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Kirk Winters shows where the new building will be at The Rock Church in Bangor on Thursday.

Rock Church plans second expansion in 5 years to accommodate growth

“The real reason for our growth is that God blesses us,” Pastor Kirk Winters said earlier this month.
Civil War re-enactors gather behind the new monument of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams in the Hodgdon Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Maine Civil War veteran receives final salute as he’s laid to rest in Hodgdon

“Today there is a celebration as we return someone who was lost home,” Pastor Robert Smith said. “That is the great thing about Aroostook County. People know that no matter how far away they go or for how long, they can always return home.”
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There’s a good reason why the Fore Street development might not include a bunch of affordable housing

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. It’s fall, which means it’s time for my favorite odes to the season. (That second …
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Opinion

Laws need to be changed to ensure family members can visit loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes.
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No one should be denied the right to be at a loved one’s side at the end of life

In recent years, the importance of knowing the signs of abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly and incapacitated has become more widely recognized. Preventing their isolation is a crucial step to protecting some of Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.

The Point

Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District
The Point

Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.

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