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A port in the storm: Eastport’s historic port navigates new challenges

The deepest seaport on the Eastern seaboard has been hurt by the pandemic and geopolitics, but has hopes and plans for a recovery.

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Teen birth rate in Maine falls, after increase in 2020

After being the only state in 2020 to see a rise in its teen birth rate, classified by the National Vital Statistics System as births by 15 to 19 year olds, Maine is among 29 states to see a decline in teen births for 2021, according to data published this week. ...

A look at state legislators’ environmental agenda for 2023

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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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Landing in Eastport and finding a new life Downeast

Roger McCord travels to Washington County to explore how a once bustling community is making a comeback.