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  1. Pot legalization advocates seek court order to get on the ballot in YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    The Marijuana Policy Project on Wednesday requested York County Superior Court to order the York Board of Selectmen to place a question legalizing marijuana on the November ballot. A hearing on the request could be held as early as Friday, according to David Boyer, Maine director of the Marijuana Policy Project.

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  2. Book-Talk/SigningRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    The Newport Cultural Center, The Hartland Library, and the Pittsfield Library are pleased to welcome Maine best selling author, Kate Flora. Kate will be discussing her two new books, "Death Dealer" and "And Grant you Peace".

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  3. Vital Signs: More Mainers lack health insuranceRead the original story

    15 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... for the increase, but one analyst said the state's decision to limit MaineCare eligibility may have contributed. Maine residents also may have had less access to health benefits through their jobs. The data - which predates implementation of new ...

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  4. Goldilocks, three bears and a voter's dilemma this election seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    A spokeswoman for Eliot Cutler recently compared Maine's gubernatorial race this fall to Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a Portland Press Herald column . With all the slapstick behavior going on with outside money and special interest groups, it's more like "The Three Stooges" at the moment, but let's go with the Goldilocks thing.

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  5. Cpl. Chris Donahue named chief deputy for Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... law enforcement training and certification programs. He is a graduate of the municipal county basic police school, the Maine State Police basic patrol dog school and the state police narcotics detection school. He also is a certified field training ...

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  6. 28 years and 152 oysters later, a new king is crownedRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Weekly Packet

    ... 15 minutes. "It's a dog and pony show," intoned host Paul Broulliard, owner of Dennett's Wharf, the site of the 2014 Maine State Oyster Eating Championship held on September 13. "Today it's all up for grabs." In the end, the bar strewn with empty ...

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  7. Clapp shows how to turn property into wildlife oasisRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Weekly Packet

    Blue Hill resident and Downeast Chapter of Maine Audubon Society President Leslie Clapp gave a field talk on Saturday morning, September 13, called Planting for Birds, Bees and Butterflies. Clapp led 20 binocular-toting birders and gardening enthusiasts on a stroll through her well tended-and in some spots, purposefully neglected-premises, a 10-acre oasis of flowers, native plants, shrubs and wooded area in downtown Blue Hill.

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  8. GSA Cross country team winsRead the original story

    45 min ago | Weekly Packet

    On August 30, Hanna Gutow was the fastest girl on the field at the Maine Open in Orono, finishing in 22:12. Eliza Broughton placed third at 22:27 and, with six finishers in the top 11, the girls edged out Caribou in the final 100 meters to grab the top spot in the four-school meet.

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  9. "Semi-retired sea captain" LeCain Smith publishes a guide to healing practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Weekly Packet

    ... with Windrose Productions ( windroseway.com ), a company he formed in 1986 in Port Townsend, Wash. When he returned to Maine, he brought Windrose, which also offers maritime services, instructions and charter sailing trips, and subsequently wrote ...

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  10. Historic Oceanville Baptist Church to hold final serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Weekly Packet

    A small congregation met on Thursday morning, September 11, to recount the history of the Oceanville Baptist Church and to discuss its fate. The church will close due to dwindling membership, and its last service will be held at noon on Sunday, September 21. Members and church supporters Carol Gotwals, Alma Scully, Mary Mixer, Roger Greenlaw and Nancy Gross gathered in the church sanctuary to consider their options, which are few: find another congregation that can use the building and contribute to its upkeep, or the American Baptist Church of Maine, which owns the building, will take over its care before likely selling the historic church.

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  11. Castine selectmen deny petition for Main Street hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Weekly Packet

    On the agenda was Ted Lameyer's petition requesting a public hearing on design plans for Main Street, which could lead to a vote on the design itself. The petition contained 71 certified signatures, more than required by Maine statute.

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  12. Yes, golf carts are illegal on town streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Weekly Packet

    "To operate a golf cart on a public way is illegal in the state of Maine," said Town Manager Jimmy Goodson when selectmen met on September 15. A state-issued "occasional crossing use permit" allows drivers to travel on specific roads to reach a designated area, such as a golf course. The Board of Selectmen asked Goodson to review golf cart laws following complaints of golf carts driving on local streets.

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  13. Salt Run Farm market blends produce with craft items and collectibles at new farmstandRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Weekly Packet

    ... practicing careful crop rotation and other organic growing methods. His produce and eggs are certified organic by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, which has stringent requirements to encourage sustainable practices. Gifford also ...

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  14. CROP Walk planned in CastineRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Weekly Packet

    ... able to walk, but willing to contribute, may do so by logging on to the national Walk web page, clicking on the map of Maine and locating the Castine Walk. There will be several "teams" listed, through which contributions can be made, or one can ...

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  15. Rep. Kumiega receives perfect ratingRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Weekly Packet

    Rep. Walter Kumiega, D-Deer Isle, received a perfect rating for the 126th Legislature from Maine Conservation Voters for his votes supporting Maine's environment and natural resources-based economy. "The two most important pieces of our coastal economy are fishing and tourism.

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  16. 'The product is going to get even better': Jotul to shift wood...Read the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    The Norwegian home heating company Jotul plans to expand its Maine-based manufacturing, moving production of its wood stoves to the company's North American headquarters in Gorham. Bret Watson, president and CEO of Jotul North America, said he expects the company will start manufacturing its first batches of wood stoves in Gorham early next year, hiring about seven new workers to handle a new assembly line for the stoves.

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  17. Bishop Deeley to celebrate Red Mass Sept. 26 in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... judges centuries ago. A luncheon will follow the Mass at the Portland Regency Hotel. Justice Joseph M. Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will be the luncheon's keynote speaker. Justice Jabar is a graduate of Colby College and the University ...

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  18. UMaine Extension Discusses Nutrition Concerns for Older AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    University of Maine Cooperative Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will give a free presentation on nutrition concerns for older Americans Thursday, Oct. 23, 10-11 a.m., at the Calais Free Library, 9 Union Street, Calais. While many recommendations found in the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans apply to adults of all ages, there are some of particular concern for those over age 50. Learn what you can do to lower your risk for health problems and stay healthy as you age.

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  19. Friday, Sept. 19: Election, climate change, elephant misinformation, bear baitingRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... - and brainless - selfishness. Tragically, they'll be right. Is there a fisherman, farmer or forest worker in Maine who can't tell you how much their environment has degraded in one generation, or how unreliable weather patterns have become and how ...

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  20. Maine at WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    Together, with the Maine Humanities Council and the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Harbor Public Library will be hosting a performance called Maine at Work on Tuesday evening, September 30, 5:30pm. The performance will take place in the Holmes Room at the Library.

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