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Columbia Falls votes to impose 6-month moratorium on large developments

The measure will likely slow plans by the Worcester family to build the “Flagpole of Freedom” project in the small Downeast town, but does not put a permanent halt to it.

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Housing crisis solutions eyed by Maine Legislature

When Jennifer Sutherland decided to return to Maine from North Carolina as the laboratory manager at Down East Community Hospital (DECH) in Machias, she did not anticipate the difficulty of finding housing, either to rent or to buy. Fourteen years ago she had worked...

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Invisible and Indestructible

Maine faces widespread contamination due to PFAS in ubiquitous use and now polluting wells, public water supplies, farmland and food chains. This series explores the pathways by which PFAS cycle through Maine’s environment and the far-reaching repercussions these enduring chemicals will have.

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The Unstoppable Ocean: 10 stories from the edge of Maine

Along Maine’s stunning coastline, vulnerable communities wrestle with the inevitable rise of the sea caused by the warming ocean. Aerial photographer Alex MacLean and reporter Kate Cough found that each community has a different strategy to prepare and adapt.



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A win-win heartbreaker of a state championship basketball game

Host Roger McCord covers a state championship basketball game by focusing on the role parents play.