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NAACP Reaches Agreement with Maine Branches

PORTLAND, Maine — The NAACP has reached an agreement with two branches in Maine that to allow the groups to continue with their traditional Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebrations.

The Portland Press Herald is reporting that NAACP regional president Juan Cofield says the two branches have been operating without approval of the national organization for more than two years and were placed on "inactive" status.

"Both are on their way to a full recovery and reorganization," Cofield says.

Michael Alpert, president of the Greater Bangor Area NAACP, described the dispute as a "matter of communication" between the branches and the regional office.