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  1. Skowhegan board refuses to devalue paper millRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sun Journal

    A Skowhegan town board has rejected a request by the owners of the Sappi paper mill to lower the taxable value of the property. Sappi Fine Paper North America wanted to cut the property tax value of its mill by more than $137 million, which would have cost the town $2.3 million in revenue.

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  2. Maine considers bill that would ban vaping in public placesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Sun Journal

    While the electronic cigarette industry continues to boom, Maine lawmakers must decide whether to include the products in the state's no-smoking law for restaurants, bars, parks and other public areas. While numbers for Maine are unavailable, the e-cigarette industry has burst open in recent years and is expected to reach $3.5 billion this year, according to CNBC.

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  3. Maine tribes want Skowhegan H.S. to drop Indians as nicknameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Sun Journal

    Ten people representing four Maine Indian tribes have met with a Skowhegan school panel to urge its members to drop Indians as the local high school's mascot. Members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes went before the education policy program committee Monday night to say that using Indian nicknames and images belittles and stereotypes Native Americans.

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  4. New Maine guard chief takes 'first step' on 133rd's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Sun Journal

    Maine's newly appointed National Guard chief met with National Guard Bureau officials on Wednesday in Arlington , Virginia, to discuss the future configuration of guard forces in the state. Brig.

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  5. Lawmakers want simpler options for filling growlersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Sun Journal

    For that sinking feeling when the local brewery's growler - the half-gallon glass container so integral to your weekend camping with your buddies - is rejected; beer-lovers, a lawmaker has your back. Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, is proposing amending a state law to remove a requirement that breweries selling growlers provide their own uniquely-labeled containers.

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  6. Pittsfield lawmaker leaves Democratic Party, becomes unenrolledRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Sun Journal

    Rep. Stanley Short, D-Pittsfield, announced Monday that he has started the process of leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an unenrolled representative. Short told the Bangor Daily News that he notified House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, and House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, of his decision on Monday morning.

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  7. Troy teen appears in court in the killing of his fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Sun Journal

    The 16-year-old son of a Troy man stabbed to death March 7 made his initial court appearance Friday on a murder charge. Colby Hodgdon, accused of killing his 49-year-old father, Steven Hodgdon, entered no plea in Belfast District Court before Judge Patricia Worth.

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  8. Maine National Guard cancels 136th's deployment to KuwaitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Sun Journal

    A scheduled deployment to Kuwait in the spring of 2016 for members of the Maine National Guard's 136th Engineer Company has been canceled, according to Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc, the interim adjutant general of Maine.

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  9. Solon woman dies when her SUV loses left rear tireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Police say a fatal traffic accident in Madison may have been caused when an SUV lost its left rear wheel. Police say Bowman was heading south on U.S. Route 201 when she lost control, swerving to the left and into the path of a flatbed tow truck near the Skowhegan town line.

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  10. Maine DOT proposes investing $125 million in passenger and freight railRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The Maine DOT's draft plan sets out goals for $125 million in passenger rail investments between 2014 and 2019 - mostly using federal funds - and a range of other projects proposed to boost freight rail service. The study and bills come at a time of big additions and changes to state railways, with the pending connection of Pan Am's tracks to the International Marine Terminal expected this summer, a lull in paper shipments with the mill closure in Bucksport and the operation of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway under new ownership.

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  11. Wilton lawmaker, environmental groups want LePage to release conservation fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Two environmental groups said Tuesday that Gov. Paul LePage is again withholding voter-approved bonds that are earmarked for conservation projects in the Land for Maine's Future program. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust and The Nature Conservancy issued a statement Tuesday in which they accused LePage of refusing to authorize borrowing $11.47 million from Land for Maine's Future bonds that voters approved in 2010 and 2012.

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  12. Brakey bill makes concealed carry without permit legal in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Sun Journal

    AUGUSTA State Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, said Thursday he has nearly 100 co-sponsors for a bill that would make it legal to carry a concealed firearm without a permit in Maine. Brakey said a bipartisan coalition is backing the measure, which has been tried for before in the Maine Legislature,but failed passage in 2013 and 2014.

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  13. Central maine police search for serial bank robberRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The man who held up TD Bank on Main Street earlier this month is a suspect in three other bank robberies in central Maine. According to Waterville Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey, the robberies have occurred over a 26-month span, starting in December 2012, when the Franklin Savings Bank in Skowhegan was held up.

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  14. NAACP asks Skowhegan H.S. to change Indians nicknameRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The president of the Greater Bangor Area NAACP has formally asked school officials to stop using the name and image. In a letter dated Friday, accompanied by a petition, NAACP President Michael Alpert writes: "The implications of cultural violence embedded in Skowhegan High School's nickname and mascot are deeply offensive to native people."

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  15. House majority leader heads bill to develop recreation destinations in rural MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Sun Journal

    A bill to develop a network of recreation destinations throughout rural Maine is on the docket in Maine's House of Representatives this session. Leading the legislation is Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the House majority leader, who has worked with numerous organizations and businesses throughout Maine in drafting the bill's concept.

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  16. Canaan man charged with cashing $12,000 in stolen checksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Matthew Reilly is charged with forging business checks from Kennebec Metals recycling in Skowhegan and cashing them at stores in Athens, Anson, Clinton and Augusta, as well as the Skowhegan Walmart and Bangor Savings Bank. In order to comment on SunJournal.com, you must hold a valid subscription allowing access to this website.

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  17. Skowhegan police promise crackdown on disabled parking abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Skowhegan's police chief is promising a crackdown on people who use parking spots reserved for the disabled, even in private lots owned by stores. Chief Ted Blais says he thought his department's hands were tied when it came to citing motorists for parking in restricted zones in private lots such as those at Walmart and Hannaford supermarket.

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  18. New data shows Maine foreign exports down about 12 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Sun Journal

    New data from the U.S. Census bureau shows the exports of Maine goods to other countries declined by 12 percent from 2012 to 2013. The data, released for all 50 states Thursday, shows Maine exported about $2.68 billion worth of goods in 2013 compared to $3.05 billion in 2012 or a decline of $370 million.

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  19. New data shows Maine foreign exports down about 12 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Sun Journal

    New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show exports of Maine goods to other countries declined by 12 percent from 2012 to 2013. The data, released for all 50 states Thursday, show Maine exported about $2.68 billion worth of goods in 2013, a decline of $370 million from $3.05 billion in 2012.

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  20. Skowhegan man with 440 bags of heroin faces trafficking chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Police say a Skowhegan man is facing drug charges after a raid on his apartment yielded more than 400 bags of heroin. Darreyl Wright entered no plea to the charges against him in an initial appearance Wednesday in Somerset County District Court.

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