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  • Business
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    Intense questioning fails to pierce CMP explanation: ‘The usage is the usage’

    Nearly two years after a new billing system triggered thousands of complaints, the utility is sticking its story – most high bills ultimately were a result of customers using more power than they realized.

  • Local & State
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    State’s ‘forever chemical’ restrictions not applied to compost

    Environmental protection overseers still allow sales of the nutrient-rich product used by landscapers and gardeners, even though it’s made with PFAS-laced municipal sludge.

  • Bill Nemitz
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    Bill Nemitz: Onward and upward – from the shelter steps to Maine businessman

    Maxwell Chikuta relied on General Assistance and food stamps when he first arrived in Portland from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sixteen years later, he's got a Ph.D. and just opened his second business.

  • Politics
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    Why did Trump’s ‘judge whisperer’ buy a house on the Maine coast?

    Leonard Leo, a central figure in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, bought the Northeast Harbor mansion last fall. This month, it hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Susan Collins that drew protesters.

  • Food
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    Have a sweet tooth? Hate cilantro? Your genes may tell you why

    Our genes don't tell the whole story, but they can provide a fascinating glimpse into why we eat the way we do.

  • Books
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    Illustrators draw inspiration from Peaks Island retreats

    The Illustration Institute has brought more than 50 illustrators from around the world to its residency program, made possible by donated property, over the past three years.

  • Outdoors
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    Swimming holes: Not all are created equal

    Here is your guide to the cleanest, safest spots to swim near Portland.

  • Editorials
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    Our View: Lawmakers should pass bond package

    None of Maine's long-term infrastructure needs will benefit from a year with no investment.

  • MorE NEws
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