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 2021-03-01 18:25 

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Portland Jetport named one of the best airports for customer experience in North America...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland International Jetport was named the best airport in North America for customer experience for the fourth year in a row. The Airport Council International's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program judged the Jetport agains...

 2021-03-01 16:56 

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Memorial held to honor Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes on 2nd anniversary of his death...

BERWICK (WGME) -- Two years ago, the Berwick Fire Department lost one of their own. Captain Joel Barnes died in the line of duty fighting a 4-alarm apartment building fire. [Fire that killed Maine fire captain caused by improperly discarded smoking materi...

 2021-03-01 15:29 

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Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics to open in Sanford and at Portland Expo on Tuesday...

SANFORD (WGME) -- A high-volume coronavirus vaccination clinic will open in Sanford on Tuesday. [York County plans to open mass coronavirus vaccination clinic in Sanford] The 29,000 square-foot clinic is expected to have the capacity to vaccinate up to 1,...

 2021-03-01 14:27 

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Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 New Hampshire youth detention center staffers...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused of physically or sexually harming 230 children at a facility the victims' attor...

 2021-03-01 13:54 

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Maine congressman voted against $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congressman from Maine who cast one of two Democratic votes against the $1. 9 trillion pandemic relief bill said the proposal contained too much unnecessary spending. Rep. Jared Golden, who represents Maine's vast, mostl...

 2021-03-01 13:22 

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Maine is rolling back pandemic restrictions more slowly than its neighbors...

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- Maine is signaling a pullback on remaining economic restrictions amid a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and an accelerating vaccine effort, but it lags neighboring states in doing so ahead of spring and summer. A year into the p...

 2021-03-01 13:21 

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128 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 703. The Maine CDC reported 128 new coronavirus cases on Monday. [Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine coming to Maine] There have been ...

 2021-03-01 12:43 

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Rental relief program begins in Maine on Monday...

The Maine State Housing Authority will open its rental relief program on Monday. It includes $200 million in federal funds to help those behind on rent and utilities. [Ask the I-Team: Is there a ban on rent increases in Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic?...

 2021-03-01 12:14 

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Family of Maine woman missing for 35 years offers $5,000 reward for information...

JAY (WGME) -- The family of a Maine woman who went missing 35 years ago is offering a new $5,000 reward for information about their daughter's remains, according to the Sun Journal. [Maine family still searching for Kimberly Moreau] Then 17-year-old K...

 2021-03-01 11:49 

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Rural Maine sees influx of homebuyers during coronavirus pandemic...

Rural Maine is seeing a massive influx of new homeowners as newcomers leave parts of the country hit hard by the coronavirus. [Real estate trends for 2021]According to the Bangor Daily News, the number of out-of-state buyers has increased from 25 to 33 pe...

 2021-03-01 11:24 

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Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine coming to Maine...

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved for emergency use in the U. S. and that means more vaccine doses are coming to Maine. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single dose shot, meaning one shot in the arm...

 2021-03-01 11:13 

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Maine funeral home worker accused of stealing ring from dead woman...

ALFRED (WGME) -- A funeral home worker was arrested and charged with stealing a wedding ring from a woman who died. According to the Portland Press Herald, 51-year-old Stuart Weston, of Sanford, is facing felony charges after police say he stole a diamond...

 2021-03-01 01:41 

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Bitter cold wind chills Monday night and Tuesday...

It's not much, but another round of coastal rain and inland snow is expected tonight, mostly after 11 p. m. It should fall as mostly rain, but an inch or two of accumulation is possible in the mountains. Lows stay in the 30s. Monday will start with so...

 2021-02-28 21:57 

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Brunswick expanding resources to address substance abuse and mental health...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- After Maine's record year of drug overdoses, Brunswick officials have now increased resources for substance abuse and mental health. The pandemic has turned many lives upside down, and overdose calls are increasing. "I believe ...

 2021-02-28 18:28 

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Smaller work-release facility takes shape at former prison...

MACHIASPORT (AP) -- A new, smaller work-release facility is being built at the site of a prison that closed over the objections by the local community in Down East Maine. The Downeast Correctional Center housed about 140 inmates before it was abruptly clo...

 2021-02-28 18:17 

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Former Belfast teacher expected to plead guilty to child porn charges...

(BDN) -- A former teacher who lives in Bucksport and allegedly gave sex toys to a 15-year-old girl is expected to plead guilty Monday in federal court to possession of child pornography. William Meier, 56, who had taught at an elementary school in Belfast...

 2021-02-28 17:35 

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Feds taking final comments about plan to save right whales...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The federal government is taking the last of the comments about a proposal to try to save an endangered species of whale. The North Atlantic right whale numbers only about 360. The National Marine Fisheries Service is taking commen...

