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Audit: Delays For Care At Maine VA Hospital

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine VA hospital fared better than many other hospitals in a system-wide audit, but hundreds of veterans still had to wait more than a month for appointments.

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Maine Man Stripped Of Lawyer Right Appeals

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man sentenced to seven years in jail after a judge stripped him of his right to a court-appointed lawyer is appealing his conviction to the state’s highest court.

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King, EPA Official Discuss Global Warming

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King says it’s “undeniable” that climate change is real and is caused by humans, and poses a threat to the nation’s economic livelihood.

King spoke at a gathering in Portland that included Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe on Friday, just days after the EPA proposed new rules for reducing carbon dioxide emitted by the nation’s power plants.

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LePage Applauds High Bond Credit Rating

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has received another positive score from a major credit-rating agency.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s office said Friday that Standard & Poor’s Rating Service affirmed Maine’s AA long-term rating on general obligation debt, which means the state has a “very strong capacity to meet financial commitments.”

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State Park To Host Osprey Events

Updated 3 months ago

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport will host a series of osprey watches in June.

Osprey are birds of prey that feed mostly on fish and are sometimes called “fish hawks.” The watches begin by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island and are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on June 7, 15, 17, 21, 24 and 29.

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Police Urge Caution Around Farm Equipment

Updated 3 months ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Across the state, tourists are starting to trickle into the state, causing busier highways. But in northern Maine, there’s the added presence of tractors as farmers plant their spring crops.

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UMaine Track Star America East ‘Man Of The Year’

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ORONO, Maine (AP) — A senior track and field standout at the University of Maine has been named America East “Man of the Year.”

The inaugural award that goes to a male senior student-athlete who best exemplifies a commitment to service, leadership, athletics and academics goes to Kelton Cullenberg of Chesterville.

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Clam Project Aims At Battling Green Crabs

Updated 3 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A quarter-million juvenile clams are getting a new lease on life.

Officials say the clams are being placed in an upweller system where they’ll be fed and protected from predators before being transferred to a protected area where they will be able to grow ideally with minimal threat from green crabs.

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Primary Voters Weigh Political Purity, Compromise

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Democratic and Republican primaries for Maine’s open congressional seat have been dominated by one question: What’s more valuable in the state’s representative, political purity or a knack for compromise?

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First Lady Barbara Bush Has Low-key 89th Birthday

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is having a low-key 89th birthday celebration in Maine.

A family spokesman says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush is having a private dinner Sunday with relatives in Kennebunkport, where the family has a summer home.

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Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Crash

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HARRISON, Maine (AP) — A 73-year-old Maine man was seriously injured when his motorcycle struck a turning truck.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says Stanwood Horne of Rumford was riding his motorcycle on Norway Road in Harrison Saturday afternoon when the collision occurred.

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Maine Man Due In Court To Face Murder Charge

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ST. FRANCIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who hid in the woods for a week after the fatal shooting of his girlfriend is due in court.

Officials say 38-year-old Jesse Marquis is expected to make his initial appearance Monday after spending the weekend in jail. Searchers finally nabbed him with help from a bloodhound from New Hampshire.

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LePage Leaves For Trade Mission To Iceland

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is joining members of Maine’s seafood and paper industries on a three-day trade mission to Iceland.

The Republican governor departs for Reykjavik on Monday.

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Low Voter Turnout Expected For Tuesday’s Primary

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Voter turnout is expected to be light in Maine’s primary election this week.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said that few competitive primary races will likely contribute to fairly low voter turnout on Tuesday. He says he’s estimating about 13 to 15 percent of eligible voters will make it to the polls.

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Outdoor Dining Squeezes Portland’s Sidewalks

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A battle is brewing in Portland between restaurants putting tables on the sidewalks to satisfy customer demand for alfresco dining and those who say the sidewalks are being impeded.

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USS California Sub At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The USS California submarine is at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance.

The fast-attack sub and its crew of 115 enlisted personnel and 15 officers docked at the shipyard on Sunday.

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Roadside Trash Strains Communities

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Roadside trash is a problem in many Maine communities, but there appears to be no consistent plan to tackle the issue.

The Morning Sentinel reports that different Maine towns have different strategies, unlike other states that have statewide plans.

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Developer Proposes $21M Project For Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Topsham developer is proposing a $21 million mixed-used development at the entrance to the former Navy base in Brunswick.

Jim Howard, president of Priority Real Estate Group, said Thursday that he will bring his proposal before the Brunswick Planning Board for review July 1.

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Massachusetts Teen Injured In Maine Crash

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RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts teenager scheduled to graduate from high school this week remains in critical condition in a Maine hospital after a car crash last weekend.

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Suspect In Canadian Shooting Arrested

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MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested the suspect in the New Brunswick shooting that left three Mounties dead and two others injured.

Paul Greene, a spokesman with the RCMP, says Justin Bourque was arrested early this morning.

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