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Democrat Joe Baldacci has ended his campaign for Maine’s 2nd Congressional district.

Fred Bever / MPBN

Maine Gov. Paul LePage took a tour through snowy New Hampshire Friday by the side of presidential hopeful and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

In the wood-beamed loft of a family-style restaurant in Dover, New Hampshire, LePage told the audience of 100 or so his support for Christie was based on some clear factors.

“One is I trust him,” he says. “Two, he has been tried and proven to be able to handle difficult decisions. He was marvelous right after 9/11. He became U.S. attorney. He prosecuted the terrorists. He has been there, he’s done it, he’s made the tough decisions.”

Jennifer Mitchell / MPBN

At this time last year, Mainers were digging out from record snows and bundling up in the sub-zero cold. And while it has been snowing hard in much of the state Friday, this winter has been an exception.

Graeme Kennedy / Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art reopened late last month after closing for three weeks.

deepfruit / Flickr/Creative Commons

One of the effects of Maine’s opiate abuse crisis has been a rise in the use injectable drugs, and a related increase in cases of diseases such as hepatitis C.