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 2021-01-29 22:25 

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Mexico man denies charges in fatal collision with Rumford bicyclist...

Police said Alger Aleck struck Dorothy McKellick on Route 2 last May...

 2021-01-29 22:18 

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Bruins face off against Chara on Saturday for first time since 2006...

Boston's longtime captain Zdeno Chara signed with Washington in the offseason after 14 seasons in Boston and faces his team for the first time on Saturday....

 2021-01-29 22:00 

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EU regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults...

Concerns had been raised this week that not enough data exist to prove it works in older people, and some countries indicated they may not give it to the elderly....

 2021-01-29 21:20 

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Country Hall of Famer, actor Kris Kristofferson has retired...

The singer-songwriter brought introspective and poetic lyrics to country music with songs like 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' and 'Me and Bobby McGee.'...

 2021-01-29 21:12 

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Unconventional mass vaccination help wanted: Fast-food managers, road race experts...

Event organizers and other logistics experts are using their skills to help the nation vaccinate as many people against COVID-19 as possible....

 2021-01-29 21:11 

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$221 million approved so far for Maine employers in new PPP loan round...

More than 2,400 small employers have been approved for forgivable loans intended to keep workers on payroll and cover essential business expenses....

 2021-01-29 21:10 

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College notebook: John Chaney, longtime basketball coach at Temple, dies at 89...

John Chaney led Temple to 17 NCAA Tournament appearances over 24 seasons, including five NCAA regional finals and was a commanding presence on and off the court....

 2021-01-29 20:56 

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Maine labor group calls for OSHA to codify new COVID-19 guidance...

New recommendations are just that, but could lead to regulations and stepped-up enforcement for workplaces that violate coronavirus safety....

 2021-01-29 20:47 

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NFL notebook: Texans have 'zero interest' in trading quarterback Deshaun Watson...

David Culley is introduced as Houston's new coach and says 'the reason I'm in this position today is because I knew (Deshaun Watson is) going to be a Houston Texan.'...

 2021-01-29 20:26 

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In fight over Republican Party, state committees stand as firewall for Trump...

Trump critics have been pushed out or marginalized, leaving loyalists among their ranks....

 2021-01-29 19:27 

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Maine Med hires anti-union firm to train, dissuade nurses...

Nurses would be required to step away from their work caring for patients, delivering vaccines and conducting coronavirus tests to attend the mandatory training....

 2021-01-29 19:17 

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Bill would shift control of Capitol Police to Legislature...

Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross, D-Portland, says the force that protects the State House and other properties should be overseen by lawmakers rather than the executive branch....

 2021-01-29 17:05 

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Plans nixed for high school football season in the spring...

Citing the need to protect the traditional spring season and the fact that football is still considered a high-risk activity, the MPA's Football Committee will not recommend a spring football season....

 2021-01-29 13:51 

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Maine reports 359 new cases of COVID-19, 3 additional deaths...

The state's infection rate and case numbers continue to decline, and the governor has lifted a requirement that businesses close by 9 p.m., effective Monday....

 2021-01-29 13:17 

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The Latest: Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine is 66% effective against COVID-19...

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic from around the U.S. and the world....

 2021-01-29 13:09 

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Johnson & Johnson one-dose shot prevents COVID-19, but less than some others...

Johnson & Johnson said within a week, it will file an application for emergency use in the U.S., and then abroad....

 2021-01-29 10:00 

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Painter makes home, and art, in Phippsburg fishing village...

Fishermen and their boats are frequent subjects of Jillian Herrigen's work....

 2021-01-29 10:00 

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Kindness to Animals Week takes place in February...

SCARBOROUGH — Four Maine animal nonprofits are offering interactive webinars for students during Kindness to Animals Week on Feb. 16 through 19. Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Center for Wildlife of Cape Neddick, Maine State Society for the Pr...

 2021-01-29 10:00 

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Scarborough schools allow for in-person athletics and activities...

The Maine Principals Association ruled last week that local schools can decide if in-person activities can take place....

 2021-01-29 10:00 

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No one injured in lithium ion battery fire at ecomaine...

Facility officials remind people to not dispose of such material in trash or recycling....

 2021-01-29 10:00 

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Scarborough council approves agreement to provide emergency housing for homeless...

MaineHousing will pay for hotel rooms and the nonprofit Preble Street will provide staffing....

 2021-01-29 09:03 

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Scarborough school, town begin 2022 budget process...

The process may be a little less chaotic than last year, but officials still anticipate belt-tightening due to financial impacts of the pandemic....

 2021-01-29 09:03 

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Cape officials say union bargaining likely not obstacle...

The town manager anticipates an uneventful budget process, despite two collective bargaining agreements to negotiate this year....

 2021-01-29 09:02 

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Inside New Gloucester: Jan. 29...

Veterans Monument update To have a name engraved on the New Gloucester Veterans Monument or to purchase an engraved brick, a name application or order form for brick engraving must be received by Feb. 28. Forms can be accessed at newgloucester.com under t...

 2021-01-29 09:01 

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Inside Bridgton: Jan. 29...

Rotary Club mask distribution The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club received a shipment of 5,000 masks from the Rotary's Million Mask Challenge to continue helping the community during these challenging times. The masks will be distributed along with h...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Uncertainty of vaccine rollout puts summer performance plans in limbo...

This is when arts presenters usually set their summer schedules, but they don't know what size audiences they can expect....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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New performance series at Thompson's Point kicks off this weekend...

