State Expands Driver License Renewals to All AAA Branches 

Drivers are now able to renew their licenses at any of the state’s nine Triple-A branches. The Secretary of State and AAA Northern New England officials announced the expansion of the program Wednesday at an office in Bangor. The idea was first tested in Waterville last year and then added to Bangor, Augusta and Portland in the fall. Now folks can also stop by offices in Ellsworth, Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick and South Portland. Drivers can do a basic renewal and even take an eye exam. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says, “That will help us distill the most complex problems to our offices. And people who can do routine transactions, a simple renewal, they can come here and do that. so it helps spread out the work load.”AAA branch office business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.