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Entertainer and juggler Zachary Field performed for children on Saturday as part of downtown Bangor's Winter Fest bash.

Downtown festival helps Bangor beat the winter blues

Downtown businesses and other establishments offered an array of opportunities to relieve cabin fever Saturday with its first — but likely not last — Winter Fest celebration.
Safi Paulo (center) is surrounded by her children shortly after returning home from work, checking Facebook on her smartphone while chatting with her sister-in-law Yalla Kaluta (not shown) and relaxing in the kitchen in the family's home in Thomaston.
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When these refugees shared their loneliness, Maine overwhelmed them with kindness

More than 75 people said they would help the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine, offering everything from land to farm, to rowing lessons, to help with babysitting.
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The Maine House of Representatives is seen on April 29, 2016.

Conflict of interest is nothing new for Maine politicians

Maine’s legislative ethics law seems clear but has been interpreted broadly, and that may be necessary to get good candidates to run for office.

Portland police identify man fatally shot by an officer outside Subway

Chance David Baker, 22, was shot on the sidewalk outside a Subway sandwich shop on St. John Street, according to the Portland Police Department.

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Etna man dies in snowmobile crash in Newport

An Etna man died early Saturday morning in Maine’s sixth snowmobile-related fatality this season.

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