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 2020-10-27 17:23 

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Running With Scissors buys its longtime space...

After close to eight years of renting 250 Anderson St., Running With Scissors has bought the building....

 2020-10-27 17:22 

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Candidates, referendum questions pack Portland ballot...

The city has already received more than 20,300 absentee ballots....

 2020-10-27 17:05 

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Canadian Thanksgiving may be a cautionary tale for Americans amid virus surge...

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, and both provincial and federal officials have pointed to the holiday as a culprit....

 2020-10-27 17:00 

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Biddeford man sentenced to 10 years for racially motivated hate crimes...

A federal judge calls a pair of attacks by 2 men 'among the most serious I have seen.'...

 2020-10-27 16:58 

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Health panel proposes colon cancer tests start at 45, not 50...

The draft guidelines issued Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reflect a growing concern about rising rates in people under the age of 50....

 2020-10-27 16:55 

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Falmouth parents, educators in opposition over hybrid learning model...

Some parents continue to push for students to be integrated back to full-time, in-person learning....

 2020-10-27 15:59 

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Surge in early voting scrambles expectations for Election Day, as states gallop toward record turnout...

The massive turnout all but ensures the majority of ballots will be cast before Election Day for the first time in history....

 2020-10-27 15:56 

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Young School kindergarten closed this week after positive COVID-19 test...

The classrooms were to undergo deep cleaning....

 2020-10-27 15:48 

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The Latest: Russia imposes nationwide mask requirement...

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

 2020-10-27 15:46 

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Cooking at the Cove: Comfort soup with cheesy biscuits...

This week I'm sharing one of my favorite soup recipes of all time. I'm never without the ingredients for it and make a pot at least once a month year-round. I slurp it down for lunch and when I need a quick supper. I keep extra stored in quart jar...

 2020-10-27 15:41 

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Brunswick soda manufacturer expanding into Mid-Atlantic market...

Green Bee, a soda company based in Fort Andross in Brunswick, has announced the launch of their beverages into the Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region, which encompasses Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey and will b...

 2020-10-27 15:40 

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UMaine football scheduled to open spring season on March 6...

The Black Bears will open on the road at Delaware, and close their six-game season on April 17 against rival New Hampshire in Orono....

 2020-10-27 15:38 

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Shiman among three vying for Saco School Board Ward 4...

The incumbent is challenged by Kevin Lafortune and Michael Vitiello, who were featured previously....

 2020-10-27 14:30 

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Maine reports 57 new cases of COVID-19...

Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, will brief the media at 2 p.m. today, as new daily cases exceed 50 for three days in a row....

 2020-10-27 14:29 

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Portland Police Logs: Oct. 18-26...

Arrests 10/18 at 3:05 a.m. Samuel G. Hicks, 24, of Windham, on Riverside Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/18 at 9:04 a.m. Renaldo Bandeira, 33, of Portland, on Forest Avenue on a charge of operating after suspension. 10/18 at 5:07 p...

 2020-10-27 14:19 

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Portland's ballot full of candidates, referendum questions...

With local incumbents not seeking re-election and three state representatives termed out, Portland voters will have much different representation after the Nov. 3 election. The city has already received more than 20,300 absentee ballots....

 2020-10-27 14:17 

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School Around Us transitions to co-learning center...
 2020-10-27 14:13 

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Schools update policy on challenging library materials...

A new policy adopted Oct. 6 by the school board clarifies how library materials are selected and how challenges to that material can be made...

 2020-10-27 14:02 

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Scarborough school administration tells staff not to display 'controversial' phrases like Black Lives Matter...

Several dozen students protested the letter to teachers and staff in which the administration said they should avoid displaying controversial phrases such as Black Lives Matter....

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letter to the editorial: Construction debris at center of Juniper Ridge issues...

The landfill's operator tries to divert attention from the real problem while ignoring what enables so much Massachusetts waste to be disposed of in Maine....

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Briefs...

SCARBOROUGH Kiwanis donate new books to public schools The Scarborough Kiwanis Club recently donated over 700 new books to the Scarborough Public Schools. The books were given to kindergarten through Grade 2 students. Scarborough Kiwanis is committed to s...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Gideon campaign's mailer good only for a laugh...

The Maine Democratic Party is so desperate to help Sara Gideon that they sent me, a registered Republican, a mailer comparing Republican Sen. Susan Collins to not their own candidate but Max Linn. This was an obvious attempt, almost Wile E. Coyote-esque, ...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letters: Vote Arford; Vote Horch; Just vote...

Vote Arford We're delighted to vote for our good friend and neighbor Poppy Arford. Her resume, experience and enthusiasm uniquely qualify her to represent district 49. Sixteen years ago we moved our family to Brunswick from the midwest. The Arford'...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Green doesn't grasp implications of re-electing Collins...

Re: "Letter to the editor: Bill Green defends Susan Collins on the issues" (Oct. 20): Bill Green just doesn't get it. This election isn't about the likability of Susan Collins. This election is about Mitch McConnell. Sen. Collins may claim...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Time for Casella to stop scare tactics...

