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  • Schools and Education
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    UMaine trustees approve name change for University of Southern Maine

    The proposal to rename the campus the University of Maine at Portland now advances to the Legislature for final approval.

  • Business
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    Pioneering mussel farmer buys rival, plans expansion

    By 2021, Bangs Island Mussels plans to more than double production and hire more than 10 new employees, reflecting a growing market for the Casco Bay-grown mussels.

  • Lewiston-Auburn
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    Lewiston hospital's parent company proposes $35 million cancer center

    The new center would be next to Central Maine Medical Center.

  • Local & State
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    Coast Guard halts search after boaters turn up off New York coast

    One of the three people aboard the 40-foot sailboat thought to be missing off Mount Desert Island contacted a family member to say they were off Montauk, prompting the Coast Guard to end an extensive search that was triggered by a garbled 911 call.

  • Local & State
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    Portland poised to ask voters to expand use of ranked-choice voting

    The City Council on Monday is expected to set a date to ask whether they want to expand the voting method to all council and school board elections.

  • Local & State
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    Scarborough weighs options to build community center at The Downs

    Encouraged by recent survey results, a town committee is considering a proposal to lease community center space from developers of the 500-acre racetrack property.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Crystal meth resurfaces as increasingly deadly threat in Maine

    A highly pure form of the drug has been flowing into the region, raising fears about overdoses and violence.

  • Local & State
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    Portland considers ban on face-scanning technology

    Civil rights advocates fear the proliferating facial recognition technology will be used to conduct mass surveillance of innocent civilians without probable cause.

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