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P.I. City Council Looks Into Tax Options

P.I. City Council Looks Into Tax Options

| April 8, 2015

For years the City of Presque Isle has balanced local property taxes with the amount of money received from the state as part of the Municipal Revenue Sharing program. “It’s the last part of the budget we put together,” said Presque Isle City Manager Jim Bennett. “We get the revenue sharing figure, then we adjust […]

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USDA Grants Available for County Agricultural Businesses

USDA Grants Available for County Agricultural Businesses

| March 28, 2015

Things are pretty dark in the Warehouse at Lajoie growers in Van Buren. But that’s the way Jay Lajoie likes it, because that means he’s saving money. “These lights were¬†on, all the time when you were working,” said Jay Lajoie, the farm’s business manager. “The system is now set up with light sensors, so when […]

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Lausier Residence Burglary

Lausier Residence Burglary

| March 11, 2015

Madawaska, Me – “In my career this is a low point. The person who did this had no morals or feelings. It is really sad for the family and the entire community to know that there are people like this,” said Chief¬†Carrol Theriault of the Madawaska Police department. He was describing the burglary that took […]

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State Police Issue Summary of “State’s Worst Crash”

State Police Issue Summary of “State’s Worst Crash”

| March 11, 2015

CARMEL, Maine (AP) – Maine police say it is unlikely that criminal charges will follow a massive Interstate 95 pileup involving dozens of cars in February. State police released a summary of their findings and conclusions about the crash on Wednesday. The crash happened on I-95 northbound in Carmel and Etna on Feb. 25. The […]

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Maine teachers speak out against Governor LePage’s proposed budget

Maine teachers speak out against Governor LePage’s proposed budget

| February 20, 2015

Phyllis Hunter is a teacher in Washburn. She’s one of many teachers in our state that are unhappy with how the Governor’s proposed biennial budget will impact schools and she’s going to fight it until change happens. “Our children need to be a priority…we need to be able to educate our children so that we […]

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