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Maine Home Sales Rise in September

| October 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Sales of existing Maine homes rose 6.58 percent last month. The Portland Press Herald reports the median sales price in the state was $175,000 for September. That was a 1.16 percent increase from a year ago. September saw 1,393 homes sold. Maine home sales for July, August and September climbed 3.85 […]

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Political Profiles: House District 145 Candidates

| October 21, 2014

Our Political Profiles series has begun to help get you prepared for November’s elections. To start things off, we introduce you to the two candidates vying for House District 145. Glenn Hines has lived in Hammond for the past 41 years. He’s been self employed since 1977. He worked for 2 different carpenters before that. […]

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Maine Restaurant Owners Sentenced for Illegal Workers

| October 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two restaurateurs who pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally are going to prison. A federal judge on Monday imposed sentences of 37 months in prison for Guillermo Fuentes and 30 months for his brother, Hector. They pleaded guilty to activities at the […]

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More Than 1,700 FairPoint Workers Go On Strike

| October 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – More than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are on strike. The decision came hours after a failed attempt by two unions to re-engage the company in negotiations. Peter McLaughlin from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says the unions have offered “significant concessions” but that the […]

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Angie’s List- Lifting the Door on Garage Door Upsells

| October 16, 2014

Most people give little thought to their garage door, until they’re late for work and it won’t go up. After a frantic call to the repair pro, the problem is fixed, but then the contractor tries to sell you additional products or services. In today’s Angie’s List report, three common garage door repairs and potential […]

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