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In praise of Susan Collins' persistent bipartisanship

After Susan Collins, the veteran Republican senator from Maine, cast the decisive vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in October 2018, she instantly became the target of angry Democrats across the country determined to defeat her in 2020. Yet despite a tidal wave of activism, outside money and an impressive opponent, State House Speaker Sara Gideon, against her, Collins was reelected comfortably to a fifth Senate term, by nine points, even as Joe Biden won Maine by the identical margin.

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In praise of Susan Collins' persistent bipartisanship

10 best places to visit in Maine

Come for the lobster and lighthouses, stay for the granite peaks and tranquil woodlands. With the slogan, “the way life should be,” Maine is more than just Vacationland, it’s a place that will capture your heart. From its northern waterways and mountain peaks to its southern sandy beaches and lobster rolls, Maine should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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10 best places to visit in Maine

Maine Opens Investigation Into Verizon Over 207 Area Code

Maine officials opened an investigation Tuesday into Verizon over a state brand: the 207 area code. Maine's Public Utilities Commission is investigating how the communications company forecasts its need for blocks of new phone numbers, which could hasten Maine getting a new area code. In recent years, the PUC has become concerned that it may no longer be possible for every phone number in the state to begin with 207 — numbers that have become engrained in Maine culture.

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Maine Opens Investigation Into Verizon Over 207 Area Code

FIRST ALERT: Lots of Rain Is Coming to Parts of New England Wed., Thu.

Cloud coverage will continue in New England Wednesday afternoon until the area of low pressure to our south starts shifting north. We expect heavy rainfall overnight as this systems lingers over the region. Rain begins Wednesday afternoon in southern states and will head into Maine after midnight, producing pockets of heavy downpours between 1 and 7 a.m.

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FIRST ALERT: Lots of Rain Is Coming to Parts of New England Wed., Thu.

Hungry Squirrel Noisily Nibbles Nuts From Woman's Lap

Duration: 01:14 A squirrel feeding from the lap of a Maine woman made some funny noises as it nibbled on its breakfast. Susannah Warner captured this video while at Moxie Pond, and she says she’s become familiar with both this squirrel and another that lives in the area.

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Hungry Squirrel Noisily Nibbles Nuts From Woman's Lap

Supreme Court to decide if religious schools may receive taxpayer funding for tuition

WASHINGTON – When the time came for their daughter to start high school, Amy Carson and her husband didn’t need to debate for long where she would go: The obvious choice was the same Christian school they both attended years ago. But the decision had a big financial drawback.

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Supreme Court to decide if religious schools may receive taxpayer funding for tuition

Shippers face threat of fees for recycling boxes

PORTLAND, Maine: States throughout America are attempting to pass bills that would make the commercial users of packaging pay for disposal costs. Maine was the first state in the country to impose payments in July, as manufacturers of packaging were required to pay into a new state fund.

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Shippers face threat of fees for recycling boxes

BioNTech plans malaria vaccine based on revolutionary Covid-19 jab technology

Scientists say mRNA technology could "open the floodgates" for developing vaccines against many other life-threatening conditions BioNTech has announced plans to develop the world’s first mRNA-based malaria vaccine, in a potentially major step towards beating back the disease which still kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.

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BioNTech plans malaria vaccine based on revolutionary Covid-19 jab technology

'One in a million' find as 310 million-year-old fossilised brain in perfect condition

In a world first, researchers have discovered a 310-million-year-old fossilised horseshoe crab brain at Mazon Creek in Illinois - the breakthrough discovery has been described as 'one in a million' In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have uncovered a never-before-seen fossilised brain from a 310-million-year old horseshoe crab.

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'One in a million' find as 310 million-year-old fossilised brain in perfect condition

Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

In her boat off the northeastern US coast, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver expertly handles the slick body of a lobster as she snaps rubber bands around its claws, just as she has done since age seven. The centenarian is the oldest licensed lobsterwoman in the state of Maine, and local historians describe her as perhaps the oldest active one in the world.

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Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

States Push to Charge Packagers for Recycling, but Industry Fights

PORTLAND - States across the U.S. are looking to adopt new recycling regimes that require producers of packaging to pay for its inevitable disposal, but industry is trying to halt the movement. Maine became the first state to adopt such a program in July when Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill that requires producers of products that involve packaging materials to pay into a new state fund.

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States Push to Charge Packagers for Recycling, but Industry Fights

Want to be buried with your pet? You can make that happen at this Maine cemetery.

In the Maine city where "Pet Sematary" author Stephen King resides, a cemetery is allowing humans and their pets to be buried together. Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor also happens to be featured in several scenes of the movie adaptation of the horror novel. So it seems fitting that this year, the cemetery began allowing the cremated remains of pets to be buried alongside their people – in a specific "whole family lot" portion of the cemetery.

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Want to be buried with your pet? You can make that happen at this Maine cemetery.

Worcester Ranked the Third Safest City to Live in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report released its list of Safest Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022. The list includes 25 cities of various sizes, from small (population 50,000 - 500,000) to extra-large (2.5 million and over). Worcester ranked as the third safest place to live in the U.S.

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Worcester Ranked the Third Safest City to Live in the U.S.

Groups urge state to protect last wild Atlantic salmon in US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea to only a handful of rivers in eastern and central Maine.

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Groups urge state to protect last wild Atlantic salmon in US

Airplane landing gear falls from the sky onto golf course

A plane’s wheel, rather than a birdie, fell onto the seventh fairway A golf course in Maine has an additional hole after a plane’s landing gear fell off mid-flight, leaving a small crater on the seventh fairway. Aviation authorities told NECN that the twin-engine aircraft took off with five passengers onboard when its right-side wheel and a strut fell off.

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Airplane landing gear falls from the sky onto golf course

Fore! 100-pound piece of plane landing gear crashes onto a Maine golf course miraculously not injuring anyone as the plane crash-landed safely in New York

A piece of a plane's landing gear fell onto the Gorham Country Club golf course Tuesday at around 6pm The Piper Navajo twin engine turned around and continued on to make a safe belly landing in Islip, New York Gorham Police recovered the 100-pound wheel from the seventh fairway of the golf course just outside Portland, Maine

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Fore! 100-pound piece of plane landing gear crashes onto a Maine golf course miraculously not injuring anyone as the plane crash-landed safely in New York

Drug-sniffing dog finds cocaine disguised as marble cake

A drug-sniffing dog found hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine disguised as a marble cake in the trunk of a car. Two pounds of cocaine were concealed in a tray of cake with coffee grounds to help hide the scent – but the culprits were unable to outsmart the sniffer dog.

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Drug-sniffing dog finds cocaine disguised as marble cake

Efficiently Destructive – The Shipworm

The shipworm, a bivalve mollusc, can cause destruction to wooden ship hulls, wharves, and other submerged wooden structures. “The ancient Greeks wrote about them, Christopher Columbus lost his fleet due to what he called ‘the havoc which the worm had wrought,’ and, today, shipworms cause billions of dollars of damage a year,” said Reuben Shipway, adjunct assistant professor in microbiology at UMass Amherst and research fellow at the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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Efficiently Destructive – The Shipworm

Cocaine disguised as cake seized from vehicle in Maine

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says a New York man and a Maine woman tried to disguise cocaine as a cake A New York man and a Maine woman are facing charges over cocaine disguised as a cake that was seized from their vehicle, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday.

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Cocaine disguised as cake seized from vehicle in Maine