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In ‘America’s Finest City,’ homelessness spreads disease

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY JULIE WATSON The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO

Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot.

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Freeport Rotary in the Spirit of Giving

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY ANNE-MARIE DAVEE Freeport Rotary Club

The Freeport Rotary Club’s annual Christmas tree sale began in earnest on Nov. 24. Freeport Rotarians partner with the Freeport Fire Company selling Christmas trees and wreaths until they're gone. You can find trees and wreaths from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays at the Freeport Fire Station on 4 Main St.

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Clean Power Repeal Will Impact Mainers

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY RICK RUMBA

Back in October, US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a measure to begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, and right now, the EPA is holding a public comment period as they consider moving forward with the process.

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Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY FRANK BRUNI New York Times News Service

Show me a person who has no true friendships and I’ll show you someone with little if any talent for generosity, which is a muscle built through interactions with those who have no biological or legal claim to you but lean on you nonetheless.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
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Myth-busting the Tax Cut Bill

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY GORDON L. WEIL

The tax bill to be finally adopted by Congress before the end of the year has produced of a series of myths, mainly the result of its rushed legislative process.

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Let’s Usher in a New Year without a New Health Insurance Tax

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY MARY E. SMALL Guest Column

New Years is approaching and before long we will begin making our resolutions about leading healthier lives. Unfortunately, that’s going to be harder for over 100 million Americans, unless Congress takes immediate action on the health insurance tax.

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Celebrating Our History

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

Part II

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

I'm not interested in my legacy. I made

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Youth Revisited on Pleasant Mountain

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY RON CHASE

Birthdays never bothered me until I turned sixty-nine. It was then that I realized my next solemn remembrance would be seventy. By anyone’s definition, seventy is old. Depending upon one’s perspective, it may not be ancient or completely over-the-hill, but seriously old.

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Today in History

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

Today is Friday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2017. There are 23 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On this date

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Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

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Man leaves behind family in attempt to escape deputy

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

FARMINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a Maine man abandoned his wife and children in a car while trying and failing to evade a sheriff ’s deputy.

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PD: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a reported intruder turned out to be a roll of duct tape.

Officers responded to a call from a woman who heard noises from her basement and reported that her dog was barking aggressively at the noise.

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Santa makes ‘naughty’ comment to shopper

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

BANGOR (AP) — The police in Bangor, Maine, say they’ve gotten a complaint about a department store “bad Santa” who apparently wasn’t working there.

Police posted on Facebook on Thursday that a woman walking around the store with her daughter recently was approached by a man dressed as Santa, who handed out a candy cane.

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Amazon abandons Maine pharmaceuticals wholesaler effort

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

PORTLAND (AP) — State officials say Amazon has let its state applications to become a pharmaceuticals wholesaler lapse.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the online retailer took no action to provide additional information needed on three applications before they expired on Dec. 1.

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Library may add cameras to stop sexual behavior

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

WESTBROOK (AP) — A local Maine library is upgrading its surveillance cameras to deter sexually inappropriate behavior.

The Kennebec Journal reports the Westbrook City Council approved the purchase of 11 new high quality cameras for the Walker Memorial Library earlier this week. The library currently uses a few analog cameras.

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LePage: Speculation about US Senate bid is ‘fake news’

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

LEWISTON

Gov. Paul LePage reiterated Thursday he will not seek a U.S. Senate seat next year, calling the speculation “fake news.”

LePage repeatedly used the term when asked about a Washington Post report that quotes an anonymous White House adviser saying President Donald Trump wants the fellow Republican to run against independent Sen. Angus King.

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TAX BILL OPPONENTS PRAISE SEN. KING

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN’S STATUE in Brunswick is decorated with balloons and a sign thanking Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, for his opposition to the recent GOP tax bill. Local opponents to the bill gathered at the Joshua Chamberlain statue on Maine Street, hoping to greet King, a Brunswick resident, when he returned from Washington, D.C.

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Firefighters save Lisbon house

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
The Times Record

LISBON

Lisbon firefighters were able to stop a fire in the basement of a Douglas Street house before the building was destroyed Wednesday evening.

Firefighters responded to the home at the corner of Free and Douglas streets after it was reported there was smoke coming from the second floor windows, according to a post on the Lisbon Fire Department Facebook page.

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