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Graduate student Lisa Izzo releases a shortnose sturgeon into the Penobscot River after measuring the fish and implanting a small tagging device.

UMaine researchers track, document sturgeon movement

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“We think it’s very encouraging that we’re seeing fish start to explore regions of the river past the [former] dam, up to the portions that we think spawning might happen,” said Michael Kinnison.

Lincoln food pantry gears up in wake of mill bankruptcy

3 hours ago
“We help each other out when it’s needed,” Steve Clay said. “That’s the way it’s always been.”
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The statue at the Glidden Cemetery in Newcastle is Carrie Dodge Wyman's tribute to her beloved dog Prince. She died in 1942.

The stories behind 4 unusual graves in Maine

A walk through any cemetery can be an educational experience.

Body of missing Pleasant Point canoeist recovered

The body of a 23-year-old man missing since Sunday when his …

Woman with cancer wins in court to get ID card to buy marijuana in Maine

2 hours ago
A judge ruled the state must process without delay her application for a registry identification card, which she plans to use to obtain medical marijuana in Maine.

El Faro sister ship North Star loses power, drifts for hours

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A sister ship of cargo ship El Faro, which sank Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin with a crew that included Maine Maritime graduates, spent hours adrift off the coast of Canada.

‘Stubborn’ fire destroys Gardiner home

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Firefighters in Gardiner spent hours getting control of a fire on Wednesday on Old Brunswick Road.


Shoppers walk in downtown Bangor during Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.

Where will you buy your gifts this holiday season?

“So, what are people spending money on? Gifts, of course. Survey respondents say they planned to spend an average of $487 on gifts, a 6 percent increase over last year.”

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