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 2020-11-25 14:20 

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She needed to honor her sister's life after she died from the coronavirus...

Like many Mainers, Karen Paradis-Hews lost a loved one to the coronavirus. She felt a career change would be the only way to honor her sister's death after some in her community did not take the virus seriously. Paradis-Hews, 45, of Liberty originally...

 2020-11-25 13:21 

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Another Mainer dies as 228 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 190. The Maine CDC reported 228 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Wednesday. There are also 360 recoveries. [Over 2 million New England...

 2020-11-25 11:41 

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Sunday River Brewing found in contempt after defying court order to close...

BETHEL (BDN) -- Sunday River Brewing Co. 's owners have been found in contempt of court after defying an order to close for violating coronavirus restrictions. [Judge orders Sunday River Brewing Co. to close again]The Lewiston Sun Journal reported tha...

 2020-11-25 11:13 

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Cumberland police officers accused of racial profiling cleared of wrongdoing...

The Portland Press Herald reports two Cumberland police officers are now cleared of any wrongdoing in a racial complaint. [Allegations of racial bias by Cumberland police officers under investigation]Attorney Krystal Williams, who is Black, says she was r...

 2020-11-25 10:56 

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Over 2 million New Englanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving...

Many Americans are expected to hit the road for Thanksgiving despite the CDC's warning against traveling during the pandemic. Of the 2. 24 million New Englanders projected to travel this Thanksgiving, AAA says 92% will do so by car. [Mainers rethinkin...

 2020-11-25 04:43 

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Bull Moose in Portland closing its doors at the end on November...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Bull Moose announced Tuesday that it will close its Portland location at the end of November. 12 more deaths, Maine sets another single-day record with 255 new coronavirus casesIn a tweet, the company says its lease at the Middle Street...

 2020-11-25 01:55 

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Local non-profit working to attract people from out of state to live and work in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) A local non-profit is working closely with the state to encourage people to live and work in Maine. The organization "Live and Work in Maine" says it's creating a plan with Gov. Janet Mills and the state's economic recovery...

 2020-11-25 01:30 

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Mainers rethinking how to celebrate Thanksgiving during a pandemic....

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many people across the country, including Maine, are rethinking how they will celebrate with their loved ones during a pandemic. Those we spoke to say they're trying to keep gatherings under 5...

 2020-11-25 00:00 

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Aloe vera company to move to Maine...

ELLSWORTH (WGME) -- A North Carolina company that produces super-strength Aloe vera extract products is moving to Maine. Desert Harvest is setting up shop in Ellsworth. The move is in part a response to the company's increased demand for its Aloe vera...

 2020-11-24 23:35 

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Bath restaurant steps up to help families in need for Thanksgiving...

BATH (WGME) -- While some pantries struggle to find food this Thanksgiving, a restaurant in Bath is stepping up. Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in needMidcoast Pizza and More is continuing its tradition of handing...

 2020-11-24 22:48 

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Coast Guard suspends search for crew of Emmy Rose...

PORTLAND WATERFRONT (WGME) -- Coast Guard crews have suspended the search for the crew of the Emmy Rose. US Coast Guard continues search at sea for missing Maine fishermenThat's the Portland-based fishing boat which the Coast Guard says sank early Mon...

 2020-11-24 22:05 

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Durgin Pines faces second COVID-19 outbreak in four months...

KITTERY (WGME) -- Durgin Pines is facing its second COVID-19 outbreak in just four months. 12 more deaths, Maine sets another single-day record with 255 new coronavirus casesThe residents and staff at Durgin Pines are in their fourth week of battling a CO...

 2020-11-24 21:06 

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Gov. Mills extends state of civil emergency through December 23...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills has extended Maine's state of civil emergency through December 23. Gov. Mills extends state of civil emergency for 8th time due to COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly every other state in the nation has ongoing emergency ...

 2020-11-24 18:59 

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A wet Thanksgiving? What to expect for turkey day in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Many Mainers were looking forward to the idea of a dry and mild Thanksgiving, but not this year. The weather will not cooperate for outdoor dinner. If you have any last-minute grocery shopping to do on Wednesday, don't be surprised ...

 2020-11-24 17:53 

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Sea Bags opens temporary retail space for Black Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Many local businesses are adapting ahead of Black Friday, to give customers a safe holiday shopping experience. Maine shoppers, businesses expect different Black Friday experience this yearIn Portland, Sea Bags, which offers hand-crafte...

 2020-11-24 17:17 

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United Way donates dozens of turkeys in Biddeford...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- The United Way of York County delivered dozens of turkeys to Biddeford Middle School Tuesday. Wells community gives out free turkey dinners to senior citizensIn years past, the United Way of York County says there have been other effor...

