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Many people in the vicinity of the Happytown Road believe the road connects families that are interested in a homesteading lifestyle. They have formed friendships and a new kind of community that is loosely connected by the rural road. The Happytown Road, only partially paved, starts near Dedham and goes through Orland and Ellsworth.
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Happytown Road community brings rural Mainers together

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Happytown Road is home to farmers, homesteaders, teachers, homeschoolers, musicians, carpenters and even a librarian. For these folks, living in rural Maine is not synonymous with living in seclusion or isolation.
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When he died, kids paid for his statue with pocket change

School children all over New England collected $17,000 in pennies, nickels and dimes. Their names are in a sealed box, somewhere within the pedestal.
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Donald Trump appears at a campaign event in Lisbon, Maine, Oct. 28, 2016.

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Vote figures give us a chance to peer over the fence at the neighbors and see which towns voted like others, at least in terms of support for Trump.
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Windham man allegedly tried to grab a gun from arresting deputy’s holster

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Richard Valliere, 40, faces charges of refusing to submit to an arrest, assault on a police officer, and disorderly conduct.

Three arrested in robbery, beating at South Portland motel

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Three people were arrested at an apartment complex Sunday morning as police executed a search warrant in connection with a violent crime that occurred Saturday night in South Portland.
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You can shoot 25 snow geese a day!

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LANCE DUTSON

My weird relationship with guns

Our society is predicated on freedom, but there’s a tipping point when freedom for those who want to own guns starts to infringe on the freedoms of those who don’t.

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Gov. Paul LePage addresses the chamber during the 2017 State of the State address at the State House in Augusta, Feb. 7, 2017.
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Thanks mostly to LePage, Maine has a record $1 billion in the bank

An improving economy and rigid fiscal discipline under Republican Gov. Paul LePage have contributed to an all-time record for Maine state government: more than $1 billion in its cash pool.

Homestead

Many people in the vicinity of the Happytown Road believe the road connects families that are interested in a homesteading lifestyle. They have formed friendships and a new kind of community that is loosely connected by the rural road. The Happytown Road, only partially paved, starts near Dedham and goes through Orland and Ellsworth.
Homestead

Happytown Road community brings rural Mainers together

Happytown Road is home to farmers, homesteaders, teachers, homeschoolers, musicians, carpenters and even a librarian. For these folks, living in rural Maine is not synonymous with living in seclusion or isolation.

Business

Worms harvested by Donnie Bayrd

Declining worm harvest poses challenge for diggers, scientists

Maine’s annual harvest of popular bait worms continues to decline, posing a quandary for marine biologists who cite climate change and predation as possible factors.

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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., studies the mechanisms of aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
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Can a really strict diet prolong your ‘health span’?

A discovery, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Aging Cell, raises the possibility of developing therapeutic drugs that stave off aging and prolong the “health span” in humans — without the unpleasant and potentially risky constraints of severe dietary restriction.

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