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LePage proposes another voter ID bill

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor is again trying to require Mainers to present photo ID to vote.

About two dozen gubernatorial hopefuls want to succeed Gov. Paul LePage, who is term-limited from running for governor.

Gov. Paul LePage’s latest voter ID bill would allow those who don’t have a photo ID to cast a regular ballot with an affidavit.

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Historic train depot building now up for sale for $165,000

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

YARMOUTH (AP) — A historic train depot located in a Maine village is now up for sale.

Potential buyers scoped out the 1906 Grand Trunk Railroad Depot in Yarmouth Tuesday at its open house. The Portland Press Herald reports the Yarmouth Village Improvement Society has owned the building for the last five decades and is now looking to sell. The asking price is $165,000.

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Federal agents arrest 1 in wave of raids in Lewiston area

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

LEWISTON (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Maine man during a raid of more than 20 properties in the Lewiston and Auburn area as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

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Money for marine businesses stems from voter bond

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine says a group it leads is investing more than $14 million in businesses and infrastructure to try to grow marine jobs in the state.

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Teen died from intoxication, hypothermia

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

ORONO (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office said alcohol, cocaine and cold temperatures caused the death of a teenager found in a snowbank in Orono.

The body of 19-year-old Alexie Adams, of Orono, was found by a passer-by on Feb. 3.

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Police: Parents beat 10-year-old girl regularly, tried to cover up death

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
The Associated Press

STOCKTON SPRINGS

Investigators say a mother and stepfather beat a 10- year-old girl for months and staged a scene in their home to make it appear that her death was an accident.

An autopsy indicates Marrissa Kennedy was a victim of battered child syndrome whose injuries including bleeding on the brain and a lacerated liver.

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Chief justice talks cancer, opioid crisis

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley used her annual address to lawmakers Tuesday to propose a new drug court in response to the opioid crisis, provide an update on digitizing court records — and announce that she’s battled breast cancer.

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Regulators to look into high bills, complaints

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

AUGUSTA (AP) — Utility regulars say they’ll look into Central Maine Power customer complaints about skyrocketing bills and poor service.

The Bangor Daily News reports the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday says it will start gathering information about CMP’s metering, billing and customer communications.

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Board approves Downeaster summer pilot program

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Railway authorities approved a pilot program for this summer that would expand Amtrak rail service for three weekends.

The Bangor Daily News reports the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board of directors voted Monday to approve the pilot program. The seasonal extension will add stops in Bath, Wiscasset, Newcastle and Rockland.

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Wiscasset Middle High School Hosts Family STEM Night

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

WISCASSET — Wiscasset Middle High School will be celebrating technology education at its Family STEM Night and Community Supper, Thursday, March 8, from 5-6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to visit this exhibition of Science Technology Engineering and Math learning where people of all ages can participate in Hour of Code and engineering challenges.

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Female lobbyist calls out sexual misconduct at statehouse

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine lobbyist Sarah Bigney says she’s been groped by a former state senator, told she owed a kiss to another lawmaker for his vote on a bill and had to change her outfit after catching a legislator staring at her chest.

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Community steps up to help Bath graduate after UMaine fire

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Following a fire Friday that left five University of Maine in Orono students without a home, the community has stepped up to provide emotional and financial support.

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Committee decision on BIW bill pushed to next Tuesday

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Bath Iron Works will have to wait a little longer for the next step in getting a tax credit from Maine.

The state Legislature’s Taxation Committee opted to postpone a decision on a bill that could provide BIW with up to a $60 million tax credit over a 20-year period.

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Investigation into Bowdoinham woman’s death continues

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BOWDOINHAM

State police say a Bowdoinham woman, seriously injured inside her home on Monday, died at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The victim is 55-year-old Beulah “Marie” Sylvester, according to police.

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Ideas floated for reuse of public works site

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

BOWDOINHAM

With a new public works facility on the way, Bowdoinham selectmen are looking at ways to reuse its current site.

Selectmen heard plans for the community space at the 8 River Road waterfront property on Tuesday.

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BUSINESS IS A BREWING

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21

The Bath Brewing Company was a beehive of activity on Tuesday afternoon as staff members prepared for an event that evening and opening day on Thursday. The owners expect to add an on-site brewery in the not too distant future, with some pilot beer batches sooner rather than later. The Bath Brewing Company is located on Front Street.

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After Parkland, local police put spotlight on prevention, training

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

In the wake of a shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people at a Florida high school, debate has intensified as to how best to prevent these tragedies from occurring.

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