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State Shutdown Planned for Friday 

Just a reminder…many state government offices will be closed Friday, September 4th.It’s part of a cost-saving measure.Governor John Baldacci is asking residents to plan ahead for any services they may need from state agencies during the shutdown days.His best advice is that folks check with a specific state agency before seeking services there on Friday.The day is the third of ten closure days between July first and June 30-th.And as a side note, the state’s parks and historic sites *will* remain open…they will not be affected by the shutdown.Maine Forest service rangers will also remain on duty to provide law enforcement and forest protection in the woods.