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New rules tied to previous tree-cutting convictions put Buxton logger in a bind - Anthony Boisvert says the requirement that he pay thousands of dollars for a performance bond is threatening to put him out of business over violations that were not intentional.
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State aims to shut down Arundel composting company accused of polluting - Environmental regulators want to revoke composting licenses for Dubois Livestock and Excavating, which allegedly has created noxious odors, polluted a nearby stream and committed other violations.
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Maine Arts Commission holds inaugural awards ceremony - The winners in the six categories of the Maine Arts Awards will be given baskets made by National Heritage Fellow Molly Neptune Parker at the ceremony Friday in Portland.
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Maine lobstermen say move to avert collapse of herring fishery will have dire consequences - Trawling bans and quota reductions being proposed by regulators will result in bait shortages that will cause prices to skyrocket, the lobstermen say.
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Portland center for mentally ill to be displaced by building sale - Amistad is being given time to find a new home by a developer who says he plans to 'slow-play' his condo project on State Street.
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Island off Freeport once owned by famed Arctic explorer has likely buyer - But the deal for Crab Island, once purchased by Adm. Robert Peary, hasn't closed yet, the real estate broker says.
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Bumper crop of squirrels takes a bite out of Maine apple harvest - But many orchards say they can absorb the rodent damage, as well as after-effects of a dry summer.
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Richmond voters reject temporary ban on medical marijuana storefronts - The 15-14 vote at a special town meeting denies a moratorium that would have given town officials time to work on a proposal to limit where such operations could open.
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Governor’s race finances: Alan Caron loans himself another $240,000 - The independent, the only gubernatorial candidate to file his most recent finance report ahead of a midnight Tuesday deadline, has raised about $45,000 and loaned his campaign a total of $725,000.
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Queen Mary 2 anchors off Rockland, and she’s quite impressive - The huge cruise ship can carry nearly 2,700 passengers.
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