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Maine among Northeast, Midwest states facing shrinking workforce

In many parts of the Northeast and Midwest, population growth is slowing at an unprecedented rate as people are getting older, women are having fewer children, and more people are moving out than in — and that signals big economic trouble ahead.
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‘We all lived and they all died’: Maine WWII veteran talks about Memorial Day

Galen L. Cole lost five of his brothers-in-arms and was wounded during an attack on April 2, 1945, but he returned home to become a successful businessman, Bangor City Council chairman and a veteran’s advocate.
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Why you should never take a selfie with a seal

“There is no selfie stick long enough!” That’s the message coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in time for Memorial Day weekend when, if the weather holds, people will flock to beaches and coastlines where they might encounter a baby seal.
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Long-lost Maine shipwreck uncovered in Boston

At least one barrel lid on the vessel was marked Rockland, indicating the shipment came from Maine.

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What Maine can learn from New Mexico’s successful battle for a national monument

National monuments present unique opportunities to grow and strengthen local economies while we protect outdoor traditions and our natural heritage for current generations and those to come.

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BDN reporter Abigail Curtis and her partner, Jim Clark, put in their garden in Belfast on May 21.
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Always hoping for a better season in the garden

Perhaps it is an act of faith to plant and trust that the sun, soil and water will work their magic, that the seeds will germinate and grow, that the plants will flower, that the fruits and vegetables will ripen and grow.

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A recent view of downtown Bangor.

Maine among Northeast, Midwest states facing shrinking workforce

In many parts of the Northeast and Midwest, population growth is slowing at an unprecedented rate as people are getting older, women are having fewer children, and more people are moving out than in — and that signals big economic trouble ahead.

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