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Many people in the vicinity of the Happytown Road believe the road connects families that are interested in a homesteading lifestyle. They have formed friendships and a new kind of community that is loosely connected by the rural road. The Happytown Road, only partially paved, starts near Dedham and goes through Orland and Ellsworth.
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Happytown Road community brings rural Mainers together

Happytown Road is home to farmers, homesteaders, teachers, homeschoolers, musicians, carpenters and even a librarian. For these folks, living in rural Maine is not synonymous with living in seclusion or isolation.
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When he died, kids paid for his statue with pocket change

School children all over New England collected $17,000 in pennies, nickels and dimes. Their names are in a sealed box, somewhere within the pedestal.
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Three arrested in robbery, beating at South Portland motel

Three people were arrested at an apartment complex Sunday morning as police executed a search warrant in connection with a violent crime that occurred Saturday night in South Portland.
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Windham man allegedly tried to grab a gun from arresting deputy’s holster

Richard Valliere, 40, faces charges of refusing to submit to an arrest, assault on a police officer, and disorderly conduct.

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Many people in the vicinity of the Happytown Road believe the road connects families that are interested in a homesteading lifestyle. They have formed friendships and a new kind of community that is loosely connected by the rural road. The Happytown Road, only partially paved, starts near Dedham and goes through Orland and Ellsworth.
Homestead

Happytown Road community brings rural Mainers together

Happytown Road is home to farmers, homesteaders, teachers, homeschoolers, musicians, carpenters and even a librarian. For these folks, living in rural Maine is not synonymous with living in seclusion or isolation.

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Declining worm harvest poses challenge for diggers, scientists

Maine’s annual harvest of popular bait worms continues to decline, posing a quandary for marine biologists who cite climate change and predation as possible factors.

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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., studies the mechanisms of aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
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Can a really strict diet prolong your ‘health span’?

A discovery, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Aging Cell, raises the possibility of developing therapeutic drugs that stave off aging and prolong the “health span” in humans — without the unpleasant and potentially risky constraints of severe dietary restriction.

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