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Maine Cities and Towns Forced to Choose Whether to Provide Benefits to Immigrants

| June 27, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine cities and towns are being forced to choose whether they will continue providing benefits only to people who can prove they are living in the U.S. legally.  Republican Governor Paul LePage, who was homeless as a boy, says his new directive will preserve assistance for the neediest and bring the […]

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Woman Convicted of Killing Husband Due to be Sentenced

| June 27, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Maine woman convicted of killing her husband using pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat during a jealous rage is due to be sentenced. Justice E. Allen Hunter, who described Roxanne Jeskey’s actions as “monstrous savagery,” was scheduled to impose the sentence Friday. A medical examiner reported that […]

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Soldiers From 133rd Engineer Battalion to Return to Maine

| June 27, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A small group of soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion that deployed to Afghanistan last fall is headed back home. The soldiers are expected to arrive at the Augusta Armory at noon on Friday. The 13 soldiers are members of the 1035th Survey and Design Team and […]

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Frisée Salad with Asparagus

| June 26, 2014

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT  Frisée Salad with Asparagus   Ingredients   Serves 4   4 slices white bread, crusts removed and cut into ½-inch cubes     ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted     ½ teaspoon garlic powder       Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper     1 pound […]

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People Upset After Baby Eagle Dies on Webcam

| June 26, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – People who watch wildlife webcams get to see amazing things like eagles hatching and bears catching salmon. But webcam operators also are grappling with the grittier side of nature: Viewers don’t want to see any harm come to critters they’ve grown to love. Officials caved in to protests last month in […]

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