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Former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith (left) and his attorney, Don Brown of Brewer, can be seen Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Smith was found not guilty of reckless conduct and driving to endanger in connection with a January 2015 incident in Lubec.

Jury finds Donnie Smith not guilty of charges in traffic incident

Former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith was found not guilty of reckless conduct and driving to endanger in connection with a 2015 incident in Lubec.
A man dives into the cool water of the Atlantic Ocean in Northport Tuesday early afternoon.

Hot weather in Maine predicted to last into August

Officials at the National Weather Service in Caribou said Wednesday that a warming trend that began in June has continued into July, and the outlook for August calls for the above-average temperatures to stick around.
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The Portland area is pretty stoned, statistically speaking

Cumberland County residents consume marijuana considerably more often, and are much less worried about its health effects, than the average American.

Rangeley incident leaves one person dead, another injured

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Maine State Police said one person has died and another was hurt on Main Street in Rangeley early Thursday morning.
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Maine man survives 60-foot fall from tree

“He barely missed falling onto the owner’s walkway, which was made out of flat stones,” Mark Carrothers said. “It was very close.”

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Kay Beal smiles and sings along while listing to a customized selection of music on her iPod on Tuesday in the common area at Narraguagus Bay Health Care in Milbrige. Beal is involved in the Music and Memory program aimed at tapping into the memories of people with dementia.
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How music is improving life for dementia sufferers in Maine

There are 40 facilities in Maine in the process of bringing the program on board thanks to a national effort to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes and some grant funding.

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