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A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.
Outdoors

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
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

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.
Community

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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.
POLL QUESTION

More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

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

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

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’

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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