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Willette steps down from committee chairman position after Facebook post controversy

Willette steps down from committee chairman position after Facebook post controversy

| March 25, 2015

(AP)- Senator Michael Willette¬†is stepping down from his post as chairman of a legislative committee. A Senate Republican spokeswoman says Willette offered¬†to resign his chairmanship on the State and Local Government Committee today. Willette was criticized for a Facebook post that linked President Barack Obama to the Islamic State group. The Maine Democratic Party called […]

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Chapman celebrates 100th anniversary

Chapman celebrates 100th anniversary

| March 24, 2015

It’s a big year for a little town. Chapman will be celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2015. “It is a big deal. You only get to turn 100 once so we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the centennial,” said town manager for Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman Jon Frederick. A farming and logging […]

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French President says there are likely no survivors in Alps plane crash

French President says there are likely no survivors in Alps plane crash

| March 24, 2015

AP- French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council, said search-and-rescue teams were headed to […]

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Two die in snowmobile crash in Glenburn

Two die in snowmobile crash in Glenburn

| March 23, 2015

The Maine Warden Service says two people died in a snowmobile crash in the town of Glenburn. Both were from Hermon. Wardens say 21-year-old Jason Teifert, and his passenger, 17-year old Aleasha Godin, were killed when their snowmobile hit a tree on the edge of a field on a snowmobile trail early yesterday. The pair […]

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New potato variety named after Caribou

New potato variety named after Caribou

| March 20, 2015

“How many towns get a potato named after them?” asked Caribou resident Anita St. Peter. While we may not know the answer to that question, we do know that Caribou is now the list. Caribou Russet is our state’s newest potato variety…named after the most northeastern city in the US. “Having the Caribou potato certainly […]

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