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House and Senate Divided on Call Center Bill

| March 26, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would penalize businesses that relocate their call centers overseas. The Democratic-led House voted 78-63 on Wednesday in favor of the bill supporters say seeks to encourage businesses to keep call centers in the state. But the measure failed in […]

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New England Seeking to Tap Canadian Hydropower

| March 25, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A 300-mile power cable line would be buried on land and run underwater from Maine to Boston in a proposal to tap Canada’s hydropower for power-hungry southern New England. New England governors say they need up to 3,600 megawatts of renewable energy to meet green energy goals, while also lowering costs […]

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Mainers to See Sales Tax Increase Starting Next Week

| September 27, 2013

They’re two words that almost no one likes to hear… tax increase. But that’ll be a reality for all Mainers at the beginning of next week. Robin McLellan of Mapleton says, “When I hear it’s going up its like oh my god..that’s crazy..that’s just crazy.” According to the Maine Revenue Service, as of October 1st, […]

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Stranded Hikers

| September 17, 2013

Two women from Maine say they were one bad event from disaster during their two-day ordeal atop a storm-socked Colorado peak. Thirty-two-year-old Connie Yang and 33-year-old Suzanne Turell, both of York, say they took advantage of a break in an ice storm atop the 14,200-foot Longs Peak hike down a gully and into a valley […]

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Colorado Flooding Traps Two Maine Women in Rockies

| September 13, 2013

Historic flooding and stormy weather conditions have two Maine women trapped in the Colorado Rockies. Suzanne Turell and Connie Yang are both from York and are hiking Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Portland Press Herald reports the two are testing hiking and camping gear for NEMO Equipment of Dover, New Hampshire. USA […]

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