 2020-11-24 13:33 

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12 more deaths, Maine sets another single-day record with 255 new coronavirus cases...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- 12 new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 189. The Maine CDC also reported 255 additional coronavirus cases in Maine, setting another new single-day record. There are also 195 recoverie...

 2020-11-24 13:14 

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Deadly fire in New Sharon under investigation...

NEW SHARON (WGME) -- A woman has died in a fire in New Sharon. It happened early Tuesday morning on Mile Hill Road. State Police say investigators found the body of 59-year-old Shaina Shayler-Begin inside the residence. No one else was inside. At this poi...

 2020-11-24 02:49 

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Maine company expands COVID-19 testing swab production...

PORTLAND (WGME) A Maine-based medical company is expanding once again to meet demand. Puritan Medical Products is getting $11. 6 million to expand its COVID-19 testing swab production at two different factories in Maine. Another Mainer dies as 185 new cor...

 2020-11-24 02:28 

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Missing fisherman's family refuses to give up hope as search continues...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine's fishing community is hoping that there are survivors, after all signs indicate that a Portland-based boat sank off Cape Cod. Coast Guard searching for 4 people after Maine-based fishing boat sinks off Massachusetts. The 82-foot...

 2020-11-24 01:16 

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'Stuff the Bus' food drive aims to help Preble Street...

PORTLAND (WGME) Mainers are making a difference for those in need this Thanksgiving with the state's largest food drive, on board a school bus. Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in needRewind 100. 9 is holding it...

 2020-11-24 00:35 

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Maine food pantries work hard to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to those in need...

ALFRED (WGME) Food pantries across the state are working hard this week to hand out Thanksgiving supplies to people in need. Westbrook police donate Thanksgiving supplies to local familiesMany food pantries are seeing more customers, and are turning to th...

 2020-11-23 23:59 

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Westbrook police donate Thanksgiving supplies to local families...

WESTBROOK (WGME) Westbrook police are making a difference this Thanksgiving, through their popular "Give a Cop the Bird" program. Westbrook police ask you to 'Give a Cop the Bird'After raising money, police officers went to local stores to...

 2020-11-23 23:15 

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AG's Office warns Mainers to wear masks or face charges...

PORTLAND (WGME) For the first time, there are more than 100 people hospitalized right now with coronavirus in Maine. Another Mainer dies as 185 new coronavirus cases are reportedThis comes as state records 185 new cases, and an additional death, a man in ...

 2020-11-23 22:14 

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US Coast Guard continues search at sea for missing Maine fishermen...

PORTLAND WATERFRONT (WGME) There is an ongoing search at sea, where the U. S. Coast Guard continues to look for four local fishermen off the coast of Cape Cod. Coast Guard searching for 4 people after Maine-based fishing boat sinks off MassachusettsCoast ...

 2020-11-23 19:26 

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Cold air returns to Maine on Tuesday - how long will it last?...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Our Monday started with street flooding, thunderstorms, and temperatures in the 50s. Now that the active weather has passed, another winter-like blast of cold air will make an appearance in northern New England. Temperatures are already...

 2020-11-23 18:02 

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Mainers urged to follow the law by wearing face coverings to curb spread of COVID-19...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Attorney General Aaron Frey is urging Mainers to follow the law and wear face coverings when in public, as mandated by Governor Janet Mills' executive orders, in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19. With cases rising in Maine a...

 2020-11-23 13:33 

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Another Mainer dies as 185 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 177. The Maine CDC reported 185 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Monday. There are also 195 recoveries. [Millions of Americans expected t...

 2020-11-23 13:26 

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Coast Guard searching for 4 people after Maine-based fishing boat sinks off Massachusetts...

PROVINCETOWN, MA (WGME) The Coast Guard says it is searching the water for four people after their Maine-based fishing boat sank off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts early Monday morning. [After killings, Maine murder suspect laid cash on bar for ...

 2020-11-23 12:56 

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After killings, Maine murder suspect laid cash on bar for cremation, court document says...

A Washington County man walked into an American Legion hall and laid cash on the bar for his cremation after he allegedly killed three people and injured a fourth more than nine months ago. "I just killed a bunch of people," Thomas Bonfanti told a...

 2020-11-23 12:27 

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Before you send or receive holiday plants outside of Maine, look out for pests...

When it comes to buying gifts this holiday season, a lot of folks like to shop close to home to support local businesses. If your gifts include anything made from living Maine vegetation, state officials say it's a good idea to make sure the recipient...

 2020-11-23 11:33 

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Sunday River, Sugarloaf to open to some skiers and snowboarders on Monday...

Sunday River and Sugarloaf will be opening to some skiers and snowboarders on Monday. Both will have increased safety precautions. They are asking skiers to wear a mask and practice social distancing. [Millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgi...

