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Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, talks with Richard Schmidt III, chairman of the Patten Board of Selectmen, on Friday at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum.
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Donor threat might force park service to vacate Patten space

The threat came two days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order accepting entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby’s 87,563-acre donation to the park service.
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Park service celebrates the role of private philanthropy at Acadia centennial

The Rockefellers were crucial to the creation of the park when John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated thousands of acres on MDI to the National Park Service.
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The central offices of Portland Public Schools can be seen on Cumberland Avenue in Portland in this May 2016 file photo.

We can improve our schools by drawing on the knowledge of immigrant families

To make our schools more accessible, faculty and staff should definitely improve outreach to these families — but that isn’t enough.

Dedham man dies in motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania

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David Hazen, 63, of Dedham died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle.
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Police searching for man who crashed stolen truck into a house in Yarmouth

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The suspect had been engaged in a high-speed chase just moments before crashing into a house on Main Street.

Auburn man succumbs to injuries from motorcycle crash

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Kenneth Kilby, 73, died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on Saturday in Durham.

Portland firm admits illegally importing 48,000 pounds of sea urchins

A local firm pleaded guilty to importing seafood from a Canadian firm not licensed under Canadian law to export sea urchins, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

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A bike ride in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and BDN photojournalist Gabor Degre explore the north end of the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by mountain bike on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the day that President Barack Obama signed the order creating the 87,563 national monument, which is located east of Baxter State Park.

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