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An estimated 135 people attended a Town Council meeting in Millinocket on Thursday in response to the town manager's decision to mute the twice-daily fire horn.

Millinocket resurrects fire horn, but councilor resigns

Millinocket is once again blowing its horn. The Town Council agreed Thursday to allow the town’s fire horn to resume sounding twice …
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Farm to ship: Floating Maine products to market catches wind

PORTLAND | As a truck full of agricultural goods packed in wooden barrels and boxes landed on the pier Thursday afternoon, a cluster of …
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Mary McKillop has been a librarian at the Ellsworth Public Library for about 10 years. She has a background in gerontology and said she enjoys connecting older adults with books and one another.

Loneliness can kill. This Maine librarian is doing something about it

Loneliness is as bad for people’s health as smoking. Here’s the story of one library that’s trying to bring people together.
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Sarah Smiley, you're wrong: Kids deserve participation trophies

STATE & CAPITOL

Democrats blast Poliquin for 2nd-best donation haul from banking sector

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Happy Friday from Augusta, on the eve of the last weekend before school starts for …
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Drugs are bad. ‘Mkay?

THE ACCIDENTAL CAREGIVER

Reader Survey: Why are those with dementia obsessed with cash?

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I’ve seen this in other people with dementia besides my sister, but today she was obsessed with acquiring some money.

Health

Portland Community Health Center medical assistant Shelby Heggeman (right) prepares a vaccination on March 9, 2015.

CDC: Fewer Maine parents rejecting vaccines

Fewer Maine parents are refusing immunizations for their kindergartners, according to new federal data indicating skepticism about vaccines could be weakening. During the 2014-2015 school …

Food

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Margaritas closes in Portland, building is sold

For 18 years, Margaritas in Portland turned out reliable nachos, quesadillas, and colorful tequila drinks to hungry gringos. Last week the large brick expanse off …

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