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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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Northern Maine Community College ONLY Community College In Maine To Receive State SHAPE Award

| January 22, 2015

Northern Maine Community College stands alone in an unusual designation. Shawn Cunningham explains how NMCC has gotten into TIP TOP SHAPE over the past ten years. Presque Isle Northern Maine Community College can now add another award to their wall of honor. NMCC is now a Maine Department of Labor SHAPE award winner, for ensuring […]

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Corrections Board Says It Needs $2.5M to Fund Jails

| January 22, 2015

Members of the Maine Board of Corrections want state lawmakers to approve an emergency $2.5 million spending bill they say is needed to avoid furloughing inmates. The Portland Press Herald reports the board’s outgoing executive director says the board would not be able to spend the money because Gov. Paul LePage has refused to appoint […]

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Poliquin Says Natural Gas Could Save Maine Mills

| January 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine is touting increased access to natural gas as a way to boost the state’s ailing paper production industry. The 2nd District congressman says the high cost of electricity has contributed to mill closures and job losses in the state’s paper industry, which lost about 1,000 […]

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LePage Calls Company “Bottom Feeders”

| January 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the chances of the shuttered Bucksport paper mill reopening are “little to none” and describes the company officials who closed the mill as “bottom feeders.” The Kennebec Journal reports LePage made his remarks Wednesday at a Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting in Augusta. His statements […]

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