 2021-02-28 16:26 

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Arts groups around Maine get NEA funding for programs...

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) -- Organizations around Maine are set to receive nearly $300,000 to promote arts and literature programs. The funding is from the National Endowment for the Arts and is going to organizations and individuals from Portland to Waterville....

 2021-02-28 15:56 

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Kennebunk residents who created 'Project Playback' celebrate Future of Good program...

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- The Future of Good program, celebrating youth doing good for the community, is celebrating its sixth year. Five years ago, Jason Albaum, Colby Ellis, and Juli Ennis created a community service project called "Project Playback. "...

 2021-02-28 15:34 

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Portland Police seeking new information on 2010 unsolved murder...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland Police Department is seeking information from the public about on unsolved murder that happened 11 years ago. Portland Police say the 2010 death of Darien Richardson remains unsolved. [Icy road conditions lead to 2 vehicle ...

 2021-02-28 15:18 

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Black ice leads to three separate car crashes within minutes...

NEW GLOUCESTER (WGME) -- Icy road conditions led to three separate crashes near the Auburn line Saturday night. At around 9 p. m. , the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office responded to Route 100 in the area of the Auburn line for the crashes that happe...

 2021-02-28 14:52 

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Another Mainer dies as 142 coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported one new coronavirus-related death on Sunday. The death toll now sits at 703. The Maine CDC reported 142 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 44,634. [Drive-thru c...

 2021-02-28 02:40 

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Icy road conditions lead to 2 vehicle crash...

Naples (WGME) -- Two vehicles collide in Naples Saturday night causing extensive damage to both vehicles. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, a 2020 Toyota Truck operated by Khlid Zghair of Naples and a 2017 Jeep Compass operated by T...

 2021-02-28 01:38 

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Drive-thru clinic for vets over 65 in Brunswick...

Brunswick (WGME) -- On Saturday, VA Maine held its first off-site drive-thru vaccination clinic for enrolled veterans over the age of 65. "We have over 50,000 veterans that we are looking to vaccinate. Here today, we're vaccinating approximately 5...

 2021-02-27 21:51 

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Maine wants residents to step up to stop invasive species...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine conservation officials are asking residents to play a bigger role in helping the state counter invasive species. Invasive insects and plants do damage to Maine's agricultural crops and forests. The Maine Department of...

 2021-02-27 19:50 

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Farmington man dies in Saturday morning house fire...

FARMINGTON (WGME) -- One person is dead after a house fire in Farmington Saturday morning. Farmington Fire and Police Departments responded to a fire located at 160 Clover Mills Road. Initial responders determined that two people were inside the house at ...

 2021-02-27 18:47 

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Winter festivals return to Maine after a year of pandemic cancellations...

BELFAST, Maine — After nearly 12 months in which most in-person festivals were canceled, this coming weekend offers winter-weary Mainers an opportunity to get out and enjoy themselves. The Belfast Ice Festival will offer ice carving demonstrations, ...

 2021-02-27 17:41 

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Maine pols continue push to expand local meat processing...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A group of federal lawmakers wants to expand capacity for small meat and poultry processors. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, says the "Strengthening Local Processing Act" is designed to create more options for local lives...

 2021-02-27 16:26 

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Augusta hospital didn't screen staff for coronavirus symptoms, report says...

The Augusta hospital that came under fire for offering early coronavirus vaccines to donors last month had been cited by the state earlier in January for violating COVID-19 prevention protocols. Inspectors from the Maine Department of Health and Human Ser...

 2021-02-27 15:33 

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Portland Police seeking information on 2017 homicide...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland Police Department is seeking information from the public for an unsolved murder back in 2017. On February 27, 2017, Bryan "Kage" Garcia was found unresponsive in his car in the area of 50 Chadwick Street in Portland...

 2021-02-27 15:09 

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House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a $1. 9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they'd revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. The new pr...

 2021-02-27 14:47 

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197 new coronavirus cases reported, one more death...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported one new coronavirus-related death Saturday. The death toll now stands at 702. The Maine CDC reported 197 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 44,492. 35,058 have ...

 2021-02-27 04:44 

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Lincoln fire that killed 7-year-old girl ruled accidental...

LINCOLN (WGME) Monday's fire in Lincoln, that killed a seven-year-old girl, has been ruled accidental. 7-year-old killed in Penobscot County fireAccording to the Assistant State Fire Marshal, the fire started in the ceiling where electric work was don...

 2021-02-27 03:52 

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Kennebunk Wedding Cake House undergoing renovations...

PORTLAND (WGME) One of the most photographed houses in Kennebunk is getting a facelift. New book highlights Kennebunk history through postcardsThe owner and general manager of the wedding cake house says while the foundation and roof are pretty sound, the...