In his Oct. 16 guest editorial, Casella Waste Systems' Brian Oliver struck a tone worthy of the Halloween season when characterizing the simple changes that Mainers like us are asking for to protect our families and neighbors from toxic out-of-state p...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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On this date in Maine history: Oct. 27...

Oct. 27, 1775: Col. Benedict Arnold, continuing his three-month march to Quebec at the start of the American Revolution, writes a letter to Gen. George Washington to report that his Army expedition has lost many of the boats that it used to ascend the Ken...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Births...

Mid Coast Hospital Ansel Oisin Pidgeon Kelley, born Oct. 14 to Jennifer Anne Pidgeon and Colin Matthew Kelley of Topsham. Grandparents are Michele Pidgeon of Phoenix, Ariz., and Laurie Jane and Stephen Kelley of Limington....

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Address Portlanders' real needs vote 'yes' on Questions A-E...

As a proud Portlander, I have been increasingly appalled at the progressive facade by city government. The statement by most councilors denouncing People First Portland's ballot initiatives is a stab in the back, as it's precisely what citizen ini...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Guest column: Walking through the fires of 2020...

One recent evening, I was getting ready for bed in the usual way: staring at my phone, anxiously doomscrolling through deeply troubling news stories. An article about the wildfires out west had caught my attention, and I was reading about how climate chan...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Sagadahoc Sheriff Merry: Gideon a reliable advocate for Maine law enforcement...

She has secured the resources to fight the opioid epidemic and helped protect retired first responders' health benefits....

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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The Recycle Bin: Time to talk composting...

Your weekly question and answer column on what to recycle, what not to recycle, and why, in Brunswick. The public is encouraged to submit questions by email to brunsrecycleinfo@gmail.com...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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If you're mailing your absentee ballot, better send it out today...

With Election Day only 7 days off, officials warn that any ballots mailed after Oct. 27 night not be received in time to count....

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Maine Voices: Democratic Party heading in the wrong direction on immigration...

The party's platform is centered on a selective application of law enforcement that looks a lot like 'openish' borders....

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Commentary: An expert in nonverbal communication watched the Trump-Biden debate with the sound turned down here's what he saw...

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on Oct. 22 for the final debate in the 2020 election and, like the first debate, it was unusual. COVID-19 forced social distancing and largely took the studio audience, with their laughter, ch...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Here's Something: Virus, election exacerbate personality traits...

2020 has been a psychologically hard year. We've had the pandemic, the lockdowns, the election, the race riots and the general fear and anxiety these monumental events have caused. People handle stress differently, and they deal with fear and worry di...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Letter to the editor: Questions A, C, D and E will have unintended results vote 'no'...

As an environmental lawyer, a lifelong supporter of raising the minimum wage and an advocate for affordable housing as a Community Housing of Maine board member, it is hard for me to urge a "no" vote on exactly these issues. But I must. The concep...

 2020-10-27 08:00 

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Our View: Mainers are using election options...

It's getting too late to mail in a ballot, but people still have a number of ways to cast their vote....

 2020-10-27 07:59 

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Mainewhile: We should welcome knowledge, not reject it...

When I was a teenager, my sister lived in Scotland for a year and made friends with a brilliant pianist from China who had defected to the west. When he eventually moved to the U.S., he came to visit our family and we all got to hear stories of what his l...

 2020-10-27 07:46 

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School Notebook: Oct. 28...

Siblings intern for Collins Peter and Catherine Morrissette of Falmouth have been awarded fall internships in the Portland Constituent Service Center of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Peter, a junior at Northeastern University, is majoring in business ...

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Jennifer A. Roy...

SOUTH PORTLAND - Jennifer A. Roy, 52, of Settler Road died unexpectedly of natural causes at her home on Wednesday, October ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Thomas "Tom" W. Cushman...

SCARBOROUGH Thomas "Tom" W. Cushman died peacefully on October 24, 2020, at the Maine Veteran's Home in Scarborough, with family ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Muriel E. Burnheimer...

WALDOBORO - Muriel E. Burnheimer, 89, passed away at her home in Waldoboro on October 22, 2020 surrounded by her family ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Marian "Peggy" L. Harmon...

AUBURN - Marian "Peggy" L. Harmon 89, passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2020 at the house of her daughter in ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Helen A. Sawyer...

Helen A. Sawyer 1946 - 2020 BRUNSWICK - Helen A. Sawyer, 74, died Friday October 23, 2020, at The Cedars, Portland. ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Kathryne "Katie" Downey...

FALMOUTH - Kathryne "Katie" Downey, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Maine Medical Center. Visiting Hours celebrating ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: James Michael Smaha...

SARATOGA, Calif. - Jim passed away peacefully at his home in Saratoga after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Donald Malcolm "Smitty" Smith...

GORHAM - Donald Malcolm "Smitty" Smith, 88, died peacefully at home on Saturday, October 24, 2020. A descendent of the Mayflower, ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Edward C. Hunt...

Edward C. Hunt 1935 - 2020 PHIPPSBURG - Edward C. Hunt, 85, of Hunt Street, died Friday October 23, 2020, at ......

 2020-10-27 05:01 

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Obituary: Ruth A. Bellanceau...

PORTLAND - Ruth A. Bellanceau, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at a Portland nursing home. She was ......

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