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WATCH: Hungry Bear Steals Box of Snacks Outside New Hampshire Home

Nature and wildlife can sure be funny sometimes, as a New Hampshire couple discovered when they realized that a Hungryroot food delivery was missing from their front steps. Dave DiMatteo recently posted this security cam video to the u local New Hampshire Facebook group, and people are getting an absolute kick out of it.
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Is it Illegal to Feed a Seagull in Maine?

One of the birds that happens to be synonymous with Maine is the seagull. In slang terms, it has been given several different nicknames like a rat with wings or a trash chicken. But seagulls in Maine, specifically on beaches and oceanfront towns, seem inescapable. Part of the reason is that seagulls in Maine have just enough access to food and shelter that they simply don't want to leave. While there's food to be had from the vast ocean, seagulls also don't mind a taste of "people" food either. So is it illegal in Maine to actually feed seagulls?
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The Largest State Park In Maine Is Worth A Multi-Day Adventure

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Is Maine a Good Place to Scuba Dive?

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Coastal Trash is Being Transformed into Beautiful Art in Bristol, Maine

It’s a sad reality that you seldom go to the beach or spend time out in nature without finding trash and pieces of plastic where they shouldn’t be. We’ve turned the world into one big garbage can and some inherently lazy people can’t be bothered to put their trash and recyclables where they belong.

Jersey Mike’s Set to Open First Location in Portland, Maine

Just a couple years ago, one of the fastest growing chain restaurants in America, Jersey Mike's, had a grand total of zero locations in Maine. Fast forward to now, and Jersey Mike's aggressive expansion into Vacationland is continuing at a rapid pace. The sandwich chain already has 3 operational locations in Scarborough, Windham, and Brunswick. Jersey Mike's plans on opening an additional 4 locations soon, including their first in Portland.
PORTLAND, ME

Justice for Harmony: Missing NH Girl’s Case Now a Homicide Investigation

The search for Harmony Montgomery, missing since 2019 but only reported to police in December, has turned into a murder investigation. State Attorney General John Formela said in an announcement on Thursday afternoon that investigators believe Harmony was murdered in early December 2019 when she was five years old. No arrests have been made, and no mention was made about her father Adam Montgomery or her stepmother Kayla Montgomery.
MANCHESTER, NH

A New 250-Seat Restaurant, Micro-Brewery? You’ll Have to Visit Auburn, Maine

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Brittany Says Goodbye to Q97.9

I’ve been keeping a secret for the last two months so let me just say it, I’m leaving The Q Morning Show. I’ll tell you everything, but first I want to look back. Come with me if you like or feel free to scroll to the deets at the end.
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PORTLAND, ME