Seth Barker of Maine Fresh Sea Farms checks a seaweed line. People have foraged wild seaweed off the Eastern Seaboard for centuries. But now a much more active effort to grow seaweed in the U.S. is afoot. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage took aim at drug dealers in his state, saying that carrying a concealed weapon is legal in Maine and suggesting citizens shoot drug dealers. He followed up saying he did not advocate for vigilante justice. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Matthew Secich's wife, Crystal, behind the sausage counter at the deli they opened in Unity, Maine. Jennifer Mitchell/MPBN hide caption

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Chef Trades Toque For Amish Beard, Opens Off-The-Grid Deli In Maine

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This is the tallest known American chestnut tree in North America, clocking in at precisely 115 feet. It's an exciting find for those seeking to eventually restore the tree to its previous habitat. Susan Sharon/MPBN hide caption

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In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts

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When The Wild Gets Crowded: Appalachian Trail's Celebrity Climbs

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Sales of prescription opioid painkillers have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Maine Bill Aims To Make Abuse-Deterrent Painkillers More Affordable

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Marya Gelvosa and Josh Gerritsen run a small farm on Maine's rocky mid-coast, providing their local community with beef, lamb and heritage poultry. They're decades younger than the average American farmer, but they love the lifestyle. "It's very fulfilling work," Gelvosa says. Josh Gerritsen/Donkey Universe Farm hide caption

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

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Something's missing in the small town of Jackman, Maine. They've have an electrician and some carpenters among their 800-odd residents, but no plumber — even after establishing a scholarship for local students to become certified. Ruediger Wittmann/iStockphoto hide caption

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Help (Still) Wanted: A Plumber For A Rural Town In Maine

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Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, take delivery of a pizza at their home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Thursday. A judge has ruled that the state cannot compel Hickox to remain in isolation if she's not showing signs of Ebola infection. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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A photo taken Sunday of Kaci Hickox in an isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Hickox, who was later discharged and allowed to return to her home in Maine, says she has no intention of abiding by a "voluntary" quarantine there. Steven Hyman/AP hide caption

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