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Why Collins Should Immediately Oppose Graham-Cassidy (According to Collins)

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
By Grady Burns

As Mainers and millions around the country anxiously await news on whether yet another last-ditch Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has the votes to move forward before a procedural deadline on September 30th, all eyes are once again falling on Maine’s Sen.

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LETTERS

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

Graham-Cassidy Could Devastate Mainers

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Maine city fixes spelling on Civil War hero’s gravestone

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

AUBURN (AP) — The city of Auburn has corrected a mistake on the gravestone of a Civil War hero.

Union Cpl. Moses C. Hanscom captured the Confederate flag on Oct. 14, 1863, at the Battle of Bristoe Station in Virginia, but the Medal of Honor recipient’s name was misspelled on the marker in Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn after his death in 1873.

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LePage wants to oust sheriffs who won’t detain immigrants

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

BANGOR (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to remove sheriffs from office who refuse to detain immigrants for federal immigration officials.

Maine’s constitution appears to give the governor some authority in removing elected sheriffs.

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Lisbon boy, 5, falls from 3rd story window

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

A five-year-boy has been hospitalized after falling from a third story window on Lisbon Street Monday morning.

The incident was reported at 7:50 a.m. Monday. The boy was transported by Lisbon Emergency to the nearby MTM Center on School Street where a LifeFlight emergency medical helicopter was waiting. From there, he was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Friday court hearing set for Island Rover case

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

PORTLAND

Attorneys will argue Friday whether the recent movement of a research vessel by 100 ft. is enough to successfully resolve a years-long zoning dispute.

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Model confirms endangered right whales are declining

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn’t good.

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2 kids strapped in car seats survive crash that killed mom

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

OLD TOWN (AP) — Two young children strapped in their car seats have survived a Maine highway crash and a night in the wrecked car where their mother died.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland says 26- year-old Liza Parker, of Bangor, died after her station wagon rolled several times before coming to rest in a wooded Interstate 95 median in Old Town.

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Police: 1 person dead in collision in southern Maine

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

ALFRED (AP) — State police in Maine say one person was killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a car in the southern Maine town of Alfred.

Police say the crash took place on Monday afternoon on Route 202. They say the circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation.

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Mom whose car killed toddler at party unlikely to be charged

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

LEWISTON (AP) — A woman who drove a car that struck and killed her toddler daughter while she was leaving a birthday party over the weekend in Maine is unlikely to face criminal charges.

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Police: Motorcycle breaks into 2 pieces in fatal crash

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

LIVERMORE (AP) — Police say a Maine woman was killed when her motorcycle crashed into a utility pole and split into two pieces in Livermore Falls.

WGME-TV reports that motorcycle parts showered onto railroad tracks below after the crash Monday morning along Main Street. Police say 40-year-old Breanne Hewins, of Jay, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Disabled man evicted from group home for using medical pot

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A Maine family is searching for help after their developmentally disabled son was evicted from a federally funded group home for using medical marijuana to help calm seizures.

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Public to weigh in on 20 percent pot tax, social clubs

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

AUGUSTA (AP) — The public will weigh in on lawmakers’ plans to double the recreational marijuana sales tax to 20 percent and allow for pot drive-thrus and home delivery of pot.

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Phippsburg resident headed to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Anne Heminway of Phippsburg will head to Puerto Rico as part of a Red Cross group helping victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Maine’s first Puerto Rico Strike Team is scheduled to depart for the island territory this week.

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Midcoast College Fair is Wednesday at BHS

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School will host its annual Midcoast College Fair on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

Approximately 100 colleges and universities from across the US and Canada will be represented.

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Meet Codi

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
Coastal Humane Society

BRUNSWICK

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$5M gift from Netflix CEO to benefit underserved Bowdoin College students

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

A $5 million gift from the co-founder of Netflix will fund a new program at Bowdoin College to improve the graduation rates of low-income students, first-generation students and students traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.

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Sen. Collins opposes GOP bill to scrap Obamacare

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

On Monday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced her opposition to the Graham Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace the American Care Act, effectively putting the final nail in the coffin of the Republican health care legislation.

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Lisbon police probe alleged incident at middle school

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

Lisbon police are investigating an an apparent threat that occurred at Philip W. Sugg Middle School last week.

Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan said there was a post circulating on Facebook alleging a student at the school was threatened with a knife.

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Mt. Ararat High School design OK’d

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:13
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

The School Administrative District 75 board of directors unanimously approved the design of a $60.7 million high school construction project.

The state will be funding most of the project, to the tune of $53 million.

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