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Small Maine communities reclaim their say over wind projects

By Darren Fishell on March 27, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
A total of 39 Unorganized Territory communities have taken back the ability to nix wind power projects they don’t like.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Long Creek superintendent resigns, citing personal reasons

By Dawn Gagnon and Jake Bleiberg on March 27, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Long Creek Youth Development Center Superintendent Jeff Merrill II has resigned less than a week after being placed on administrative leave.
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Long Creek superintendent resigns

on March 27, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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Long Creek superintendent resigns

on March 27, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
Salena Sawtelle, a certified nursing assistant at the Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor, talks to Connie Drake before getting her ready for breakfast on Feb. 28

A Maine woman who protects the dying can barely afford to live

on March 27, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.

When Dickens came to Portland he complained about the food

By Troy R. Bennett on March 27, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
After a spike in crashes, the Maine Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on a stretch of Interstate 295 between Falmouth and Topsham.

Speed limit to drop on span of I-295 on Monday

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
The decision to drop the speed limit from 70 mph to 65 mph was prompted by a nearly 30 percent increase in crashes on a span of the interstate between Falmouth and Topsham.
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Camden Hills Regional High School students get onto a bus after being dismissed from school Friday afternoon. Maria Libby, superintendent of MSAD 28, part of the Five Town CSD, said Wednesday that the vast majority of parents in her district support starting school later.

More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

By Alex Acquisto on March 25, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.
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The latest Long Creek controversy

on March 24, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Tonight, House leaders called off a vote on the health care plan; the head of Long Creek was placed on leave; and strange white stuff appears to be falling from the sky.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.
Kevin Switzer (front) drives Mizuno around the track during racing action in 2015 at Scarborough Downs.

Scarborough Downs has prospective buyer

By Ed Morin, Maine Public on March 24, 2017, at 5:56 p.m.
There’s a sales agreement in place between the Scarborough Downs harness racing track in southern Maine and a prospective buyer.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland

Head of Long Creek put on leave amid ‘active investigation’

By Jake Bleiberg on March 24, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
The superintendent of the Long Creek Youth Development Center was put on administrative leave earlier this week, according to multiple informed sources.
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Sally Moulton, 67, of Harpswell punches trainer Andy Anderson's glove during a Rock Steady Boxing class in Brunswick which she attends with her husband John who has Parkinson's disease. Rock Steady Boxing is an exercise program adapted to people with the disease.

Parkinson’s patients are fighting back against the disease, literally

By Meg Haskell on March 24, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
“It’s fun and kind of edgy, and it’s a lot more fun to tell your grandchildren that you’re boxing than telling them you’re going to physical therapy.”
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Oil spill bill probably dead in the water

on March 23, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
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L.L. Bean boots have become a Maine icon.

How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

By Alex Steed on March 23, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.
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Charles Dickens did not love Portland

on March 23, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.
Dickens called the food “bad and disgusting.” He even complained about the size of the dishes. They were too small.
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Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”
An oil tanker in Casco Bay.

Bill to protect against Maine oil spills likely dead

By Jake Bleiberg on March 23, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
A bill that would require ships transferring fuel in Maine waters to use protective devices meant to block the spread of oil in the case of a spill is likely dead.