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A crisis phone is seen on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge from Verona Island. The bridge connects Verona Island to Prospect.

Most crisis phones on bridge out of order as crews searched river

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“[The phone] offers a connection,” said Greg Marley, clinical director for National Association on Mental Illness of Maine. “A suicidal crisis usually lasts a short time. And helping someone through those darkest hours can save a life.”
Fernando Martinez, 19, recently renewed his status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, allowing him to continue working in the United States and studying at the University of Southern Maine.

How Trump’s threats have struck fear in a Portland immigrant trying to make good

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“So many people just have this mindset that if someone is an illegal immigrant they’ve done something bad. Instead of making assumptions, [I wanted them to] hear the story from someone who’s lived it.”
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Ranked-choice voting amendment fails in House

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Elections officials and lawmakers in both parties fear that without a fix, the law voters passed last November will be repealed.
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Mediterranean restaurant Baharat in Portland foodie's delight

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Greg King and his husband Kyffin Dolliver at their Morrill farm. The couple own and operate Morrill Century Farm, where they raise mixed vegetables, laying hens, pigs and cattle.  Dolliver works on the farm full time, but King works off the farm and is attending nursing school.
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LGBT farmers find opportunity, adversity in rural Maine

In small, rural Maine towns, social change has been slower to take hold. That’s not an accident, according to sociologist Isaac Leslie, who studies queer farming and rural heterosexism. He said the mainstream LGBT movement of the past half-century has been far too focused on cities.

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