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After 8 Years, Maine Journalists Take Overdue Break from Critical Coverage of Governor’s Office

Augusta – Newspapers across the state are welcoming a hiatus from pointing a disapproving eye at Augusta.

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Opinion: For Maine’s Economy to Thrive, We Need to Attract More Spinning Ice Disks

Augusta — A simple, but uncommon, winter phenomenon in the Presumpcot River has brought worldwide attention to our state. If Maine wants to move forward in the decade to come, we simply must do more to bring naturally occurring ice disks to our rivers.

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Mainers Prepare for Santa’s Arrival by Leaving Out Milk and Allen’s

Statewide — With NORAD already tracking progress of Santa Claus across the south Pacific, Mainers are putting the finishing touches on welcoming the big man by leaving him a tall, cool glass of gorilla juice.

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When This Young Couple Fell on Hard Times, Their Small Community Banded Together to Talk Shit Behind Their Backs

North Haven — After a series of events leading to financial hardship befell one couple, this small town came together to talk behind their backs about how it was probably their fault, anyway.

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Maine Dad “About Friggin’ Sick of It”

Midcoast — Thanks to everyone for the amazing support and love in the brief time New Maine News has existed.

Unfortunately I no longer have the time to dedicate to New Maine News, so I’m putting the site on permanent hiatus. That’s a non-committal way of saying “it’s over” while still keeping the door open for an eventual reboot, one that will probably never happen.

Again, thank you all for making this something people talked about in and around the state of Maine. It’s been wild. Way crazier than I imagined it would ever be. Seriously.

I don’t plan to stop doing comedy, or Maine comedy, and I’m open for collaborations or writing really tone-deaf opinion columns for the Portland Press Herald, since that seems pretty popular.

You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram, or my check out my new job as tech and commerce editor at IGN.com, or follow me on Flickr. Or not. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life. You can still reach me at the contact link on this page, or directly at editor@newmainenews.com.

You’re all wonderful and I love you each individually. Please remember to cast your write-in vote for me this fall for Maine’s next, and best-ever, governor.

–Seth