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  • Local & State
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    Heavy traffic is in this weekend’s forecast as summer season kicks off

    Officials expect a record number of vehicles on the Maine Turnpike over the Memorial Day weekend, making the state's tourism industry cautiously optimistic about the coming season.

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    Cops & Courts
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    Bar Harbor man found guilty of raping and murdering former classmate

    Jalique Keene, 22, testified in his own defense Friday and acknowledged that a security camera showed him carrying the lifeless body of 19-year-old Mikaela Conley in the early morning of June 1, 2018.

  • Politics
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    Committee’s split shows details will be key to legalizing sports betting

    Debates are likely on the floor of the Legislature over a bill to allow online wagering, set a 2-tiered tax rate and allow on-premises betting at 11 locations.

  • Life & Culture
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    Ogunquit Playhouse grant will bring seniors to shows, and out of isolation

    The Tramuto Foundation is giving the playhouse a $300,000 grant to combat social isolation.

  • Schools and Education
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    Topsham-area district adds $600,000 to proposed budget for teacher salaries

    SAD 75 Business Manager Mark Conrad says the additional $600,000 would increase local property taxes for education by an estimated 11%.

  • Business
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    Freeport brewery launches effort to put more clean energy into its beer

    Maine Beer Co. hopes to inspire other clean energy efforts and expand its 50-kilowatt solar system so that the brewery generates more energy than it uses by 2030.

  • Local & State
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    Memorial Day events in southern Maine

    Parades and ceremonies happening Monday, from Wells to Topsham.

  • Maine Voices
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    Expansion of public pre-kindergarten worthy of support

    Legislators should follow the Education Committee's lead and support making this important program accessible to all of Maine's early learners.

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