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Past articles by frank:

Daycare total loss after overnight fire

An announcement on Facebook said the Stepping Stones Early Learning Center in Greene was a "complete loss" after an overnight fire. → Read More

NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turf

SpaceX and NASA team up to launch the final certification flight of the Crew Dragon space capsule. → Read More

Renowned restaurant adds mannequins to ease into social distancing rules caused by coronavirus

A famed Washington restaurant replaces empty spaces with mannequins to help ease into reopening amid social distancing rules. → Read More

Retail stores can reopen in 12 of 16 Maine counties today

Stores in 12 Maine counties closed because of the coronavirus pandemic may reopen provided they can ensure the health and safety of customers and staff. → Read More

1-eyed squirrel with Instagram account is returning to nature

A woman in Louisiana helped nurse an injured baby squirrel back to health after she wasn't able to get help from the state's wildlife department. → Read More

Coronavirus: one good thing

A Brazilian firefighter comes to the rescue of people locked indoors during the coronavirus pandemic... with music. → Read More

Young climate activists slowed by pandemic, but not defeated

Teen activists in the United States vow to make climate change a major issue in the upcoming presidential election. → Read More

New England Toy company creates Dr. Fauci plush doll

The national health advisor to President Trump will be available as a soft plushie doll. → Read More

Maine astronaut returns to Earth after 205 days in orbit

Doctor Jessica Meir, an astronaut from Caribou, Maine, says it was her goal to someday walk in space. → Read More

High winds add more power outages across Maine

Thousands more are without power after Monday's wind storm while other still wait for power to be restored from last week's storm. → Read More

Buxton homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until police arrive

Buxton Police say the homeowner exercised exceptional firearm discipline and restraint holding what they later said was an intruder likely under the influence. → Read More

What to know about the malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

President Trump suggests there is nothing to lose by using hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug unproven to be effective, against the coronavirus, or COVID-19. → Read More

Life in the time of coronavirus: streaming TV and movies

Already tired of what's on TV because of coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown? Here's what we're watching, and how you can get in on more of the streaming action. → Read More

One good thing: Music never dies

Individual videos of musicians from the National Orchestra of France are woven together to sound like a complete orchestra. → Read More

Coronavirus: one good thing

A break from the stress of all the negative coronavirus news. → Read More

10 Southern and Midcoast Maine state parks closed due to coronavirus

Overcrowding at popular Maine outdoor locations is preventing the practice of physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

UNE employee tests positive for coronavirus

The UNE employee and everyone they came into contact with are now self-isolating due to COVID-19. → Read More

Bath Iron Works worker has COVID-19

BIW says the employee infected with coronavirus last worked in the Main Yard on March 13. → Read More

Florida Keys closing to visitors amid coronavirus concerns

Officials say closing the keys to visitors is meant to protect the health and safety of both visitors and residents. → Read More

TSA temporarily allowing expired driver's licenses for ID due to coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic

A temporary policy change by the TSA will allow Maine residents who can't renew licenses because of BMV closures to continue legally using them as ID. → Read More