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Conference Explores Aging In Northern New England

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Community and policy leaders from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will be exploring the economic challenges and opportunities that go along with the region’s aging population and shrinking workforce.

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Keystone Pipeline Vote On Tuesday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine independent Sen. Angus King is leaving open the possibility that he might support legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which appears to be just shy of the 60 votes needed to advance.

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Stephen King Wraps Up Book Tour In Maine

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Stephen King has wrapped up his six-city book tour by signing hundreds of books in his home state.

The Maine-based horror writer made his final appearance at Books-A-Million in South Portland, where hundreds of fans awaited with copies of his latest book, “Revival.”

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Libby Confirmed Winner Of Lewiston Senate Race

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrat Nathan Libby is the winner of the close Maine Senate seat that represents the city of Lewiston.

After a ballot recount Monday, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap affirmed that Libby defeated Republican Patricia Gagne for the District 21 seat with 6,646 votes. Gagne brought in 6,563 votes.

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Court: Feds Right To Reject Medicaid Cuts

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An appeals court has affirmed that Maine must provide Medicaid coverage to low-income 19-and-20-year-olds.

Chief Judge Sandra Lynch of the First Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that the federal government was correct in rejecting the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ proposal to cut coverage for roughly 6,000 young adults.

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Ethics Panel Probes Anti-drunk Driving Sign

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GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The Maine Ethics Commission is reviewing a complaint about signs that urged Gorham voters not to elect a school committee candidate because of her drunken driving conviction.

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UMS Trustees Approve Updated Sex Assault Policy

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees have agreed upon a stricter definition of “consent” as a part of its new policy on sexual assault and harassment.

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Portland Seeks Outdoor Dining Balance

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland officials are trying to strike a balance between restaurants that want to offer outdoor dining to their customers and pedestrians who say the city’s sidewalks are clogged with tables.

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Winthrop Man Arrested After 4-hour Standoff

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WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a Winthrop man they allege threatened to kill a woman, and then held off police during a four-hour standoff.

Police say 44-year-old Joseph Finch was arrested without violence early Sunday after he left his home and tried to re-enter it.

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Police Calling Woman’s Death Untimely

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are investigating what they call the untimely death of a 34-year-old woman.

They said Sara Bigelow of York, Maine, was found dead at a residence on Saturday afternoon.

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Falmouth Teen Charged With Naked Break-ins

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FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Falmouth man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire.

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Man Dies In Bethel ATV Rollover

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BETHEL, Maine (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over in Bethel.

The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office says the victim of the accident at about 2 p.m. Sunday was a 42-year-old man from New Hampshire, but authorities did not immediately make his name public.

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UMS Trustees Meet In Portland

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System’s trustees are tackling budget matters at a meeting in Portland.

Trustees are getting an update of the financial picture for fiscal year 2014 on Monday at the University of Southern Maine. Administrators have been working to close the budget gap for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

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Stephen King’s Newest Book Is Released

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Stephen King is wrapping up a six-city book tour in his home state.

The Maine-based horror writer is making his final appearance at Books-A-Million in South Portland, where he’ll be signing copies of his book, “Revival.”

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Collins Sponsors Tree Planting To Honor Black Teen Killed In 1955

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has sponsored the planting of a tree on the U.S. Capitol grounds in honor of an African-American teen whose killing in 1955 was an important moment in the civil rights movement.

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Regulators To Vote On 2015 Cod Fishing Rules

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishery regulators might set rules for the badly declined Gulf of Maine cod fishery this week.

The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting Monday through Thursday in Newport, Rhode Island to set rules for the coming fishing season that begins in May. Cod are expected to come up for discussion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Massachusetts Schooner Work To Be Done In Maine

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The schooner Ernestina — the official tall ship of Massachusetts — is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

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Fishermen Banking On Fish Auction Renovation

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen in Maine are hoping a million-dollar investment in the Portland Fish Exchange can give a boost to one of the nerve centers of the state’s fishing industry.

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2-alarm Fire Destroys Home In Falmouth

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FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A 2-alarm fire has destroyed a Maine family’s home in Falmouth.

Fire officials tell WCSH news that no one was home at the time of the fire, which was reported after 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Police: Dunkin’ Donuts Worker Pocketed Cash

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Ellsworth police say a Dunkin’ Donuts employee is charged with stealing more than $13,000 from her employer over a five-month period.

Police Lt. Harold Page tells WNSX-FM that 33-year-old Jessica Woodman allegedly changed deposit slips starting in July 2014 and pocketed the cash.

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