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An off-duty firefighter came to the aid of a neighbor whose garage caught fire. The garage was destroyed, but the house was spared. [Read More]
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David Leach, a consumer credit protection expert, wants people to enjoy Black Friday and Christmas shopping this season, but he's urging Mainers to track what they spend like a banker. And, he adds, watch how much you spend with credit cards. Use cash instead of credit; people who buy with cash spend less.…... [Read More]
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The Maine Department of Labor has rescheduled a vote on a proposal by Republican Gov. Paul LePage that would force workforce development agencies to spend a larger portion of their money directly on worker training. Mike Bourret, executive director of Coastal Counties Workforce, tells the Portland Press Herald the move would force... [Read More]
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The Maine Department of Labor abruptly postponed a potential vote Wednesday on a controversial LePage administration proposal to require workforce development agencies to spend a larger portion of the federal dollars they receive on job training. Gov. Paul LePage wants Maine's three regional workforce development agencies to devote 60 percent of their federal…... [Read More]
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The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family existing homes increased by a little more than 8 percent in October 2017 compared to a year earlier. The association says prices also climbed nearly 6.5 percent to a median sales price of $205,000 last month. The pace of sales in Maine was…... [Read More]
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The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family existing homes increased by a little more than 8 percent in October 2017 compared to a year earlier. The association says prices also climbed nearly 6.5 percent to a median sales price of $205,000 last month. The pace of sales in Maine... [Read More]
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Maine wildlife officials are encouraging hunters in the state to consider donating game meat to the hungry as Thanksgiving nears. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is asking hunters to participate in the Hunters for the Hungry program. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry uses the program to... [Read More]
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Goodwill has launched a new program for Augusta-area residents looking to find good jobs locally. [Read More]
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Maine officials say the number of pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles in 2017 is poised to be the highest in more than 10 years. Patrick Adams of the Maine Department of Transportation's Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety program says 18 pedestrians have died after being struck by a vehicle so far... [Read More]
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Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they've collected more than 40,000 signatures. Taryn Hallweaver from the Maine People's Alliance says the signature-gathering effort on Election Day means the effort is two-thirds of the way to its goal. All told, 61,123... [Read More]
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Tree headed for Boston from Halifax makes stop in Augusta. [Read More]
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Medical marijuana caregivers say Maine's new program rules may not be as bad - or require as much work to follow - as they had initially feared. Some caregivers say the new rules may even help the industry by legitimizing certain practices that were once considered legally murky, like patient cycling, a method…... [Read More]
Police in Maine say an 81-year-old man was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a car while crossing the street. The Portland Press Herald reports the crash happened around 6 p.m. Saturday in Augusta. Police say the man was struck in a crosswalk by a car driven by... [Read More]
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A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the trial of a onetime "Deputy of the Year" who's charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine. Jurors began deliberating Friday in the trial of Kenneth Hatch. A judge sent them home for the weekend before getting back to work Monday. Prosecutors say... [Read More]
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Maine officials are welcoming representatives from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to commemorate World War I with a Christmas tree ceremony. The Maine State Archives and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap are hosting the event on Monday as part of a ceremony to recognize Maine's role in responding to a maritime disaster in... [Read More]
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Tom Maclay visited his beloved truck Saturday. The fire engine will be part of a small museum at the Hartford Station. [Read More]
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Investigators say an 81-year-old man was hit by a car while using the crosswalk Saturday night. [Read More]
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Maine officials say more than 400,000 acres of Maine farmland will transition ownership over the next 10 years. The coming transfer of ownership is the focus of an upcoming conference. The Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry is inviting farmers, landowners and the public to its Farmland Access Conference to... [Read More]
The pedestrian was crossing Northern Avenue on Saturday evening when a 2005 Ford Taurus struck him, police said. [Read More]
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Temporary I-95 southbound on- and off-ramps open in Augusta Sunday morning, as crews from MaineDOT work to replace a damaged overpass at the Exit 109A interchange over the highway. [Read More]
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