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Town Hall Confrontation

Town Hall Confrontation

| April 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage says an outburst by a former Democratic lawmaker at his most recent town hall meeting isn’t going to stop him from talking to residents about his plan to overhaul the tax code. The Saco town hall on Thursday ended abruptly after former Biddeford mayor and lawmaker Joanne […]

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Caribou Accident Update

Caribou Accident Update

| April 1, 2015

A two-vehicle accident Wednesday¬†evening in Caribou sent 3 people to the hospital. Caribou Patrolman Doug Bell says the accident happened shortly before 5:30. Bell say 46-year old Andrew Levesque of Caribou was heading south on the Bypass on Route 1 when 37-year old Stephanie McKeen of Mars Hill turned left onto High Street from the […]

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Energy Overhaul

Energy Overhaul

| April 1, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill backed by the top Republican in the House and Gov. Paul LePage would create a Maine energy commissioner and give the governor the power to nominate the head of an independent agency that helps residents lower their energy bills. Rep. Ken Fredette’s proposal unveiled Wednesday would make the director […]

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Maine Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million to Feds

Maine Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million to Feds

| March 31, 2015

BOSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors say an elderly living center has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle allegations of inflated Medicare claims for rehabilitation therapy. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston says Ross Manor in Bangor failed to prevent a subcontractor, RehabCare Group East, Inc., from engaging in a pattern and practice of providing […]

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New Brunswick Budget Highlights

New Brunswick Budget Highlights

| March 31, 2015

FREDERICTON – Highlights of the New Brunswick budget introduced Tuesday: – A deficit of (Canadian) $476.8 million is projected on an (Canadian) $8.6-billion spending program. – Accumulated debt expected to reach (Canadian) $12.6 billion by the spring of 2016. – Taxes on gasoline will increase by 1.9 cents per litre and the cost of diesel […]

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