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Maine schools plan to expand student mental health services

BANGOR, Maine — From the pandemic to school shootings, students across the country and here in Maine have a lot on their minds. This is why some schools in the state are taking new steps to care for their students' mental health. Donna Neste is the executive division director...
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Bangor increases allowance for boarding houses

BANGOR, Maine — After long discussion, the Bangor City Council will now increase the city’s allowance to implement boarding houses. An ordinance passed Monday night will allow a number of boarding houses to open on major roads such as Hammond Street, Union Street, and Broadway. Boarding houses typically...
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Gov. Mills announces expansion of MaineCare dental coverage

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Janet Mills announced an expansion of MaineCare dental coverage Wednesday afternoon for adults, which will also increase reimbursement rates for dental providers starting July 1, according to a news release issued by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. MaineCare recipients ages 21 and...
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Enjoy diners? Here are five of Maine’s best

MAINE, USA — Joe Ricchio, the host of the Food Coma Podcast, joins us from time to time on 207 to talk food. On the menu today: diners. Ricchio picked some of his favorites, including places where you can get a first-rate burger, tuna melt, and much more. Watch our conversation to see what he recommends.
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Against the odds, Lone Wolf Media has been telling stories for 25 years

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Running a small business takes grit, even in an industry — documentary filmmaking — which many people consider fun, cool, and possibly a touch glamorous. Lisa and Kirk Wolfinger ought to know. Twenty-five years ago, they took the plunge and started Lone Wolf Media in South Portland. Launching such an uncertain entrepreneurial venture was a big leap for a married couple. They had to support themselves and their kids, and they had just one client.

Young LGBTQ+ Mainers show their pride on paper

ROCKLAND, Maine — Thursday marks the final day of June and also the final day of Pride Month. All month long, members of the LGBTQ+ community have come together to celebrate their freedoms, culture, achievements, and the work still to be done in the fight for equality. Pride and...
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'Coffee with Kirby' celebrates one man's 56 years on the job

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Kirby Littlefield’s career, providing clean drinking water to the people of Biddeford and Saco, started and ended on the same date, 56 years apart. “I started on May 12 in 1966 and retired May 12, 2022,” Kirby said as he shared coffee Tuesday morning with a group of co-workers, reporters, and his wife, Annette.
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Glenburn motorcyclist, 61, dies in crash

GLENBURN, Maine — A local man has died following a crash in Glenburn that took place Tuesday night on Route 15. Andrew Adams, 61, of Glenburn was fatally injured when a car reportedly made a turn into Village Variety in front of his motorcycle, according to a Facebook post Wednesday from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office.
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