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16 min ago | Kennebec Journal

Ex-Maine State Police chief pleads not guilty to child sex assault charges

The judge allows 73-year-old Andrew Demers Jr., who served 26 years with the state police, to remain free on $5,000 bail he posted after his arrest March 17. A former Maine State Police chief accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative pleaded not guilty to a pair of felony charges Wednesday at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, New Gloucester, ME

16 min ago | Bangor Daily News

Portland man escapes injury after car catches fire on I-95

A Portland man avoided injury after his car caught fire as he was driving south on Interstate 95 Wednesday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

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Related Topix: Fire

1 hr ago | Sun Journal

Maine Senate sustains veto, pulls blinds on solar energy rebate bill

State Sen. John Cleveland, D-Auburn, gestures Wednesday as he asks his colleagues to overturn a veto of a bill by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, US Governors, Paul LePage

1 hr ago | Herald Gazette

Honorary UMaine degree for Gerritsen

Two icons of Maine literature and music - international best-selling author Tess Gerritsen of Camden and singer/songwriter David Mallett - will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees and share remarks at the University of Maine's 212th commencement Saturday, May 10. Mallett, who lives in Sebec, will address the 10 a.m. ceremony, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Vocal, Folk, Camden, ME, University of Maine

5 hrs ago | Kennebec Journal

Flooding claims one victim in northern Maine

According to the Maine Warden Service, Paul Oliver, 74, had moved his truck across a flooded portion of Oliver Road and was returning back to his house across the flooded section when he was swept downstream at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Rumford, ME

8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Maine not prepared for a Quebec-type crude accident on rail lines

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Megantic, in this file picture taken July 6, 2013.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Train Disaster, Canada, Jackman, ME, Fire

10 hrs ago | Kennebec Journal

Maine Legislature enacts $30 million budget fix

The Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a proposal that plugs a $32 million budget hole in the fiscal year budget beginning July 1, while also providing critical services to hundreds of developmentally disabled Mainers who have long been on waiting lists.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Wells, ME, US Governors, Paul LePage, North Berwick, ME

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Maine Stream: What you don't know about ticks could kill you

In his "Introduction to Birding" talk last week at the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, Don Mairs included a warning about ticks.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Blog News, Orono, ME, Old Town, ME, Opinion

SeacoastOnline

Maine AG warns of phone scam

Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is warning Mainers to be aware of a phone scam that claims to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Related Topix: Maine Government

WMTW-TV Auburn

Mainers hope to persuade president to reclassify pot

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Capital Weekly

Stomp for spring contra dance

A spring contra dance featuring Sassafras Stomp will take place Saturday, April 26, beginning 8 p.m. in the gym of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Sassafras Stomp features three accomplished Maine musicians: Putnam Smith on banjo; Johanna Davis on fiddle; and her partner, Adam Nordell, on guitar.

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Herald Gazette

Maine Photography Show' 2014 awards

Sarah Beard Buckley of Cape Elizabeth walked away with the Jim Taliana Best of Show Award sponsored by The First Advisor's in the 2014 edition of the "Maine Photography Show."

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Boothbay, ME, Cumberland Center, ME, Wiscasset, ME

Bangor Daily News

In Maine, vanity license plates are 'Wikd GD'

Some of Sherburne's favorites include a convertible - "TOPLE55" - and a Chrysler PT Cruiser with the somewhat threatening non sequitur "GANGSTA."

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Wagon, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler, Convertible

Bangor Daily News

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens is co-owner of Maine Beer Tours operating out of Portland, Maine. Mark and his wife and business partner, Nichole Stevens, are strong proponents of the "Buy Local" movement and work to incorporate local Maine businesses into every aspect of their tours.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Portland, ME, Sebago, ME

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Natural gas expansion could spike Hallowell water rates by 20 percent

The local water district wants to raise rates for most water users by 20 percent to pay for a new employee to help monitor natural gas expansion in the city.

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Related Topix: Hallowell, ME, Gardiner, ME, Randolph, ME, Farmingdale, ME

Bangor Daily News

Maine securities watchdog probes Portland-based undersea treasure hunter

An embattled Portland-based treasure hunter facing legal action from investors, a supplier and the British government is now under scrutiny from state regulators.

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Bangor Daily News

Mainers in prime position to see full lunar eclipse Tuesday

Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

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Related Topix: Weather, Astronomy, Science

Sun Journal

Maine House honors state's long-serving finance commissioner Millett

State Rep. Roger Reed, R-Carmel, left, shares a laugh with State Finance Commissioner Sawin Millett, center, and state Rep. Tom Winsor, R-Norway.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, Carmel, ME, Waterford, ME, Norway, ME

Bangor Daily News

Federal funding for Maine cold case squad could come from new Justice Department grants

Attorney General Janet Mills is working with Rep. Mike Michaud to find federal funding for the creation of a cold case squad in Maine aimed at solving more than 100 open homicide cases.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, Susan Collins, US Senate, Republican, Senator Angus King, US Governors, Paul LePage, Medway, ME

Bangor Daily News

Maine House overrides LePage veto of solar power rebate bill

State Rep. Lance Harvell, R-Farmington, speaks in the Maine House of Representatives Monday urging his colleagues to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that boosts a solar and heat-pump rebate program by adding a surcharge on all those who purchase electricity in Maine.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, US Governors, Paul LePage, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

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