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Maine Requires Elver Buyers Use Daily Updates

Updated 3 months ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Marine Resources is taking emergency action to ensure fishermen do not exceed their catch of elvers.

The department announced Monday an emergency rulemaking that requires buyers of elvers, or baby eels, to update their computers daily to reflect when fishermen reach their catch limits.

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Police: Jailed Son Of Richmond Man Found Dead “thought he was God…”

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) – Massachusetts police say the 24-year-old man who helped Maine investigators find his father’s dead body was wanted for violating a harassment order requested by his landlord.

Leroy Smith was being held in Cumberland County jail on the unrelated charge Monday when he gave information leading a Sagadahoc County deputy to the body of 56-year-old Leroy Smith II of Gardiner. Smith’s death has been ruled suspicious.

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Top DHHS Official Leaves Post

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The chief operating officer for Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services has left for the private sector.

Department spokesman John Martins said that William Boeschenstein Jr.’s last day with the agency was Friday.

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Portland Owed Millions In Unpaid Tickets

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland is owed more than $3.7 million in unpaid parking tickets at a time when it is considering raising property taxes to boost the budget.

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Maine Agency Announces Coastal Grants

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A government agency is seeking proposals for the protection and development of the Maine coast.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced Monday a new round of grants totaling $265,000.

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Cutler To Outline Energy And Environmental Plan

Updated 3 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler is highlighting his energy and environmental ideas.

Cutler, who’s seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage in November, will discuss his energy platform on Tuesday in Bangor.

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Biddeford Land With Notorious Past To Be A Park

Updated 3 months ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A plot of land in Biddeford where a convicted murderer’s house once stood may soon be a park.

The City Council is scheduled vote Tuesday on design plans for Williams Court Park’s expansion into the land where Rory Holland’s house once stood.

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Activist Group Apologizes To Lawmaker

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A liberal activist group in Maine is apologizing for sending out a mailer that appeared to make light of a Republican lawmaker’s medical condition.

The mailers from the Maine People’s Alliance, which accused Republicans of having “no spine” for voting against Medicaid expansion, were sent to the district represented by a state Rep. Dale Crafts, who uses a wheelchair.

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NJ Governor To Raise Money For Maine GOP, LePage

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trailing in fundraising, Maine Gov. Paul LePage hopes a visit by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week will raise campaign cash — and rally his conservative base.

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UPDATE : Two In Orono Accident In Fair Condition In Portland Hospital

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Two of the family members in a car in Orono when a tree limb fell and landed on the roof of their SUV are listed in fair condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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9 Inducted Into Maine Sports Hall Of Fame

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Sports Hall of Fame has nine new members, including former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell.

Mitchell, a Waterville native, was honored at Sunday’s induction ceremony in Augusta both for his basketball achievements in high school and at Bowdoin College, but also for his sports accomplishments off the playing field, including a steroid investigation into major League baseball.

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Bath Iron Works Expects To Go On Hiring Spree

Updated 3 months ago

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works is expected to hire about 600 people this year as it works on six Navy destroyers at the same time.

The hiring spree will bring the General Dynamics facility workforce to more than 6,000 people for the first time in a decade.

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Maine Virtual Charter School Gets 2nd Chance

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Backers of a virtual charter school rejected by Maine officials are hoping for a second chance.

The Maine Charter School Commission will decide Tuesday whether to consider an appeal from Maine Virtual Academy, which was rejected March 3. The commission voted 4-3 in favor of the school, but five votes are needed for approval.

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Outdoor Film Festival Comes To Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Outdoor Film Festival will feature 11 outdoor films and shorts with Maine roots when it comes to Augusta.

Organizers say the May 16 event features outdoor films by Mainers, about Mainers.

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Study Reveals Teen Drinking Is On The Rise

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

More parents think their teenagers are drinking alcohol. This according to a study released by the state Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

The study revealed 17% of parents asked believe their teenager has had a drink in the past month. That number has tripled in the past five years.

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Proposed Bowers Wind Project Suffers Setback

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposed $100 million wind farm in the Downeast Lakes region has suffered a serious setback after the Maine Board of Environmental Protection took a preliminary vote to reject the project.

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Fliers Drawing Attention To Missing Toddler

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The grandfather of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds is posting fliers to draw attention to the case.

Ron Reynolds of Portland says he wants to remind people the disappearance remains unresolved and that the family wants her home.

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Maine Investigating Woman’s Death After Childbirth

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office is trying to determine what caused the death of a 23-year-old Maine woman who experienced complications after giving birth.

Family members say Destiny Crockett of Lewiston was a healthy young mother to an 8-year-old girl. They said the delivery of her second child on April 20 included use of an epidural anesthetic, commonly used to ease the mother’s pain. The newborn girl was admitted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Boston Man Faces Drug Charges In Maine

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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts man they say was bringing heroin into Maine.

Police said Thursday that a monthlong investigation led to the arrest this week of 25-year-old Alex Santiago of Boston.

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Reward For Information In Teen’s Death Grows

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OXFORD, Maine (AP) — The reward being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the unsolved hit-and-run death of a Turner teen has grown by $1,000.

Sixteen-year-old Xavier Fuentes was found by a passing motorist on an unlit stretch of Route 117 in Paris sometime before 8:30 p.m. on March 15. Police believe he was struck by a large vehicle.

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