 2020-11-23 11:25 

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Real estate sales booming in Maine...

Sales in Maine's real estate markets are setting record highs this year. Real estate brokers CBS13 spoke with say they are seeing home sales rise at a rate they have never seen before. [Heat pumps growing more popular in Maine]The most recent informat...

 2020-11-23 11:06 

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Millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning...

Millions of Americans are expected to travel for the holiday this week despite the CDC's warning to stay home this Thanksgiving. The TSA said more than two million people were screened at U. S. airports this past weekend despite the CDC's warning ...

 2020-11-22 23:05 

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HighNorth Maine Cannabis opening in South Portland Monday...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- A medical dispensary in South Portland will be fully converted into a recreation dispensary starting Monday. Wellness Connection of Maine will take on the new name of HighNorth Maine Cannabis as they look to become one of the thre...

 2020-11-22 20:17 

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RSU 64 school switches to remote learning after positive COVID-19 test...

CORINTH (WGME) -- Central Community Elementary School of RSU 64 will switch to remote learning after an individual tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Sunday afternoon. In a letter sent to parents, the school announced it will go to remote ...

 2020-11-22 19:04 

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Lobster industry hopes for stability after tumultuous Trump era...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England's lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking in the crustacean business: stability. Trump&#...

 2020-11-22 18:52 

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University of Maine to train military veterans in farming...

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is launching a program to offer training in food production to military veterans and farmers with disabilities. The program is called "Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers," ...

 2020-11-22 17:32 

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LL Bean, NWF program aims to get kids outdoors in pandemic...

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L. L. Bean and the National Wildlife Federation are teaming up to help parents get their kids outside during the pandemic. The program, called "The Green Hour," features seasonal activities aimed at getting kids to spe...

 2020-11-22 16:10 

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Buxton police officer tests positive for COVID-19...

BUXTON (WGME) -- The Buxton Police Department announced on its Facebook page Saturday that one of their officers has tested positive for COVID-19. Buxton Police learned an officer had tested positive on Saturday, and is currently isolating with minor symp...

 2020-11-22 15:49 

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Police arrest Brewer man after several hour standoff...

BREWER (WGME) -- Police arrested a Brewer man at his apartment after a several hour standoff on State Street Saturday night. Antonio Burke, 48, of Brewer was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, after he threatened to murder his ex-...

 2020-11-22 15:22 

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Maine Diner in Wells closed after staff member tests positive for coronavirus...

WELLS (WGME) -- The Maine Diner in Wells announced on its Facebook page Thursday they will be closing after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The Maine Diner learned a staff member had tested positive Thursday, November 19, and made the ...

 2020-11-22 14:51 

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2 new coronavirus-related deaths, 236 more cases reported in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Two new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the Maine CDC Sunday morning. The death toll now stands at 176. The Maine CDC reported 236 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 10,359. 9,294 have been confi...

 2020-11-22 02:47 

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Mainers react to new travel restrictions...

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Mainers traveling to Massachusetts are no longer exempt from the states' travel restrictions. Mainers must quarantine or provide a negative test from within 72 hours. Travelers have mixed feelings about the new rules with some poin...

 2020-11-21 21:33 

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Hunting and fishing sales booming during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Hunting and fishing sales are booming during the pandemic, and local wildlife officials said the increase applies in Maine as well. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reported an eight percent increase in hunting lice...

 2020-11-21 19:38 

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National parks to become free for wounded veterans...

BAR HARBOR, Maine (Associated Press) — A proposal from lawmakers in New England and California to give free access to national parks to wounded veterans is poised to become law. The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act has passed the U. S. House of Repre...

 2020-11-21 17:24 

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Massachusetts adds New Hampshire, Maine to travel order list...

BOSTON (AP) — State health officials added New Hampshire and Maine on Saturday to its list of states where travelers must quarantine or provide a negative coronavirus test if entering or returning to Massachusetts. The two join 46 other states to be...

 2020-11-21 15:04 

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1 new coronavirus-related death, 165 more cases reported in Maine Saturday...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the Maine CDC Saturday morning. The death toll now stands at 174. The Maine CDC reported 165 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of reported cases to 10,123. 9. 075 have b...

 2020-11-21 02:02 

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Salvation Army offers free jackets to those in need...

LEWISTON (WGME) With the colder weather bound to return, the Salvation Army in Lewiston wants to make sure those in need aren't left out in the cold. They're offering free coats right now, but to keep everyone safe, clients and families need to sc...

 2020-11-21 01:33 

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Christmas tree sales start early due to pandemic...

BERWICK (WGME) -- From trees to wreaths, Christmas sales are staring early this year in Maine because of the pandemic. Two more Mainers die as 224 new coronavirus cases are reportedAt Great Works Tree Farm in Berwick, sales started the first weekend of th...

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