Want to get the Daily Brief by email? Sign up here. House Speaker Sara Gideon has joined the nationally targeted race to unseat U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with an early campaign message that looks to contrast relative bipartisanship of the Maine Legislature compared to a largely gridlocked Congress. Her campaign looks to be in keeping with a strategy that helped Democrats win the U.S.

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  • Former Orono freestyle star among Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame honorees
    Kate Kovenock, who dominated the freestyle during her career at Orono High School and was an NCAA champion at Connecticut College, is among three people selected for induction into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. Kovenock will be joined among this year’s inductees by longtime Greely High School coach Rob Hale and veteran USA Swimming official Fran Fox. The trio will be honored Sunday, March 8 during the annual induction ceremony scheduled at the Augusta Civic Center. More
  • Resurgent UMPI men earn first NAC basketball semifinal berth
    The University of Maine at Presque Isle men’s basketball team was 4-11 overall and 0-7 in North Atlantic Conference play after a 70-64 homecourt loss to Thomas College of Waterville on Jan. 22. It marked the Owls’ seventh consecutive defeat. Postseason play wasn’t among the team’s immediate considerations at the time, but the last month has changed all that. More
  • Hampden looks into dredging so fewer boaters get stuck in the Penobscot River
    During the boating season, Hampden harbormaster Peter Neal is used to seeing a few vessels that have run aground in the channel between the town’s public boat launch and the Penobscot River. More
  • Orono voters will decide in June referendum whether to stop fluoridating public water
    ORONO, Maine — Orono residents will decide in June whether to stop fluoridating their public water supply — which could end a nearly 60-year practice. Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in water, soil and even in some foods and beverages. More


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