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Growing and possessing marijuana is now legal in Maine, but lawmakers are continuing to figure out the process of selling and buying the drug.

What Maine’s new recreational marijuana market will look like

The Legislature in January delayed commercial sale of marijuana until 2018 to write rules for the system. For casual users, it leaves the federally illegal drug in a no man’s land.
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Monarch butterflies return to Southwest Harbor garden after years of absence

The butterflies were roosting on a recent foggy morning in Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden. Wings shut, they clung to the undersides of leaves and colorful blossoms, waiting in shelter for the sun.
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People enjoy a great day on Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
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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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Fort Kent driver winds up fourth in ARCA race

A late-race caution flag, caused by rain, proved to be detrimental and Fort Kent driver Austin Theriault wound up finishing fourth in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana.

Outdoors

A monarch butterfly perches on a flower on July 18, at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park in Southwest Harbor.
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Monarch butterflies return to Southwest Harbor garden after years of absence

The butterflies were roosting on a recent foggy morning in Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden. Wings shut, they clung to the undersides of leaves and colorful blossoms, waiting in shelter for the sun.

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