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Climate Change in the Islands of Tuvalu with Kati Corlew, PhD

Edie Jordan smalls a container of basil at the Through the Garden Gate booth during the 2017 BDN Garden Show at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday.

For some, annual garden show a harbinger of spring

Terry McNeil of Eddington grabs a bundle of cloth belts for packing at Highland Belts and Fine Leather Goods of Brewer.
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This Brewer factory makes expensive, high-demand leatherware

Adam Sutton is inspired by the fact “that people are willing to help you, that they’re willing to give it what I believe is their best shot. I really believe that my business would be nothing without them.”
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.
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More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.
Scout Stradley, 5, of Rockport, waves an American flag as she watches her mom, Sarah Harvey, originally from England, be sworn in as an American citizen Friday morning at the Federal Building. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison presided over the ceremony where 27 people from 21 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance.

27 immigrants sworn in as U.S. citizens in Bangor

“I love the American people. They are very friendly, there’s a lot of kindness [in them] for another country and another people.”
The2Guys - Hal Meyers & Richard Silver - LIVE Acoustic Music
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The Bacon Tree and The2Guys – Saturday March 25th – 6-9pm

A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.
Sen. Collins (right) with Joanna Russell, member of BARN Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Senator Collins Visits Brewer Organization that Assists Individuals Recovering from Addiction and Their Families

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

Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.
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Events from The Bangor Land Trust

HOPE Festival at UMaine set for April 8

Dinner and music at The Bangor Grange

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.

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