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Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, talks with Richard Schmidt III, chairman of the Patten Board of Selectmen, on Friday at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum.
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Donor threat might force park service to vacate Patten space

The threat came two days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order accepting entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby’s 87,563-acre donation to the park service.
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Park service celebrates the role of private philanthropy at Acadia centennial

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The Rockefellers were crucial to the creation of the park when John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated thousands of acres on MDI to the National Park Service.
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The central offices of Portland Public Schools can be seen on Cumberland Avenue in Portland in this May 2016 file photo.

We can improve our schools by drawing on the knowledge of immigrant families

To make our schools more accessible, faculty and staff should definitely improve outreach to these families — but that isn’t enough.
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Toddler hospitalized after dog attack in Buckfield

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A dog attack on Saturday left a 1-year-old boy injured.

Two people injured in separate crashes in Durham

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Two people suffered serious injuries in separate crashes Saturday evening in Durham.

Portland firm admits illegally importing 48,000 pounds of sea urchins

A local firm pleaded guilty to importing seafood from a Canadian firm not licensed under Canadian law to export sea urchins, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

York County struggles to fill jail funding deficit

Judicial decisions, years of flat-funded budgets under a consolidated jail system with the state, pretrial inmates spending longer periods in jail awaiting trial and a host of similar issues have contributed to a jail deficit that is hovering around $550,000.

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A bike ride in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and BDN photojournalist Gabor Degre explore the north end of the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by mountain bike on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the day that President Barack Obama signed the order creating the 87,563 national monument, which is located east of Baxter State Park.

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