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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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Icelandic rockers headline Portland music fest that no one can pronounce

Like most bands playing Sunaana, Mammút is on the verge of breaking big in the U.S.
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Alleged meth lab found in multi-unit Bangor apartment building

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Caleb Hathaway, 21, and Andrew R. Chalila, 26, were charged with aggravated unlawful operation of a meth lab.
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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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Home foreclosure starts at state-chartered banks continued to drop below 2008 levels last year, dropping to less than half the number started in 2011, when foreclosures peaked.

Foreclosures by Maine banks have dropped to pre-recession levels

“Foreclosure activity at Maine’s state-chartered institutions has steadily declined over the past five years and has reached pre-recessionary levels,” at those banks, according to Lloyd LaFountain, superintendent of the bureau.

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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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