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Town officials concerned about LePage’s proposed state budget

| January 22, 2015

“Municipalities know what services their community needs more so than the state does I feel. I think the state should be helping us rather than making it harder for us,” said Houlton town manager Butch Asselin. Asselin is concerned about Governor LePage’s budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year. That’s because if the state goes […]

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County Folks React to State of the Union Address

| January 21, 2015

“I thought it was optimistic and it’s giving us a place to move forward,” said Charlotte Wilson. “To me it seemed like the same stuff that was said before but has never been addressed yet,” said Pamela Haley. (VO) Folks in the County have differing opinion’s on President Barack Obama’s sixth state of the union […]

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Maine will get an additional 3 million dollars in LIHEAP funding

| January 21, 2015

  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release an additional 302┬ámillion dollars in funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. Through this funding, Maine will receive an additional 3.4 million dollars, in addition to the 35┬ámillion already allocated in October of last year. Senator Susan Collins called the […]

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Cary Medical Center recognized by President Obama for veteran support

| January 20, 2015

Cary Medical Center is getting high praise from Washington DC and the White House. The hospital received a proclamation from President Obama recognizing the site’s new partnership with the Department of Defense. Cary Medical is working with the department to promote more awareness, recognition and support of Vietnam Veterans. Cary Medical CEO Kris Doody has […]

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Owners of Grammy’s Country Inn selling restaurant after 26 years

| January 20, 2015

“I mean I’m excited about the future but this is what we’ve done for 26 years, it’s hard to think about doing anything but this. We’ve made a lot of friends here. It’ll be different but in the same sense it’ll be exciting,” said Lynn Birdsall. Steve Graham and Lynn Birdsall were in their early […]

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