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Gov. Paul LePage speaks to the Maine House of Representatives before swearing them in for the first session of the 128th Legislature on Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.

LePage welcomes new Legislature with warning of impending economic peril

As expected, the chambers elected Rep. Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, as House speaker and re-elected Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport.
Ben Barr, who will be among about 950 participants in the Millinocket Marathon & Half on Saturday, goes on a 5-mile training run Tuesday in Millinocket. Instead of paying an entry fee, runners are encouraged to spend at area shops, restaurants and hotels.
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This marathon may help Millinocket get its ‘mojo back’

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“What I am seeing is that this has literally activated the community. There are so many different dances, dinners and things going on that weekend. I am getting a lot of feedback from local folks who are literally energized by this.”
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Two Mainers nominated for Grammys

Two southern Mainers will be joining the likes of Beyonce and Kanye West at the Grammys.
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Standish man, 19, dies in crash

He was the only one in the car.

US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

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For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year — a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the United States.

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