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Unidentified body pulled from Kennebec River in Waterville
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police detectives and local police are investigating after an unidentified body was pulled from the Kennebec River in Waterville. Authorities say the body was found floating in the river near the Lockwood Dam at Ticonic Falls around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. Waterville firefighters recovered the ...
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PHOTOS: Quarry water used at state prison
Since Aug.19, minimum security inmates at the state prison for men have been drawing water from an old quarry on the prison property in response to a request from the city of Concord to limit tap water usage. Three to four times a week, the outside maintenance crew draws about 200 gallons at a time...
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The Latest: Early voting in Charlotte expanded by state
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local):
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Eyes on North Carolina as GOP-led board settles voting rules
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Board of Elections worked county by county Thursday to approve early-voting plans that were redrawn after a federal court voided much of the state's election law as discriminatory toward African-Americans.
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Smith’s single leads New Hampshire to 3-1 win over Portland
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Dwight Smith hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, leading the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 3-1 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Monday.Jason Leblebijian scored on the play to give the Fisher Cats a 2-1 lead after he reached base on a walk and stole second.The Fisher Ca...
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North Carolina board to settle early voting period disputes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials are scrutinizing proposed early voting schedules in a third of the state's counties that were altered when a federal appeals court struck down ballot access laws written by Republicans.
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The Latest: Stealthy destroyer sets sail to join US Navy
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the nation's largest and most expensive destroyer leaving Maine to join the U.S. Navy (all times local):
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Springtime snow coasting parts of Maine, NH
The calendar says spring, but there's snow falling in northern New England. Snow has moved into Maine and New Hampshire and the National Weather Service said there already were reports of 3-inch totals Friday afternoon in hilly towns in New Hampshire. Meteorologist John Cannon said the forecast calls for 3 ...
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Maine in Manhattan: Marsden Hartley landscapes at Met Breuer
A little bit of Maine has come to a Manhattan museum with the opening of Marsden Hartley’s Maine. And for travelers who want to see the places depicted in the paintings, there’s a companion itinerary for visiting Maine.The exhibition at The Met Breuer museum includes 90 paintings and sketches, among...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Maine Alfred Stieglitz Marsden Hartley Winslow Homer Metropolitan Museum of Art Lewiston Maine Bangor Maine Colby College
Reviews of Portland police underway after fatal shooting
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Internal and external reviews of the Portland Police Department are underway after an officer fatally shot a man holding a pellet gun. The department hasn't identified the officer who shot 22-year-old Chance David Baker on Saturday. He's been placed on administrative leave. State law requires the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Constable Police officer Police brutality Maine Bangor Maine Sheriff London
J.J. Abrams, Stephen King Team Up for Limited Series on Hulu
J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are teaming up for a limited series on Hulu. The surprise announcement came Friday evening, thanks to a mystery image posted on Bad Robot’s official Twitter account, which led to a trailer for the project. pic.twitter.com/8NUboaLenj — Bad Robot (@bad_robot) February 18, 2017 Fans of Stephen King, known as Constant Readers,... Read more »
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Carl C. Hauswald Jr., baking firm executive
Carl C. Hauswald Jr., a retired Baltimore baking company executive and former Severna Park resident, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Maine. He was 94. The son of Carl C. Hauswald Sr., secretary-treasurer of the Hauswald Bakery, and Margaret...
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2 New England states battle more snow after nonstop storms
A winter storm has unleashed more than a foot of wet, heavy snow on parts of Maine and New Hampshire, creating a messy commute, closing schools and knocking out power for more than 10,000 homes and businesses. James Brown from the National Weather Service says the heaviest snow was on ...
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Alabama-based industrial company buys Maine power plant
STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) - An Alabama company has bought a closed power plant in Maine. The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2ll9t7D ) that an Alabama-based company called 42 Railroad Ave LLC agreed to buy a biomass power plant in Stacyville from Niagara Worldwide for an unspecified amount. Sherman Development last operated ...
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UNH men, women hoops topple Maine
The University of New Hampshire basketball teams swept a pair of games against rival Maine on Wednesday night.Carlie Pogue had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the UNH women to a 65-57 win at Maine, which was the first loss at home this season for the Black Bears (15-14). The win clinches at least...
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Proctor Academy Hockey teams raise money for cancer
Proctor Academy Boys Varsity Hockey teamed up with the American Cancer Society’s coaches vs. cancer initiative, hosting a series of on-campus awareness programs, fundraising activities, and sponsored sporting events, including a “Chuck-a-Puck” charity game against Kents Hill School on Feb. 11. The...
104 points by Concord Monitor | American Cancer Society Cancer Vermont 1983 births Kents Hill School Fundraising Team Kents Hill Maine
Letter: Keep the state great
Keep the state greatOn Feb. 8 hundreds of people flocked to the State House to testified at the hearing on whether New Hampshire should stay granite strong with regard to working families’ rights. Although the name “right-to-work” is confusing since it doesn’t promote “rights” or “work,” folks know...
