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Maine is home to 14 tick species, two of which pose significant health threats. Lyme disease cases reached a high of 1,485 in 2016, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As Lyme disease spreads, researchers focus on stemming the threat in Maine

Cases of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease, reached a high of 1,485 in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in Uruguay.

How to grow marijuana now that it’s legal in Maine

A resident must be 21-years-old to grow marijuana for his or her personal use and can possess no more than 12 immature plants and six flowering plants.

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Robert Morris of Bangor proudly shows off the t-shirt he received for signing up to volunteer during the 2014 American Folk Festival in Bangor. It was the second year for Morris to volunteer.

The American Folk Festival needs your help

The annual three-day festival, which Conde Nast listed among the best festivals in the world held in August, needs about 800 volunteers. So far this year, only about 200 have signed up.

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People enjoy a great day on Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

How summer vacation took hold in the US

Planning a trip to the beach, a lake, or some other spot in the great outdoors in the next month or so? Please take a few moments to thank a small but influential group of reformers, idealists, and busybodies who created an enduring American institution: the summer vacation.

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