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Central Maine Power Co.'s New England Clean Energy Connect project would link hydropower from Quebec to the New England grid, vying for a contract with Massachusetts utilities.

CMP unveils plan that could quench LePage’s thirst for Quebec hydropower

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The proposed 145-mile transmission line would run from Beattie Township through The Forks and down to a new converter station in Lewiston.
ODD JOBS OF SUMMER

You gotta break a few eggs: My day as a popover baker

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Rau Graybeal cracks 1,500 eggs and bakes 4,000 to 6,000 popovers a day as popover chef at Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park.

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A woman who, according to a new History Channel documentary, is said to resemble pilot Amelia Earhart (C) sitting on the dock is seen in this undated photo taken in the Marshall Islands.
GARRISON KEILLOR

A new idea about Amelia Earhart

The past is wreathed in shadows as we fly on into the mists, looking for an island that, according to our maps, is somewhere out ahead, and if not, we will be swallowed up by history. May it be kind to us all.

The Point

People enjoy a great day on Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
POLL QUESTION

How summer vacation took hold in the US

Planning a trip to the beach, a lake, or some other spot in the great outdoors in the next month or so? Please take a few moments to thank a small but influential group of reformers, idealists, and busybodies who created an enduring American institution: the summer vacation.

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Sheila Swazdowich plays a recorder at the Somerset Place in Brewer Monday. She was among the participants of a class teaching seniors to read music and play the recorder.
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Learning music late in life could prolong brain health

For the researchers, it’s an opportunity to study the theory that challenging the older brain to learn and coordinate new skills helps stave off age-related cognitive decline and dementia.

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