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Portland mayor decries 4/20 marijuana giveaway

The mayor of Portland said he’s disappointed by a free pot giveaway in Monument Square that drew a long line of people and a cloud of smoke.

Young Kittery boy dies after Connecticut car crash

A Kittery boy died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction car crash on I-95, according to Connecticut State Police.
Dakota was pardoned in March by Gov. Paul LePage. A District Court judge had ordered the Husky euthanized after it attacked other dogs.

Dog pardon again proves LePage is the alpha in Maine’s power structure

A husky’s life is on the line in what may be Maine’s most unusual court case, and one of the only things that can save it is Gov. Paul LePage and a creative interpretation of executive power.

Maine Pottery Tour Announces 6th Annual Event

Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
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Maine schools restrain, seclude students 13,000 times per year

A new report finds that students in Maine are restrained and secluded within their schools approximately 13,000 times per year. Educational advocates want to see reforms at the state level to bring those numbers down.
Maine Farmland Trust's popular Maine Fare event is returning after a yearlong break in the form of a monthlong series of hands-on field trips and workshops and not a two-day festival.

Maine Fare reboot to include animal butchery, cider-making workshops

A year after the popular Maine Fare festival was put on ice, it’s being revived and rebooted by its organizers at the Maine Farmland Trust.
The University of Maine system's seven campuses and branch facilities have reduced carbon output by 34 percent since 2006.

How Maine universities made big carbon emission cuts over the past decade

The University of Maine System has cut its carbon emissions by a third in the past decade, a big step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040.

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New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady warms up before the start of Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas.

Tom Brady named to Time’s most influential people list

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
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