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People for Feb. 15, 2017
Allenstown Emily LaPlume competed In LaunchVT Business Pitch Competition for Champlain College. She was one of nine student entrepreneurs who competed for cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Champlain at the statewide competition. She is a freshman.Alton Laura Fraser was named to the dean’...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Seton Hall University South Orange New Jersey Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Maine Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark Roman Catholic universities and colleges in the Unite
Parts of U.S. Northeast could see 3rd snowstorm within week
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are under a winter storm watch ahead of a possible third snowstorm to hit New England within a week.
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Cities across US report deep snow, strong winds and... foul odors
Citizens across the US have good reason to stay home from work. While New England has been pummeled with snowstorms, rainstorms and other extreme winter weather, Houston, Texas, has a conundrum of their own: a foul smell. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Letter: It’s not a livable wage
It’s not a livable wageI cannot understand how “right-to-work,” which very often means “work for the minimum wage,” can help keep young adults in our state, when New Hampshire has the lowest minimum wage in New England and in most of the United States.New Hampshire uses the federal minimum wage of...
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The Latest: Maine town gets 30 inches of snow
The Latest on a winter storm moving through the Northeast (all times local):
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State House, courts, schools, most flights cancelled due to storm
Another storm, another snow day. Plow trucks and shovelers attacked the latest storm in the Northeast on Monday, which immobilized millions of people as more snow piled on top of ever-growing snowbanks and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe.In New Hampshire, 14 inches had fallen in Ossipee and th...
7 points by Concord Monitor | New England Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Vermont Northeastern United States Blizzard Storm
The Latest: Storm in Vermont is the biggest in 2 years
The Latest on a winter storm moving through the Northeast (all times local):10:30 a.m.Vermont is digging out from the biggest storm to hit the state in more than two years.The National Weather Service says 16 inches of snow has fallen in the town of Walden in the northeast corner of the state, and Sutton got 15.5 inches.More than a foot of snow fell in the Burlington area.Marlon Verasamy of the NWS, says it's the biggest storm to hit Vermont since Feb. 2, 2015. The winter storm warning was to expire Monday evening.
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Letter: A shameful raise
A shameful raiseThe governor of New Hampshire takes a $20,000 pay raise while a state hiring freeze is in effect? Shameful.BARRY CALDON Henniker
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Winter storm threatens second blizzard in New England area
Daniel UriaFeb. 11 (UPI) -- A snowstorm may bring blizzard conditions to New England after the area was pounded by another blizzard earlier this week.
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Fire officials: 2 rescued after SUV plunges into icy pond
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - Firefighters in Maine have rescued two people after their sport utility vehicle went off a bridge and crashed into an ice-covered pond. Biddeford Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Duross tells The Portland Press Herald the SUV left the road shortly before noon Thursday, went down an embankment ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Portland Maine Sport utility vehicle Station wagon Road Jeep Truck
People for Feb. 9
Andover Margaret Royal earned faculty honors for the fall semester at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Barnstead Brian Greene was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Becker College in Worcester, Mass. He is an exercise science major.Belmont Ryan Pluskis was named to the dea...
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Do not touch that fluffy white seal on the beach, NOAA says
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal authorities are reminding people to keep away from baby seals they might see on the shore, however great the temptation may be to pet the fluffy critters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says gray seals give birth on islands and shoreline areas of Maine, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Maine English-language films Massachusetts Beach Washington D.C. New Hampshire Shore Pet
Arena manager to move on to job with Columbus Blue Jackets
AUBURN, Maine (AP) - The general manager of an arena in Auburn, Maine, is moving on for a front office job with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Marc Gosselin has managed Norway Savings Bank Arena for one year and eight months. Auburn city officials say in ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Maine National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets Portland Maine NBA Development League American Hockey League National Basketball Association Columbus Ohio
Middle-schooler beat up for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat
A sixth-grader from Missouri was recently ganged up on by his classmates on a school bus for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. A cell phone video of the incident obtained by KMOV shows students yelling at a 12-year-old about whether he supports President Trump's proposed Mexican ...
584 points by The Washington Times | High school Teacher English-language films Primary school Education South Portland Maine
Oil seeps into Maine's Fore River after truck accident
Ed AdamczykFeb. 7 (UPI) -- An oil tanker truck rollover on Maine's I-295 highway spilled heating oil onto the road and into the Fore River, authorities said.
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Police arrest man in bias attack outside high school
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police in Portland say they have arrested a man in connection with an attack on two students from a local high school that they have termed a hate crime. Police say 20-year-old Jamie Hoffman of Portland was arrested on Friday on charges including interfering with constitutional ...