The Unplug & Unwind shows, part of Halo at the Point's Lounge Series, will feature small crowds, with tickets sold by the loveseat....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Our View: Lack of child care holding back children, parents and Maine's economy...

Adequate child care helps children develop, and allows parents to work....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Sande's Picks: Community Supported Agriculture shares now available...

Replenova Farm, 1252 Royalsborough Road, Durham, has Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares available at $250 or $500 to purchase anything from the farm market during the calendar year. Purchases will be tracked until shares are complete. Payment ma...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Inside Windham: Jan. 29...

Winter Adventure Bingo Looking for some new ways to enjoy the great outdoors this winter? The Windham Parks & Recreation Department has something that might just do the trick. To encourage people to try some new outdoor activities while exploring Windham&...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Plan for salmon farm Down East prompts call for review of state licensing rules...

Some believe that Maine's process for approving in-water aquaculture is too permissive, and that such operations could overtake the coastline....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Commentary: Why the next major hurdle to ending the pandemic will be about persuading people to get vaccinated...

Today, more Americans hope to receive a COVID-19 vaccine than current vaccine supply will allow. Consequently, although President Joe Biden's initial promise to dole out 100 million vaccine doses in 100 days would require a ramp-up in vaccine allocati...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Gordon Weil: Trump impeachment enters 'penalty phase'...

Donald Trump faces possible conviction by the U.S. Senate for provoking insurrection by sending a marauding crowd to the Capitol. Impeached once previously, he was tried and acquitted by the Senate, allowing him to remain in office. But the voters ended h...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Cooking at the Cove: A creamy threesome...

As I was putting groceries away this week, I realized I didn't need that carton of cream I had just bought. I began thinking of how I could use this surplus in the course of a week or two and came up with some ideas that I can't help but share. No...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Dick Polman: Show me the money: Put Tubman on the twenty...

I'll readily admit that the face gracing the $20 bill is not our most urgent issue not with 420,000 people needlessly dead and 45 Republican senators saying that their insurrectionist in exile should get a pass. But we can all agree that symbols are i...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Over Easy: An alternative reality...

The following is fiction, but it's short. Notes From the Underground During the Time of the Coronavirus June 20 Ah, I can smell spring. Three weeks I have been in lockdown quarantine. Here in the suburbs it is quiet, but in the poor neighborhoods not ...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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In the Know: Public outdoor ice rink: Fun for all ages...

Winter can feel like an awfully long season if you don't have a share of activities to keep your spirits up. Thankfully in Scarborough, there are a number of places to let out your inner Yeti. Snowshoe on Scarborough Land Trust trails, pass through a ...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Commentary: How history textbooks will deal with the US Capitol attack...

The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol represented an event unlike any other in American history. But how will it be portrayed in history textbooks used in America's K-12 schools and colleges? Here, three scholars of American history weigh in. How soon...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Guest column: State needs to get on back track for small oyster harvesters...

Today, oyster farms in Maine extend along the coast from York County, up through the eastern regions of Washington County, where the prized bivalve has become a major player in America's oyster industry. Yet, the harvesting of oysters is nothing new i...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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As Walgreens lags in vaccinations, Maine shifts doses to independent pharmacies...

For the third week in a row, the Maine CDC gave independent pharmacies thousands of doses while Walgreens and CVS, national chains with a federal contract, weren't allocated any....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

David Treadwell: Notes from the Interviewer's Desk: Part II...

In last week's column, I addressed my role as an interviewer over my 50-year career. Here are some of the notable people I've had the privilege of interviewing. Maine's own Joan Benoit Samuelson won the gold medal for the marathon in the 1984 ...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Scarborough Community Connections to host documentary, discussion on bridging political divides...

Scarborough Community Connections will host a documentary and discussion about bridging political divides. The volunteer group provides opportunities for civil dialogue and community engagement. Given the recent political climate — nationally as wel...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Maine Voices: In defense of expertise, on vaccines and other complex matters...

Legitimate experts have relevant credentials, a willingness to admit what they don't know and a limited focus on a few areas....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Commentary: Abolish the federal minimum wage...

Local governments and entrepreneurs are in the best position to decide what wages should be....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Too few resources go to Maine Med nurses...

While the nursing staff of Maine Medical Center struggle to provide the best service they can with limited resources, the hospital administration is spending tens of thousands of dollars on anti-union consultants to thwart their cause. These essential wor...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Who's teaching tomorrow's creators?...

Schools are hiring fewer instructors like the one who taught 'Bernie's mitten maker' at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Trump could be facing far worse fate...

I agree with the Republicans who say that holding an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump will not unify the country! However, the fact that he absolutely did incite an insurrection to overthrow the government and refused to follow the lead...

 2021-01-29 09:00 

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Commentary: Say it Hank Aaron is the real home run champion...

One revelation has been missing from the countless tributes to 'Hammerin' Hank': that his steroid-free 755 homers remain an all-time record....

 2021-01-29 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: A tongue-in-cheek tip for getting COVID vaccine...

While waiting on a long list in Florida to be vaccinated against COVID-19, this 96-year-old geezer read in the Press Herald that the ACLU of Maine was advocating that corrections officers and inmates of state prisons be prioritized to receive the vaccine ...

 2021-01-29 06:01 

The Portland Press Herald

Obituary: Heidi Honnold Spencer...

PORTLAND - Heidi Honnold Spencer, 77, of Stevens Avenue, died of natural causes on Jan. 22, 2021 at home at Park ......

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