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Portland School Evacuated

Portland School Evacuated

| May 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Officials say a Portland middle school has been evacuated because of smoke. Officials say smoke filled the King Middle School gymnasium when power was restored following an outage Friday morning. The Portland Fire Department said in a tweet that there was a fire in ductwork. Patty Apon from the superintendent’s office […]

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Vaccination Debate

Vaccination Debate

| May 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to increase vaccination rates in Maine. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 9-3 in support of Democratic Rep. Linda Sanborn’s bill on Friday. It would require parents to consult with their doctor and get a form signed if they wish to […]

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Kittery Heroin Arrest

Kittery Heroin Arrest

| May 22, 2015

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Kittery Police arrested a Wells man Thursday night and charged him with selling heroin. Arrested is 29 year old Cole Dalton, who was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin For the past month the MDEA York District Task Force and Kittery Police have been involved in an investigation into […]

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Driving-Cellphone Ban

Driving-Cellphone Ban

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill that sought to prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones has been defeated in the Maine Legislature. The Democratic-led House voted 82-65 against an amended version of Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill on Wednesday. The bill is now dead. The Republican-controlled Senate had modified the proposal to reduce the penalties […]

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PUC Keeps Wind Project Negotiations Alive

PUC Keeps Wind Project Negotiations Alive

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine utility regulators are moving forward with a plan to enter into a long-term contract with a proposed wind power project in Somerset County. The Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 on Wednesday to accept modified terms for an agreement to buy power from NextEra’s proposed Highland Wind project. If the company […]

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