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Thursday Sep 11 | Bangor Daily News

Major Rockland employer inks deal to convert to trucked-in natural gas

Boston-based Xpress Natural Gas has landed a contract to truck compressed natural gas to FMC BioPolymer in Rockland, where the major regional employer is preparing to change its primary fuel source this fall to save on energy costs and reduce emissions. FMC, a multinational company that in Rockland processes seaweed into carrageenan, is an anchor customer for the natural gas distributor that bills itself as a stepping stone and alternative to piped gas for industrial and commercial customers.

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Related Topix: Rockland, ME, Baileyville, ME, Eliot, ME, Easton, ME, State Prisons, Prison, Warren, ME

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Bangor Daily News

More drug offenders could be released from prison, and why it should spur wider changes

Inmates at Maine State Prison posed for Biddeford photographer Trent Bell. His show "Reflect: Convicts letters to their younger shelves" opened last winter at Engine in Biddeford.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Federal Prisons, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Herald Gazette

Spaceballs,' on the Green

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library are sponsoring a special Movies on the Green screening of "Spaceballs" Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Spaceballs, Science Fiction Movies, State Prisons, Prison, Celebrities, Mel Brooks

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Herald Gazette

Attorney seeks to dismiss inmate's claim of sexual harassment

An attorney for a Maine State Prison sergeant is seeking the dismissal of an inmate's May civil rights lawsuit against her client that alleges the prison employee sexually harassed him.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons

Tue Aug 26, 2014

State of Maine

Sagadahoc County Man Convicted of Unemployment Fraud

Joshua Harwood of Georgetown, Maine was convicted on July 30, 2014, of theft by deception for fraudulently receiving unemployment insurance payments.

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Related Topix: Sagadahoc County, ME, Georgetown, ME, State Prisons, Prison, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Herald Gazette

Arsonist convicted for assaulting officer in prison kitchen

A 21-year-old inmate at the Maine State Prison pleaded guilty Aug, 25 to beating an employee of the prison while the two men were in the institution's kitchen.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Oxford County, ME, Norway, ME

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Larry Austin named director of security for Maine Department of Corrections

In a recent statement, Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick named Larry Austin as the department's director of security.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charleston Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Mountain View Youth Development Center

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

South Paris man killed in police shooting in Mexico

State police said Steven R. Piirainen, 52, of South Paris, was killed after he exchanged fire with a state trooper and a Mexico police officer on Sunday.

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Related Topix: South Paris, ME, State Prisons, Prison

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