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Smoking Ban

Updated 6 years ago

But it allows smokers to light up again after 10 p.m.

Maine’s largest city enacted the ordinance to decrease the public’s exposure to second-hand smoke.

Mayor Ed Suslovic says second-hand smoke is a dangerous toxin. He says employees and patrons of restaurants and bars should be able to work or have a meal without exposure to such a serious health hazard.

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Miller Wants Appeal

Updated 6 years ago

31-year-old Bobby Miller was sentenced to four years in prison in 2006 after pleading no contest to aggravated assault.

But he now says he was unaware his was giving up rights to appeal when he entered his plea.

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LURC Protestor Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

The Land Use Regulation Commission voted unanimously to approve staff recommended changes to Plum Creek’s development plan for the Moosehead lake region during their Wednesday meeting.

During that meeting, another protestor was arrested.

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Name Change

Updated 6 years ago

Executive Director Michael Heath says the league’s now known as the Maine Family Policy Council. The organization’s board decided to change the name in early September.

Heath says the new name highlights the group’s ties with the national group Focus on the Family, with which it’s been associated since 1990. He said it also reflects the group’s mission of supporting and building stronger families.

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Record Back in Blue

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Derrick Record is back on the job after State Police say his actions were justified.

On August 4th Record responded to a call at John Sullivan’s home on Main Street in Albion.

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Wage Increased

Updated 6 years ago

Starting Wednesday, the state’s minimum wage goes to $7.25 an hour: a quarter more than the old rate.

This is the first in a two-step increase that will lift Maine’s minimum wage to $7.50 per hour in October of 2009.

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Auclair Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

45-year-old John Auclair faced a more serious charge during his trial back in early September, but the jury returned a split verdict.

Auclair was found not guilty of class A gross sexual assault, but was found guilty of class B gross sexual assault.

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Escapee Detained

Updated 6 years ago

Director Jeff Morin says they noticed 31-year-old William McDevitt was missing during a routine check at around three o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

They believe he left an outside recreation area, and met a car that appears to have been waiting for him on Route 15.

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Gentile Services Held Wednesday

Updated 6 years ago

21-year-old Michael Gentile, a native of Fairfield, was killed in an accident aboard the Navy submarine USS Nebraska on September 20th.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 pm, with a funeral service to begin at 6 o’clock at Lawry Brothers Funeral home in Fairfield.

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Fire in Etna Destroys Home

Updated 6 years ago

Crews from at least eight towns battled a house fire on the Lankinds Road in Etna late Monday night.

According to Etna Fire Chief Walter Gibbons, flames were already shooting through the second story roof when the first crews arrived.

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Maine Coast-Anthem Agreement

Updated 6 years ago

The contract was set to expire today, which would have affected about 6,000 patients. Here is the full text of the press release issued today.

South Portland and Ellsworth, ME September 30, 2008

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Fire in Bucksport Deemed a Close Call

Updated 6 years ago

Bucksport crews were called out at about 1 o’clock Tuesday morning to the Williams Orchard Road, off Route 15.

Fire fighters from Orrington and Orland were also called in to help.

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Heating Oil Prices Down

Updated 6 years ago

Two weeks ago, average prices were $3.82 per gallon.

Theinstability in the financial markets has added volatility in the oil market, and expectations of a slowing economy have driven prices down.

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Identity Released in Madison Accident

Updated 6 years ago

It happened on the Lakewood Road, just north of the Clough Road.

Police say a car was headed north when a pick-up, travelling in the opposite direction, crossed the center line and struck the car in the driver’s side door.

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LURC Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

nearly a dozen protesters showed up Monday at conservation offices.Arestroom in the building was vandalized during the protest.

Conservation Commissioner Patrick McGowan and LURC Director Catherine Carroll spoke with the protesters. Another meetingisscheduled for Tuesday morning with Carroll.

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Kyle Passes Maine

Updated 6 years ago

There was plenty of rain and wind, which caused some power outages and road closures, due to flooding.

Bangor Hydro says some customers in Washington and Hancock Counties lost electricity during the storm. The company says that by 4 o’clock Monday morning, everyone was back on line.

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Crash Kills 2 MMA Students

Updated 6 years ago

Two Maine Maritime Academy students are dead after a car crash in Stockton Springs.

It happened at 7:30am Sunday on Route One, near the Muskrat Farm Road intersection.

The victims are identified as 20-year-old Richard Coakley of Mt. Vernon and 21-year-old Matthew Felton of Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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Captain Greenlaw Arrested in Canada

Updated 6 years ago

A world-famous fisherman from Maine faces charges in Canada following her arrest for allegedly fishing illegally inside Canada’s 200-mile limit.

Linda Greenlaw, a commercial fisherman and best-selling author, was led into court in Newfoundland in handcuffs on Friday following her arrest.

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Auction Brings in Big Money

Updated 6 years ago

A 1910 Mercedes 4-seat Tourabout sold for $887,000 and a 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost sold for $832,000 during a two-day auction of vintage cars, motorcycles and automobile memorabilia and accessories.

During the auction on Friday and Saturday, an estimated 500 people along with telephone bidders from around the world bought dozens of vehicles that were part of the collection of the late Richard Paine Jr., an avid car collector from Seal Cove, Maine, who died last year.

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Hurricane Watch Lifted for Maine

Updated 6 years ago

The hurricane watch for Maine has been discontinued, but a tropical strom warning remains in effect as Hurricane Kyle blows past the coast on a track for Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

Flood watches are in effect for southern New Hampshire and southern Maine as the region gets a third straight day of rain.

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