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 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Our View: Legislature can find a better way to help Maine's small businesses...

Not all PPP recipients are struggling small companies that need extra help from the state....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Insight: Rural health care in crisis...

Here are five reforms the Biden administration can enact to turn around troubling trends....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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The Maine Millennial: Maine has plenty of room for immigrants...

Contrary to what you might have read on a bumper sticker, we are not full....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences...

Many Republican state lawmakers contend that Maine Capitol Police Chief Russell Gauvin's free-speech rights were violated when he was temporarily replaced because of his social media posts questioning the integrity of our election and the efficacy of ...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Maine sees progress, frustrations in rollout of vaccinations...

With a central registration system still weeks away, experts say state officials need to use the time to build on critical partnerships....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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More kids take to cooking during the pandemic...

Whether they're just starting out or expanding their repertoire, younger cooks are taking over the kitchen, and their parents are perfectly fine with it....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Cathy S. Roberts, former assistant AG for Maine, dies at 64...

A respected attorney and longtime partner in a Portland law firm, she had battled ovarian cancer for a few years....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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The View from Here: Attitudes about aging are no joke...

Until we recognize our own fears about growing older, we can't keep ageism from clouding our judgment....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Irony abundant in coverage of attempt to revive coastal Maine village...

Re: "His world is the oyster" (Jan. 24, Page F1): Staff Writer Bob Keyes wrote a very nice article about a company doing its best to revive the coastal Maine economy in a (semi)-traditional fashion, but did he consider the irony of how he describe...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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A beautiful couple argues in the angsty, self-consciously arty 'Malcolm Marie'...

The title characters of "Malcolm & Marie," an up-and-coming film director and his gorgeous, whippet-thin girlfriend, are just getting home from his latest premiere as the movie opens. It's around 1 a.m. in Malibu, California, and as they enter...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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No fans, no playoffs. So what's motivating high school athletes this winter?...

Athletes who have tasted postseason success talk about what keeps them focused during a pandemic-altered season....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Maine ski areas emphasize COVID safety, but some skiers still wary...

The downhill skiing experience looks very different this winter with new protocols, but some Mainers still worry about out-of-state skiers who do not follow Maine health protocols....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Christmas rum balls were among many things we loved about Betsy...

Longtime Portland Press Herald copy editor and page designer Betsy Gattis, who was killed in a car crash this month, was known best for her kind heart, which came through in the annual holiday treat she shared with her co-workers....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Water views and hidden rooms: Live luxuriously along the Kennebec River...

28 Rivers Edge Dr., Kennebunk | $1,450,000...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Cooking for one: 6 tips to keep things practical, flexible and fun...

Many of us have been spending more time at home over the past 10 months, and a lot more of that time has been spent alone. With the coronavirus pandemic cutting off access to friends and social circles, and all the places we used to gather, that's no ...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Bill Nemitz: Pondering patience in a time of pandemic...

While some get vaccinated, the rest of us decide how best to wait....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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2021 Source Maine Sustainability Awards: Nominations are open...

Reader nominations help shine an LED light on the people, nonprofits, institutions and businesses that make Maine a greener place for all living creatures who call it home....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Travel-imbued cookbooks offer up culinary journeys...

On a gray afternoon in November, I sat down to a meal that evoked Istanbul cafes where just the year before I had feasted at the edge of the sun-streaked Bosporus. Dried sumac speckled a plate of shaved radishes and fennel, and the main course was lamb ra...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Birding: More observations from the Christmas Bird Count...

Watchers at numerous inland locations around the state find a variety of species....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Proposed 'closed' salmon pens pose threat to Frenchman Bay...

I am writing to express opposition to the massive "closed" salmon pen operation proposed for Frenchman Bay. American Aquafarms, based in Portland and organized recently by the Norwegian company Global AS, is proposing a gigantic salmon farm. Plans...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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More Mainers are interested in adopting pets; finding them isn't always easy...

Animal shelters report high demand for cats and dogs, but fewer animals are coming to Maine from out-of-state shelters because of coronavirus restrictions and more interest in adoption in other parts of the country....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Frenchman Bay wrong place for industrial salmon farm...

American Aquafarms, a multimillion-dollar company, has applied to lease over 100 acres of the ocean for salmon farming in lucrative Frenchman Bay fishing grounds. The proposed dual leases are to cover 50 and 60 acres on the ocean surface, but there is no ...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Another View: Inmates don't deserve vaccine priority...

People who put themselves in danger should not be protected before others who are more careful....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Growing up in Kennebunk, co-writer of 'The Marksman' discovered interest in storytelling...

Chris Charles, who graduated from Kennebunk High School in 2002, has worked in film production and distribution for more than 15 years....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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The Furman Block: New Construction Apartments in Bayside for 55+ Copy...

100 Parris St., Portland...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Larry King's long run made the case that there's no such thing as a dumb question...

