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Maine Airports Get $2.2 Million

Updated 2 months ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine communities have been awarded nearly $2.2 million for local airport improvements.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Friday the Federal Aviation Administration is funding infrastructure upgrades at nine airports.

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Maine Urges Residents To Vote In Primary Election

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — As candidates gear up for next month’s primary election, Maine’s secretary of state is urging residents to take advantage of absentee ballots.

Registered Maine voters can submit an electronic absentee ballot request online up to three days before Election Day, which is June 10. Exceptions will be made under certain circumstances after that deadline.

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Nova Star Ferry To Be Christened In Boston

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Nova Star cruise ferry that will take passengers from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia will be christened on Monday in Boston.

Christening is scheduled to take place at Black Falcon Terminal on Boston’s waterfront at 10 a.m. The ship will arrive at the terminal at 6 a.m.

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NTSB Faults Driver And Pilot In Maine Crash

Updated 3 months ago

OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) — Federal investigators say a truck driver and small plane pilot are both at fault for a crash that killed three men at a Maine airport.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1mIekv5) reports the National Transportation Safety Board faulted both parties in a report issued Friday. The crash occurred at Knox County Regional Airport in November 2012.

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Waterville Residents Express Opposition To Ramp

Updated 3 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Residents of Waterville who live near a proposed new interchange on Interstate 95 say they’re concerned about increased traffic in their neighborhood as well as threats to the environment.

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Campground Fire Causes Explosions

Updated 3 months ago

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Firefighters and forest rangers are using a helicopter to dump water on a brush fire that spread through a campground and came close to condo buildings in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

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Sale Of Bankrupt Railroad To Close Next Week

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sale of the Maine-based railroad responsible for a deadly oil train derailment in Quebec is due to completed next week.

Chapter 11 trustee Robert Keach said Thursday that the $15.85 million sale of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will close on May 15. A bankruptcy judge gave permission to delay a separate Canadian transaction, allowing a few more days for the buyer to receive a certificate of fitness from the Canadian government.

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Man Apologizes At Drug Sentencing

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who told a judge he moved to Maine from New York City to escape his drug addiction has been sentenced to six years in prison for dealing crack cocaine and heroin.

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Slugger The Sea Dog Completes Trek From Boston

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Slugger the Sea Dogs has completed his long walk from Boston.

The Portland Sea Dogs’ mascot left Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, walking in his oversized flipper feet. He arrived at Portland’s Hadlock Field on Thursday.

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Reward In Maine’s Girl’s Grave Vandalism Grows

Updated 3 months ago

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — The reward for information leading to the arrest of the vandal or vandals desecrating a little Maine girl’s grave site has grown as the case has received more publicity.

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Police: Brunswick Landlord Pointed Gun At Tenant

Updated 3 months ago

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Brunswick landlord is facing charges for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a tenant he believes stole from him.

Police say Peter Davis, 57, is charged with criminal threatening and terrorizing.

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High School Student Charged In Maine Jewelry Theft

Updated 3 months ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old high school student has been charged with stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home.

Chief Heidi Wilcox says Brian Durrell, of New Sharon, is charged with burglary and theft. A second suspect, a juvenile, is also likely to face charges. Both are students at Mount Blue High School in Farmington.

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Scarborough Approves New Rules For Dogs On Beaches

Updated 3 months ago

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — An effort to balance the rights of dog owners to let their pets roam unleashed on Scarborough’s beaches while protecting piping plovers has led to new regulations.

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Sanford Man Charged With Injuring Twins Held

Updated 3 months ago

SPRINGVALE, Maine (AP) — A Sanford man charged with injuring his twin 2-month-old children has been ordered held on $25,000 cash bail.

Anthony Carpinelli made his first court appearance Wednesday via video from the York County Jail where he has been held since his arrest Monday on charges including aggravated assault on a child. If he makes bail, he is allowed no contact with the children or their mother.

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UMaine-led Offshore Wind Project Loses Key Grant

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind pilot project has failed to a win a key $47 million grant from the federal government.

The Department of Energy said Wednesday that the Maine Aqua Ventus project was selected as an alternate and could resubmit later if one of the winners falls short of its obligations. In the meantime, it’ll receive $3 million for research and development.

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New Jersey Governor Fundraising In Maine For GOP

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Maine to help raise cash for the state’s Republican Party and Gov. Paul LePage.

Christie, who serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will attend two fundraisers in Portland on Wednesday. The events are closed to the press.

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Sea Dogs Mascot Walks From Boston To Portland

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball team’s mascot is walking from Boston to Portland to raise money for Tourette Syndrome.

Slugger, a bipedal seal, left Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday at noon en route to Hadlock Field in Portland. He is expected to arrive on Thursday in time for the Sea Dog’s 6 p.m. game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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GOP Seek Resolution On Nursing Home Funds

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has adjourned, but Republican leaders are urging Democrats to reconvene to consider funding for the state’s nursing homes.

Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau said Tuesday that the funding crisis for the state’s nursing homes is an important enough issue to bring lawmakers back to Augusta. Republicans want to reconsider a bill submitted by Gov. Paul LePage in the final hours of the session that would provide $5 million for the nursing homes immediately.

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Newfield Woman Hospitalized After Crash

Updated 3 months ago

NEWFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police say a driver reaching for his cellphone appears to be the cause of a two-vehicle crash in Newfield that sent a local woman to a Portland hospital.

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Needles Found During Trash Cleanup Event

Updated 3 months ago

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The organizer of an annual trash cleanup event in parts of New Hampshire and Maine says she’s concerned about the number of discarded medical needles that were found.

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