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Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, talks with Richard Schmidt III, chairman of the Patten Board of Selectmen, on Friday at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum.

Donor threat might force park service to vacate Patten space

The threat came two days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order accepting entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby’s 87,563-acre donation to the park service.

Why this Maine family has been fighting for access to its summer home

“I am discouraged, upset and bewildered by the situation that my family has encountered with the National Park Service.”
The central offices of Portland Public Schools can be seen on Cumberland Avenue in Portland in this May 2016 file photo.

We can improve our schools by drawing on the knowledge of immigrant families

To make our schools more accessible, faculty and staff should definitely improve outreach to these families — but that isn’t enough.

Portland firm admits illegally importing 48,000 pounds of sea urchins

A local firm pleaded guilty to importing seafood from a Canadian firm not licensed under Canadian law to export sea urchins, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

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Coast Guard aids fishing boat taking on water off Maine coast

The 63-foot fishing boat contacted the Coast Guard to report that the boat, which had four people aboard, was rapidly taking on water.

Overdose deaths trigger police warning about fentanyl

Police are warning heroin users that a pair of drug overdose deaths in Waldo County raise the possibility of fentanyl contamination.

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A bike ride in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and BDN photojournalist Gabor Degre explore the north end of the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by mountain bike on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the day that President Barack Obama signed the order creating the 87,563 national monument, which is located east of Baxter State Park.

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