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Students from the University of Maine Orono's class of 2016 gesture to the cheers of the crowd upon entering the Alfond Arena during morning graduation ceremonies on May 13.

Coalition launches push to drive students to higher ed, boost college savings

A coalition of Maine business and education leaders have joined forces in hopes of boosting the number of Mainers going to college and avoid hefty debt that might keep them from finishing.
Hampden police used Narcan to revive an unresponsive man in August.

Portland police to start carrying Narcan

Portland police officers will start carrying Narcan, a medication that can save lives by reversing the effects of a drug overdose.
Susie Pepper & Kelly Muse

317 Main Presents First Dance -An Evening With Susie Pepper & Kelly Muse

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth, 116 Main Street , Yarmouth, Maine For more information: …

Arctic Council gathering to be held in Portland

Nearly 250 people are expected to attend the Arctic Council gathering, which includes several events scheduled from Oct. 3-6 in Maine’s largest city.
Dinah Minot

How Portland’s new arts advocate plans to grow the creative economy

“We need more collectives, more pop-up galleries, more temporary galleries.”

New Member Sign-Up

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Reiche Elementary School, 166 Brackett Street, Portland, ME For more information: 888-922-4763; girlscoutsofmaine.org/en/events/event-list.html Girl Scouts …
Ervin Morrison III

Fraud charges pile up against Maine man facing 20 years in federal prison

A 24-year-old Maine man will be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for scamming customers in Maine and Massachusetts out of tens of thousands of dollars.

A Changing Casco Bay: Professional Development for Southern Maine educators

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Rd, …
Author and priest Father James Martin
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Widely-known priest and author will speak at Jesuit Spirituality Initiative event in Portland

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Keegan Gymnasium of Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, Maine For more information: cheverus.org/campus-life/ …
Marking the day Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland received the 2016 Maine Health Care Association Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award are (from left) Maine' first lady Ann LePage; Peggy Farrington, administrator, Saint Joseph’s; Sonya Thibeau, social worker, Saint Joseph’s employee; and Richard A. Erb, president and CEO of the association.

Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence honored for excellence in innovation

PORTLAND — Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, 1133 Washington Ave., in Portland, has received the 2016 Maine Health Care Association Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award. …
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Blessing of the Animals events scheduled for Biddeford, Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Norway, Lewiston, Augusta

PORTLAND — Animal lovers from around Maine are invited to flock to several opportunities to have their animal companions blessed outdoors in celebration of Saint …
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Live Happle-ly Art Show

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: bomb diggity arts, 643 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-899-3525; momentumme.com/portland.html EVENT INFO:Story …

Hampden, Falmouth, Kennebunk schools named among best in US

Three Maine schools are among 279 public and 50 private schools that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016.

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Hugh Freund (middle) of South Freeport and teammates Rick Doerr (left) and Brad Kendell raise the Stars and Stripes after winning the silver medal on Saturday in the Sonar sailing class at the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Maine man, US team win Paralympic silver medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Hugh Freund of South Freeport and his United States teammates saved their best for last on the final day of …
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