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The monument opened on Thursday to a sparse crowd, but National Park Service officials hope for a better showing this weekend.
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North Woods national monument opens fully to the public

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Amid an ongoing federal review and contention over the signs advertising it, Maine’s national monument opened fully for its first full year on Thursday with a handful of visitors more interested in nature than politics.
People participate in a 50+ 'N Fit Class at the Bangor Y Tuesday.
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Hampden Academy's Paul Casavant takes the lead in the mile run during the PVC-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League Championship meet at the University of Maine in Orono.

Hampden senior runner hitting stride for strong championship season

Paul Casavant, who will be competing at Cornell University in the fall, will be chasing individual and team glory at this weekend’s Penobscot Valley Conference large school championships

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The monument opened on Thursday to a sparse crowd, but National Park Service officials hope for a better showing this weekend.
POLL QUESTION

North Woods national monument opens fully to the public

Amid an ongoing federal review and contention over the signs advertising it, Maine’s national monument opened fully for its first full year on Thursday with a handful of visitors more interested in nature than politics.

Homestead

PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

5 strange but fascinating facts about your backyard chickens

I do spend quite a bit of my time reading research about chickens and telling stories to anyone who will listen about chicken behaviors I observe. Maybe I’m a little bit obsessed with chickens, but they are fascinating.

Food

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Plan the perfect summer party with these recipes

Spend less time planning your summer party and more time enjoying it with this list of recipes that are perfect for barbecues, picnics, graduations or family reunions.

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