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The city of Bangor is exploring either a ban or fee on plastic shopping bags and polystyrene containers.

Belfast locals float effort to ban plastic bags

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“Anything plastic that gets degraded to this tiny amount is still plastic. It’s still petrochemicals. These chemicals don’t biodegrade.”

Backers of ranked-choice voting say it would add civility to campaigns

“We used to be a country where we talked about ideas. Now we’re more concerned in what not to do or who is going to get credit for something,” said Augusta Mayor David Rollins.
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Two city councilors want to create a task force to better protect renters

It’s part of a first draft of a plan to add protections for Portland renters.

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The five-week controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County is credited with reducing moose damage in broccoli fields.

Moose hunt a win for Maine veterans, broccoli crops

“We have not seen the moose eating the broccoli the last few years like we were before the controlled hunt,” Emily Smith of Smith Farms in Presque Isle said. “Those moose, they really do like the broccoli.”

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