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Grandmother Embarks On 2,500-mile Kayak Trip

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A grandmother from Maine has launched a 2,500-mile kayak trip from Portland to Guatemala.

Sixty-three-year old Deborah Walters of Troy pushed off from Portland’s Eastern Promenade Beach on Sunday.

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Augusta Boys & Girls Club Seeks New Funding Source

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Augusta Boys and Girls Club for Teens is looking for a new financial lifeline after the nonprofit organization that funded it for several years ended the relationship.

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Officials To Hold Smelt Fishery Forums

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials will hold a series of public meetings to collect public input on the future management of the smelt fishery.

Officials say the meetings will also allow the state to present data from recent smelt surveys. State officials will also explain its decision to close the fishery for 90 days from Stonington to the New Hampshire border beginning March 14 of this year.

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Pilot Dies In Crash After Takeoff

Updated 7 months ago

LIMINTONG, Maine (AP) — Officials say a Maine pilot is dead after his single-engine plane crash in Limington shortly after takeoff.

York County authorities say pilot Clarke Tate of Gray was the only person on board the 1942 Culver two-seat airplane when the crash occurred Saturday afternoon.

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Bowdoin Building State’s Largest Solar Project

Updated 7 months ago

BOWDOIN, Maine (AP) — Bowdoin College is beginning to build what is expected to become the state’s largest solar power project.

The school says that the 1.2 megawatt, 4,500-panel solar project will be seven times bigger than Maine’s largest existing installation.

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Maine Labor, Education Departments To Get Grant

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education, Department of Labor and State Workforce Investment Board will receive $819,433 in federal funds for meeting adult education and workforce development goals.

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Saco Hit-and-run Victim Dies

Updated 7 months ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — An elderly Maine woman who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in June has died in the hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.

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Drive-ins Use Creativity To Afford Digital Switch

Updated 7 months ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch from film to digital.

Operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the expensive conversion. It typically costs $70,000 or more.

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True Pleads Not Guilty In Death

Updated 7 months ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A second man charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a Lewiston man whose body was dumped in a stream in Monmouth has pleaded not guilty.

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New Database To Reveal Graduates’ Wages

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials hope that a new database they are poised to unveil will help prospective college students make more informed decisions about what degree to pursue and how much to borrow for their education.

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Dog Left In Hot Car During Massachusetts Concert

Updated 7 months ago

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Maine man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly leaving his dog in a hot car while he attended an all-day concert in Massachusetts.

Police say 60-year-old Edwin Harrington Jr. of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, left the Boston terrier-bulldog mix in his car in the parking lot at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Thursday at the Vans Warped Tour.

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Retired Teacher Goes On Trial In Wife’s Cliff Push

Updated 7 months ago

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges.

Jury selection begins Monday in Rockland in the case of 71-year-old Charles Black, who now lives in Salt Lake City. He is also charged with two counts of elevated aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated assault.

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Scarborough Doughnut Shop Rammed By Car

Updated 7 months ago

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Police say a car rammed a Scarborough doughnut shop apparently in an effort to rob it.

Employees arriving for work at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Thursday morning found that the studs at the back of the building had been pushed in and the vinyl siding damaged.

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Death Of Inmate Not Considered Suspicious

Updated 7 months ago

WARREN, Maine (AP) — Maine prisons officials say the death of an inmate this week is not considered suspicious.

Authorities say 68-year-old Paul Henry Gray was being treated for a long-term medical condition when he died Wednesday at a Portland hospital. The exact nature of the condition was not disclosed.

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OOB Man Indicted In Connection With Fatal Crash

Updated 7 months ago

ARUNDEL, Maine (AP) — An Old Orchard Beach man has been indicted on manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car crash that killed his friend.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a York County grand jury indicted 32-year-old Brian Roche this week in connection with the crash October 26 in Arundel.

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Group Files Lawsuit Over Immigrant Aid Issue

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Municipal Association has filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration over its policy banning cities from providing general assistance benefits to some immigrants.

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Maine Flags To Be Lowered To Honor Former Lawmaker

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State of Maine flags in the town of Cape Elizabeth will be lowered to half-staff to honor a longtime state lawmaker who died this week.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage ordered the flags to be lowered on the day of Richard Hewes’ funeral, which will be held Friday. All U.S. flags will remain at full staff.

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Late Blight Symptoms Found On Maine Potatoes

Updated 7 months ago

BUXTON, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say late blight symptoms have been found in a potato field in Buxton.

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension say the blight symptoms were located this week. Late blight is a non-treatable disease that spreads rapidly in warm, wet conditions. It affects potatoes and tomatoes.

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Family Reunited With Relative’s Purple Heart

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A family will be reunited with a deceased relative’s long lost Purple Heart medal in a Maine ceremony.

Boston native Sgt. James Hanlon served in the Army in World War II and died in combat during Operation Torch in Algeria in 1942. He was awarded the Purple Heart, a decoration for those hurt or killed while serving.

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Moose Crashes Down Despite July Accidents

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the number of collisions between automobiles and moose has dropped over the past several years.

Moose crashes have been in the news in the state after three such collisions on Tuesday, one of which killed a 60-year-old Brewer man. The Portland Press Herald reports the state averages about 443 moose collisions from 2008 to 2013. State figures say the average was about 674 from 1995 to 2007. The high year was 1998 with 858.

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