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Dustin Wlodkowski


Bangor, ME, United States

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Past articles by Dustin:

A giant rubber duck appeared in a Maine Harbor — and no one knows why

Exactly how long the duck is billed to stay in Belfast is anyone’s guess → Read More

Signs suggest former Gov. Paul LePage could plan to run for reelection

There’s a “fondness” for the Republican among the party's base in Maine, one analyst said, but whether or not the rest of the state shares that appreciation is less → Read More

Reopening of bars in rural Maine brings both optimism and frustration

Thirteen counties in Maine have allowed bars to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Surge in chipmunks blamed on plentiful spring acorns around New England

Biologists say there are tens of thousands if not more chipmunks than usual in forests and gardens across the six-state region. → Read More

Kenny-bunkport: Country star Chesney spotted in Maine, sending locals ‘fangirling'

Over the weekend, a few lucky people in southern Maine caught glimpses of country music star Kenny Chesney. → Read More

Maine businesses finding ways to adapt the the Governor Janet Mills' new coronavirus restrictions

Maine dog groomers and car dealerships alike are making their business work under the new Mills' administration coronavirus COVID-19 reopen economy plan → Read More

What it’s like in quarantine after coronavirus hits your cruise ship

“I’m nervous about getting turned away once I hit the next country,” she said. → Read More

Portland moves to fix ‘Very Uneven’ Cobblestones on 2 Streets

The area, described by locals as "unique" and the "heart of the Old Port," was not necessarily meant at the outset for walking, especially Wharf Street. → Read More

Donated Toys Tainted by Meth Lab in Church Playroom

"It was heartbreaking to have to do this," Pastor Lynn Briggs of Buxton United Methodist Church said of locking the building until it's clean. "The range of emotions → Read More

One-pot meth lab discovered in Buxton church playroom

Buxton, Maine police say 33-year-old Matthew Anderson had created a "one-pot" meth lab at the Buxton United Methodist Church. → Read More

The 'Best Ski Town' Is in Maine, and New England Has 2 More Spots on Top 10

USA Today's 10 Best voters placed Bethel, Maine; North Conway, New Hampshire, and Stowe, Vermont, in the top 10 → Read More

Maine plans to launch a $1.5 million expansion of syringe exchanges to combat the surge in hepatitis C cases

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has had 51 acute cases in 2019 and is running a rate nearly three times the national average. → Read More

Jury deliberates in retrial of man charged with killing wife

A Maine jury began deliberating in Noah Gastons retrial on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Gaston is charged with murdering his wife Alicia Gaston in their home in 2016. → Read More

Stolen plaque honoring veterans returned to Maine park

Years after a veteran's plaque was stolen in Maine, the memorial has finally been returned. → Read More

Portland votes in mayoral race

Portland, Maine voters head to the polls to decide whether to keep incumbent Mayor Ethan Strimling, or go in a new direction. → Read More

Could a seaweed diet for cows combat climate change, Maine researchers want to know

Nichole Price and numerous colleagues at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be trying to find the answer. → Read More

Injured Maine Firefighter Receives Welcome Home After Being Released From Rehab Center

Six weeks after being injured in an explosion in Farmington, Capt. Scott Baxter has left a rehabilitation center in Portland → Read More

Rifle Raffle: Mainer Running for Congress Is Raffling Off an AR-15 to Raise Money

The raffle celebrates the fourth anniversary of a law he helped pass allowing Mainers to carry concealed handguns without a permit, Brakey said. → Read More

New Details Revealed About Maine Mother's Death

Nicholas Lovejoy, 28, has been charged with murder in the death of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Melissa Sousa → Read More

Presidential Yacht Sequoia Docks at Maine Harbor for Restoration

The man in charge of restoring the 104-foot yacht Sequoia says he gets "goosebumps" every time he walks aboard "the floating White House" The ship will be repaired → Read More