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New Bill Will Double the Property Tax Credits For Some Families

New Bill Will Double the Property Tax Credits For Some Families

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some low-and-middle income families will see their property tax credits double, thanks to a new Maine law.  Governor Paul LePage recently signed a bill that raises a property tax credit for residents under the age of 65 to $600 from $300.  The credits for resident ages 65 and older will rise […]

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Winter Hasn’t Hurt Maine’s Tick Population

Winter Hasn’t Hurt Maine’s Tick Population

| April 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s long, cold winter has done little to thwart the state’s tick population and the risk of tick-borne diseases. Chuck Lubelczyk, an ecologist with Maine Medical Center Research Institute, says early counts indicate that the tick population appears to be similar to last year. The Maine Center for Disease Control and […]

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Police Arrest Man Allegedly Using Teenage Girls to Spend Counterfeit Money

Police Arrest Man Allegedly Using Teenage Girls to Spend Counterfeit Money

| April 22, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine police have arrested a New York City man they say used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills at a mall. A worker at the Maine Mall in South Portland contacted police at about 6 p.m. Monday to say a young woman had tried to use a fake $100 […]

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Gov. Paul LePage Blasts Legislature

Gov. Paul LePage Blasts Legislature

| April 22, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage is calling the Democratic-controlled Legislature, “shameful” for blocking his measures to overhaul the state’s welfare programs and change the work permit process for minors this session.  In his weekly radio address LePage blasted the Legislature, saying it is “shameful” that Democrats would rather defeat his administration’s proposals than do […]

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2014 List of Maine’s Top High Schools

2014 List of Maine’s Top High Schools

| April 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine School of Science and Math in Limestone has the top spot on the 2014 list of Maine’s top high schools.  U.S. News & World Report says Maine and California are tied for the highest percentage of high schools in the top tier of the magazine’s ranking system.  The magazine […]

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