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Mars Hill Golfer Among Many Unhappy with VA Hospitals

| July 23, 2014

Every time Roland Perry swings a golf club, he feels knee pain. “It’s frustrating because I know what I’m capable of doing,” he said. The professional golfer and director of golf at the Mars Hill Country Club has been dealing with knee issues since the 70s. He’s also an Air Force veteran – and says […]

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Women’s Clinic Opens at Augusta VA Facility

| July 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A new clinic for women veterans has opened at the VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus in Augusta. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud were among the dignitaries who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The number of women served by Togus and other VA hospitals has been increasing, and the […]

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Audit: Delays For Care at Maine VA Hospital

| June 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine VA hospital fared better than many other hospitals in a system-wide audit, but hundreds of veterans still had to wait more than a month for appointments. A May 14 audit found that 99 percent of doctor visits took place in 30 days or less at the Togus VA hospital […]

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Copper Theft

| December 4, 2013

  BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Maine man has pleaded guilty to stealing copper wire and pipe fittings from property operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Togus. Twenty-six-year-old Derek Less of Richmond, Maine, pleaded guilty to the theft Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Court records say VA employees and police […]

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More Furloughs in Maine

| October 8, 2013

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s office says that dozens of employees with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Maine have been furloughed due to the federal government shutdown. Michaud spokesman Ed Gilman said in an email on Tuesday that between 30 and 40 workers in the state have been furloughed. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree […]

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