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Maine is home to 14 tick species, two of which pose significant health threats. Lyme disease cases reached a high of 1,485 in 2016, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As Lyme disease spreads, researchers focus on stemming the threat in Maine

Cases of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease, reached a high of 1,485 in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in Uruguay.

How to grow marijuana now that it’s legal in Maine

A resident must be 21-years-old to grow marijuana for his or her personal use and can possess no more than 12 immature plants and six flowering plants.
A refugee camp is seen in Mosul, Iraq on July 17, 2017.

Due to Trump actions, Maine to see fewest refugees resettled in 7 years

Catholic Charities of Maine had planned to help resettle 685 refugees from around the world by the end of September, but now expects about 350 to have arrived by the close of that month.
Don Larrabee

Longtime BDN correspondent Don Larrabee dies in DC

Don Larrabee, 93, a Portland native who died Tuesday, is remembered as a dedicated reporter who for three decades kept Maine informed about what was happening on Capitol Hill.

COLIN HAY live at The Strand Theatre

Catalyst Paper Corp. wants to use two taxpayer-backed incentive programs to attract investors in its Rumford mill, where it wants to add a machine to make tissue paper. The company said it's part of a “transformation strategy” that so far has involved reducing its costs by about 15 percent.

Mill says it has major buyer lined up for tissue paper, taxpayer help would support 62 jobs

The company said the project would allow it to take advantage of a growing market for the tissue paper, and even has a “major paper merchant” lined up.
A report by economist Chuck Lawton estimated the job impacts of Catalyst's Rumford mill adding a tissue machine. The company needed to show the project would create or retain at least 200 jobs, as a direct or indirect result of the investment, in order to get as much as $40 million from investors.

How 25 jobs becomes nearly 2,000 jobs

Catalyst Paper projects a new tissue-making operation in Rumford will support thousands of jobs — a projection necessary for getting access to taxpayer money it can use to attract investors.

Too many birds? Sign me up

“Camping in the North Woods was torment last weekend. I meant for it to be a quiet time, by which I mean that I wouldn’t get obsessed by birds — for once. Alas, the birds had other ideas.”

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