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Town Manager Discusses Houlton Property Tax Increase

Town Manager Discusses Houlton Property Tax Increase

| July 30, 2013

A recent rise in property taxes has folks in Houlton unhappy. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli sat down with the town manager today — who explains why the increase happened.

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Three Juveniles From Maine Among 105 Rescued From Prostitution

Three Juveniles From Maine Among 105 Rescued From Prostitution

| July 30, 2013

PORTLAND (AP) – Federal investigators say three juveniles from Maine are among 105 young people rescued from child prostitution. But FBI spokeswoman Katherine Gulotta said Tuesday that she can’t release any details, including the local law enforcement agency that assisted, because it remains an ongoing investigation and no arrests have been made. In Operation Cross […]

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Maine Rail officials Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Maine Rail officials Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

| July 30, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Rail officials are preparing contingencies in the event Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway stops service following a disaster that claimed 47 lives in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, about 10 miles north of the Maine border. Nathan Moulton, rail director for the Maine Department of Transportation, said he’s making no predictions about the rail […]

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Fire Crew Stays Steady

Fire Crew Stays Steady

| July 30, 2013

Staffing at the Presque Isle Fire Department has been a topic of both debate and concern for the past few years, as the city has been working to create a budget that would not increase the tax rate…The Department has gone from 5 full time fire fighters per shift, down to 4, except for one […]

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Summer Tourism Season

Summer Tourism Season

| July 29, 2013

Summers are always busy here in the county with festivals, parades, and fairs. Always good news for area businesses hoping to draw people in. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli gives us an update on how the tourism season is going so far.

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