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 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Amplifying youth vote, civics education...

Civics education is critical to a functioning Democratic society. When I served as the first student member on the Maine State Board of Education, it was something that I advocated for in the curriculum. Students should know how their own government works...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Giving teachers access to N-95 masks will keep schools open...

Maine's teachers are vulnerable to COVID-19 now that schools have begun, and now that they are partly or fully teaching in person at the schools. It would make good sense to provide them with N-95 masks like first responders and medical personnel have...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Another gardening year comes to an end...

As much as I enjoy the cooler days of late summer, I am always sad to see it end, particularly from a gardening viewpoint. My excitement at the sight of the first green shoots and early flowers matures in tandem with them as the days lengthen and the sun ...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

State Farm teams up with Saco Fire Department to serve up kitchen safety...

SACO — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Peg Poulin are teaming up with the Saco Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting home fire safety. State Farm Agents ar...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter: Breen is a leader, deserves reelection to Senate...

As Senate chair of the Appropriations and Finance Committee, Cathy Breen brought the state share of local education funding to 51% the highest ever with no income tax increase! She secured funding for Medicaid expansion to over 70,000 Mainers under the Af...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Schools responsible for teaching facts, not opinions...

Deering's co-principals deprived students of a teaching moment by passing judgment on a grand jury's decision in the killing of Breonna Taylor....

 2020-10-01 08:00 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Italy factory activity grows for third month in September - PMI...

Italian manufacturing activity expanded for a third month running in September and at roughly the same rate as the month before, a survey showed on Thursday, as the economy recovers following a nationwide coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Therese L. Boissonneault...

BIDDEFORD — Therese L. Boissonneault, 92, of Biddeford died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at St. Andre's Health Care Facility. She was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Biddeford, to Albert and Fedora (Melancon) Letourneau and was educated locally. On May 14, 194...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Susan Olcott: Any way the wind blows...

As the season officially shifted to fall last week, so too did the winds. The gentle Southerly summer breezes swung around and came from the North. They were cooler, dryer and more intense, rattling the drying leaves and signifying the shift in season. An...

 2020-10-01 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Maine Voices: We're tired. Things are in chaos. But nothing will change if we don't vote...

We owe it to each other to channel our energy our fear, anger and pain into something that can make a difference....

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