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Kennebunk Officers Honored For Saving Man’s Life

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KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Two Kennebunk police officers have been honored for saving a man who went into cardiac arrest during a traffic stop.

The town’s board of supervisors honored officers Matthew Harrington and Michael Tucci at Tuesday’s meeting. The officers were also reunited with the man whose life they saved — 84-year-old Gavin Falconer.

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Lewiston Agrees To Settle Developer Fraud Case

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Lewiston has decided to accept deals offered by two federal agencies to pay penalties for fraudulent loans made to a developer.

City councilors voted 7-0 Tuesday to accept the settlement offers.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Hurting Twins

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man charged with injuring his girlfriend’s twin 2-year-old daughters remains jailed on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty.

David Devine of Oakland pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the May attack that landed both girls in the hospital, one with a broken leg and the other with a broken arm, among other injuries.

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Winxnet Buys Massachusetts-based IT Firm

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland-based IT services company Winxnet has acquired a Massachusetts company, adding 40 employees and giving it a foothold in the Boston market.

CEO Christopher Claudio says Winxnet’s purchase of KDSA in Methuen, Massachusetts, reflects the first step of an expansion southward.

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Judge Upholds Manslaughter Conviction

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PARIS, Maine (AP) — A judge has upheld the vehicular manslaughter conviction of a Maine woman accused of being drunk and reading a text message at the time of a double-fatal car crash.

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Bellows Finishes 350-mile Walk Across Maine

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Shenna Bellows has concluded her 350-mile trek across Maine by encouraging voters to elect a “working-class senator” who listens to them instead of listening to “corporate lobbyists and big business.”

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Christie Says The RGA Will Spend Millions In Maine

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Republican Governors Association will spend millions in Maine to help Gov. Paul LePage win another term.

The two governors campaigned together Tuesday at C&L Aviation Group in Bangor. Christie, chairman of the RGA, was also headlining a pair of fundraisers for the Maine Republican Party and LePage in Dedham.

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Maine Paper Mill Loses Value, Hurting Small Town

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MADISON, Maine (AP) — The value of a Madison, Maine paper mill will drop nearly $150 million in the coming year, likely resulting in a 30 percent tax rate increase for a tiny town.

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Ex-Teacher Facing Drug Charges Out On Bail

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former teacher at a private school in Freeport who is charged with allowing his property in Lewiston to be used for drug sales has been released on bail.

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Maine Concerned About Tick-borne Diseases

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Doctors in Maine are reporting a high number of tick-borne diseases this year.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked 103 cases of the disease anaplasmosis so far this year. That is already more than the 94 cases reported for all of 2013.

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Rumford Woman Sues Mental Health Organization

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former employee is suing Oxford County Mental Health Services, claiming she was fired for bringing up concerns about patient care.

Linda Perry of Rumford filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday, claiming her rights under Maine’s Whistleblower Protection Act and Human Rights Act were violated.

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Bidding On New England’s Tallest Lighthouse To End

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YORK, Maine (AP) — The federal government might close an auction on New England’s tallest lighthouse.

The Boon Island Light Station is up for auction until around noon Tuesday. Ten bidders have made offers on the lighthouse with a top bid of $36,000. A government website says the bidding could possibly be extended.

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Gov. Christie Returns To Maine To Stump For LePage

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Maine to stump for Gov. Paul LePage.

The two tough-talking Republican governors will tour C&L Aviation Group in Bangor on Tuesday. LePage’s campaign says the company recently completed a $5 million expansion and may add as many as 40 new jobs.

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Biologists Trap 66 Black Bears For Research

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine bear biologists captured 66 different bears a total of 92 times during this year’s capture season.

Officials with the state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife say biologists also placed radio collars on 16 female bears. Officials say the trapping and collaring is a critical piece of the state’s black bear management program. Collaring the bears allows biologists to collect information on birth and death rates.

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Bellows Finishing 350-mile Walk Across Maine

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Shenna Bellows is concluding her 350-mile trek across Maine.

The former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine will celebrate the end of a journey that took more than three weeks with events Tuesday in Portland and Kittery. Bellows began her “Walk with Maine for Jobs and the Economy” last month in Houlton.

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LePage Proclaims Saturday As ‘Maine Day’

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has proclaimed this Saturday as “Maine Day.”

The Republican governor, who signed the proclamation on Monday, is encouraging residents, businesses, towns and others to spend the day buying local food and beverages and participating in other activities to celebrate Maine.

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University Of Maine At Augusta President Leaving

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The president of the University of Maine at Augusta is leaving to take a job in California.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page said Monday that Allyson Handley is stepping down to become the executive director of the National University’s Sanford Education Center, which will educate nonprofit leaders and teachers.

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Bath Iron Works To Lay Off Nearly 40 Workers

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BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works is in the process of increasing the size of its workforce, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune from the normal ebb and flow of work as it juggles building five ships at the same time.

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Judge Says Lewiston Boy Can Stand Trial For Arson

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge says a 14-year-boy charged with setting one of several Lewiston fires last year is competent to stand trial.

The Portland Press-Herald reports Judge Rich Lawrence lifted an earlier ruling that found Abdi Ibrahim temporarily unfit to stand trial. Lawrence’s Monday ruling clears the way for the case against the boy to proceed.

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Cumberland Voters Will Vote On Beach Creation

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine town will ask voters if they want to spend $3 million to create a new public beach.

The referendum would dedicate a 23-acre chunk of beachfront as the first in Cumberland with public ocean access. The special election is set for this November.

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