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Building At Maine Resort Closed For Gas Tests

Updated 8 months ago

OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — A building at Maine’s The Falls at Ogunquit Resort is closed pending an investigation into an incident that exposed 21 resort guests to carbon monoxide.

In a statement issued Monday, the resort thanked the Ogunquit Fire Department, and other agencies for their assistance after the building was evacuated.

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Brunswick Planning Board To Review Bowdoin Plans

Updated 8 months ago

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Brunswick’s Planning Board is scheduled to review two separate Bowdoin College building projects this week.

The board meets Tuesday to discuss a plan by the school to tear down a building on Maine Street and replace it with a new administrative office building, as well as a proposal to turn the former Stevens Retirement Home on Harpswell Road into student housing.

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Maine Man To Be Sentenced For Killing Dealer

Updated 8 months ago

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing his drug supplier for cutting him off is due to be sentenced.

Andrew Kierstead was convicted of murder in the September 2012 shotgun killing of Richard Mills outside Mills’ home in Cushing.

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Hundreds Sign Up For Natural Gas Service In Maine

Updated 8 months ago

CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — The developer hasn’t even broken ground yet, but businesses and homeowners in Cumberland, Yarmouth and Falmouth are already signing up for natural gas service.

Summit Natural Gas is preparing to break ground on the pipeline soon.

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Maine Smelt Season A Dud

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State biologists and smelt camp operators say this has been one of the worst seasons they can remember, but no one is quite sure why.

Claire Enterline, a marine scientist for the state Department of Marine Resources, says surveys of the recreational fishing camps show the lowest total of fish caught per line, per hour since the department has been collecting the data.

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Maine Panel Holds Hearing On Mining Regulations

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are holding a public hearing on new mining regulations that critics say will say will weaken land and water protections and won’t protect the environment from sulfuric acid and other toxins.

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Maine Gov, State Treasurer At Odds Over Bonds

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and the state treasurer are battling over the governor’s decision to withhold bonds.

State Treasurer Neria Douglass said the governor’s administration signed a financial order in June authorizing $69.7 million in funding for projects that would be paid back with future bond sales. But in an email to Douglass Wednesday, the governor said he would not sign off on bonds until there is $60 million in the state’s rainy day fund.

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Shoot To Kill Option For Windham Prison Discussed

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine prisons officials want to give guards at the department’s Windham facility the option of shooting to kill prisoners trying to escape.

Unlike guards at the Maine State Prison in Warren, guards at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham are not allowed to shoot to kill if a prisoner makes a break.

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Inaugural Poet Wants Young Readers To Enjoy Poetry

Updated 8 months ago

BETHEL, Maine (AP) — A Maine poet who spoke at the presidential inauguration says he hopes a visiting writers program will help to create a new generation of readers who appreciate poetry.

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UMaine System Considers In-state Tuition For Vets

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees is deciding whether all veterans should get in-state tuition rates.

The UMaine System Board of Trustees Executive Committee is expected to vote on the measure Friday that would offer more students who served in the military lower priced tuition in Maine.

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Sen. King Back From Middle East Trip

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Angus King says it was unnerving to be in a country when a pair of suicide bombs killed eight people.

But he said it didn’t stop people in Lebanon from going about their business. And he said it didn’t stop a meeting between he and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia with the country’s president.

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Maine Briefed Long Ago About Contaminated Lobster

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A researcher who knew about high levels of mercury contamination in Maine lobster says he informed state officials years before they took action.

Chris Whipple was one of three scientists who researched mercury contamination at the mouth of the Penobscot River. The state is closing seven square miles of the area to lobstering, effective Saturday, for two years.

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Woman Arrested On Heroin, Bath Salt Charges In Brewer

Updated 8 months ago

BREWER, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a Maine woman on charges of trafficking and possessing heroin and bath salts.

Police executing a search warrant at a home in Brewer on Wednesday arrested 41-year-old Victoria Ragonesi.

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Thieves Target Snowblowers In Portland

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A snowy Maine winter has increased the demand for snowblowers, and police in Portland say some opportunistic thieves are taking advantage.

Police say four of the machines have been stolen in the city in the past week.

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New Maine Energy Technology Discussed In Forum

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New energy technologies and niche paper products are among the topics being discussed at a timber industry forum in the Maine city of Portland.

The Thursday morning forum and panel discussion will focus on ways Maine’s wood pulp and forestry industries are innovating new products to remain competitive in their economic sectors.

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Gov. LePage Honors Maine Lawmakers, Staff Who Are Vets

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is honoring dozens of Maine lawmakers and staff who served in the military during four conflicts.

In a ceremony Wednesday, LePage recognized legislators and staff who served during the Korean, Vietnam, Cold War and Persian Gulf Wars.

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Kennebunkport Appeals Beach Access Decision

Updated 8 months ago

KENNBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The town of Kennebunkport is asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to reconsider its ruling vacating the right to public access to Goose Rocks Beach.

The York County Coast Star, report that the town says the decision makes it unclear if previous rulings that sided with public access are automatically overturned. The town wants the case to be sent back to a Superior Court judge to rule access rights on a case-by-case basis.

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Border Agent In Maine Justified In Shooting

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says a U.S. Border Patrol agent was legally justified in shooting at two Canadian teenagers during a high-speed chase near the Canadian border this past fall.

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Madison Man Charged With Snowmobiling While Drunk

Updated 8 months ago

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Madison man who crashed his snowmobile into a parked car on a residential street has been charged with snowmobiling while drunk.

Police said Tuesday that 30-year-old Jeffrey Hayden is charged with operating after suspension and criminal operating under the influence.

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Online MaineCare Application Questioned

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Some Maine lawmakers say questions for single parents on the state’s online application for Medicaid are too intrusive and should be eliminated.

Single parents applying for MaineCare coverage are being asked personal questions, including where their child was conceived and the reason the other parent is absent.

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