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Portland police are considering adopting body cameras for the force.

Twenty-five officers would be part of a pilot program supported by Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling.

He says body cameras in other cities have benefited both the public and police.

“There are two things that are really important,” Strimling says. “One is transparency so that everybody can feel really comfortable that they know what happened at an event, but it also creates better accountability.

Students were sent home Sunday from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone because of an outbreak of flu in campus dormitories.

According to Executive Director Luke Shorty, approximately 20 percent of the students at the residential magnet school had contracted the disease.

Shorty says that even though students were sent home for break early, they’ll continue studies online.

“I kind of see this as an opportunity to practice a 21st century solution to a centuries-old problem with the flu,” he says.

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The mayors of Bangor, Maine, and Bangor, Pa. have placed a wager on the upcoming Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

Bangor, Maine Mayor Ben Sprague is placing a host of Maine-centric items on the line, including a box of whoopee pies, a blueberry pie and a collection of Stephen King books.

Bangor, Pa. Mayor Brooke Kerzner is wagering two slate boards for the game quoits, which is similar to horseshoes, as well as beer, chocolate and coffee.