 2021-02-27 03:20 

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Some Mainers frustrated with state's new vaccination plan...

PORTLAND (WGME) Changes to the state's COVID vaccine strategy mean some people in Maine will be able to get the vaccine earlier than they anticipated, but it also means some people, especially younger people, will have to wait longer. Gov....

 2021-02-27 02:35 

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Missing Bridgton man found...

UPDATE: 79-year-old Robert Cote of Bridgton has been found safe in a convenience store in Androscoggin County. BRIDGTON (WGME) -- The Bridgton Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for 79-year-old Robert Cote of Bridgton. Police say he was last seen...

 2021-02-27 01:09 

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Mainers have opportunity to get tablet with internet access for free...

PORTLAND (WGME) Mainers now have an opportunity to get a tablet with internet access for free. The National Digital Equity Center is giving away the tablets to eligible residents in the state. The tablet comes with internet connection and provides one-on-...

 2021-02-26 23:58 

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Investigation focuses on electrical panel, new dryer in deadly Camden fire...

PORTLAND (WGME) Investigators say a 14-year-old boy was the victim of a fatal fire Thursday on the Midcoast. 14-year-old boy killed in Camden fire, neighbors heartbroken for familyThe fire marshal's office has also released a possible cause. "He c...

 2021-02-26 23:10 

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Primary care physicians feel left out of Maine vaccination process...

PORTLAND (WGME) Even as more Mainers get vaccinated, some primary care physicians say they're feeling left out of the process. Gov. Mills details changes to Maine's COVID vaccination plan"It's been a very frustrating process," family p...

 2021-02-26 23:08 

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'We woke up to crashing, smashing noise:' Family says tractor destroyed farm stand...

WHITEFIELD (WGME) -- Owners of a family farm in Whitefield say their roadside farm stand was destroyed by a tractor in the middle of the night. Swallowtail Farm is a labor of love for Lauren Pignatello and her family, which includes seven kids. "You c...

 2021-02-26 22:58 

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Birch syrup is an untapped resource in Maine, for now...

Birch syrup could soon become a mainstay in Maine kitchens, right next to the maple syrup. Birch syrup from Temple Tappers in Temple. (WGME) "It's tangy and sweet, and it has kind of a woodsy flavor... I'd say about half of people really like ...

 2021-02-26 22:25 

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Gov. Mills details changes to Maine's COVID vaccination plan...

PORTLAND (WGME) Governor Janet Mills announced changes to Maine's vaccine plan Friday. The state is moving to an age-based system starting next week. With this new system, the state is taking it month by month, putting all adults on track to be eligib...

 2021-02-26 20:08 

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Rain, snow, and a warm up are in store for Maine this weekend...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- While turning mild, the upcoming weekend will feature two punches of disturbed weather. The first round comes Saturday. Most of the morning stays dry. By late morning or early afternoon, snow begins to overspread most areas. A warmer th...

 2021-02-26 18:40 

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Owners of company involved in New Hampshire crash that killed 7 charged...

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of falsifying company records, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Dunyadar Gasanov, also known as Damien G...

 2021-02-26 18:17 

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Mainers 60 and older can start getting vaccinated against COVID-19 next week...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Gov. Janet Mills said all Mainers 60 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next Wednesday. Gov. Mills said Maine will adopt an "age-based" approach to vaccinations, rather than prioritizing by hig...

 2021-02-26 17:17 

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Panel of Maine experts meet to discuss climate change...

A panel made up of experts from across Maine met for the first time on Friday to talk about climate change. The Maine Climate Council Equity Subcommittee will advise and support the state as it works to carry out its four-year climate action plan called &...

 2021-02-26 17:10 

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Schools in all Maine counties remain 'green'...

For the second time since the January 28 update, schools in all Maine counties remain green. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine CDC assessed COVID-19 data and trends for all counties and all counties remain green. In the last ...

 2021-02-26 13:25 

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178 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 701. The Maine CDC reported 178 new coronavirus cases on Friday. [Maine superintendents want state to loosen restrictions for more in-per...

 2021-02-26 13:20 

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Official: Maine town's 2nd Amendment sanctuary designation will not interfere with police...

FORT FAIRFIELD Maine (BDN) -- Fort Fairfield's Second Amendment sanctuary designation does not mean the town will interfere with law enforcement, according to Town Manager Andrea Powers. The Fort Fairfield town council unanimously passed a resolution ...

 2021-02-26 13:03 

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'Stand your ground' from your car advances in New Hampshire...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — The Republican-led New Hampshire House debated two bills Thursday inspired by last summer's massive demonstrations against racial injustice, rejecting one that would have banned police from using rubber bullets or tear gas ...

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