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Schooner Earnestina Headed Out-Of-State For Repairs

The Schooner Ernestina _ the official tall ship of Massachusetts _ is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

The 112-foot fishing schooner was launched in Essex in 1894

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Credit: University of Texas at Arlington
Credit: University of Texas at Arlington

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine In Maine

A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow.

Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser

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Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Dallas Nurse Now Ebola-Free

Amber Vinson, a nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient in Dallas, is now virus-free, and was celebrated by her caregivers as courageous and passionate before getting out of the hospital on Tuesday

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First Lady Michelle Obama Stumps For Coakley In Boston

First lady Michelle Obama is making a political swing through New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine.

Obama energized a crowd at the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood during a rally for state Attorney General Martha Coakley's gubernatorial bid, warning that "races like this can be won or lost by a few thousand or even a few hundred votes

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Albino Lobsters Caught In Maine

It's no white lie: Two lobstermen in Maine caught a pair of rare albino lobsters within a week.

The Portland Press Herald reports Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off of Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier

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Watch 90-Year-Old President George H.W. Bush Skydive (Video)

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday today by skydiving!

The 41st President announced his plans on Twitter this morning saying, "It's a wonderful day in Maine -- in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump

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Regulators To Decide If Maine Shrimp Season Is On

Federal regulators are set to being the process of determining whether there will be a commercial fishing season for northern shrimp in 2014-15.

The commission's Northern Shrimp Section's meeting on the subject is scheduled for Wednesday at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH

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Bowhead Whale Spotted In Cape Cod Bay

Researchers have identified a bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay - the second time in recorded history the animal has been seen so far south in the Atlantic Ocean.

Workers for the Provincetown, Mass

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Bank Robbery in Corinth

Penobscot County Sheriff's deputies and State Police are scouring the Corinth and Hudson area at this hour after a reported bank robbery.

The robbery was reported just after 9 this morning at the Camden National Bank Branch on Main Street in Corinth.

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Massachusetts Red Cross Helps in Maine

American Red Cross volunteers from Massachusetts are in Maine to assist those displaced by power outages due to the ice storm that began Monday.

A spokesman notes volunteers from Maine traveled to Boston after the marathon bombing

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