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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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New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Almost 20 Years For Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking

New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Almost 20 Years For Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking

| May 15, 2015

Portland, Maine – United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Andre Hunter, 48, of Rochester, New Hampshire was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 235 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin.  He pled guilty […]

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Shop Owner Reported Missing After Waldoboro Fire

Shop Owner Reported Missing After Waldoboro Fire

| April 25, 2015

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the owner of a Waldoboro auto repair shop is missing following a fire that destroyed his Route 1 business early this morning. The body of a man was recovered from the basement of Pinkham’s Auto Repair by fire investigators. The body was burned beyond recognition and was transported to […]

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Rabies Cases in Maine and New Brunswick Closely Monitored by Officials

Rabies Cases in Maine and New Brunswick Closely Monitored by Officials

| April 24, 2015

A recent increase in rabies cases in eastern Washington County and Western New Brunswick has government agencies trying to pinpoint and eradicate the disease. Since January 1st, 2015 (this year) there has been an increase in a specific type of Rabies along the US-Canadian border, concentrated mostly in Western New Brunswck. Richard Chipman, Rabies Management […]

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State Unemployment Down

State Unemployment Down

| April 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The unemployment rate in Maine fell to its lowest point in more than seven years in March. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5 percent in February to 4.8 percent in March. It was 5.8 percent a year ago. The state Department of Labor says Maine’s number of unemployed […]

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