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Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

| April 23, 2014
Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. The Democratic-led Legislature recently approved a $4 million measure that would increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes in the fiscal year that starts in July. Nursing homes currently are reimbursed based on what their expenditures were […]

RCMP Seeking Public’s Help in Attempted Armed Robbery

| April 23, 2014
RCMP Seeking Public’s Help in Attempted Armed Robbery

The RCMP is continuing to investigate an attempted armed robbery at the Royal Canadian Legion in Hartland, New Brunswick on Friday, April 11. Police were called to the Legion after an armed masked man entered demanding money from a bartender. He fled with nothing and was seen getting into a vehicle driven by a woman. […]

Maine Doctor Loses Appeal in Civil Rights Case

| April 23, 2014
Maine Doctor Loses Appeal in Civil Rights Case

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court refused to clear an emergency room physician of a Richmond woman’s claim that he violated her civil rights. Linda Clifford sued Dr. Scott Kemmerer and Maine General Medical Center about her treatment at the Augusta hospital’s emergency department on Sept. 25 and 26, 2007. She said […]

Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

| April 23, 2014
Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Another federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with the installation of a natural gas pipeline in the Kennebec Valley. A subcontractor hired to install the pipeline for the $350 million Summit Natural Gas Inc. project is suing the contractor as well as an insurance company. Ursa Major Underground Inc. is […]

Maine Shipyard Gets $57 Million in Navy Contracts

| April 23, 2014
Maine Shipyard Gets $57 Million in Navy Contracts

BATH, Maine (AP) – Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree says Bath Iron Works has won two Navy contracts totaling more than $57 million for fleet maintenance and engineering projects. Pingree said Tuesday that half the money is for design and engineering work on the Littoral Combat Ship. The ship is designed for coastal operations such as […]

Heating Oil Prices Drop

| April 23, 2014
Heating Oil Prices Drop

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 2 cents in the past week, to $3.62 per gallon. The Governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday the average statewide price for a gallon of heating oil is 12 cents more than this time last year. […]

Couple Charged by Moose in Maine May Now Be Charged By the State

| April 23, 2014
Couple Charged by Moose in Maine May Now Be Charged By the State

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) – A New Hampshire husband and wife are under investigation after being charged by a moose while snowmobiling  in Maine. The Maine Warden Service says it is examining video of the encounter last week in Jackman that was posted on YouTube by Janis and Bob Powell of Belmont, N.H. Cpl. John MacDonald says […]

March Home Sales Jump

| April 23, 2014
March Home Sales Jump

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The number of existing single-family homes sold in Maine last month jumped almost 13 percent when compared to the same month a year ago. Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of Realtors, said 892 homes changed hands in March, compared with 792 homes in March 2013. Statewide, the […]

New Bill Will Double the Property Tax Credits For Some Families

| April 23, 2014
New Bill Will Double the Property Tax Credits For Some Families

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some low-and-middle income families will see their property tax credits double, thanks to a new Maine law.  Governor Paul LePage recently signed a bill that raises a property tax credit for residents under the age of 65 to $600 from $300.  The credits for resident ages 65 and older will rise […]

The Benefits of Recycling not only on Earth Day, but Everyday

| April 23, 2014
The Benefits of Recycling not only on Earth Day, but Everyday

Just take a minute and think about how many things you throw away. Some of that could be recycled, keeping it out of the landfills and preventing it from hurting the environment. There are two big benefits to recycling. “The environmental benefit that’s well documented. The reduction and the need for raw materials to produce new […]