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The LePage administration has cut off funding for the last remaining state-funded groups that are responsible for tackling local health problems and ensuring local areas can respond to public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks.
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LePage ends last remaining state investment in local public health groups

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It’s unclear whether or how state government expects to maintain local public health infrastructure across Maine.

A day in the life of a popover chef at the Jordan Pond House

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Ray Graybeal cracks 1,500 eggs and bakes 4,000 to 6,000 popovers a day as popover chef at Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park.

Writer who procured fresh Maine seafood for renowned chefs dies of cancer

Bengi-Palei passed away July 13 at her home in the Stonington village of Oceanville, where she moved in the 1970s.

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People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, U.S., July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Degradation by tweet is no way to run the U.S. military

Using transgender Americans as pawns to score political points is reprehensible. Congress, which controls the Pentagon’s budget, should stop this horrifying and unnecessary policy change.

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People enjoy a great day on Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

How summer vacation took hold in the US

Planning a trip to the beach, a lake, or some other spot in the great outdoors in the next month or so? Please take a few moments to thank a small but influential group of reformers, idealists, and busybodies who created an enduring American institution: the summer vacation.


Sheila Swazdowich plays a recorder at the Somerset Place in Brewer Monday. She was among the participants of a class teaching seniors to read music and play the recorder.

Learning music late in life could prolong brain health

For the researchers, it’s an opportunity to study the theory that challenging the older brain to learn and coordinate new skills helps stave off age-related cognitive decline and dementia.

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