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Officials Still Looking For Missing Woman

Updated 7 months ago

WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is still looking for a missing Waterford woman who has dementia.

The Warden Service is searching for 77-year-old Ruth Frances Brennan, who was last seen Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Kezars Road in Waterford. She was heading toward Melby’s Store at the time.

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University Of Southern Maine President Leaves Post

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of the University of Southern Maine will be leaving her post this month.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced Tuesday that Theo Kalikow will leave the office July 18. She will become acting vice chancellor of the University of Maine System through the end of her contract in 2015.

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FairPoint Workers To Take Strike Vote

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Unions representing nearly 2,000 employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are scheduling a strike authorization vote from July 11 to 13.

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Searchers, Dogs, Find Missing Maine Man In NH Forest

Updated 7 months ago

JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) — A combination of teamwork, thermal imaging and search dogs helped rescuers find a 19-year-old autistic man who went missing in the woods for five hours in Jefferson, New Hampshire.

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Maine Sues EPA Over Lack Of Water Quality Action

Updated 7 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, saying the federal agency has failed to approve the state’s water quality standards under the Clean Water Act.

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South Portland Delays Vote On Crude Oil Ban

Updated 7 months ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council has postponed action on an ordinance that would prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city because of the huge public turnout.

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Supplier For Maine Drug Ring Gets 8-year Sentence

Updated 7 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A New York City man convicted for his role supplying a drug distribution ring in Maine has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison.

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Police Seek 4 People In Biddeford Slayings

Updated 7 months ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say they want to question four people in connection with a weekend shooting inside a Biddeford apartment that left two people dead.

Investigators say two men and two women were inside the Western Avenue apartment at the time of the shootings at about 7 p.m. Sunday, but then fled the area.

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Lawyer: Poland Man Stabbed Uncle In Self-defense

Updated 7 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Poland man charged with stabbing his uncle has been held on $40,000 bail after his lawyer said in court that the stabbing was self-defense.

Phillip Audet appeared in court Monday following his arrest Sunday on charges including elevated aggravated assault.

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Portland Repeals Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland City Council has repealed a local ordinance that created a buffer zone around the entrances to women’s clinics that provide abortions in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a similar law in Massachusetts.

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Maine To Issue 9,525 Less Deer Hunt Permits

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is accepting applications for the 2014 antlerless deer permit lottery.

Paper applications are due by the end of the day on July 25 and online applicants have until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15. The state is scheduled to issue 37,185 “any deer” permits in 12 districts around Maine. The number represents a decrease of 9,525 from last year.

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CMP Customers Could See Rates Raise $3 Per Month

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposed agreement by Central Maine Power could raise customers’ home bills roughly $3 a month.

A rate-case settlement that has been endorsed by the businesses and environmental parties will be considered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission later this month.

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Warden Service Looking For Missing Woman

Updated 7 months ago

WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is asking for help to find a missing Waterford woman who has dementia.

The Warden Service says that 77-year-old Ruth Frances Brennan was last seen Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Kezars Road in Waterford. She was heading toward Melby’s Store.

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Suppliers Disband MOO Milk; Reject Oakhurst Offer

Updated 7 months ago

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The 12 dairy suppliers to MOO Milk have rejected an offer from Oakhurst Dairy and will disband the company permanently.

The Portland Press Herald reports that several farmers didn’t like the offer from Oakhurst that would have returned the Falmouth-based organic milk brand to store shelves.

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State Aims To Provide More Students With Food

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are wrestling with how to get nutritious, affordable food in the hands of more low-income students.

A task force including lawmakers, advocates and school officials that’s seeking to develop a multi-year plan aimed at reducing hunger among students held its first meeting Monday.

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Man Wanted In Maine Found At NH Supermarket

Updated 7 months ago

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a man wanted on a probation violation in Maine is accused of leading officers on a chase in Hooksett with a woman and her two young children in the car.

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Independent Cutler Hits The Road For Tax Plan

Updated 7 months ago

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is hitting the road to highlight his proposal to slash property taxes for homeowners.

Cutler’s “property tax roadshow” that begins Monday in Bridgton will take him to several communities this summer. He’s challenging Republican Gov. Paul LePage, along with Democrat Mike Michaud.

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Price Of Gas Down Slightly

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen slightly more than half a cent in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.74 a gallon — up 6.2 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Maine’s Redneck Games Later This Month

Updated 7 months ago

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — The fourth annual Redneck games are scheduled to start in Hebron later this month.

The event featuring the mud run, bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet seat horseshoes and greased watermelon race, is set to start July 31 and end Aug. 3 at organizer Harold Brooks’ property.

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Uncle Stabbed During Argument, Nephew Arrested

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POLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old man who stabbed his uncle in the uncle’s home in the town of Poland has been arrested.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says 49-year-old Steven Narbonne was arguing with his nephew Phillip Audet early Sunday when he was stabbed twice with a butcher knife.

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