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By admin On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Farm stand footage helps police nab cash box thieves

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - State police say they've arrested three residents who robbed the cash boxes of several farm stands in northern Maine. Police say surveillance footage led them to charge three Presque Isle residents More...

By admin On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Court hearing could decide fate of dog pardoned by governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A court hearing could determine the fate of a dog that was due to be euthanized before Maine's governor tried to grant clemency to the pooch. Republican Gov. Paul LePage's pardon made a celebrity More...

By admin On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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University of Maine system to get grant for grad education

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The University of Maine system says it has received a $7.5 million grant to support changes to its graduate professional studies programs. The grant funds a new initiative to create the Maine More...

By admin On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Legislative panel mulls raising 10 percent tax on marijuana

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement More...

By admin On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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From alpacas to zucchini, it’s Open Farm Day in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - What's more local than farm-to-table? How about customer-to-farm. More than 80 farms will be open to the public in Maine on Sunday. It's the state's 28th annual Open Farm Day, which provides More...

By admin On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Officials: Inmate dies at Maine State Prison

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a 47-year-old inmate has died at the state prison in Warren. The state Department of Corrections confirmed the "anticipated death" of Charles L. Pettigrow at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. More...

By admin On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Yarmouth hosts annual clam festival

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Tens of thousands are expected to flood a coastal community for an annual celebration of the clam. The annual Yarmouth Clam Festival is set to take place this weekend through Sunday. The festivities More...

By admin On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Lawmakers voice concerns about proposed child care rules

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Some Maine lawmakers are voicing their concerns about the state's proposed child care rules and the care of incarcerated young people with mental illness. The Legislature's health and human More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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LePage may reconsider decision to stay out of Senate race

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey is on notice: He'd better show some spirit in his U.S. Senate bid or else Republican Gov. Paul LePage may throw his hat into the ring. LePage told WGAN-AM More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Vetoes ahead for Maine lawmakers

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Lawmakers are set to return to Augusta with vetoes on the agenda. The Legislature plans to use Thursday as one of their two last days of the session. Republican Gov. Paul LePage has recently More...