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Truck trailer carrying 90,000 pounds of lumber crashes

Truck trailer carrying 90,000 pounds of lumber crashes

| July 29, 2015

SIDNEY, Maine – Maine State Police believe a truck driver hauling 90,000 pounds of lumber fell asleep at the wheel and ran off of Interstate 95, with most of his cargo breaking loose from a trailer that slammed into a rock ledge. The driver, 32-year-old John Rancourt of Jay, escaped from the wreck in Sidney […]

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The County Federal Credit Union to Open Operations Center

The County Federal Credit Union to Open Operations Center

| July 29, 2015

Over the past five years, the County Federal Credit Union has experienced a significant level of growth. President and CEO, Ryan Ellsworth says, a new building has been in the works for several years. The Credit Union purchased the old Maine Public Service building on Carmichael Street in Presque Isle. The building is currently being […]

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Maine land giveaway essay contest abandoned

Maine land giveaway essay contest abandoned

| July 29, 2015

  WHITEFIELD, Maine – A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands she owns has abandoned the effort because she did not get enough entries. Martha Manchester, of Edgecomb, who has owned the land in Whitefield since 1994, tells the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1ezFj9e) she will refund the $100 entry […]

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Northern Maine Fair officials work closely with NWS to track storms, keep fair-goers safe

Northern Maine Fair officials work closely with NWS to track storms, keep fair-goers safe

| July 28, 2015

Organizers said Monday’s “Dollar Day” at the Northern Maine fair was a big success, despite the less than ideal weather conditions, which included lightning strikes that were at the same time spectacular, and dangerous. “The bolts of lightning made it pretty obvious why everybody needed to get inside,” said Fair Vice President┬áJessica Winslow. Thunderstorms ripped […]

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Massachusetts Man sentenced to 90 years in prison for Maine murder followed by car fire

Massachusetts Man sentenced to 90 years in prison for Maine murder followed by car fire

| July 28, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – One of two men convicted of murder in a drug-related triple slaying followed by a car fire will spend 90 years in prison. A jury convicted 36-year-old Randall Daluz of Brockton, Massachusetts, to three counts of murder and one count of starting a fire in the trial back in May. Thirty-three-year-old […]

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