9 points by The Washington Times | Crime Portland Maine Law Assault Hate crime Civil and political rights High school Cape Elizabeth Maine
Colby College Museum of Art receives $100M gift
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville has received a gift of more than $100 million from two supporters. Colby officials tell The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2jF5sLz ) the gift from Peter and Paula Lunder was announced Thursday at a trustees meeting in Boston. It includes ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Waterville Maine Liberal arts college Colby College Music Liberal arts Maine Art English-language films
Maine town OKs moratorium on recreational pot businesses
LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) - A Maine town has passed a 180-day moratorium on the establishment of recreational marijuana businesses days after smoking marijuana became legal in the state. The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2k8peO8 ) that Litchfield voters approved the moratorium on Wednesday. Voters in the state decided to legalize marijuana ...
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FairPoint cutting 110 jobs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
FairPoint Communications is laying off 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry said Friday that the cuts amount to about 35 workers in Maine, 55 workers in New Hampshire and 20 workers in Vermont. Beaudry says the cuts are in response to an 11 percent decline ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Maine Vermont New England Northeastern United States U.S. state Massachusetts United States presidential election 2004
Cops: Mom charged after 5-year-old found playing in puddle
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) - A Skowhegan, Maine, woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say a passer-by told them the woman's 5-year-old child was playing in a mud puddle wearing only a sweatshirt provided by that person. Police say 29-year-old Shawna Towers was jailed ...
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Woman sentenced to 3 years for hit-and-run crash
ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman accused of running over a Massachusetts teacher in August has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of manslaughter, drunken driving, reckless conduct and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say 23-year-old Carolyn Lee of York was driving an SUV ...
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Amtrak's Downeaster back to normal after rail improvement
SACO, Maine (AP) - Track upgrades that disrupted Amtrak's Downeaster are complete. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority says Pan Am Railways concluded the tie replacement project on the track between Portland and Wells ahead of schedule. Normal service resumed Thursday. All told, 15,000 railroad ties were replaced over ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Maine Downeaster Rail tracks Rail transport Amtrak Locomotive New England Public transport
Woman found dead in house fire
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's office says a woman has been found dead after a fire swept through her home in Windham, Maine. The fire was reported at about 4 a.m. Friday. The one-story home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the home, which was ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Maine
Ohio farm's seized baboon dies in state custody at sanctuary
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - A 22-year-old baboon seized from a northeast Ohio farm in the state's crackdown on exotic animal ownership has died at a sanctuary while in state custody. Cyndi Huntsman of Stump Hill Farm tells The Independent in Massillon (http://bit.ly/2chsO6H ) that the state informed her attorney last ...
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Attorney: Man to plead guilty in girlfriend's shooting death
BATH, Maine (AP) - The attorney for a Maine man charged in the fatal shooting of his fiancée during a prospective gun sale says his client will plead guilty. Dylan Grubbs of Thomaston faces a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Chelsea Jones last November. The Portland Press ...
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Dawn of a new spud: Maine growers unveil variety of potato
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) - Out with the old, in with the tubers. The Maine Potato Board says a new variety of potato will be available to consumers at the upcoming Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor. The new potato is called the Caribou Russet and it was first announced last ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Potato Maine Harvest Starch Executive director Russet Burbank potato Seed Bangor Maine
Details on killing of parents to remain sealed
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A 17-year-old Maine boy charged with murdering his parents could face 25 years to life in prison on each count if prosecutors succeed in charging him as an adult. The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2glkOTh) that a judge has ordered that the details of the double slaying ...
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Ex-inmate sues jail, staff alleging sexual, physical assault
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A former Augusta jail inmate is suing the jail, its health care providers, the sheriff, and others saying she was sexually and physically assaulted by a nurse and multiple staff members. The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2fzJ3fh ) an attorney for the inmate filed the lawsuit last ...
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Drought in Northeast US expected to persist through February
CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) - The long-running drought in much of the Northeastern United States is expected to persist through the winter. The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows dry conditions continuing through February throughout New England and the only relief coming in parts of upstate New York, where ...
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Heating prices in Maine settle after weeks of fluctuation
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Governor's Energy Office says heating prices have settled in the state in recent weeks. The office says the average price for heating oil fell a penny over the past week to $2.02 per gallon. Kerosene prices also fell 1 cent to $2.53 and propane ...
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Somalis in Maine city report harassment in wake of election
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Somali residents of Lewiston, Maine, say they've experienced harassment in places such as supermarkets and city streets in the aftermath of the presidential election. NECN (http://bit.ly/2fZdngv ) reports members of the community have come forward to report harassment. The Maine Immigration and Refugee Services says one ...
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Authorities ID man who fell into abandoned well, died
NORTH ANSON, Maine (AP) - Authorities have identified the body of a man who fell into an abandoned well in North Anson, Maine. Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster says 74-year-old Wilbert Bailey was inspecting the well when he fell 30 to 40 feet into it head first on Tuesday. Authorities ...
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Clowns creep into Pennsylvania—why are they so scary?
The creepy clown terror that's stalking the nation has reached the edge of the Philadelphia region. Pottsville police say they're investigating an incident where two suspicious clowns were seen yelling at children Monday evening. The male clowns - one dressed in orange, the other in black - could face charges of harassment and disorderly conduct.
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