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Bill to decriminalize drug possession approved in Maine House

Lawmakers in the Maine State House have given their approval for a bill to decriminalize drug possession in Maine. According to the Bangor Daily News, the 77-62 vote came Thursday. The proposal is similar to the model already in place in Oregon, where possession of scheduled drugs for personal use lead to a $100 fine or an assessment for treatment.
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Presque Isle will restore a 90-year-old hotel to help revitalize its downtown

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A 90-year-old hotel in Presque Isle that has harbored dignitaries, prom-goers and even a famous race horse will have a new mission: help the city revitalize its downtown. Working with Northern Maine Development Commission, the Aroostook Partnership and Presque Isle’s economic development office, the nonprofit IgnitePI...
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To make progress, we need ‘Rules for Reason’

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Michael Cianchette is a Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan. He is in-house counsel to a number of businesses in southern Maine and was...
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Whitefield Farm & Creamery Churns Up On National TV

Now you would have to be living under a rock to not know who Gordon Ramsay is but not everyone knows that he was in Maine not too long ago filming his new show "Uncharted" which airs on the National Geographic channel. While in Maine he highlighted a small business...
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3 expert tips for a successful 1st birding outing

Birdwatching has gained steam over the past year, with folks watching for different birds from their back porch and beyond. If you’re ready to take your hobby to the next level though, that means stretching your wings beyond your neighborhood. We asked expert birders to help guide newbies through planning...
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Portland Legend, Mark The Hot Dog Guy, Calls It Quits After 36 Years

If you've ever been to Portland's Old Port, then you know Mark. According to the Bangor Daily News, Mark started serving up hot dogs with his homemade red cart in Ronald Regan's first term. He didn't have a big menu - steamed hot dogs with a bag of chips and soda. If you got fancy you could have cheese, sauerkraut and of course celery salt. And yes, he had the red snappers and the 'normal' hot dogs for all the tourists.
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Special Education director responds to violations

I am writing in response to a recent article published in the Bangor Daily News on June 10 (and in the June 16 edition of the Houlton Pioneer Times) stating that the Hodgdon School District (SAD 70) violated state regulations by improperly changing student special education programs. I am the...
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Northern Light to overhaul half of its 10 hospitals

Facility overhauls are in the works or planned for half of the 10 hospitals that make up Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health system, according to the Bangor Daily News. Most recently, Northern Light said June 11 it is upgrading and expanding adult and pediatric inpatient services at its Bangor, Maine-based Northern Light Acadia Hospital. The project will create more private rooms and help the hospital address a significant increase in demand for psychiatric care.
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Former UMaine player steps down as Mavericks coach

Rick Carlisle stepped down as coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, the second major departure for that franchise in as many days. Carlisle spent 13 seasons in Dallas, leading the Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title. His decision was announced one day after general manager Donnie Nelson and the team agreed to part ways, ending a 24-year run for Nelson as part of the organization.
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Left Bank Books Presents Two Events on June 29

(Belfast, ME) Left Bank Books will host two events on Tuesday, June 29:. From 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, the shop will have its first in-person book signing in 16 months with Paul Doiron, the creator of the wildly popular Mike Bowditch mystery series set in Maine. Dead by Dawn, the 12th book in the series, debuts on the very same day.
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House Democrats kill bipartisan COVID-19 review commission

The emergency powers used by governors across the nation to control the pandemic have been disputed essentially since they were first invoked. This session, the Maine Legislature proposed a slate of bills aimed at reforming emergency executive power, but did not pass a single one of them. Among the slate...
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Governor Mills Announces A Chance To Win Cash In Vacs Lottery

During today's (June 16th) Maine Centers For Disease Control press conference, Governor Janet Mills announced that the state will be doing a vaccination lottery. It is being called the "Don't Miss Your Shot Vaccinationland Sweepstakes" For each person who gets at least their first vaccination shot by June 30th, they'll...