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15 Maine Women to Compete for Mrs. Maine America Crown

By Christie Cantara on March 25, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
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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.
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.

Data Demystified Portland: Practical Ways To Use Data To Inform Your Work

By Becky Wurwarg on March 24, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.
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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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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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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.
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Forbes demands we ‘stop ignoring’ this hidden gem in Maine

on March 23, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
Human rights advocate Zainah Anwar of Malaysia will deliver the University of Maine School of Law's sixth annual Justice for Women Lecture, "What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women's Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts," Thursday at the Abromson Community Education Center. On Tuesday, Anwar spoke to students at Deering High School.

Global rights activist in Maine: Trump, Muslim extremists use same strategy

By Beth Brogan on March 22, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
“There’s a lot of change going on in the Muslim world — new scholarship that upholds equality and justice and the possibility of reform.”

Main Stage Production: The Little Mermaid

By Sandy Boyce on March 22, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.
The Cumberland County Jail, where an inmate recently attempted suicide.

Cumberland County Jail investigating suicide attempt by 26-year-old man

By Beth Brogan on March 22, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
Portland rescue workers treated Dante Majeroni at the jail and en route to Maine Medical Center.

Communicating the Value of Sustainability in an Adverse Political Climate

By Joie Grandbois on March 22, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.

1st Annual Crown C.A.R.E.S. Warrior Event

By Chelsea Chapdelaine on March 22, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.

The Salvation Army 7th Annual Champions for Kids Benefit Evening

By Lilith Grant on March 22, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.

Good Friday Walk and Fun Run

By HabitatforHumanity ofGreaterPortland on March 21, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
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E-commerce Forum

By MITC on March 21, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.