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  • Local & State
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    Before Farmington’s deadly explosion, hints of propane problems

    Several neighbors say they smelled propane for weeks before Monday's explosion leveled a building, and an official says the heating system hadn't been working properly.

  • Local & State
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    Farmington fire captain killed in blast remembered as a leader and family man

    Bell died Monday in the explosion in Farmington, which remains under investigation.

  • Local & State
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    Judge lowers first-time fine for drivers caught holding their phones, but it could go back up

    The first offense for holding a cellphone while driving was reduced to $85, including fees, down from $230, bringing the cost in line with what lawmakers intended.

  • Business
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    New report shows outdoor fun is serious business for Maine’s economy

    Activities like hiking, boating, hunting, gardening and golfing contribute more to Maine's economy than they do in almost every other state.

  • Health
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    Maine reports first case of vaping-related illness that has stricken more than 500 nationwide

    Health officials have not provided the person's age and gender, or said where in the state the patient lives.

  • Local & State
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    Rock Row developer says it’s working on noise issues

    The owner of the concert venue in Westbrook responds to a letter from Portland officials, saying many of the issues raised have already been addressed.

  • Local Elections
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    Clean elections advocates sue Portland over denial of referendum

    Fair Elections Portland is asking a judge to declare the City Council violated their constitutional rights and to order the city to place the proposal on the November ballot.

  • Maine Voices
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    Illogical federal law takes bite out of retired teachers' Social Security checks

    New state legislation that makes it easier for Maine retirees to return to the classroom is just the first step toward equity.

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