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House a total loss after fire in Otisfield

| November 24, 2014

OTISFIELD, Maine (AP) – A home, a barn and a couple of vehicles have been destroyed by fire in Otisfield, but nobody was home at the time. A neighbor says two horses and some cats that lived in the barn died in the blaze reported at about 5 p.m. Sunday, but the family that lives in […]

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Bean Heiress Makes a Hefty Donation to LifeFlight Program

| November 21, 2014

ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) – A champion of the Maine lobster industry and an heiress to the L.L. Bean outdoors retailer has announced a $3 million donation to the state’s LifeFlight Foundation. Linda Bean’s gift announced Thursday will help the organization that flies sick and injured patients to hospitals buy a third helicopter. Bean said in a […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving has gone up, but not by much

| November 20, 2014

UNDATED (AP) – Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but it probably will not empty your wallet. The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is expected to rise slightly this year, to about $49.41. That’s 37 cents higher than in 2013. The increase is blamed on the higher price of dairy. The […]

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent is now Storm Ready

| November 19, 2014

This campus is now storm ready. The University of Maine at Fort Kent now joins the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of Maine at Orono, in the designation of storm ready. Making it three campuses in the state with that title. When you think of storm ready, you may only think of […]

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Out of state woman sentenced for smuggling drugs

| November 18, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A New York City woman who smuggled hundreds of oxycodone pills into Maine by hiding them in her body cavities has been sentenced to almost two years in prison. Ebony Howard was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bangor to 22 months behind bars, followed by three years of probation. The 29-year-old Howard […]

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