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Corrections Board Says It Needs $2.5M to Fund Jails

| January 22, 2015

Members of the Maine Board of Corrections want state lawmakers to approve an emergency $2.5 million spending bill they say is needed to avoid furloughing inmates. The Portland Press Herald reports the board’s outgoing executive director says the board would not be able to spend the money because Gov. Paul LePage has refused to appoint […]

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Poliquin Says Natural Gas Could Save Maine Mills

| January 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine is touting increased access to natural gas as a way to boost the state’s ailing paper production industry. The 2nd District congressman says the high cost of electricity has contributed to mill closures and job losses in the state’s paper industry, which lost about 1,000 […]

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LePage Calls Company “Bottom Feeders”

| January 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the chances of the shuttered Bucksport paper mill reopening are “little to none” and describes the company officials who closed the mill as “bottom feeders.” The Kennebec Journal reports LePage made his remarks Wednesday at a Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting in Augusta. His statements […]

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Heroin Bust

| January 20, 2015

Investigators from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Ellsworth office have charged two Hancock County men with felony drug distribution offenses following a month long investigation into the sale of heroin in that county. During the evening of January 15, MDEA Agents with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Ellsworth and State Police, served a search warrant […]

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Pedestrian Struck

| January 20, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A 55-year-old man struck by a vehicle in Bangor has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say the man, from Bangor, was struck on Hammond Street just after 5 p.m. Monday. He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim, […]

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