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Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

‘We will have another incident’: Prison cannot treat severely mentally ill youth, report says

“These youth need to be moved out of the facility or we are going to have another incident,” Tonya DiMillo, a trained social worker and chair of Long Creek’s Board of Visitors, told lawmakers. “I need to be clear: We will have another incident.”

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.

Former Portland restaurateur opens new Montreal-style bagel cafe

Twenty-two minutes from Portland is all it takes to reach bagel nirvana.

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So you want to farm in Maine?

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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.

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.


Jimmy Buffett performs at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on the Bangor Waterfront on Aug. 18, 2016. His was the biggest concert of 2016. City officials continue with contract talks with the company that manages the pavilion.

Bangor still in talks with Waterfront Concerts over new contract

The city has been negotiating what was at first described as a 10-year contract with Waterfront Concerts since the end of the concert season last year, according to Council Chairman Joe Baldacci.


Aric Rogers, Ph.D., studies the mechanisms of aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

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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