582 Hospitalizations: 17 Total ICU beds: 376 Available ICU beds: 115 Total ventilators: 317 Available ventilators: 250 Alternatives: 444...

 2020-09-22 02:17 

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Auto racing: Michael Jordan starting NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace driving...

Michael Jordan will be principal owner of the new team with Denny Hamlin involved as a minority partner while he continues to drive....

 2020-09-22 02:00 

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Colts player gives fan glove with ... oops! ... his wedding ring inside...

Indianapolis linebacker Darius Leonard did not realize that the ring was in his gloves when he tossed them to a fan Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium....

 2020-09-22 00:07 

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Feds again deny request for money to pay for Portland Harbor dredging...

Harbor interests have been seeking federal money to help pay for dredging around the piers and wharves for 3 decades....

 2020-09-21 23:57 

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High school sports competition returns to Maine as golfers compete in matches across parts of state...

Varsity teams compete for first time since end of winter season and the onset of the pandemic....

 2020-09-21 23:01 

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Prosecutors' decision in Robert Kraft case means charges likely will be dropped...

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft had been charged with soliciting a prostitute in Florida....

 2020-09-21 23:00 

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Biggest unknown with Tropical Storm Beta is how much rain it will bring...

Winds are weakening and it's not expected to turn into a hurricane, but rain predictions range from 4 to 15 inches....

 2020-09-21 22:40 

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Westbrook mayor says flood danger has passed after Presumpscot River landslide...

The city's state of emergency declaration no longer needs to be extended, says Mayor Michael Foley....

 2020-09-21 22:33 

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No spectators will be allowed at SMAA events this fall...

The Western Maine Conference, however, will allow some fans but none from visiting teams....

 2020-09-21 22:33 

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Ginsburg's death exposes fragility of health law protection...

The Affordable Care Act an Obama-era health law President Trump has been trying to axe covers more than 20 million people....

 2020-09-21 22:27 

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Brunswick Police Department joins North American rail-safety operation aimed at reducing preventable deaths and injuries on rail lines...

Brunswick Police Department on Monday joined with law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada for "Operation Clear Track" — the single largest rail-safety law-enforcement initiative in North America.Coordinated by Amtrak, Operation Lifes...

 2020-09-21 22:27 

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Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress...

Cam Newton showed he is still a capable passer, completing 30 of 44 passes for 397 yards in a 35-30 loss to Seattle....

 2020-09-21 22:18 

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Recycling 'police' will be watching in Scarborough and Portland...

A team of interns, hired by ecomaine, will examine what residents are placing in curbside recycling bins to reduce contamination....

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