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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.
Maine Focus

LePage ends last remaining state investment in local public health groups

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

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

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.

Stonington writer who sold famous chefs on fresh Maine seafood 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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Opinion

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
EDITORIALS

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.

The Point

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

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.

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Fort Fairfield native Pete Robinson introduced his new book "Harvest Time: A Day in the Life of Picking Potatoes" at the Potato Blossom Festival in his hometown this month.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD

Harvest memories come to life in picture book

The author hopes the book will help keep harvest memories alive for those who picked potatoes by hand and that it will provide a “window into the experience” for those who did not.

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