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Fifth-graders Makya Brown and Laura Anne Myers cut apples as part of the LEAP Classroom in New Suncook Elementary School in Lovell, for students with lagging social and emotional skills.

Maine classroom seeks to connect problem students with school, peers

One school in western Maine is trying a new strategy — creating a separate classroom designed specifically for children with social and behavioral problems.
People chat in Gary and Sharon Cresswell’s newly opened Airline Brewing Co., a British-style pub decorated with more that 30 original Vanity Fair illustrations from the late 1800s, on July 15 in Ellsworth.

With new name, Amherst brewers open Old World pub in Ellsworth

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“Our focus is on hand-pulled, traditional ales,” Gary Cresswell said. “The only way you can do this is in your own facility. It’s a lot of work.”
A sign in front of the Portland Police Department can be seen on Friday in Portland.

Here’s what Portland’s police watchdog group actually does

“We do not have a lot of power as a subcommittee,” said Portland lawyer Kelly McDonald, who chairs the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee.
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Shooting at Florida nightclub leaves 2 dead, up to 16 wounded

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The club was hosting a “teen night.”

Youths, distracted by Pokemon Go, illegally cross Canada-US border

“Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were,” a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.

Sports

Medomak Little League pitcher Garrett Hutchins eyes the catcher's signal during the sixth inning of Saturday's opening game of the state Little League baseball tournament in Orrington against Biddeford. Biddeford won 7-4.

Little League state tournament a big event for small-town Orrington

The road to Little League national and international contests in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, travels through Orrington this year for the top 11- and 12-year-old Little League baseball teams from around Maine.

Outdoors

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Invasive fish and poor water quality challenge central Maine fisheries biologists

“Central Maine is the invasive species headquarters for the state.” That’s the sobering conclusion of DIF&W Fisheries Biologist Jason Seiders, one of the three biologists …

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