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 2021-01-23 15:02 

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Maine CDC reports 328 cases of COVID-19, four deaths...

Maine leaders in the Blaine House and Congress say they're ready to work with the Biden administration on an expanded federal response to COVID-19....

 2021-01-23 13:19 

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Larry King, television's everyman interviewer, dies at 87...

Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded....

 2021-01-23 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: State vaccine plan makes no sense...

The Maine vaccination plan being presented on the governor's website is grossly unfair to the residents of York County and needs to be addressed immediately. As of Jan. 20, Aroostook County, with a population of 67,000, has five count them five vaccin...

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Maine vaccine delivery system favors those with resources...

I am writing to express my concern about the fairness of immunization delivery. I am not part of the MaineHealth system of hospitals and medical practices, though many of my friends are. All of these people have been contacted by the system and given a nu...

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Burning of Bowdoinham donkey statue meant to harass, intimidate...

When I was watching the reports of the mob siege of our Capitol in Washington, D.C., it brought me back to last summer when, right here in our little town of Bowdoinham, we had a much smaller but still emotional vandalism of a piece of art we had on displ...

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Resignation only acceptable option for Capitol Police chief...

" 'Troubled' by Maine Capitol Police chief's social media posts, Mills calls for review," so reads the Jan. 15 headline on the Press Herald's website. I hope that, in fact, our governor, Janet Mills, was more than just "trouble...

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Commentary: How Biden can rebuild trust in our elections...

An independent panel could quickly confirm the fairness of 2020 swing-state voting and counting, then recommend election-security improvements....

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Letter to the editor: Maine Capitol Police chief's remarks make COVID fight more difficult...

Social media posts mocking mask wearing and sharing conspiracy theories about masks are counterproductive....

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Commentary: Removing 4 Brookfield Renewable dams would revive lower Kennebec, at-risk species...

The fate of Atlantic salmon in the U.S. depends on restoring them in the Kennebec. Razing these dams would give the species its best chance at survival....

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Another View: Higher federal minimum wage an essential part of COVID recovery...

It's the right thing to do to provide not a handout, just a fair wage for a fair day's work. And it's badly overdue....

 2021-01-23 09:00 

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Commentary: Let Donald Trump run for president again...

There is no need to invoke rarely used constitutional clauses to keep him from holding future federal office. He should answer to the will of the voters....

 2021-01-23 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Maine Voices: Delegation brushes off new ropeless gear's potential to benefit fishermen, right whales...

Instead, our lawmakers should insist on ample federal funding and incentives to drive further development, testing and rapid deployment of the technology....

 2021-01-23 06:01 

The Portland Press Herald

Obituary: Dinah Caldwell...

BRUNSWICK - Dinah Caldwell died on Jan. 19, 2021, in Brunswick. She was 92 and left no unfinished business.Born on Sept. ......

 2021-01-23 06:01 

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Obituary: Therese Emond Plessis...

WESTBROOK - Therese Emond Plessis, 89, died in hospice care at the Springbrook Center in Westbrook on Jan. 19, 2021. She ......

 2021-01-23 06:01 

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Obituary: David J. Poulin...

DETROIT - David Joseph Poulin, 72, died Jan. 21, 2021 surrounded by his family at his residence.He was born July 2, ......

 2021-01-23 06:01 

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Obituary: William Vennell...

SHAPLEIGH - William "just Bill" Vennell, 70, passed away on Jan. 20, 2021 from the ravages of Covid-19. He was born ......

 2021-01-23 06:01 

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Obituary: Donald C. Vigue Jr....

BRUNSWICK - On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, Donald C. Vigue Jr., 71, of Brunswick, passed away of cancer at the Midcoast ......

 2021-01-23 05:13 

The Portland Press Herald

Second coronavirus shot may come as long as 6 weeks later, CDC now says...

The recommended interval between doses is three weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and four weeks for Moderna's....

 2021-01-23 02:26 

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Guard soldiers in D.C. banished to parking garage, sparking outcry...

Members of both parties are irate about reports that National Guardsmen were forced to take rest breaks outside the Capitol building....

 2021-01-23 01:57 

The Portland Press Herald

Thousands locked down in Hong Kong to contain coronavirus...

The territory has been grappling to contain a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases since November....

 2021-01-23 01:42 

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Portland police charge 2 in attack on motorist with out-of-state plates...

Police say 2 people face assault and drug charges after they accosted and assaulted a motorist on Congress Street because he had Vermont license plates....

 2021-01-23 00:16 

The Portland Press Herald

NBA roundup: Nets rest Durant against Cavaliers...

Kevin Durant is sitting out Friday's game after playing 50 minutes in a double-overtime loss on Wednesday....

 2021-01-23 00:03 

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NHL roundup: Joe Thornton sidelined by fractured rib...

The veteran Maple Leafs forward is expected to be out for at least four weeks....

 2021-01-22 20:36 

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Biden orders intelligence agencies to review threat of domestic extremism in U.S....

President Joe Biden has directed his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism in the United States...

 2021-01-22 18:43 

The Portland Press Herald

Reactions to the death of Hank Aaron at age 86...

Reaction to the death of one-time home run king Hank Aaron. He died Friday at the age of 86: "Not long ago, he and I were walking the streets of Washington, D.C, together and talking about how we've been the best of friends for more than 60 years....

 2021-01-22 18:42 

The Portland Press Herald

Maine's housing market broke records in 2020...

