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Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

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Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.
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Backers of ranked-choice voting say it would add civility to campaigns

“We used to be a country where we talked about ideas. Now we’re more concerned in what not to do or who is going to get credit for something,” said Augusta Mayor David Rollins.
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City councilors propose measures aimed at better protecting renters

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Here’s what’s new. What we’re talking about Leaders of the City Council committee tasked with …

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