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Nathan Beck (right) and his father, Dan Beck (center), listen during a Human Rights Commission hearing regarding allegations that Moody's Diner, which is co-owned by Beck, discriminated against a longtime employee in Augusta in this November 2014 file photo.

LePage’s probe of human rights panel finds no bias against businesses

“We are gratified to see the panel’s understanding that our agency is wildly underfunded and understaffed and its recommendations for more of both.”
Grover Searles works to disassemble a radiator on Wednesday on the first floor of 73 Central St. in Bangor.

Developer bringing one of downtown Bangor’s largest structures back to life

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A developer who owed back taxes to the city has begun renovating 73 Central St. in compliance with an agreement with the city.
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Portland’s pigeon whispering poet wants you to keep your head up

Sarabia writes poetry but he doesn’t call himself a poet. “I’m a language sculptor,” he said. “I’m too sexy to be a poet.”
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Hampden, Falmouth, Kennebunk schools named among best in US

Three Maine schools are among 279 public and 50 private schools that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016.

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

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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