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MORE BUDGET TALKS IN AUGUSTA TODAY

Updated 6 years ago

The University System is looking at 8-million dollars in curtailments, on top of 19-million dollars in self-imposed budget cuts that were announced by school officials last year.

State lawmakers have the task of closing a 140-million dollar supplemental budget gap…..

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DAYS OF WARMTH FUEL FUND

Updated 6 years ago

The &quot:Days of Warmth&quot: fuel fund has been established by Saint James Episcopal Church and Crossroads Ministries food pantry.

Their goal is for neighbors to help neighbors survive the cold in a unique way.

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Citgo No Go

Updated 6 years ago

Kennedy said today that the Venezuelan government’s Texas-based oil subsidiary cited falling oil prices and the world economic crisis for forcing the company to reevaluate all of its social programs.

The oil program has provided hundreds of thousands of low-income U.S. households, including many in Maine, with fuel assistance.

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Controversial Coffee

Updated 6 years ago

The Vassalboro Planning Board on Tuesday will consider a business permit request for a topless coffee shop at the site of the former Grand View Motel on Route 3.

The building has also been the home to several other business ventures, most recently Mac Daddy’s Pub at the Fat Cat Grille, which closed three or four years ago.

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Susan Collins Heads to Asia

Updated 6 years ago

For security reasons, the precise location is not being dislosed, but there have been reports indicating the destination is Pakistan.

Biden’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, says the fact-finding mission will help inform executive and congressional reviews of U.S. policy toward the region in the coming months. She was careful to note that delegation does not speak for the U.S. government, and isn’t relaying messages from the incoming administration.

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STAYING SAFE THIS WINTER

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:Really, in the wintertime, on the ice, it’s a rule of checks.&quot:

&quot:Check with the locals, check on your gear, check the ice yourself.&quot:

GAME WARDEN JIM FAHEY SAYS THE BLANKET OF SNOW THAT FELL OVER THE HOLIDAYS HAS SLOWED THE FREEZING PROCESS DOWN, AND WHILE SOME LAKES AND PONDS MAY BE OKAY TO TRAVEL ON, SOME MAY NOT BE….

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FATAL CAR CRASH ON DEER ISLE

Updated 6 years ago

IT HAPPENED ON THE REACH ROAD AROUND 3 P-M SUNDAY.

TROOPERS SAY 33-YEAR OLD ANTHONY ROBBINS WAS DRIVING WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR.

IT SMASHED INTO A TELEPHONE POLE, ON THE PASSENGER SIDE.

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WARNING FOR PET OWNERS

Updated 6 years ago

DR. TOM DIFFELL FROM THE EASTERN MAINE EMERGENCY VETERINARY CLINIC IS TRYING TO EDUCATE FOLKS ABOUT PROPERLY PROTECTING ANIMALS FROM THE COLD…

HE SAYS TOO MANY FOLKS PUT THEIR DOGS OUTSIDE, THINKING THEY CAN HANDLE THE FRIGID WEATHER…

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MAINE LAWMAKERS BACK TO WORK

Updated 6 years ago

THE NEW MAINE LEGISLATURE RETURNS TO WORK ON WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE WILL GET A JUMP ON THAT, MEETING TOMORROW TO BEGIN HEARINGS ON A SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET.

THEIR GOAL

TO REWRITE THE BUDGET, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT A PROJECTED 150-MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL FROM NOW UNTIL SUMMER.

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RED CROSS TRYING TO KEEP UP

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:we are on track to have one of the biggest years ever and we have already – totally- gone over our budget for 2008 – 2009.&quot:

GRETCHEN O’GRADY SAYS FIRE AFTER FIRE THIS WINTER HAS DRAINED THE RESOURCES OF THE PINE TREE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS…

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Heating Oil Prices

Updated 6 years ago

According to the state energy office’s weekly survey, the average heating oil price grew by 1 penny to $2.28 per gallon on Monday. That’s still $2.43 less than the peak of $4.71 a gallon in the state’s report on July 7.

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Springfield Store Sells Winning Megabucks Ticket

Updated 6 years ago

Someone in northern Maine is a half million dollars richer.

A winning Megabucks ticket was sold last week at Smith’s General Store in Springfield.

The wednesday jackpot was $550,000.

State Lottery director Dan Gwadosky says the winner came forward on Friday.

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Switch to Digital Beacons Begins in February

Updated 6 years ago

Mariners are being urged to buy new

digital emergency distress beacons for the upcoming arrival of the

digital age at sea.

Beginning Feb. 1, satellites that scan the Gulf of Maine and

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Maine Towns Hoping to Reap Benefits of Obama Stimulus Plan

Updated 6 years ago

Congressional hearings have yet to begin

on the economic stimulus plan that’s championed by President-elect

Barack Obama.

But already many Maine municipalities are joining the state in

expressing hope of getting a piece of the stimulus pie. Towns and

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Baldacci to Unveil Budget Plan

Updated 6 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci this week presents the

details of his two-year state budget for Maine — and the spending

blueprint is sure to drive much of the legislative agenda in the

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Homicide Rate Up for 2008

Updated 6 years ago

Some grim statistics from Maine State Police— the number of homicides in 2008 grew to 31 in the state.

That’s the highest number since 1989, when 40 people were killed in the deadliest year in Maine history.

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Renowned Author/Scholar Dies

Updated 6 years ago

Renowned Bangor author and teacher Burton Throckmorton has died.

Doctor Throckmorton taught for more than six decades.

He was the Hayes professor of New Testament Language and Literature at the Bangor Theological Seminary for 35 years.

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History To Be Made Tuesday

Updated 6 years ago

Some history will be made on Tuesday in

the Maine State House.

Janet Mills of Farmington will become the first woman to serve

as state attorney general when she’s sworn in by Gov. John Baldacci

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Medway Man Indicted

Updated 6 years ago

A Medway man who was driving a company

truck when it crashed and killed a passenger has been indicted on

charges of manslaughter and aggravated driving to endanger.

James Lee, who is 43, runs a construction business in

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Very Cold Hikers

Updated 6 years ago

Two people from Alabama called state police about 5:30 Thurscay morning to say they got lost while hiking from Eagle Lake to the West Face Trail.

The hikers told police they had no idea where they were, and they were not dressed for the below zero temps.

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