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After Public Votes Down Purchase of More Farm Land, SAD 1 Looks to Pass Budget

| May 20, 2014

It didn’t exactly come as a surprise to SAD 1 Superintendent Gehrig Johnson when the public voted against the school district buying 34 more acres of farmland last week. “I think anytime you ask the public to tax themselves on something that doesn’t benefit them today, I think you know you’ve got a difficult vote […]

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Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

| April 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Lawmakers on Maine’s budget-writing committee have reached a deal on a $30 million budget fix that also aims to reduce a wait list for services for people with disabilities. The funding measure approved Wednesday after an all-night session closes a MaineCare shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2015. […]

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How to Stay on a Budget for Your Wedding

| April 7, 2014

The dress, cake, flowers, and invitations… When you add it all up – including the honeymoon, the average wedding costs almost $30,000! In today’s Angie’s List report, how to pull off your big day without breaking the bank. Brian Blume and Jill Zook will walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’ this November. Brian […]

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Merging of Gardiner Fire and Police Chiefs Nixed

| February 25, 2014

GARDINER, Maine (AP) – The city manager in Gardiner is dropping his proposal to merge the city’s fire and police chief positions. The Kennebec Journal reports that city manager Scott Morelli plans to withdraw his proposal Wednesday and offer an alternative plan to cut costs. He originally proposed saving nearly $28,000 by combining the two […]

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$119 Million Budget Hole Needs Filling

| January 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says lawmakers must find a way to fill a $119 million hole in the state’s budget. A spokeswoman for Gov. LePage, said in an email Monday that the shortfall in the budget exceeds $130 million and that $119 million is needed to balance the two-year budget. […]

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