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1,000 Farm-Raised Salmon Escape From Canadian Pen, Some Captured At New Brunswick Dam

Researchers for the Atlantic Salmon Federation have captured and removed 53 Atlantic salmon from a New Brunswick river after an estimated 1,000 of the farm-raised fish escaped from a Cooke Aquaculture facility near Deer Island in the Bay of Fundy.

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Maine Public Deep Dive

In this Deep Dive, Maine Public's explores the difficulty of accessing affordable, high-quality child care, as well as possible solutions.

A Maine survey indicates heating oil prices are dropping to the lowest level in nearly two years - good news for consumers as the heating season nears.

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A new pilot program kicks off next week in Maine that aims to improve lending options for library patrons.

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A statewide phone support line for people with mental health issues will be reduced from a 24-hour service to a seven hour daily service next year under a proposed new state contract. The proposed change is drawing criticism and concern from the mental health community.

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A new front is opening up in the public relations war over whether the lobster industry should make big changes to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

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Earlier this year, a tiny, 140-student magnet high school in Limestone, Maine — only a few miles from the Canadian border — received an unusual honor. It was judged the Number 2 school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Vermont man convicted of impersonating a Somali man has been sentenced to two months in prison.

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to launch a new three-digit hotline for people who are feeling suicidal or are going through any other mental health crisis. It recommends making 988 the new national number to call for help, replacing the current 10-digit number.

The agency presented the idea to Congress in a report earlier this month and is expected to release more information and seek public comment about the proposal in the coming months.

The singer and songwriter Eddie Money, whose singles like "Take Me Home Tonight," "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" were an archetype for 1970s and 1980s rock radio, died Friday morning in Los Angeles at age 70.

Less than a month ago, Money announced that he had stage IV esophageal cancer, which had metastasized to his liver, lymph nodes and stomach.

New Zealand's government is planning to create a registry of all guns in the country and stiffen penalties on illegal gun sales and modifications. The move comes six months after a gunman killed 51 people at mosques in Christchurch.

"Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday. "That means we need to do all we can to ensure that only honest, law-abiding citizens are able to obtain firearms licenses and use firearms."

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The state’s public universities in Fort Kent and Presque Isle share four administrative positions and run academic programs on each other’s campuses. They collaborate so much that the regional body that issues their accreditation — essentially the stamp of approval that shows the universities meet a basic benchmark of quality — has questioned whether they’re even separate universities any longer.

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Maine Clam Harvest

Thursday—How are clammers and scientists finding ways to improve the declining clam harvest, which is caused by pollution, predation, and other threats—including climate change.