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News Center Maine’s Lee Nelson is Probably in Your House Right Now

Over the winter Lee Nelson did a photoshoot for the L.L. Bean Summer Catalog...and it's out!. The Portland Press Herald says that Lee who is 58 is working two careers: fitness trainer and model. His first gig was for L.L. Bean. That's like saying your first acting job landed you an Oscar. Models crave to work for Beans because of the prestige and the location is usually warm California.
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Portland, MEBangor Daily News

Portland charter commissioner who called city manager ‘white supremacist’ can’t be recalled, attorney says

Portland’s top attorney said a group of residents cannot recall a newly elected charter commissioner who has accused the city manager of being a white supremacist. That comes amid the uproar that followed comments from Nasreen Sheikh-Yousef, a former Black P.O.W.E.R. organizer, accusing City Manager Jon Jennings of being a white supremacist and harming the Black in brown communities in the city, according to the Portland Press Herald.
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Portland, MEBangor Daily News

6 Portland-area restaurants commit to higher wages to attract workers

Six Portland-area restaurants have committed to providing higher wages and safer working conditions for employees and improving diversity as a national labor shortage forces hospitality businesses to find ways to attract workers. The move is part of a national campaign by restaurants, which have lost more workers during the pandemic...
Maine Statewgan.com

Maine proposal approves Native Americans to build casinos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine’s legislature approved the initial proposal that would allow four Native American tribes to build gambling businesses on their lands, in reversal from years of resistance and laws that opposed Native ownership of casinos in the state. Breaking years of opposition against the bill, the House and...
Maine Statewgan.com

Maine berry farmers say warm weather helped usher in early strawberry season

Strawberry season in Maine has arrived early this year, thanks in part to a warm spring and a June heat wave. According to the Portland Press Herald, Mainers will get to pick strawberries early at many farms, which are already open or planning to soon. Commercial wholesale picking has already been going on for the last couple of weeks.
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The Untold Truth Of Sabin Lomac

You can call Sabin Lomac a lot of things — actor, television personality, chef, and entrepreneur. Now, you can also call Lomac a host because of his new Food Network series, "Grill of Victory." But anyone who has followed the chef's career, even a little, knows the title that suits him the most is family man. Everything Lomac does in his wide-ranging career comes back to his kin. It's even in the name of the brand he is perhaps best known for — Cousins Maine Lobster — a chain of food trucks and restaurants he founded with his younger cousin, Jim Tselikis (via Total Food Service).
LifestyleLewiston Morning Tribune

Italian police seize shells and sand; fine tourists in Sardinia

ROME — Dozens of tourists will have to pay dearly for their souvenirs from Sardinia’s pristine beaches. Italian media said earlier this month that customs police on the Mediterranean island issued fines of as much as $3,600 to 41 people who recently tried to leave the island with a total of 220 pounds of sand, seashells and beach rocks.
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Colorado couple donates $25M to Maine Medical Center

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Colorado couple is donating $25 million to a capital campaign for Maine Medical Center, the state's largest hospital. The largest single donation to the hospital comes from John and Leslie Malone, who spend summers in Boothbay Harbor. Leslie Malone recently received cardiac care at the hospital.
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Change of Vermont Brook’s Controversial Name Discussed – NECN

The historic but controversial name of a creek in southeast Vermont was the subject of an emotional discussion on Thursday in Barre. For about two and a half hours, people discussed the little waterway long known as the Negro Brook, and it was agreed that the name should be changed. However, a proposed replacement name was shot down.
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World Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Gives Surprise Performances in Acadia National Park Thursday [VIDEO]

World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma surprised visitors at Jordan Pond and Otter Point in Acadia National Park on Thursday, June 17th with impromptu performances. According to the Portland Press Herald U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will be joining Governor Mills, Senators Snowe and King and Congressman Jared Golden and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree at at Schoodic Point on Friday morning. Yo-Yo Ma and and several Wabanaki musicians will play a sunrise concert at 4:05 a.m. The concert is by invitation only.