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Maine Launches Database Of Recent Graduates’ Wages

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has launched a new database designed to help students make more informed decisions about higher education.

The database allows users to view the first-year earnings of recent graduates from Maine schools, by major and degree type. They can also see how many graduates from certain programs have jobs.

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Hearings Focus On Missile Defense Site In Maine

Updated 2 months ago

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Pentagon officials are coming to Maine this week to discuss a proposal to build a missile defense site.

The Missile Defense Agency is considering four locations in the eastern U.S. for a missile shield system that’s supposed to protect Americans from attacks by “rogue states” like North Korea and Iran.

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Maine Appoints New Criminal Division Chief

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Veteran prosecutor Lisa Marchese is Maine’s new deputy attorney general and the first woman to be chief of the criminal division of the state attorney general’s office.

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FAA Investigates Maine Biplane Crash

Updated 2 months ago

STANDISH, Maine (AP) — A stunt pilot who landed his biplane on a road in Maine says he wants to apologize to motorists “for scaring the heck out of them.”

Maine authorities say 43-year-old pilot William “Billy” Werth escaped serious injury when his stunt plane crash landed on a road following mechanical problems.

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Gas Prices Fall More Than A Nickel In Maine

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.56 a gallon — down 16.9 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Skowhegan Fire Chief Fired After 3 Months On Job

Updated 2 months ago

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Skowhegan Fire Chief Richard Fowler Jr. has been fired after just three months on the job.

Town Manager Christine Almand said she met with Fowler in her office Friday morning and fired him.

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Limerick Crash

Updated 2 months ago

LIMERICK, Maine (AP) — Authorities have released the names of the victims of a weekend crash in Limerick that killed one person and injured another.

Police say 22-year-old Kelsi Banks of Limerick was the driver of the soft-top Jeep that went off the road and flipped over Saturday night. She died at the scene.

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Officers Honored For Life-saving Traffic Stop

Updated 2 months ago

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A pair of Kennebunk police officers who saved a man’s life during a traffic stop will be honored this week.

Officer Michael Harrington began performing CPR when an elderly motorist stopped breathing and slumped over during a traffic stop on July 26. A second officer, Michael Tucci, arrived with a defibrillator.

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LePage Proclaiming August 16 As ‘Maine Day’

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is proclaiming Saturday August 16 as “Maine Day.”

The Republican governor will sign the proclamation on Monday and is encouraging residents, businesses, towns and others to spend the day buying local food and beverages and coming up with other activities to celebrate Maine.

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Auction On New England’s Tallest Lighthouse To End

Updated 2 months ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is set to close out an auction on a Maine lighthouse that is the tallest in New England.

The Boon Island Light Station, off the coast of York, is up for auction until 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Seven people have bid on the lighthouse so far, with the top bid coming in at $19,001.

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Mount Abram Makes Summer Improvements

Updated 2 months ago

GREENWOOD, Maine (AP) — Mount Abram says it’s spending more than $300,000 this summer to upgrade snowmaking on its ski slopes in western Maine.

Officials say the money will go toward boosting water-pumping capacity to quadruple uphill capacity and pressure, allowing the mountain to put more machine-made snow on the mountain.

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Pot Advocates Turn In Signatures In Lewiston

Updated 2 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates have submitted their petitions as part of a campaign to make it legal for people 21 and older to possess small amounts of marijuana in Lewiston.

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Maine Shuts Down Floating Seafood Restaurant

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say a woman who serves boiled lobsters and baked desserts from a floating restaurant in Penobscot Bay must shut down.

The Portland Press Herald reports Reilly Harvey’s Mainstay Provisions must pass health inspection standards and outfit her 22-foot wooden launch with sinks and running water. Reilly’s business needs licensing through the state Division of Environmental Health’s inspection program.

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Maine Gets $445,000 In Pfizer Settlement

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is getting $445,000 as part of a settlement with Pfizer Inc. over the marketing of an organ-transplant drug.

Attorney General Janet Mills said Friday that Maine was among 41 states involved in the $35 million settlement with Pfizer, the parent company of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. The deal resolves allegations Wyeth misrepresented the uses of the drug Rapamune.

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Substance Abuse Help For Maine Passamaquoddy Tribe

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine Native American tribe will receive $800,000 in federal money to improve tribal services for children and families who have a high risk of substance abuse.

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Official: Maine Required To Repay Aid For Hospital

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal government official says the state of Maine will be required to repay millions of dollars in Medicaid funding it received to run the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta.

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State Senate Candidate In Critical Condition

Updated 3 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — State Senate candidate Stuart “Toby” Pennels remains in critical condition at a Lewiston hospital with injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident last weekend.

The 55-year-old Republican from Casco is being treated at Central Maine Medical Center. He’s running against Democrat Bill Diamond for Senate District 26, which includes Casco, Baldwin, Frye Island, Raymond and Standish.

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3 MOO Milk Farms Sign On With Stonyfield

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three more former MOO Milk organic dairy farms have signed into contracts, this time with Stonyfield farms.

Officials from New Hampshire-based Stonyfield say Sayer Family Farm in Canton, Brook Ridge Farm in Lyman and Woodside Farm in Sidney are among the first farms in Stonyfield’s Milk Sourcing Initiative.

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Pot Advocates Turn Their Attention To Lewiston

Updated 3 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates are ready to submit their final batch of petitions as part of a campaign to make it legal for people 21 or older to possess small amounts of marijuana in Lewiston.

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Homeland Security Training Taking Place In Maine

Updated 3 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — First responders are conducting what’s being described as Maine’s first-of-its-kind, full-scale homeland security training exercise, which is being held at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Officials say the exercise on Friday could involve an active shooter or hostage scenario featuring injured individuals.

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