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  1. Weaknesses cited at Fish and Wildlife DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    This is the third in a series of columns about the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's very-much-needed and very-exciting project to improve its communications with the public and, eventually, grow its market. Two outstanding and experienced national consultants, Mark Duda of Responsive Management and Jodi Valenta of Mill Creek Communications, have been retained to assist the agency with this project.

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  2. VIDEO: If you look down, you'll go downRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    I was motoring down Park Avenue in Portland on two wheels today, muttering to myself in my helmet as I turned left on Forest Avenue. "Head up.

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  3. Do you remember these 11 former LePage administration commissioners?Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Gov. Paul LePage stands with his commissioner nominees. They are Norman Olsen of Cherryfield, who is nominated to lead the Department of Marine Resources; Darryl Brown of Livermore Falls, nominated to head the Department of Environmental Protection; and Philip Congdon of Round Pond, nominated to lead the Department of Economic and Community Development.

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  4. Paul LePage doesn't want National Monument designations for MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    AUGUSTA Republican Gov. Paul LePage is expressing his disapproval of a proposal to designate areas within the Gulf of Maine as a National Maritime Monument. Gov. Paul LePage has written a letter to President Barack Obama and Maine's U.S. Congressional delegations to lodge his objection to possible National Monument designations for the Gulf of Maine and the state's northern forest.

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  5. DEP Commissioner Steps Down to Join the Office of Senator CollinsRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced Monday that Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho is stepping down. After four years serving in the LePage Administration, Aho has accepted a position within the Office of Senator Susan Collins.

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  6. The Construction Advantage - Issue 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | JD Supra

    This month marks the 20th edition of The Construction Advantage! In our August issue, Emily Kahn provides a pro and con summary of alternatives to the design bid build project delivery model, Mike Bosse discusses the Rhode Island Supreme Court's upholding of an arbitration award even in the face of an erroneous legal ruling, and we have provided links to OSHA highlights from the last month, including some cases and events relevant to us in Region One. We hope that everyone enjoys the waning days of summer, and Happy Labor Day! In this article, Emily Kahn explains alternative delivery methods to the design-bid-build model for construction projects.

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  7. Federal Takeover Will Harm Maine Natural Resources-based EconomyRead the original story

    Yesterday | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage sent two letters Friday – one to President Barack Obama and another to the congressional delegation – regarding separate proposals for National Monuments affecting Mainers. In the letter to President Obama, Governor LePage expresses disapproval of a proposal to designate areas within the Gulf of Maine as a National Maritime Monument.

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  8. Colorado mining disaster shows Maine was right to reject mining rules - againRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Bangor Daily News

    For the second time, the Department of Environmental Protection submitted the same weak mining rules it submitted to the Legislature in 2014. For the second time, the Legislature wisely rejected them .

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  9. Maine voters buck national trends tying church habits with politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Bangor Daily News

    Meghan and Kate Deeley, relatives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland's bishop Robert Peter Deeley, arrive at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland for his installation in February 2014. Pew found through 2014 exit polling that voters who attend worship services at least weekly are significantly more likely to vote Republican - 58 percent of those regular worshippers said they backed GOP House candidates at the polls, compared to 40 percent who supported Democrats.

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  10. Schooner Delivers Maine Produce To Boston Harbor The Old-Fashioned WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | WBUR-AM Boston

    A 90-year-old schooner with North Shore origins is headed back home, laden with three tons of Maine-grown farm produce. The project is called Maine Sail Freight , and while it's part historical re-enactment, organizers say they're also out to make a serious point about food systems and regional economics.

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  11. Waldo newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Republican Journal

    Labor Day comes a bit late this year, since the first week of September begins on a Tuesday and Labor Day falls on the first Monday. For me, the long and short of it is that heavy traffic on our highways will continue for yet another week.

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  12. Maine's largest prison looking for new wardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The Portland Press Herald reports the state Department of Corrections posted a job advertisement on its website this week seeking a warden for the Maine State Prison in Warren. Deputy commissioner Jody Breton says current warden Rodney Bouffard has been promoted to associate commissioner of the corrections department.

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  13. If it looks like Joe Camel, and quacks like Joe Camel, it is Joe CamelRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine is not the only state facing likely marijuana legalization ballot initiatives. Indeed this year in 2015, voters in Ohio will be voting on an initiative to legalize marijuana in their state.

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  14. Democrats blast Poliquin for 2nd-best donation haul from banking sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Happy Friday from Augusta, on the eve of the last weekend before school starts for many Maine kiddos. If you're a parent , make the most of this weekend.

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  15. Augusta Area Adventures: The Sensory GymRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Over the next few weeks I'll be posting my Augusta Area Adventures Series, featuring businesses and outside spaces that are great for parents and kids! If there is a place you love to take your kids, leave a comment and you might see it featured in a weekly post! One of the best places for kids that Zoey and I have checked out so far is The Sensory Gym! Featuring a variety of equipment for kids from ages 0-8, The Sensory Gym is a fantastic environment for kids to explore their senses in a safe, clean, friendly environment. Zoey and I visited The Sensory Gym on a super hot afternoon when we just wanted to hang out someplace with air conditioning.

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  16. These are the most embarrassing things Mainers search for on the Internet, site saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Then, breaking from its track record of applying some kind of mathematical analysis of those terms, Estately researchers picked out what they felt were the most embarrassing searches from each state. Estately apparently gave heavier weight to non-pornography-related terms, which would probably have been the No.

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  17. Maine construction company owner must pay $405K in finesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering the owner of Maine construction companies to pay $405,000 for violating federal occupational safety standards. The federal Department of Labor says Lessard Roofing & Siding and Lessard Brothers Construction of Greene, Maine, were cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations 11 times at 11 different work sites in Maine between 2000 and 2011.

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  18. US Court of Appeals holds serial OSHA violator in contemptRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    US Court of Appeals holds serial OSHA violator in contempt Stephen Lessard of Maine ordered to correct hazards, pay $405K in penalties Background: Lessard Roofing & Siding Inc. and Lessard Brothers Construction Inc., both located in Greene, Maine, were cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations 11 times at 11 different work sites in Maine between 2000 and 2011. Since that time, owner Stephen Lessard has refused to correct the cited violations and pay $405,000 in fines and interest, even after the Labor Department obtained an order in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in December 2011.

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  19. Maine roofer placed in civil contempt over ignored safety finesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Bangor Daily News

    A panel of federal judges have stepped up pressure on the owner of Greene-based roofing company Lessard Roofing & Siding to pay $404,485 in fines and prove he has fixed various safety violations dating back to 2011. Judges for the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals this week placed Stephen Lessard and two companies he owns in civil contempt of judgments against him from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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  20. Ogunquit Performing Arts celebrates 25 years of Capriccio Festival of the ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Twenty-five years ago when the Ogunquit Performing Arts Committee planned a special evening of music to celebrate Ogunquit's 10th birthday as an independent town in Maine, little did they envision the special two-week-long, town-wide Festival of the Arts that it would grow into over the years. Again this year concerts are planned, and businesses and all of the arts organizations of the community will join to present additional events.

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