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Food waste in Maine alleviated by new tech and old-fashioned gleaning

By Kathleen Pierce on June 26, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
“We’ve been wasting food for years; we just haven’t been paying attention,” said Bill Seretta of The Sustainability Lab, a Yarmouth-based nonprofit which helps institutions save precious resources like food and water.
Samuel Chernin, 24 of Sanford was charged with unlawful possession of a schedule W drug and possession of hypodermic apparatuses after North Berwick officers found cocaine, Suboxone, marijuana, a scale and several hypodermic needles.

Sanford man charged in drug bust

By CBS 13 on June 25, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
A Saturday morning traffic stop in North Berwick landed a Sanford resident in jail after drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in his car.
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on June 25, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
Magic 8 Ball
Steven Ricci

Man with lengthy criminal history set to be released from jail

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 24, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
A man with a lengthy criminal history is scheduled to be released from jail Friday, and police consider him to be a high risk to reoffend.
Deputy Kim Emery of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office operates the department's robot outside the Law Enforcement Center in Portland.

Maine sheriff adds robot deputy ‘Rosie’ to force

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
“It’s another tool to protect our officers and everybody that we serve,” Sheriff Kevin Joyce said. “It provides use the ability for intelligence-gathering and to deliver phones, where before this we would have put people in harm’s way.”
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on June 24, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
Jimmy Do Right and the Pop Go Boom
A LIFE ABOARD

Improve Your Safety at Sea With These 5 Important Steps

on June 24, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
With the official arrival of summer, boaters all along the Maine coast are dipping their paddles, raising their sails, and firing up their engines. The season has been slowly ramping up since the mild winter faded away, but the summer solstice reminds us to soak up the sun while we can. As locals, transplants, and vacationers shove off from shore to explore the 3,478 miles of coastline and 3,166 offshore islands, it’s important to remember that the North Atlantic is a serious and powerful ocean.
A LIFE ABOARD

Improve Your Safety at Sea With These 5 Important Steps

on June 24, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
With the official arrival of summer, boaters all along the Maine coast are dipping their paddles, raising their sails, and firing up their engines. The season has been slowly ramping up since the mild winter faded away, but the summer solstice reminds us to soak up the sun while we can. As locals, transplants, and vacationers shove off from shore to explore the 3,478 miles of coastline and 3,166 offshore islands, it’s important to remember that the North Atlantic is a serious and powerful ocean.

Advocates have tried to overhaul Portland’s older schools for 20 years. Will it work this time?

By Jake Bleiberg on June 24, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
Tuesday’s vote represents the seventh concerted effort since the mid-1990s to improve facilities at Portland’s older elementary schools.

Music program to aims to increase quality of life for Maine seniors

By Brian Early, Portsmouth Herald on June 23, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.
Durgin Pines, along with 40 other nursing homes in Maine, received a grant from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to fund training on how to implement the Music & Memory program as well as a laptop to add music to the iPods with.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

How long does it take to cook hot dogs on a motorcycle engine?

on June 23, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
We set out to answer a question that’s messed with the heads of many a philosopher over the centuries.
In a separate sighting early this year, a bear eats some black oil sunflower seeds at a feeder in Jim Thorne's Carmel backyard.

String of bear sightings reported in southern Maine

By Samuel Shepherd on June 23, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
The nuts and huckleberries that bears usually eat haven’t grown yet, leading the opportunistic bears to travel into neighborhoods, Scarborough Animal Control Officer Chris Creps told BDN Portland.
The report stated that the snake is as long as a truck and has a head the size of a small ball. The snake shown here is not the one reported in Westbrook.

Westbrook police investigate report of snake ‘as long as a truck’

By Jake Bleiberg and Samuel Shepherd on June 23, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
Westbrook police issued warnings and began a search Thursday afternoon after receiving a “credible” report that a snake “as long as a truck and [with] a head the size of a small ball” was slithering along the riverbank near the playground of a local park.

Fire damages Portland business

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 23, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Cumberland County Scooters and Cycles on Warren Avenue was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday night.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.
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on June 22, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Matthew Foster

Body of missing Scarborough man found in Portland Harbor

By Samuel Shepherd on June 22, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
The 23-year-old man was last seen in Portland on June 10.

Portland Crime Scene Unit on scene near ferry terminal

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
Police said it is a recovery effort.
Passengers wait to board their flights at Portland International Jetport in this 2013 Bangor Daily News file photo.

Portland Jetport loses thumb drive with personal info of 950 employees

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
The personal information includes names, addresses, birthdates and social security numbers.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

Red Sox top prospect never heard of Maine, doesn’t plan to stay in Portland for long

on June 21, 2016, at 11 p.m.
“There’s not too much he’s really planning on doing besides playing baseball. This is just another step towards getting to the big leagues, which is his goal.”
 

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