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  1. The unpleasant surprise in my hotel bed and the lesson it teaches about customer serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Bangor Daily News

    When planning your next trip, remember that the most important thing you need to bring is a sense of humor. I was reminded of this as I crawled into my deluxe king-size bed in a well-appointed and highly rated hotel in Manhattan.

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  2. Mainer's vote disallowed on New England councilRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | National Fisherman

    The New England Fishery Management Council's long-awaited final deliberations on its habitat amendment got off to a rocky start Wednesday, when one council member was barred from voting because of potential financial conflicts and questions were raised about possible conflicts involving another member. Mary Beth Nickell-Tooley, an at-large member from Maine since 2008, was informed Wednesday by NOAA Attorney Adviser Mitch MacDonald she "may not vote during the Council's final deliberations on Habitat Amendment alternatives that open or close areas to fishing nor on the final vote to approve the Habitat Amendment for submission to NMFS."

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  3. Introducing Meeting People is (un)EasyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Bangor Daily News

    I had to get used to something when I moved back to Maine in 2011, and that is the fact that people are nice. People smile and wave on the street, and it is customary to smile and wave back.

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  4. 5 reasons 2016 will be a big year for Maine votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Bangor Daily News

    Riviera Hernandez, 5, peeks out of a voting booth while standing with her sister India, 7, as their father, Robert Hernandez, casts his ballot at the Bourque-Lanigan Post 5 American Legion in Waterville. Heavy voter turnout was expected across the state when this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo was taken.

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  5. Maine lawmakers hear proposals to return missing 'and' to energy lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Sun Journal

    Maine lawmakers Wednesday took the first steps toward fixing what's become known as a $38 million typographical error in a law that funds the state's energy-efficiency programs. But looming over any potential fix is the less-than-subtle hint that Republican Gov. Paul LePage will veto the correction if it doesn't also include the creation of a new state energy department and a Cabinet-level energy commissioner, to be appointed by LePage.

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  6. Portland Police speak out against racially provoked assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    WMTW News 8's Kyle Jones explains more about the alleged attack of a black man by two brothers, and how the event has shed light on diversity in Maine. SHE HAS A COURT DATE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE.

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  7. Mainer's vote disallowed on New England fishery councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Bangor Daily News

    The New England Fishery Management Council's long-awaited final deliberations on its habitat amendment got off to a rocky start Wednesday, when one council member was barred from voting because of potential financial conflicts and questions were raised about possible conflicts involving another member. Mary Beth Nickell-Tooley, an at-large member from Maine since 2008, was informed Wednesday by NOAA Attorney Adviser Mitch MacDonald she "may not vote during the Council's final deliberations on Habitat Amendment alternatives that open or close areas to fishing nor on the final vote to approve the Habitat Amendment for submission to NMFS."

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  8. Cathie Lynn RichardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Bangor Daily News

    Cathie Lynn Richards, 61, passed away suddenly April 21, 2015 at her Caribou residence. She was born in Caribou, October 29, 1953 the daughter of Hubert and Georgine Richards.

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  9. A year later, the good lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Bangor Daily News

    One year ago today we launched "The Good Life" a project retracing the "Back-to-the-land-movement" during the 60s and 70s in Maine. The BDN was honored with an Online Journalism Award in 2014 for the project.

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  10. 3 myths about primary care, public health and the false choice between the twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Bangor Daily News

    I am a Maine-trained family physician and a volunteer in a school-based health center , which is a partnership of the Portland Public Health Division, public schools and Maine Medical Center. Every week, I operate in the dual spheres of primary care and public health, so I was dismayed by the false choice between the two that the LePage administration recently advanced.

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  11. Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Minimum wage, drug offender recidivism, LePage's welfare reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Bangor Daily News

    Jamie Comstock, health promotion program manager for the city of Bangor, recently gave a presentation for the jail diversion meeting in Bangor about how some of our age-old human behaviors of normalizing and socializing negative habits may turn out as yet another problem. She gave the example of how our attitude toward marijuana has changed from 1970 to 2014, and not for the better.

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  12. LePage starts work on bill to eliminate Maine income taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Sun Journal

    In a letter sent to legislative leaders from both parties on Monday, LePage revealed that he's filed preliminary paperwork on a bill to eliminate the tax by 2020. He's given leadership until 5 p.m. to sign on as cosponsors to the bill.

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  13. Maine wants to help you get fertility treatments a " unless it was an STD that made you infertileRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Washington Post

    Here is the good news: Maine lawmakers want health insurers to start paying for fertility treatments. Many more hopeful Mainers might soon be able to have children.

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  14. LePage questions merits of electricity deregulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    Fifteen years ago, Maine restructured its electricity business. The state required power companies to sell off their generating facilities and become only transmission and distribution companies.

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  15. Fastest Mainers at Boston MarathonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    Spencer McElwain of Arundel and Kristin Barry of Scarborough braved rain, wind and the 26.2-mile challenge from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boston to emerge as the top Maine finishers Monday in the 119th Boston Marathon. Running legend Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport also had a big day, winning the women's 55 to 59 age division.

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  16. Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Republicans' welfare reform, guns and self-defense, the estate taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    I was discouraged to see the April 8 BDN editorial call the Republicans' welfare reform efforts "silly season." Last November, we voted for change, and we want it now.

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  17. Maine needs recycling boost, but not at bottle bill's expenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    If reality reflected state law , Mainers today would recycle and compost at least half their solid waste. They would have reached that threshold in 2009.

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  18. Don't portray this state I love as a hotbed of racial discontentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    When I played high school basketball, we travelled up to The County to play a couple times. Because of the distance we would stay with host families, and we attended social events.

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  19. Teen given Sandra C. Lebaree New England Volunteer Values AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    Jessica Sargent, 14, of Brewer is one of [up to] six Mainers who will receive Sandra C. Lebaree New England Volunteer Values Awards this year. Jessica was nominated by ACS Relay Specialist Mac Watts and Relay For Life of Penobscot Event Lead Karen Girvan.

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  20. Maine town's Civil War grave mystery growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Stars and Stripes

    The facts of Lt. Charles H. Colley's life and death have never been in dispute. But his earthly remains, 152 years later, are still a matter of mystery today.

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