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Without Principal, Maine School Lets Teachers Lead

Earlier this week, all staff members at Athens Elementary School gathered together to discuss their yearlong experiment in school governance. To save money and reclaim local control, the school decided in September to get rid of its principal and appoint teachers to serve as both instructors and administrators. The approach is still new, but it could lead to changes across Maine’s small, rural school districts.
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BEAVER COVE, Maine_ Maine State police are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding the death of a 32 year old Greenville man. Detectives were called to a cabin off Burnt Jacket Rd, near Beaver Cove Saturday night and discovered George Woodbury III dead.

 BRUNSWICK, Maine _ The Brunswick police officer arrested last week and charged,  after allegedly sending sexually explicit photos of himself to a 13 year old girl online, has resigned from the department. 

 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Portland officials say the city has closed on a sale of city-owned real estate to a Florida developer that will pave the way for a major mixed-used project.

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BAR HARBOR, Maine_  A Maine-based entrepreneur and philanthropist is giving $1 million dollars to strengthen science programs at America's national parks, with the pilot project focused on Acadia and its Schoodic Institute.

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) - Maine officials will meet with the public to discuss a planned timber harvesting project in a wildlife management area.

PORTLAND, Maine - There's been a sharp decline in Maine's ranking when it comes to overall child well-being.  That's according to the Maine Children's Alliance annual Kids Count Data Book, which indicates that Maine ranks 17th in the nation, dropping five spots from last year.

The report, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that child well-being has improved nationally as a result of federal and state policies, but Maine is among states that have seen a dramatic decline. 

The decision is made and now comes the long and complicated job of decoupling the U.K. from the European Union. On paper, there is a tangled legal process, but it has never been tested and leaves some issues unaddressed.

President Obama is designating a new national monument around the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the National Park System specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

By Beth Brogan, Bangor Daily News 

FREEPORT, Maine — Maine merchants who sell British goods were, like most of the world Friday, still reeling from the news that residents of the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union and said it was too soon to tell how the vote might affect their businesses.

By Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine - The wife of Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has taken on a summer waitressing job near her and husband's Boothbay home.

And she's saving up for a Toyota RAV4.

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