Home sales outpaced all previous years, and the median price of homes sold also rose to a highest-in-history $256,000....

 2021-01-22 18:20 

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Another View: Senators should hold Trump to account...

Columnist Jim Fossel is wrong to say we should ignore the president's incitement of a mob....

 2021-01-22 18:20 

The Portland Press Herald

Baseball great and civil rights voice Henry 'Hank' Aaron, 86, passes into history...

Baseball's all-time home run king died Friday at the age of 86....

 2021-01-22 18:10 

The Portland Press Herald

Twitter suspends Iran top leader's account over Trump threat...

An image of a drone hovering over the former U.S. president appeared to call for an attack on Trump, with the caption 'Revenge is certain' written in Farsi....

 2021-01-22 18:01 

The Portland Press Herald

Community/Arts Calendar: Jan. 27-Feb. 6...

To submit an in-person or virtual arts event, create a free City Spark account by going to pressherald.com/forecaster-calendar/ and clicking 'Add Event.'...

 2021-01-22 16:18 

The Portland Press Herald

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief...

Biden is looking for Austin to restore stability atop the Pentagon, which went through two Senate-confirmed secretaries of defense and four who held the post on an interim basis during the Trump administration....

 2021-01-22 16:14 

The Portland Press Herald

Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee...

The Senate Finance Committee has approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th Treasury secretary....

 2021-01-22 15:59 

The Portland Press Herald

Biden's plan for federally run mass vaccination sites takes shape...

Enlisting FEMA, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, is among the clearest signals that Biden intends to involve the federal government more directly in the administration of vaccines....

 2021-01-22 15:39 

The Portland Press Herald

Republican lawmakers defend Capitol Police chief's controversial posts on Facebook...

In a letter, 67 Republicans accuse Democrats of trampling on the free speech rights of Chief Russell Gauvin, who shared posts that raise questions about the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election....

 2021-01-22 15:29 

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Schumer: House to send Trump impeachment article Monday...

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had proposed pushing back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February....

 2021-01-22 15:23 

The Portland Press Herald

Harpswell temporarily closes quahog harvesting in Quahog Bay...

Harpswell selectmen unanimously approved the closure Thursday. The town's request will be reviewed for approval by the Maine Department of Marine Resources within 20 days....

 2021-01-22 13:34 

The Portland Press Herald

State reports 636 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths...

Friday's totals continue an up-and-down pattern in Maine over the last few weeks...

 2021-01-22 13:03 

The Portland Press Herald

The Latest: Miami Heat to use coronavirus-sniffing dogs in plan to allow some fans back into arena...

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

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Scarborough resident receives scholarship award...

Kristen Caldwell...

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Hospice of Southern Maine hires Stewart Steel as IT director...

SCARBOROUGH — Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough has hired Stewart Steel as its Information Technology director. In this role, Steel is responsible for the leadership and coordination of information technology services including strategic plan...

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Scarborough Town Council prepares goals for 2021...

The list of goals scheduled for a vote on Feb. 2....

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Bishop Deeley to chair national Catholic insurance board...

PORTLAND — The National Catholic Risk Retention Group has elected Bishop Robert Deeley as its board chairman. Since 2019, the bishop has served as the company's episcopal moderator and as a member of its board of directors. Bishop Deeley's a...

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Faith Notes: In need of God's grace...

I thought it was a joke when a pastor at a church I attended said that he was starting a "God and Guns Club." When he announced it from the pulpit during Sunday morning worship, many in the congregation laughed. This was the same pastor who declar...

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Abbott develops rapid test for brain injury...

Test will alert doctors to concussions and more....

 2021-01-22 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Scarborough growth management ordinance under review...

SCARBOROUGH — In the process to develop a new growth management ordinance, the Scarborough Ordinance Committee looked at what needs improvement in the current one on Jan. 7. The intent of the ordinance is to regulate the pace of growth in the town, ...

 2021-01-22 09:05 

The Portland Press Herald

Cape gearing up to build electric car charging stations...

Grants from Efficiency Maine will fund up to 80% of the cost to build stations at Fort Williams and the Cape Elizabeth Community Center....

 2021-01-22 09:03 

The Portland Press Herald

Sande's Picks: The Lemont Block Collective continues...

The Lemont Block Collective, 150 Maine St. in Brunswick, completed its very successful Holiday Pop-up Shop in December and has now opened "Round 2 " with 12 new vendors. Included are seven creators of food products that got their start at Fork Foo...

 2021-01-22 09:02 

The Portland Press Herald

Inside Raymond: Jan. 22...

Park gets improvements A couple of projects are planned for Tassel Top Park. First, the trailhead will be moved from the parking lot to the front of the park to allow parking for the trails along with an information kiosk. Jonah Martin is building the kio...

 2021-01-22 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

John Micek: Biden's benediction for a divided America...

Joe Biden didn't have to do a lot with his inaugural address Wednesday, just deliver a concise, clear speech that somehow knit together the soul of a deeply fractured nation. He needed to offer healing and comfort to the hundreds of thousands of Ameri...

 2021-01-22 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letters to the editor, Jan. 22...

How is this a good deal and how is it not a tax increase? To the editor, When the pandemic first arrived, the Town of Scarborough correctly, but what appeared to be temporarily, shut down the transfer station in the industrial park off Pleasant Hill Road....

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