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The president, first lady Jill Biden, their children and grandchildren went out for lunch, a post-Thanksgiving Day tradition.

Shippers prepare for pandemic holiday package rush

Maine police renewing efforts to solve 1985 cold case murder of Arundel man

10 Maine communities working together to prevent flooding

COVID-19 vaccine makers already working on omicron variant response

Using laser light holiday displays? Don't point them at the sky, FAA says

Here's why Greek letters 'nu' and 'xi' were skipped for new COVID-19 variant


WATCH LIVE: President Trump visits Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant.

The Obamas are headlining YouTube's virtual graduation ceremony, alongside BTS, Lady Gaga and many others.

The Stop the SURGE Act would create new ports of entry in 13 communities across the U.S.

When you get the call to come to the Olympics and need to get to the airport quickly. Team USA pole vaulting alternate Matt Ludwig of Chardon called to compete in Tokyo Olympics after Sam Kendricks tests positive for COVID-19

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The Roots' @questlove  is trying to identify a woman who gifted him his first turntable and records in Portland, Maine when he was 5 years old. Anyone know an Ellie who was involved in the Portland music scene back in 1976?? #WhereIsEllie 

Watch the moment the Jay mill exploded, captured on camera by a truck driver for Richard Carrier Trucking & All Safe Drivers (WARNING: There is swearing in the video)