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Arsenic forces Maine school to restrict water use

A Maine school has shut down its drinking fountains after discovering elevated arsenic levels in the drinking water.
 From left to right:  Cathy Czarnecki, Debra Milner, Mrs. LePage, Norman Rossignol, Allison Hernandez and Paulette Buongirno.
Community

Maine Troop Greeters receive Exemplary Service Award from governor’s office

Midcoast area author to hold book signing May 20

The Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

VA working to reduce opiate use but may not meet state deadline for some patients

Doctors or pharmacists who break the state’s rules face a fine of $250 per violation, not to exceed $5,000 per calendar year.
Outdoors

Hot Sunday shattered Portland’s record high set 41 years ago

A delayed sea breeze and westerly winds created a warm pocket in the city on Sunday that allowed temperatures to rise to record levels — a whopping 86 degrees.

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