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What is a Classical Education?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Pubic Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 240- GO-MIRUS; …
Fiddlehead ferns are popular seasonal items in New York City fresh produce markets, and they command prices far above what they get in northern Maine, where they have been traditional forage food for generations.
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Foodies are swarming to get these Maine ‘swamp weeds,’ ‘poor man’s foods’ on their plates

“It’s pretty ironic,” she said. “Sometimes people look at northern Maine like we are almost rednecks, and now food that was considered ‘poor man’s food’ is now a delicacy.”
Rene Collins, 74, has been running for more than 30 years. She has run in 16 Boston Marathons and is training with her team for the third annual Down East Sunrise Trail Relay in July, a 102-mile, overnight relay race. Collins is one of the oldest members of her local running group called Maine Running Fossils. Collins was training at the track at the Brewer Community School on Tuesday morning.
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‘There’s a choice to make here:’ These ‘fossils’ still lace up their sneakers for races

The Maine Running Fossils, a group of about 30 runners ranging in age from their mid-40s to well into their 70s, will field a team of 16 to take part in the third annual Down East Sunrise Trail Relay.
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Man convicted of 1976 homicide dies in Maine prison after serving 2 years

A man who had served two years of a 20-year sentence for a 1976 homicide after being linked to the crime by his DNA died about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Moody’s downgrades EMHS credit rating, while S&P holds steady

PORTLAND | Credit ratings agencies Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor’s split on their rating of about $242 million in bonds issued this …
Maine Attorney Genaral Janet Mills answers questions during a press conference about the release of a report by the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel on Thursday at the State House in Augusta.

LePage proposes to expand use of ankle monitors

The proposal from the Republican governor, who has made targeting domestic violence a main focus of his administration, would be a big expansion of the technology in Maine, encompassing people who haven’t been charged with a crime.
A Volkswagen logo is seen on a car's front at a scrapyard in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, May 21, 2016.

Maine owners of faulty VWs could share more than $20.3 million in restitution

The buyback and repair process is expected to begin in the fall.
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You might be able to spot five planets in the Maine skies in July

Mercury makes it above the western horizon during the final week of July just to the upper left of Venus.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan shows supporting documents about the House Democrats' sit-in over gun-control laws, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016.

US House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.

July 4 weekend marks start of extra traffic enforcement from Maine State Police

State police will be heavily patrolling the state’s highways over the busy holiday weekend, looking for everything from speeders to drunk drivers, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Route 201 bridge in Somerset County reopens to traffic

The closure forced a 100-mile detour via Route 6 to Greenville, then south to Abbott and along Route 16 back to Route 201.

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