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Lewiston schools could return to virtual learning due to COVID surge

LEWISTON (WGME) -- COVID cases continue to plague schools in Maine’s second largest city. The superintendent just got back some of the results of Monday’s pooled testing, and already they’ve found 19 pools testing positive for COVID in only three of their schools. "That’s a really big number,” Lewiston Superintendent...
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Two Gardiner Area Meat Processors Land $350k Grant

Two local businesses will soon be getting a massive boost thanks to a federal meat and poultry grant program. The two meat processing businesses, both based in Gardiner, will receive almost a half million dollars in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program. The funding is to modernize the operation of the businesses to expand markets and be better equipped to meet customer needs.
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Opening of Maine Veterans’ Homes in Augusta likely delayed until spring

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility in Augusta likely will not open for residents until next spring. A ribbon-cutting event was held in August for the facility. A spokesperson for the organization cited unanticipated delays in construction, along with staff hiring and training, as contributing factors...
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Some Maine Drivers Aren’t Sure What To Do When They See a Flashing Yellow Arrow

Traffic lights at intersections are undergoing a change in some towns and cities in Maine and it's causing confusion for some drivers. I was traveling down Congress Street in Portland on Sunday and came to the intersection with Elm, planning to turn left. I was ready to go, but the person in front of me didn't seem to know what the light meant. It was a flashing yellow arrow pointing left, something that is new to a lot of drivers. The configuration of the light is identical to this one on Route 1 in Falmouth.
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Senate hampers passage of annual defense bill that funds Bath-built ships

The U.S. Senate failed to advance an annual bill Monday that authorizes construction of defense infrastructure, including the type of ships built at Bath Iron Works. Sixty Senators needed to vote to open debate on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, but that vote failed 45-51, halting the proposed bill in its tracks. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, was the only Republican senator who voted to advance the bill.
BATH, ME
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Visionary artist lights up Portland's parks, buildings

PORTLAND (WGME) – LED lights that illuminate Portland's parks and buildings every winter for the last 20 years are back. Tommy's Park in the Old Port is one of the eight locations where the lights are being displayed. The lights are made by Pandora LaCasse, a visionary artist who changes her colors and style every year.
PORTLAND, ME
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Recipe: Apple Custard Torte

PORTLAND, Maine — In the mood to try a new dessert? The Gentlemen Farmer in Maine shared a recipe for Apple Custard Torte with 207. 8 Cortland or Granny Smith apples peeled/cored and sliced thinly. 4 eggs. 1 tsp salt. 1/3 cup sugar (increase by 1 Tbsp if using Granny...
PORTLAND, ME

'I am not me.' Raising awareness about Dissociative Identity Disorder

PORTLAND, Maine — Dissociative Identity Disorder is a mental health condition often linked to trauma, especially in childhood. Previously known as a multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder (DID) is an often misunderstood mental health condition. While statistics indicate it affects a very small percentage of the population, some experts...
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Catholic Charities Maine holds third annual Wall of Warmth giveaway

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A group is making sure Mainers have all the accessories they need to stay warm in the winter months. Catholic Charities Maine marked Giving Tuesday with its third annual Wall of Warmth giveaway. They gave away more than 200 handmade scarves and hats in Portland for those...
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