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Panel clears Maine GOP senator of wrongdoing, rips absent Democrat who accused him

Republican Sen. Ron Collins of Wells was cleared of any wrongdoing in his use of taxpayer dollars by the Maine Senate Ethics Committee, which met Thursday for the first time in its 27-year history.

200,000 salmon being released into Down East river

“The whole goal is to have these fish migrate out into the ocean and come back [in a couple of years] as big adult salmon to spawn and repopulate the rivers on their own.”

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