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FairPoint Strike Continues After Mediation Fails

| November 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The first meeting of FairPoint and unions representing workers in northern New England since late August has failed to produce a breakthrough. Both the company and unions representing more than 1,700 striking workers blamed each other for failing to offer a compromise. The chairman of the unions’ bargaining committee said FairPoint […]

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Keystone Pipeline Vote on Tuesday

| November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Maine independent Sen. Angus King is leaving open the possibility that he might support legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which appears to be just shy of the 60 votes needed to advance. King told reporters on the eve of a Senate vote that he is probably going to oppose […]

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Angie’s List- Does My Pet Need a Health Plan?

| November 17, 2014

Most pet owners will do anything for their furry friends, but when animals get injured or sick the price tag can be overwhelming.That’s why more Americans are now turning to wellness plans or health insurance for their pets. In today’s Angie’s List report, sorting through the confusion of these pet protection policies. Pet Owner Kelly Lormore […]

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Regulators to Vote on 2015 Cod Fishing Rules

| November 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Federal fishery regulators might set rules for the badly declined Gulf of Maine cod fishery this week. The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting Monday through Thursday in Newport, Rhode Island, to set rules for the coming fishing season that begins in May. Cod are expected to come up for […]

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Vigil Held For 6 Portland House Fire Victims

| November 12, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Mourners have held a vigil for the six people killed in a Portland house fire. Tuesday night’s vigil took place in Longfellow Park on Noyes Street, where the burned house is located. Authorities say they’re still investigating the cause of the Nov. 1 fire, which was the deadliest fire in Maine […]

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