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47 min 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

Bangor Daily News

Another attempt to put a moratorium on virtual charter schools in Maine moving through Legislature

The House of Representatives voted 91-56 in favor of LD 995 , An Act to Establish a Moratorium on the Approval and Operation of Virtual Public Charter Schools, which heads to the Senate for further votes.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Boothbay, ME, Biddeford, ME

Bangor Daily News

LePage's 'Open for Business Zones' proposal officially dead after partisan House vote

Democrats successfully completed their turn-back of Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to create "Open for Business Zones" at two former military bases in Maine with a mostly party-line vote Monday in the House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, US Military, US Air Force, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME, Pittsfield, ME

Bangor Daily News

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries for health and meditation and as a martial art.

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Related Topix: University of Maine

Capital Weekly

Making something out of nothing

When Doug Barnes had four large trees cut down in his yard, he was looking for something unique to do with the 6-foot stumps that remained.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Maine

Bangor Daily News

Sherman's Books celebrates fifth store with grand opening in Old Port

Josh Christie , Jeff Curtis and Tori Curtis make up the management team at Sherman's Books and Stationery, the Maine-based chain's fifth store, which celebrated its grand opening Saturday on Exchange Street in the Old Port.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, us Travel, Travel

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Lincoln County News

Damariscotta Police Partner With Businesses to Benefit Special Olympics

By J.W. Oliver Every year, the Damariscotta Police Department and law enforcement agencies throughout the state partner with their local businesses to raise money for Special Olympics Maine.

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Related Topix: Damariscotta, ME, Pemaquid, ME, Wiscasset, ME

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