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Maine police trooper hurt after his cruiser is hit

Maine police trooper hurt after his cruiser is hit

| July 24, 2015

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – A Maine State Police trooper has been injured after his cruiser was hit on the Maine Turnpike. The crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Scarborough. Police say Trooper Ryan Keller was in the median in the northbound side of the highway helping a driver who was stuck. The driver of […]

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Maine fisherman catches bright orange lobster

Maine fisherman catches bright orange lobster

| July 23, 2015

  RAYMOND, Maine – A Maine lobsterman has caught a rare bright orange lobster, the second time he’s pulled an odd-colored crustacean from state waters. Bill Coppersmith, of Windham, tells the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1MJXgxp) he was out on the Gulf of Maine on Wednesday when he caught the orange lobster. Robert Bayer, executive director […]

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Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

| July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – Foes of the nuclear deal with Iran have been challenging Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials today at a Senate hearing — where one Republican senator said the administration had been “bamboozled” by Iran. Senator Jim Risch of Idaho added that the agreement wouldn’t allow for monitoring at Iran’s […]

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Maine State Board of Education elects new chair, vice chair

Maine State Board of Education elects new chair, vice chair

| July 23, 2015

  AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine State Board of Education has selected its new leadership. The state Department of Education said Thursday that Martha Harris, a Winterport resident who has been on the board for nearly five years, has been elected chair. Alan Burton, a Winslow resident who has served on the board for almost […]

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Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman fire department awarded $40,000 grant

Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman fire department awarded $40,000 grant

| July 23, 2015

Members of the Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman fire department will be suiting up in new gear in the near future.┬áThat’s thanks to a grant from the FEMA assistance to firefighters program.┬áThe grant totaled more than 40,000 dollars. According to assistant chief Adam Rider, that will allow them to purchase 15 sets of new turnout […]

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