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The price of heating oil is holding steady in Maine at a rate that is higher than it was a year ago.

Democrats Continue Advantage In Absentee Ballots In Maine

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PORTLAND, Maine - Democrats are continuing their advantage over Republicans when it comes to absentee ballots cast in Maine's election, pointing to a possible Democratic advantage.

With Election Day looming, Democrats accounted for 44 percent of returned ballots compared to 29 percent for Republicans and 24 percent for independents. The analysis by AP Elections Research Group indicates the Democratic advantage carries over in both congressional districts.

Storm Threat Spreads Up East Coast As South Recovers

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Forecasters said most of the East Coast was at risk for severe weather Friday, with winds as strong as 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain possible as the Gulf Coast recovered from storms blamed for two deaths.

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Around this time in 2016, Matt Dunlap felt like heavy objects were falling out of the sky. “The FBI and Homeland Security were making these broad pronouncements about outside interference, and they weren’t talking to election officials,” said Dunlap, Maine’s secretary of state.

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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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PORTLAND, Maine - More trains from Boston are coming to the towns of Freeport and Brunswick in Maine. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which manages Amtrak's Downeaster passenger rail service from Boston to Maine, says the new train service will begin on Nov. 12.

ROCKLAND, Maine - New leaders at the Maine Lobster Festival are apologizing to the pageant winner who was stripped of her title over online photos.

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Maine elections officials are reporting a significant spike in the number of requests for absentee ballots. In fact, it’s possible that more than one-third of all ballots cast next week will be absentee.

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

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