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LePage Signs 2nd Emergency Proclamation

| December 31, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a second emergency proclamation to allow heating fuel delivery truck drivers to stay on roads for extra hours during bitter cold weather this week. LePage said Tuesday that he signed the extension because recent snow and ice have hampered delivery heating fuel deliveries that are […]

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Cutler Says He Won’t Accept Donations from PACs

| December 31, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine independent candidate says he won’t accept donations from political action committees in his bid for governor in 2014. Crystal Canney, a spokeswoman for Eliot Cutler’s campaign, says people in Maine will benefit because Cutler won’t be bought by or beholden to special interest groups. Canney says PAC money drives […]

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Amato’s Closing

| December 31, 2013

  Amato’s Italian eatery is closing its two stores in Presque Isle and Houlton. Amato’s local franchise owner Micah Desmond says he can’t go into detail as to why the stores are closing shop but does say tight economic times have negatively impacted the business. The closing effects 15 employees. The decision to close was […]

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Owners of an Aroostook County Farm Win Court Case

| December 31, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Good news for the owners of a farm in Aroostook County!  A jury has awarded them $1.1 million.  The jury ruled for Vaughn and Mary Sleeper of Island falls, the owners of Sleeper Hill Farms, an Aroostook County potato seed farm, who claimed in a lawsuit that their defense lawyer failed to […]

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Maine People Remembered

| December 31, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The first woman to serve on Maine’s supreme court, a former U.S. senator and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among Mainers who died in 2013. Former U.S. Sen. Bill Hathaway was a World War II prisoner of war and liberal Democrat who upset Maine legend Margaret Chase Smith. Caroline Duby Glassman […]

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