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Lincoln Turbine Meeting

Updated 6 years ago

The company First Wind is hosting an informational meeting about the Rollins wind project at Mattanawcook academy.

The project, which is in the developmental stages, would build more than three dozen wind turbines in the towns of Lincoln, Lee, Winn, and Burlington.

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Motorcycle Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A man was attempting to pass another vehicle on the Waterville Road when the bike’s brakes suddenly locked up, sending it out of control. The bike flew 50 to 75 feet before bursting into flames, the driver landed in the opposite lane.

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Peoples Veto

Updated 6 years ago

Dunlap said the Fed Up With Taxes coalition submitted enough signatures of registered voters to get the question on the ballot on November 4th.

After reviewing the more than 95,000 signatures that were turned in last month, Dunlap’s office found 22,788 of the signature to be invalid. Still, the 72,432 valid signatures exceeded the required number by more than 17,000.

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Beverage Tax

Updated 6 years ago

This after, the Secretary of State validated more than seventy thousand signatures to push a referendum question on November’s ballot.

The coalition, fed up with taxes got enough names put the repeal idea to voters.

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Heating Oil Prices Down

Updated 6 years ago

According to the Office of Energy Independence and Security’s biweekly survey, the statewide average cash price on Monday was $4.00 a gallon. That’s down 42 cents from two weeks ago and 71 cents from the peak on July 7.

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Robbery Update

Updated 6 years ago

Police say 33-year-old Cheryl Stone of Clinton, and 22-year-old Sara Pontbriand of Waterville robbed the coffee shop.

An employee at the Kennedy memorial Drive location called 911 just before midnight on Saturday, saying someone was at the drive-through window trying to steal some cash.

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School Demolition

Updated 6 years ago

A new kindergarten through 5th grade school is being built.

It will be attached to the existing middle school that is undergoing a major renovation.

Officials say they plan to have middle school children back in their building a year from now and other students in the new school one year later.

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Cutting in Court

Updated 6 years ago

46-year old Stephen Cutting was arrested Sunday, after reportedly confessing to a relative who then turned him in.

Police have been trying to solve the murder of William Greenwood ever since his body was found in Portland back in 1995. It was a cold case they feared would never be solved.

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Arrest Made in Cold Case

Updated 6 years ago

A Palmyra man is in jailafter police say he confessed to a 13-year-old murder.

The victim was 36-year-old William Greenwood of Portland.

His body was found shot to death behind a trucking company on Warren avenue in Portland, back in the spring of 1995.

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MMA Gift

Updated 6 years ago

The gift, announced Monday, comes from the American Bureau of Shipping, an international ship classification society based in Houston.

Maine Maritime President Leonard Tyler said it is the largest gift in the Castine school’s history.

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Dover Man Files Suit Against Hospital

Updated 6 years ago

A Dover-Foxcroft man is suing Mayo Regional Hospital claiming the hospital didn’t give him proper medical attention when he went there with chest pains.

Robert Olszewski is seeking unspecified damages in the federal complaint against the Dover-Foxcroft hospital, its CEO and a physician’s assistant.

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State College Applications Increase

Updated 6 years ago

School officials say applications to Maine’s universities and community colleges have increased this year due to greater marketing efforts and a flagging economy.

In the University of Maine System, spokesman John Diamond said its seven universities and 10 regional outreach centers have received 4.5 percent more applications for 2008-09 than last year.

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Possible Postal Delays?

Updated 6 years ago

Some mail that was being handled at the U.S. Postal Service’s processing facility in Hampden is now being sorted in Scarborough two hours to the south.

Postal officials say the change is part of an effort to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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Blaine House Celebration

Updated 6 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci and four former Maine governors joined together in celebrating and raising money for the Blaine House, the official residence of the governor.

The five past and present governors came together Friday night at an invitation-only dinner at the State House to benefit the Friends of the Blaine House, a nonprofit group committed to preserving the mansion.

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Good News for Maine Ports

Updated 6 years ago

Maine ports that draw upon the cruise ship business are welcoming the White House’s rejection of a proposal that critics say would have altered cruise ship intineraries and imperiled tourism dollars and jobs.

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Machias Blueberry Festival

Updated 6 years ago

It’ll be blueberries all the time this weekend in eastern Maine as Machias hosts its 33rd annual Wild Blueberry Festival.

The festival got under way on Friday and continues through tomorrow with blueberry pancake breakfasts, blueberry farm tours, a blueberry cooking competition and a blueberry eating contest.

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Rope Exchange

Updated 6 years ago

A new regulation will soon take effect that requires fishermen to switch from floating rope currently in use, to sinking rope.

The law is aimed at protecting whales that could get entangled in the ropes.

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Drug Conviction

Updated 6 years ago

Jurors deliberated for about 4 hours before finding Arthur Michael Kinsella of Saint John, New Brunswick, guilty Thursday night of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

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Baldacci Advances Energy Plan

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Governor John Baldacci is advancing a 12.6 million-dollar energy action plan that he says makes it unnecessary to hold a special legislative session to deal with the effects of high fuel prices.

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Nader on Ballot?

Updated 6 years ago

Backers of the independent presidential candidate are expected to submit petitions to Augusta on Friday.

A spokesman tells the associated press they have more than 55-hundred signatures ready for the Secretary of State’s office.

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