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Christopher Buckley To Deliver Address In Biddeford

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Political novelist and satirist Christopher Buckley is delivering a lecture in Maine.

Buckley is set to deliver the 5th annual George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture Thursday evening at the University of New England in Biddeford.

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Attorney Receives MacArthur Grant

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine civil rights lawyer who’s won a $625,000 MacArthur grant says she didn’t even know she’d been nominated.

Mary Bonauto of Portland is well known for her work with the Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, where she was involved with every major state and federal legal battle over same-sex marriage.

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Census: Poverty Down But So Are Wages

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest the number of Mainers living in poverty has dropped from 2012 to 2013. But the figures also suggest income dropped, as well.

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Oxford Networks Unveils Expansion In Brunswick

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Oxford Networks has officially opened its expanded data center in a high-security building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

The data center that was unveiled Wednesday in a former Navy communications center will allow the company to expand its cloud computing, data storage and backup solutions. Company officials say it’s the largest facility of its kind in northern New England.

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Pingree, Michaud Reject Arms For Syrian Rebels

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree have voted against a proposal to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.

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Environmentalist Group Targets Gov. LePage

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A California billionaire’s environmental group is launching operations in Maine as it looks to defeat Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

The political action committee NextGen Climate says its targeting 90,000 Maine voters that it believes are concerned about climate change and hopes to use the issue to get them to the polls.

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Activists Go To Court To Get Pot On York Ballot

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YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine pro-marijuana activists are going to court to try to force a town to put a question about legalizing possession of small amounts of pot on this November’s ballot.

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Mayor Offers To Help McGraw Find Portland, Maine

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn’t know where it is. And he doesn’t want to know, either.

The country singer included a song, “Portland, Maine,” on his latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” which came out Tuesday.

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Political Foes Slam New LePage Vacation Policy

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s political foes are criticizing a new policy that’s giving more vacation time to political appointees and staff.

The policy change allows 54 officials to count years worked before their appointment when calculating vacation time. The change was first reported Wednesday by the Bangor Daily News.

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Feds Issue Recommendation On Cod Shortage

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are recommending a host of new restrictions to protect the Gulf of Maine’s declining cod fishery.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Oversight Committee on Wednesday recommended a battery of changes, including implementing expansions to existing inshore spawning closures. The panel also requested a review of the extent of cod bycatch in the lobster fishery.

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House Speaker Boehner To Raise Money For Poliquin

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is visiting Maine next week to raise money for 2nd Congressional District Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin.

Poliquin Finance Director Jessica Corbett said that Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, will host a closed-door fundraiser on Sept. 25. She declined to provide further details.

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Traffic Stop In Maine Leads To Drug Bust

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GRAY, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is facing drug charges in Maine after a police officer pulled her over for speeding and found hundreds of oxycodone pills in the vehicle.

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Probe Into Maine Police Chief Ends With Reprimand

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HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A city investigation into the conduct of Hallowell’s police chief has ended with an official reprimand but no punishment more than a year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate female officer.

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Augusta Murder Suspect Wants Statements Dismissed

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for an Augusta man charged with fatally stabbing his live-in girlfriend wants statements his client made to investigators dismissed as evidence.

A lawyer for Justin Pillsbury told a judge Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court that those statements should be kept out of any trial because his client was not properly advised of his rights and was too sedated after surgery to think straight.

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Maine’s Oldest Chocolatier Under New Ownership

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WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s oldest chocolate maker is under new ownership.

Erin Collins of Freeport this week took over 99-year-old Haven’s Candies in Westbrook, which counts Intel and HBO among its customers.

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LePage To Highlight Toy Brand Coming To Maine

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BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is praising a toy company’s decision to manufacture in Maine.

LePage is visiting with Pride Manufacturing officials in Burnham on Wednesday to announce that an “iconic American toy brand” has selected the Maine company as its new manufacturer.

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Feds To Issue Recommendation On Cod Shortage

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are set to issue a recommendation about the future of the Gulf of Maine’s declining cod fishery.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss a recommendation, which could include shutting down the fishery or imposing a stricter quota.

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Conservation Group Targets Gov. LePage

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A powerful national conservation group is setting its sights on defeating Gov. Paul LePage.

The League of Conservation Voters added the Republican governor to its “dirty dozen” list of candidates it is targeting this year. The group says LePage is the first incumbent governor to make the list, reflecting the “urgency to stop his extensive anti-environment agenda.”

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Maine Communities To Share $1.2 Million In Grants

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is receiving more than $1.2 million in grants for community and economic development in distressed parts of the Northern Forest area.

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Oil Train Protester Convicted

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A jury has found one of two defendants who sat on train tracks to block a train carrying crude oil guilty of trespassing.

The jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Douglas Bowen Jr. of Porter. A second defendant, Jessie Dowling of Unity, was awaiting the outcome of her case, which was heard by a separate jury.

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