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LePage commutes 17 prisoner sentences

On Friday afternoon, LePage commuted the sentences of 17 prisoners who the Department of Corrections deemed to be “lower-risk offenders,” according to a statement from the governor’s office.

With clams under siege, Maine’s Casco Bay is seeing an oyster boom

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Oysters offer a number of advantages — in particular their ability to replenish the ecosystem instead of depleting it.
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Case at Portland private school among statewide whooping cough surge

During the 2015-2016 school year, 77 percent of Breakwater kindergarten students were vaccinated against the disease, compared to a statewide total of 96 percent.

Two men killed in Oregon after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

Two men were stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said.
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For 55-year-old BDN editor, benefits abound after a year of healthier living

For years, I had joked that the last time I was “in shape,” was when I ran cross country at Bangor High School in 1978.

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What you can do today to enjoy the summer harvest all year long

Most people envision glass jars filled with pickled cucumbers and beans when think of food preservation, but freezing and drying fruits or vegetables are two other relatively simple ways seasonal foods can be preserved.

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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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