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Seafood processing bond goes to voters

AUGUSTA — It hasn’t gotten the publicity of the bear-baiting referendum, but the Nov. 4 ballot also includes some bond proposals, including one that would borrow $7 million to help boost seafood processing and other marine businesses. Question 7 came out of a comprehensive consideration of how state borrowing could boost employment, said Rep. Seth

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Downeast laments and identity crises

For almost five years, I edited the letters-to-the-editor section of the Bangor Daily News, and before that, I did the same as editor of The (Belfast) Republican Journal. At its best, the letters column is a lively place where readers can get straight to the point with a sharply worded opinion. The letters column also

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What once was modern is now antique

ROCKLAND — Jeremiah Pasternak hadn’t been born when the chairs he sells were standard issue in schools, churches and libraries. The 1960s and 1970s were a kind of golden age of furniture design, the 31-year-old asserts. As he shows off the ample stock of those chairs in Pasternak Antiques’ Main Street building, that argument gains

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Brunswick Landing poised to take off

BRUNSWICK — The gatehouse is still in place, but these days, no one in uniform stops you from driving down the broad, tree-lined road that leads to the 3,200-acre campus. But it’s not “the former Brunswick Naval Air Station,” Ben Sturtevant stresses. In fact, if you call it that around the offices of the Midcoast

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