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Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Weather Service and state boating law administrators from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are joined by local officials to show unity in promoting paddlecraft safety on May 19, in South Portland.

Rise in paddling deaths spurs Coast Guard to crack down on safety

During the springtime in Maine, when lakes are newly thawed and rivers rush at full strength, it’s especially important for people to exercise caution while paddling.

Man dies after Orneville house fire

One man has died following an overnight house fire in Orneville.
Teachers and students from Harbin, China, check their phones while on a tour of Bangor City Hall, Jan. 30, 2015.

Why more Chinese tourists are coming to Maine

The company that caters to Chinese-speaking tourists reflects the state’s growing share of tourism from the country where a growing middle class and changing cultural norms are propelling more travel abroad.
Once interior renovations of Edna St. Vincent Millay's birth home are completed this fall, the Telling Room, based in Portland, will open a second location in part of the home.

Telling Room to occupy part of Rockland’s Millay House

The Telling Room, a Portland-based nonprofit that teaches students how to find their literary voices and harness confidence as storytellers, will begin offering a range of programs out of its new midcoast space.
Hannah Lowe, 4, and her mom, Jennifer of Brewer, wave at veterans passing by in the Greater Bangor Area 2017 Memorial Day Parade Monday morning.

Memorial Day taps is ‘like the last goodbye,’ bugler says

On Memorial Day, “I’m reluctant to let go,” the bugler said of the musical notes. “The last note goes on until I’m out of breath.”

Castine – Trinity Episcopal Church


Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.

Case at Portland private school among statewide whooping cough surge

During the 2015-2016 school year, 77 percent of Breakwater kindergarten students were vaccinated against the disease, compared to a statewide total of 96 percent.

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