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Tractor trailer crash causes one lane highway closure in Oakfield

Tractor trailer crash causes one lane highway closure in Oakfield

| May 20, 2015

A tractor trailer crash in Oakfield causes one lane of the highway to be closed. Theriault was hauling a delimber¬†that was too high for the overpass. The crash caused extensive damage to the overpass and the delimber. One lane of I-95 Northbound will be shut down until the damage can be further assessed. There were […]

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Driving-Cellphone Ban

Driving-Cellphone Ban

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill that sought to prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones has been defeated in the Maine Legislature. The Democratic-led House voted 82-65 against an amended version of Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill on Wednesday. The bill is now dead. The Republican-controlled Senate had modified the proposal to reduce the penalties […]

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PUC Keeps Wind Project Negotiations Alive

PUC Keeps Wind Project Negotiations Alive

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine utility regulators are moving forward with a plan to enter into a long-term contract with a proposed wind power project in Somerset County. The Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 on Wednesday to accept modified terms for an agreement to buy power from NextEra’s proposed Highland Wind project. If the company […]

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Senator King Presses for Streamlined Licensing for Dams

Senator King Presses for Streamlined Licensing for Dams

| May 20, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Senator Angus King is pressing to streamline the federal permitting process for dams, saying the current system is holding back states like Maine. The independent says the current system that takes up to 10 years and up to $100 million to get an answer is an “annuity for lawyers and consultants.” […]

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Pedestrian Struck in Presque Isle

Pedestrian Struck in Presque Isle

| May 19, 2015

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine –¬†A pedestrian was struck by a car today in Presque Isle. According to the Presque Isle Police Department, the pedestrian is Jacqueline Goodine of Presque Isle. She did go to the hospital, but was cleared after suffering a few bumps and bruises. She was walking south on Main Street. The driver, Candy […]

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