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MaineCare Transport Troubles

| January 31, 2014

SANFORD, Maine (AP) – A Sanford-based nonprofit that will stop providing rides for Maine Medicaid patients has let go more than 20 employees. York County Community Action Corp. announced in December that it would stop working with the state contractor that arranges rides in the county effective Feb. 7 because it was losing money. The […]

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Nine-Figure Settlement Expected in Train Disaster

| January 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Chapter 11 trustee in Maine says he anticipates a “nine-figure” settlement fund for victims of a rail disaster that killed 47 people in Quebec in July. Robert Keach outlined his vision for how victims will ultimately be compensated Friday as attorneys clashed over whether lawsuits filed in Chicago should be […]

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Maine Dairy Sold

| January 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The largest milk processor in northern New England has been sold to a national dairy farmer-owned cooperative. Operators of Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy said Friday that the agreement with Kansas City, Mo.-based Dairy Farmers of America will allow it to continue to operate independently while providing opportunities for new growth. Bill Bennett, […]

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Berwick Woman Injured in Fire

| January 31, 2014

Fire Marshals say a Berwick woman was seriously injured when fire broke out in her house early Friday morning.  Rebecca Galleshaw, 63, suffered severe smoke inhalation and was transferred to a Boston hospital Friday afternoon.   Firefighters found her in her bed after they  were called to the house on First Street about 8:30 Friday morning.  […]

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Consolidated Appropriations Act Provides Over $5 Million To LIHEAP!

| January 31, 2014

Good news for those in need of heating assistance this winter.   Roughly 5.5 million dollars of additional LIHEAP funding has been released to the state of Maine. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is available for people who need help with their heating expense.   The assistance benefits from the program, so far, […]

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