Larry King's vintage microphone, the RCA Type 77-D that referenced his rise as a radio man, was a prop that worked as a powerful symbol of both past and present in a relentlessly evolving media age. The microphone was a security blanket for everyone i...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Rich ambiguity elevates and frustrates in the noirish thriller 'The Little Things'...

Set in 1990, in a time before the ubiquity of cellphones and the kind of advanced, rapid DNA profiling that would come to revolutionize criminal forensics, "The Little Things" isn't just a retro serial-killer thriller, but a deeply noirish one...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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MaineHealth sets up public mass vaccination site at former racetrack...

The developers transforming Scarborough Downs and MaineHealth have teamed up to establish a vaccination clinic set to open this week in the old grandstand building at the former racetrack....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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What's up in February: As days grow with a tilt back toward the sun, three planets make an appearance...

Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury visible in the bright evening twilight of January will once again hang out near each other this month....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Another chance to put country over party...

In 1974, Republicans joined Democrats in upholding the rule of law and constitutional checks and balances. Are they prepared to do so again?...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Nemitz marks inauguration by blaming Trump voters for nation's faults...

I find Bill Nemitz's opinion pieces in the Press Herald rather delusional most times and incoherent at best. The Jan. 20 column, "The day America blessed itself," by the self-appointed conservative basher Mr. Nemitz again attempts to blame all...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Bedside table: A terrific novel and a terrific memoir, both about life in Maine...

This Mainer is reading, and enjoying, books by Maine literary royalty - Monica Wood and Richard Russo....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Book review: Is there a Southern belle in every sorority girl?...

In 'Women of Discriminating Taste,' Margaret L. Freeman explores how white sororities have historically aligned themselves with conservative Southern values....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Landscape your lakefront house like the lake's life depends on it. In fact, it does...

When it rains, pesticides, fertilizers and other pollutants wash off the lawn directly into the lake. Employ these landscaping strategies to help keep the lake clear, clean and hospitable to fish....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Maine Voices: The U.S. Capitol I knew, and the one it will become...

The Jan. 6 attack will lead to further barriers between the people working there and the people they serve....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth burn brilliantly, but with understatement, in 'Supernova'...

The film "Supernova" is a small and superficially tidy thing, notwithstanding the astronomical implications of its title, which augurs the sudden explosion of a star or more metaphorically some brilliant light, often heralding its extinguishment. ...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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A farm animal sanctuary in Brooks expands...

Peace Ridge Sanctuary has grown by almost 250 acres, allowing it to expand its wildlife rehab area and build a new large animal barn....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Jim Fossel: Maine Republicans should not budge on PPP tax break...

There's no reason to make small businesses pay any taxes on money they received from the federal government....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Art review: Dowling Walsh show represents the range of abstract expressionism...

'Into the Abstract' runs through Feb. 27 at the Rockland gallery....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Do you know Mainers helping improve our environment? Nominate them for a Source Award...

Nominations for the Press Herald's sixth annual Source Awards, recognizing the state's leaders in sustainability, are open through March 1....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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The writer behind 'Your Fat Friend' on diets, BMI and the relentless advice of strangers...

Aubrey Gordon hopes her new book, 'What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat,' encourages readers to think more deeply about how they treat fat people....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Green Plate Special: The hype is growing around lab-grown meat...

Singapore is using it as part of an effort to source more of its food on the island....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Deep Water: 'Listening To John Coltrane With My Baby Daughter,' by David Stankiewicz...

Maine poems edited and introduced by Megan Grumbling....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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New one-man play aims to dispel myths about the sexuality of the disabled...

Ryan J. Haddad dials up the candor early on in "Hi, Are You Single?" The autobiographical one-man play, which begins streaming Monday on demand via D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in association with Los Angeles's Iama Theatre Compa...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Maine Observer: Education was never easy for parents...

A writer looks back at the sacrifices her mother and father made to finish school....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Hiking in Maine: Woodworth Preserve offers beauty along Downeast coast...

The Frank E. Woodworth Preserve in Harrington is open all year and makes an especially nice snowshoe trek in winter....

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Trinidad-style aloo and channa infuses an Indian classic with Caribbean flavor...

There's no denying the simplicity of Trinidad-style aloo and channa. Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes are coated in curry powder, then simmered until soft. Canned chickpeas are added, and the whole pot is then zapped with a bright burst of aromatics and hea...

 2021-01-31 09:00 

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Hunting: So many reasons to be optimistic on so many fronts in 2021...

From turkeys to Canada geese to white-tailed deer, populations are strong which should make for bountiful seasons in the upcoming year....

 2021-01-31 06:01 

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Obituary: Geneva Camilla Williams...

FREEPORT - Geneva Camilla Williams, 95, formerly of Vaughan Street in Portland, died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the Hawthorne ......

 2021-01-31 06:01 

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Obituary: Robert E. Blanchard...

PORTLAND - Lt. Col. (P) Robert E. Blanchard, 78, of Brewer, passed away on Jan. 27, 2021.After a long and distinguished ......

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