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Proposal would bar Maine from charging minors with prostitution

“These are the children in our community who need to be supported, not criminalized,” Destie Hohman Sprague of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault said.
Blueberries wait to be raked, Aug. 12, 2016.

Maine growers struggle with surplus blueberries, plummeting prices

Finding a package of blueberries these days is as easy as pie. They’re plentiful in the fresh and frozen sections of the supermarket. But while the supply is high, the market price has taken a dive, and that has growers feeling blue.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled  the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

Republicans pull health care legislation plan in blow to Trump

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House before the bill was pulled from the House floor after hours of debate.
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Deadline approaching in Maine for SBA Working Capital Loans

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.
The Pettegrow family, which owns the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, is selling its wholesale lobster distribution business, Seal Point Lobster Co. in Lamoine, to the Maine Lobstering Union. The sale, which media reports say is for $4 million, will provide the fishermen-only union with a greater stake in the industry's distribution chain.

Maine lobstermen figured out how to make more money off their catches

A lobstermen-only fishing organization has purchased a local lobster wholesale business, Seal Point Lobster Co.
The Maine flag flaps as a snow squall moves through downtown Bangor, April 25, 2016.

Snow squalls make their way across Maine

“Visibility is reduced to a quarter-mile at some places.”

Man accused of using brother’s name charged in Lebanon robbery

One of four people arrested in connection with a robbery at the Evergreen Trailer Park a week ago was booked into jail and appeared in court using his brother’s name, according to police.
Matt Bell tops off jars of beets with brine at Thirty Acre Farm. Besides traditional sauerkraut, they make a variety of other fermented vegetables and hot sauces. They grow the large majority of the organic vegetables on their farm in Whitefield.
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Maine farmer turns fresh produce into funky ferments

“My hope was to just provide nutritious food to people. I think we’re definitely doing that by growing nutritious crops and them giving them further value through the fermentation process.”
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland

Head of Long Creek put on leave amid ‘active investigation’

The superintendent of the Long Creek Youth Development Center was put on administrative leave earlier this week, according to multiple informed sources.
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.
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Parkinson’s patients are fighting back against the disease, literally

“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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