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The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay has received a big grant to study tiny things.

A Maine organization that supports physician-assisted suicide is pushing for a statewide referendum on the issue next year.

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With less than one week before Election Day, a number of public opinion polls are underway. Some of them, though, are not asking voters about all of the candidates on the ballot, which political scientists say could skew the results in certain races.

Open enrollment begins Thursday for the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace.  Kate Ende, of Maine-based Consumers for Affordable Health Care, says consumers should check their options, especially if they're among the 75,000 Mainers who enrolled last year. 

PENOBSCOT, Maine - A former Maine nursing home where residents were mistreated will be auctioned off. The Bangor Daily News reports the Northern Bay Residential Living Center in Penobscot will go up for auction on Nov. 20.

Brewer Schools Distance Themselves From GOP Mailer That Uses High School Logo

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The Brewer School Department has distanced itself from a political mailer endorsing Rep. Garrel Craig’s re-election that used the Brewer High School Witches logo.

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Over the past year, 322 children in Maine tested positive for lead poisoning, which can lead to serious, irreversible health problems and lower IQs.

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MADAWASKA, Maine - Maine is trying to root out an invasive forest pest, and it's inviting the public to learn how to help.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants Maine courts to rule soon on his appeal of two lawsuits he lobbed against Democratic Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills.

TORONTO - Canada became the world's largest national marketplace for recreational marijuana Oct. 17, but things have gotten off to a bumpy start.

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PORTLAND, Maine - A landlord who was sent to jail in the wake of a deadly house fire in Maine has been released just before the anniversary of the blaze.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A call center is expanding in south Mississippi, with plans to hire 231 people. SaviLinx of Brunswick, Maine, announced its plans Tuesday.

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About 1,500 people packed a South Portland synagogue Tuesday night to mourn the 11 people gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday.

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Next week’s election could spell the fate of a high-tech, indoor salmon-growing operation proposed for midcoast Belfast, a development proposal that has torn a rift in the tight-knit community. The city council has been a strong backer of Nordic Aquafarms’ proposal, over repeated objections from opponents who are vocal — and organized.

Two Maine health organizations are receiving USDA grants to provide opioid-addiction treatment for patients in rural areas and to fund drug recovery-training for professionals.

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