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Heating Prices Hold Steady In June

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has held steady from two weeks ago at $3.51 per gallon.

The Governor’s Energy Office said Tuesday that the average statewide price for a gallon of heating oil ranged from $3.24 to $3.87. It also found the average price of kerosene dropped 1 cent over the last two weeks, to $3.98 per gallon. The average propane price is now $2.83, a drop of 5 cents per gallon from two weeks ago.

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Portland Red Claws Get New President

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Red Claws have a new president.

The team announced Tuesday that Dajuan Eubanks will succeed Bill Ryan Jr., who was president for the past two seasons. Ryan retains his roles as chairman and principal owner.

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Geese Who Befouled Beach Killed

Updated 7 months ago

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — State officials say 18 geese whose droppings plagued an Oakland, Maine, beach have been euthanized.

The Portland Press Herald reports Tuesday that town leaders rounded up the Canada geese and sent them to the state in the hope of relocating them. State officials say an overabundance of geese in the state meant they had to be killed.

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Personal Income Up Slightly In Maine As State Lags

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine residents’ personal income is up 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year but the state is in the bottom third among U.S. states.

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Home Sales Increase As Prices Dip

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says Maine single-family home sales increased by 7.25 percent in May.

The association says 1,302 homes changed hands in May. Realtors report that median sales price dipped 4.79 percent to $169,950 in the past 12 months.

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LePage Ups Ante In Dispute Over Welfare Payments

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold General Assistance funding from cities and towns that ignore the administration’s policy of denying aid to immigrants who cannot show they’ve living in the U.S. legally.

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Blast Reported In Ogunquit, Maine

Updated 7 months ago

OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Investigators are responding an explosion in the town of Ogunquit, Maine, that has blown out some windows and sent at least two people to the hospital.

WMTW-TV ( ) reported that the blast rocked a business Tuesday morning on Main Street. Police said two windows were knocked out and two people were sent to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

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USM Proposes Selling Historic Freeport House

Updated 7 months ago

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — University of Southern Maine officials want to sell the John Calvin Stevens-designed Stone House in Freeport in an effort to cut costs at a time the entire state university system is dealing with budget struggles.

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Ex-patient Gets 10 Years In Hospital Attack

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking a pregnant mental health worker last year.

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Guatemalan Man Gets 16 Months On Fraud Charges

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of stealing the identity of a Texas man to obtain a Maine identification card, collect welfare benefits and get a job in Maine has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

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Canoe Maker Delivers For Ralph Lauren

Updated 7 months ago

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine company has produced a trio of brightly hued canoes for fashion icon Ralph Lauren’s showroom on New York’s Madison Avenue.

Lincoln Canoes co-owner Mark Bourgoin tells the Sun Journal that his Freeport crew worked long hours to finish the job, which started with a request for one canoe, and then turned into an order for three.

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Police Charge Man After Accident Injures Elderly Woman

Updated 7 months ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Saco police say they have charged a 45-year-old man with leaving the scene of a crash that sent an 87-year-old woman to the hospital.

The Portland Press Herald reports police say they have charged Leo Paul Bedard of Saco with leaving the scene of an accident. The accident sent Jewell Friedman to the hospital in critical condition.

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Southern Maine Hospitals In Hot Water For Infection Rates

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston and Maine Medical Center in Portland may face federal penalties for high rates of complications and infections.

The Sun Journal reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has placed the two hospitals on a preliminary list of 761 hospitals that could be penalized. Some of the hospitals on the list could avoid penalties after the agency does more analysis.

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NTSB: Fog A Possible Cause In Rockefeller Crash

Updated 7 months ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says fog may have played a role in the suburban New York plane crash that killed doctor and philanthropist Richard Rockefeller.

The Portland Press Herald reports witnesses told the NTSB that the weather was “dark, rainy and foggy” the morning of the crash. The 65-year-old Falmouth, Maine, resident died June 13 when his single-engine plane crashed in Purchase, New York. Rockefeller was the only person on board.

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Gas Prices Heading Up

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have risen 3.5 cents in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.74 a gallon — up 6.7 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Helicopter Aids Fallen Man At Baxter State Park

Updated 7 months ago

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — A 60-year-old-man has been rescued after suffering possible head and spine injuries while hiking at Baxter State Park.

The Maine Army National Guard said their soldiers evacuated the man from the park via helicopter on Sunday.

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Maine Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine prosecutors say one of three people arrested on a charge of operating a sex-trafficking business from a Gorham home has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Norway Man Indicted On Charge That He Stole Dog

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PARIS, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Norway man on charges that he broke into a Hebron home and stole the family dog as well as several electronic items.

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Missing Lewiston Girl Found Safe In Mississippi

Updated 7 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old Lewiston girl reported missing by her mother last week has been found safe.

Police said Sunday that Brianna Robinson was located in Mississippi over the weekend.

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Skowhegan Drive-In To Hold Fundraiser

Updated 7 months ago

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The Skowhegan Drive-in Theater is hoping movies by a native of son of Maine will help it raise money to make the critical conversion from film to digital.

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