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Alison and Kevin Klucher of Maryland enjoy a menacing photo op with Blackbeard the Pirate, played by Al Simmons of Friendship, at the 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland on Wednesday. It's Simmons' first year in the role, though he shadowed the previous scurvy dog for two seasons.

Crowds roll in for the Maine Lobster Festival

21 mins ago ROCKLAND, Maine — The grounds of the Maine Lobster Festival were crowded early Wednesday afternoon as the 67th annual summer event kicked off on the …

Popular Orono High School music teacher may be dismissed over test score

2 hours ago ORONO, Maine — Orono High School music students, soccer players and community members staged a protest at the town hall Wednesday afternoon in support of …
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An Amtrak Downeaster train idles near the planned location of the train layover facility between Church Road and Stanwood Street in Brunswick in May 2013.

Downeaster advisory group revised, layover facility moves forward

PORTLAND, Maine — The agency that runs Amtrak Downeaster voted Monday to revise its Brunswick train barn advisory group, broadening the panel’s scope and membership. …

Two Mainers who recently visited Caribbean sickened by chikungunya virus

Two Maine residents who recently traveled to the Caribbean returned …

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Reward raised to identify person who shot and killed Bowdoinham cat

1 hour ago BOWDOINHAM, Maine — A total of $500 had been pledged …

Three Bath councilors will not seek re-election

BATH, Maine — With their terms expiring this year, City …

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