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Trail closed, search expanded for missing Baxter State Park hiker

An expanded ground and air search continued Saturday for a 78-year-old Virginia hiker last seen on the Marston Trail loop …

A Maine blacksmith, his son’s online tribute

BAR HARBOR | A lot of the things popular on the Internet are like soap bubbles: shiny and insubstantial, disappearing as fast as they …
Justin Hilker lands at his family's Franklin County, Washgington, backyard on Thursday, August 23, 2012.

Here’s the chance you’ll die during these outdoor activities

People are invariably bad at assessing risk. You probably know that the likelihood of dying in an airplane is far less than the likelihood while driving a car. …

9-year-old girl missing in Mattawamkeag found dead

Divers on Saturday found the body of a missing 9-year-old girl who …

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For Trump, projecting personality matters more than policy

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump may be teaching candidates of either party a valuable lesson. Be …


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 a reversal in a growing trend toward skipping children’s shots. …


Children try some shelling peas on harvest day of the Sea Dog Kid's Garden Club at the Sea Dog in Bangor on Aug. 6, 2014.

Bumper garden harvest? Here’s how to preserve it for later

ISLESBORO | In Maine gardens, August is the height of the growing season, with good — or lucky — gardeners drowning in oceans of …

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