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Maine’s urban counties lag nation for attracting foreigners

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Maine’s urban centers are far behind in attracting immigrants to the state where the native population is dwindling.
Ben Barr, who will be among about 950 participants in the Millinocket Marathon & Half on Saturday, goes on a 5-mile training run Tuesday in Millinocket. Instead of paying an entry fee, runners are encouraged to spend at area shops, restaurants and hotels.

This marathon may help Millinocket get its ‘mojo back’

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“What I am seeing is that this has literally activated the community. There are so many different dances, dinners and things going on that weekend. I am getting a lot of feedback from local folks who are literally energized by this.”
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Years after rising rents pushed it of Portland, a photography collective is returning

“I didn’t have a problem going out to Westbrook,” said longtime member and West End resident Tonee Harbert. “I know a lot of people did. It was just too far or too inconvenient.”

88-year-old man dies after being struck by car in Madawaska

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A 2002 Honda driven by 38-year-old Sesie Young of Madawaska struck Reginald Boucher on Wednesday.

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Downtown Greenville, Nov. 15, 2016

Rural Maine towns that take charge have a better shot at success

Editorial: There’s no blueprint for them to follow, but the towns that can agree on what they want to be, that can work in concert with their neighbors, and that can let their local champions take charge have a better shot at success than those that let decline happen to them and hope for improbable help from the outside.

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Members of the Community Union of Ellsworth and Hancock County joined the striking FairPoint Communications workers at the corner of Harlow and State Street in Bangor in this December 2014 file photo.
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What FairPoint’s sale means to Maine customers

The company said it plans to ditch the FairPoint name some time after the expected close of the sale in mid-2017, though it said billing and FairPoint-issued email addresses will remain the same.

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