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A worker walks toward the main office at Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport in February. The state prison will be closed in June, the state announced last week.

Lawmakers want hearings on the closure of Machiasport jail

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“It would just give us some additional facts so we don’t just have to read about it in the newspaper,” Gattine said.
A class ring from Brewer High School was found in Glenholme, Nova Scotia.

Did you lose a Brewer High School 1980 class ring? This Nova Scotia man may have it.

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At the urging of his girlfriend, Ward reached out to a Canadian TV station to help solve the mystery.

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Homestead

Jackie Robinson has been looking into buying her parents farm, Leaves and Blooms Greenhouses in Dover-Foxcroft. Robinson has been running the farm for seven years, but she is unable to get a loan because of defaulting on her student loan payments. She is working on repaying her $20,000 student loan debt, but at this point she has very few options to keep the farm in the family.
Homestead

Student debt could cost this Maine family the farm

The 175 acres of forest and farmland that’s home to Leaves and Blooms Greenhouse on Route 15 has been in Jackie Robinson’s family for four generations. But because of the damage that defaulting on her student loan payments has done to Robinson’s credit, it’s uncertain whether the farm will continue in the family for a fifth generation.

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