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Mainers Pass All Bond Issues 

Maine voters approved all four bond referendums totaling $108 million. Three of the bonds were adopted by comfortable margins, but afourth was so close that more votes had to be counted before itspassage was assured on Wednesday. The bonds cover a variety of projects from highways to adeep-water wind-power demonstration site. They also would buy andpreserve a railroad that’s considered a lifeline to AroostookCounty industries and complete the Ocean Gateway pier in Portland.Overall, the four bonds would draw nearly $97 million in matchingfunds. The one that was in question overnight authorizes nearly $24million for efforts to stimulate job creation and the economy. Itincludes $8 million for redevelopment at the Brunswick Naval AirStation. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)