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Devon Staples died after a fireworks accident in Calais over the Fourth of July weekend. Photo taken by family friend Kara Hawley. Permission given to use.

Parents say son thought firework that killed him was a dud

CALAIS | The parents of the man who died in a fireworks accident on July 4 said the circumstances of the death have been …
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Boy dies in Hermon mobile home fire

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A 9-year-old boy died when fire swept through a mobile home on Wing Road Tuesday morning. Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen …
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Every desk is taken in professor Jeanne Neil's Accounting 101 classroom at Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, California, on September 10, 2011.

The richer your parents, the more likely you’ll study English

A study found how much parents make has an impact on a student’s choice of major.
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Two teens hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Bangor

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Two teenagers were taken to a local hospital Monday night after being …

Harpswell lobster restaurant sold out of bankruptcy for $1.25 million

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The iconic Harpswell restaurant Cook’s Lobster House has been sold out of bankruptcy to a …
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Is Maine the healthiest democracy in the union?

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Ours is the healthiest democracy in the whole country, according to the political wing of …

Portland’s minimum hourly wage to rise to $10.10

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Despite a more modest recommendation from its Finance Committee, the City Council …

Standish family handcuffed at gunpoint because of 911 hoax

State and local law enforcement officers including a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office …

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