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Portland Community Health Center medical assistant Shelby Heggeman (right) prepares a vaccination on March 9, 2015.

CDC: Fewer Maine parents rejecting vaccines

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Fewer Maine parents are refusing immunizations for their kindergartners, according to new federal data indicating skepticism about vaccines could be weakening. During the 2014-2015 school …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Aug. 28-30: Different strokes for different folks

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1. I’m sorry I didn’t post last week! I was on vacation in lovely Atlantic Canada. Mainers need to visit the Maritimes more. We really …
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Mary McKillop has been a librarian at the Ellsworth Public Library for about 10 years. She has a background in gerontology and said she enjoys connecting older adults with books and one another.

Loneliness can kill. This Maine librarian is doing something about it

Loneliness is as bad for people’s health as smoking. Here’s the story of one library that’s trying to bring people together.
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SunEdison withdraws application for Hancock wind project

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PORTLAND | Renewable power developer SunEdison has withdrawn plans for a wind farm in …
THE ACCIDENTAL CAREGIVER

Reader Survey: Why are those with dementia obsessed with cash?

I’ve seen this in other people with dementia besides my sister, but today she was obsessed with acquiring some money.

Health

Portland Community Health Center medical assistant Shelby Heggeman (right) prepares a vaccination on March 9, 2015.

CDC: Fewer Maine parents rejecting vaccines

Fewer Maine parents are refusing immunizations for their kindergartners, according to new federal data indicating skepticism about vaccines could be weakening. During the 2014-2015 school …

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Margaritas closes in Portland, building is sold

For 18 years, Margaritas in Portland turned out reliable nachos, quesadillas, and colorful tequila drinks to hungry gringos. Last week the large brick expanse off …

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