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A man died in a house fire in Athens according to US News.

MaineGeneral is asking for input on drug crisis according to WABI.

United Way of Mid Maine was stuffing the bus for back to school according to WABI.

A garbage truck and five other vehicles were in a crash in Farmington yesterday according to centralmaine.com.

PUC is considering CMP customer compensation offer according to centralmaine.com.

Hydro power project backstory according to US News.

CMP says it has 3-pronged approach to improving its customer relations according to Newcenter. (More from centralmaine.com)

Slates Restaurant in Hallowell has been dealing with a racially charged social media discussion according to Newscenter.  (more from centralmaine.com)