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Wiscasset Man Killed In Woolwich Crash

Updated 8 months ago

WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — Police say a Wiscasset man was killed and a 17-year-old Boothbay girl seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 1 in Woolwich.

Sheriff Joel Merry says a northbound Jeep driven by 45-year-old Walter Crosman struck a Toyota sedan he was trying to pass at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Maine Businesses Support EPA Power Plant Rules

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of Maine businesses are calling on U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King to support new standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for power plants.

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Maine Senate Gives Initial OK To Early Voting Bill

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would establish a process allowing towns to create in-person early voting systems.

The Democratic-led Senate voted 21-14 Tuesday in favor of the bill that supporters say is necessary to help clerks who are overwhelmed by the number of people who vote using absentee ballots prior to elections.

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USS Miami Sub Fire Leads To Safety Recommendations

Updated 8 months ago

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy is issuing recommendations aimed at preventing another fire like the one that ravaged the submarine USS Miami while it was being overhauled.

The Navy says a fire safety and prevention manual for ships during construction and repair incorporates lessons learned after the May 2012 fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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Lawmakers Override LePage Veto Of Summer Lunch Program Bill

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-controlled Senate voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage on a measure that aims to provide free lunches to more low-income children during the summer months.

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Despite Finance Commissioner’s Warning House and Senate Vote To Reinstate Revenue Sharing

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-led Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would prevent $40 million in cuts to revenue sharing next year.

Supporters of the revenue sharing bill given a 33-2 vote Tuesday say it’s necessary to prevent property tax hikes. They say towns that are planning their budgets now need to know how much money they’re getting from the state.

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Maine Senate Overrides Summer Lunch Program Veto

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-controlled Senate voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage on a measure that aims to provide free lunches to more low-income children during the summer months.

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Future Of Augusta Theater To Be Discussed

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Augusta business and cultural leaders are looking for input on the future of the dilapidated Colonial Theater.

The Augusta Downtown Alliance and the nonprofit that owns the facility are holding a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the century-old theater that has fallen into disrepair since it closed in 1969.

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Maine Senate To Vote On Summer Lunch Program Bill

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-controlled Senate is poised to decide whether to overturn a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage on a bill that seeks to provide more free lunches to students over the summer.

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Maine To Hold 2nd Meeting On Bingham Wind Project

Updated 8 months ago

BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — Maine officials will hear from the public this week on a proposal to build a 62-turbine wind farm in Somerset and Piscataquis Counties.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is holding the second public meeting on the proposal by Blue Sky West, LLC and Blue Sky West II, LLC to develop the 206-megawatt project in Bingham, Mayfield Township and Kingsbury Plantation.

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Conn. Man Pleads Guilty To Maine Sex Assault

Updated 8 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to three years in prison for having sexual contact with a child in 2008 while he lived in Maine.

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Maine CDC Officials Won’t Appear At Hearing

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Several Maine Centers for Disease Control officials have declined a request to appear before a legislative oversight committee on the possible mishandling and destruction of public documents.

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Maine Gas Prices Hold Steady

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gas prices in Maine are holding steady.

Price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is $3.47, the same as last week.

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Police: Presque Isle Ref Sent Sexual Selfies

Updated 8 months ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A Presque Isle man who worked as a referee at Aroostook County high school basketball games has been charged with sending sexually explicit photos to students he met while officiating.

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Wilton Gets $200,000 EPA Grant For Tannery Cleanup

Updated 8 months ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — Wilton officials say a $200,000 federal grant is expected to cover the majority of costs associated with the cleanup of a former tannery in town.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to remove chemicals, deer hide scraps and hazardous debris left inside and around the tannery building near the intersection of Tannery Road and U.S. Route 2.

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University Of Southern Maine Holds Annual Job Fair

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 50 employers will be represented at the University of Southern Maine’s annual job fair this week.

The event at the Portland campus’ Sullivan Gym will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Maine Program To Curb Elder Financial Exploitation

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are announcing a new program that seeks to help banks and credit union staff members prevent financial exploitation of the elderly.

On Monday, groups including the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention, Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Bankers Association will lay out the Senior$afe program.

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Maine AG Sues Used Car Dealer

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Attorney General’s office has sued the owner of several used car dealerships, accusing him of unfair and deceptive trade practices.

The complaint filed Friday in Penobscot County Superior Court alleges that Glenn Geiser Jr. and his dealerships target consumers with poor credit, pressure them to buy cars that are not road worthy, then not respond to customer complaints. The lawsuit says some consumers have been unable to get their cars and others discover their cars break down or develop serious mechanical issues soon after purchase.

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Thorndike Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Burning Son

Updated 9 months ago

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a Maine mother charged with deliberately burning her 6-year-old son’s hand on a wood stove as punishment has retained custody of all three of her children because there’s nowhere else for them to go.

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3 Survive ATV Plunge Through China Lake Ice

Updated 9 months ago

CHINA, Maine (AP) — Three people, including a 6-year-old boy, escaped serious injury when the all-terrain vehicle they were on broke through the ice of China Lake.

The operator of the ATV, Lucas Cole of Benton, was trapped in the water for about five minutes and suffered hypothermia and frostbite.

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