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Boothbay Harbor festival will remove carnival rides after accident in Waterville

Boothbay Harbor festival will remove carnival rides after accident in Waterville

| June 17, 2015

BOOTHBAY HARBOR – Organizers of a festival coming up in Boothbay Harbor are removing certain carnival rides from their program due to safety concerns. The Friends of Windjammer Days removed rides belonging to Smokey’s Greater Shows according to the Sun Journal. Four people were injured last week while on their rides at a Waterville fair. The […]

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68th annual Potato Blossom Festival will include expanded line-up

68th annual Potato Blossom Festival will include expanded line-up

| June 16, 2015

It’s one of the County’s most popular summertime events and it has an expanded schedule this year. Organizers are excited to announce that the 68th annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival will be jam packed. Festival Director Tim Goff says he and a committed group of volunteers have been working since about November to plan the […]

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Statewide panel says Oxford County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting man

Statewide panel says Oxford County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting man

| June 16, 2015

A statewide panel cleared an Oxford County sheriff’s deputy of wrongdoing for shooting a 31-year-old man during an armed confrontation in Lovell. The panel found Cpl. George Cayer’s actions were justified and called the department’s policies for handling armed confrontations more than adequate. That’s what Sheriff Wayne Gallant told the Sun Journal. Cayer had been […]

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House of Representatives OKs bill to boost vaccination rates

House of Representatives OKs bill to boost vaccination rates

| June 16, 2015

The Maine House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill aimed at making it harder for parents to forgo having their children vaccinated. The Democratic House voted 93-53 in favor of Democrat Rep. Linda Sanborn’s bill on Tuesday. The bill would require parents to consult with their doctor and get a form signed if they choose not […]

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Passenger killed in weekend crash on Maine Turnpike, driver had suspended license

Passenger killed in weekend crash on Maine Turnpike, driver had suspended license

| June 15, 2015

Maine State Police say a man with a suspended driver’s license was behind the wheel when a Land Rover crashed on the Maine Turnpike on Saturday and killed a passenger. Troopers say the crash killed 40-year-old Anthony Vandyck of Fairfield. He was ejected through the sunroof window when the vehicle rolled over. Vandyck owned the […]

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