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  1. Authentic MovementRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    When I was in graduate school for music therapy we were required to see a therapist of our own, and it was recommended to see a creative arts therapist of some kind. While I was interning at a hospital, I began weekly visits with a dance therapist in upper Manhattan.

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  2. Auto insurer wants to hike rates on older driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CBS News

    Downeasters have a bone to pick with Flo, the perky Progressive insurance spokeswoman. The car insurer wants to raise rates for certain Maine residents just because they got older.

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  3. Eminent Domain, Just Compensation, and a Raw Deal for HomeownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangor Daily News

    When the State of Maine builds the I 395-Route 9 connector road , reportedly eight homes will be "taken" under eminent domain powers of the state. I don't know any of these homeowners who will be stripped of their homes, but I think you and I are complicit in the pain and suffering they will experience.

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  4. FairPoint basic phone service deregulated in Maine towns Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Allan Stocks of York, Maine, said he has been confused by recent reports about a new state law that lifts price regulations from FairPoint Communications to provide basic landline service in parts of Maine. What does “basic service” mean? Does it involve his comprehensive long-distance service? Does it affect him in York? The 81-year-old hasn't heard from FairPoint, and “it does add to our confusion.

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  5. MaineHousing's First Home Loan, low rates attract first time buyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Bangor Daily News

    MaineHousing celebrated National Homeownership Month in June by lowering its First Home Loan rate to 2.99%, motivating 268 first time homebuyers or military households to place a home under contract and apply for a MaineHousing First Home Loan. Because of the rate reduction, MaineHousing's loan reservations for June were up nearly 57% when compared to June 2015.

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  6. Regulators level playing field with herring limits expanded to MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WVII

    Federal regulators are providing some relief to Maine lobstermen who are struggling to find enough bait to stay at sea . The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries has expanded its cuts on the number of days herring boats can fish to Massachusetts fishermen.

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  7. Saturday, July 23, 2016: Sen. Angus King must take position on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Bangor Daily News

    U.S. Sen. Angus King held a public meeting in May in Orono that more than 1,200 supporters of the proposed national monument in the Katahdin region attended. I was there and saw many of my friends, neighbors and relatives join in the standing ovations for King and the director of the National Park Service.

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  8. Here are the biggest takeaways from last night's roundtable on race relations in PortlandRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Bangor Daily News

    Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Let's end the day with some deep breaths and Our media partners, WGME, hosted a roundtable Wednesday night on race relations in Portland, after Friday's Black Lives Matter protest that led to the arrests of 18 demonstrators who were blocking a busy intersection.

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  9. Brunswick Sewer District Receives SHAPE Award for SafetyRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | State of Maine

    Brunswick Sewer District has earned the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers award in recognition of their rigorous safety achievement program. SHAPE recognizes public-sector organizations that voluntary undertake a rigorous safety achievement program for their workers; Monday's award brings the total number of SHAPE certified worksites in Maine to 67. "We congratulate Brunswick Sewer District on earning the SHAPE award," Governor Paul R. LePage said.

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  10. Author Documents the Struggle of Small Town MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Bangor Daily News

    Jeremy Flagg, a native of Brownville Junction Maine, publishes his fifth book, the second of which focuses on life in small town Maine. "I.Am.Maine: Snapshots of Small Town Maine," explores small towns in central Maine through photography and prose.

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  11. The summer I've been waiting for-but not for the reason you might thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Bangor Daily News

    My brother says these hot sunny July days are just the price we Mainers have to pay for the privilege of enjoying our glorious winters. I'm not sure if am quite as in love with cold and snow as he is.

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  12. My Wife Is a NinjaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Bangor Daily News

    Ok, so maybe she's not a covert assassin or an anthropomorphic crime-fighting turtle, but nonetheless, my wife is a ninja in her own right, a boat ninja. One of the treasured values of these traditional shinobis of feudal Japan was the indescribable sixth sense of heightened awareness.

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  13. Attorney General Mills announces new public education campaign: A Dose of RealityRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Attorney General Janet T. Mills today announced a new public education campaign aimed at stemming the abuse of painkillers in Maine. The new website and three television spots are designed to give Maine a "Dose of Reality" about painkillers.

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  14. Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Outlaw hatred and bigotry, GOP and guns, national monument about balanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Bangor Daily News

    Having worked in the forest products industry, I've seen benevolence and appreciation for conservation from its managers and landowners. I had hoped the Maine Forest Products Council had this vision of balance, but they do not.

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  15. Long-time LePage antagonist asks feds to probe Maine warden serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where great music is cheap. With my car in the garage, I'm driving my sister's for the day and I noticed that she has a "A Decade of Steely Dan" CD in her car with the price tag still on it: $2.97.

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  16. One way Maine could attract young workers it needs: Paid family medical leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | Bangor Daily News

    We've just graduated from the nursing program at Husson University and are eager to begin the next chapter of our lives. That means pursuing our careers in nursing.

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  17. Random Acts of KindnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Bangor Daily News

    This week was a tough week for me. I learned that my main part-time job, the one that was going to come with some health insurance, is not going to be funded.

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  18. Maine gearing up for gay marriage referendum in NovemberRead the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | Xtra!

    As same-sex marriage advocates across the United States continue to work to overturn California's Proposition 8, Maine has emerged as the next marriage battleground. Opponents of gay marriage successfully collected more than 60,000 signatures to put a referendum on the ballot this November that would overturn a law Gov John Baldacci signed in May that extended marriage to same-sex couples.

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  19. Study: Maine among states with most corrosive groundwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Bangor Daily News

    According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey , Maine is one of 11 states that has the highest prevalence of potentially corrosive groundwater, which can leach heavy metals such as lead from old plumbing and fixtures. And that means more than half a million Mainers who rely on private wells should get their water tested.

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  20. GMO labeling bill exposes rift between Maine, national organic trade groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Bangor Daily News

    A membership group of organic seed growers led by Bridgewater farmer Jim Gerritsen has split ranks with a large national organic trade group in a dispute over how best to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association withdrew its membership from the Organic Trade Association on July 13 following the latter group's support of legislation passed in the U.S. House and Senate that would override state labeling laws for food made with genetically engineered crops and replace them with a national set of rules.

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