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University of New Hampshire professor and Portland resident Vanessa Levesque says that small municipal decisions can play a significant role in ensuring that towns and cities remain resilient in the face of climate change. Levesque is taking part in the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium, which focuses on the science of climate change, but she says social factors might be just as important when confronting issues like rising sea levels and warming waters. 

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Former Portland school board member Kate Snyder will be the city's next mayor.

The Portland International Jetport will pursue a new flight path to help reduce noise from arriving planes.

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On a gray fall day at Goranson’s Farm in Dresden, Carl Johanson evaluates a crop of soon-to-be harvested cabbage, lettuce and spinach, reflecting on the two year effort to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA.

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A strong October nor’easter packing high winds and heavy rain has knocked out power to tens of thousands of Maine households and businesses.

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The opening of a new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland has sparked ire from some city residents.

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Mainers Monday celebrated the state’s first Indigenous Peoples Day, on what had been Columbus Day.

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Portland city councilors will take up the issue of a ban on plastic straws and stirrers Monday night.

Maine's Department of Health and Human Services intends to invest almost $2 million dollars in the next two years to address substance abuse issues among the state's youth.

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Maine’s secretary of state's office says it's fielding some complaints from people who felt they were lied to so they would sign a petition in support of a people’s veto to strike down Maine’s vaccination requirements.

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The way many young people see it, the effects of climate change will be their burden to bear. Young "climate strikers" in Maine say that's why they're walking out of schools Friday and taking to the streets.

The University of Southern Maine has created a new position honoring the state's first African-American legislator. The Talbot Teaching Fellow is named for Gerald Talbot, who served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978. He also worked with the Maine chapter of the NAACP and the State Board of Education.

Presque Isle police say there has been a shooting in the general vicinity of the Presque Isle International Airport.

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Maine has received $61 million in federal funding to help repair and replace several of the state's aging bridges.

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Maine Turnpike Authority officials say they expect traffic on the roadway this holiday weekend to exceed last year's "banner year."

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