Maine Government Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. We can't let LePage become who we are as MainersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    I have long been a critic of Gov. Paul LePage, though I have been more cautious than many. Going all the way back to 2010, I found the "61 percent" displays - stickers that indicated the majority of voters did not vote for the governor the first go-round - to be gauche.

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  2. Four Things People Actually Do In MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Recently I've been seeing this Reny's commercial on tv about things to do in Maine while you're on vacation. Something about eating lobster, taking pictures, and obnoxiously hogging up all the good parking spots at discount stores, but I paraphrase.

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  3. Pro-Marijuana Revelers Celebrate Oregon Legalization Law By Immediately Breaking ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Wednesday, at the stroke of midnight, Oregon's recreational marijuana laws went into effect. As you might imagine, it was a big deal for marijuana legalization supporters.

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  4. Study shows Rockport library needs major workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Capital Weekly

    What can be done with the existing structure of the town's public library was the focal point of a presentation by CES Inc. June 30 at the Rockport Opera House. Brewer-based CES Inc. Vice President Peter Tuell presented the finding in a report that outlined issues with the existing structure and what it needed to rectify the problems.

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  5. The 4 LGBT victories that could follow marriage equalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Mashable

    When the Supreme Court makes a historic decision granting equal rights to a group of people who experience state-sanctioned discrimination, it signals a radical shift in American culture and politics. The symbolism can be so sweeping that some might mistake it for a sign of full equality.

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  6. Maine engineer's lobster trap baskets make a splash with cyclistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A Kettle Cove Enterprises' Bicycle Trap Basket is seen on Thursday in Cape Elizabeth. The baskets combine form and function with a little bit of Maine tradition for cyclists to carry items around town.

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  7. Maine retiree sinks 50-foot putt to win $10,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    According to the Professional Golfers Association of America and the Eagle-Tribune newspaper of North Andover, Massachusetts, an Old Orchard Beach retiree shrugged off the pressure to sink a challenging 50-foot putt and win $10,000 recently. Neil Olestrom, 73, was participating in the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley's Annual Golf Classic at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Massachusetts, when he entered a putting contest between the 9th and 10th holes, the Eagle-Tribune reported.

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  8. Maine man sinks putt to win $10,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | PGA.com

    Neil Olestrom retired about 21 years ago and played a lot of golf over the period of rest and relaxation. And he's seen his share of 50-foot putts over the years.

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  9. Paul LePage signs bill to allow anti-wind petitionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Sun Journal

    After several years of trying, a group of citizens from the state's rural unorganized territories have won their fight to pass legislation that could give them greater say in the siting of large, industrial wind turbines in their communities. On Monday, Gov. Paul LePage, in the midst of vetoing almost every bill sent to him by the Legislature, signed LD 828 , legislation his administration supported since its introduction earlier this year.

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  10. We had to pass this budget, to find out what is in itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    On Tuesday, I was on the phone with a Maine lawmaker who shall remain nameless, talking about the upcoming vote to override the governor's veto of the state budget. During the conversation, I asked which way the vote would likely come out, and why.

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  11. Multi-agency operation yields 22 arrests in Somerset CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A joint operation involving federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers yielded 22 arrests on Thursday in Somerset County, according to the Maine State Police. The purpose of the effort - dubbed Operation Long Arm - was to conduct bail and probation checks, to make warrant arrests and to conduct checks on registered sex offenders living in Somerset County.

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  12. RLUIPA Round-UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | jdsupra.com

    Below are news items from the past week involving local government, religion, and land use that have caught our attention. Randall Daluz, convicted of triple murder, may bring a RLUIPA and First Amendment suit to challenge the Maine Department of Corrections' policy prohibiting prisoners from publishing their work.

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  13. Maine commute times are shorter than national averageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Workers in Maine's largest metropolitan area enjoy shorter commuting times than the national average despite the area's status as an employment hub for the state. Commuters in the Portland-South Portland area spent an average of 24.1 minutes getting to work in 2013, slightly less than the national average of 25.8 minutes.

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  14. Mainers have the shortest workdays in the country. But we're...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A study on "couch potato" populations, as both outlets coined it, is on its face somewhat subjective, but Estately's Ryan Nickum gives it his best shot, pulling together a range of quantifiable things. He looks at each state's obesity rate, exercise frequency and fast food restaurants per capita, for example.

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  15. A tech-friendly future for seniors: From 'smart homes' to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Ali Abedi - a Blue Sky faculty fellow - talks about some of the research conducted at the VEMI Lab at the University of Maine during a tour of the lab in Orono in October 2014. Abedi explained the use of sensors that, built into a bed, can monitor sleep movement and detect cognitive impairments in the brain related to sleep movement.

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  16. What's the craziest question YOU'VE been asked about lobster fishing?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine is a unique state. Lobster fishing is a unique occupation. In the summer months, tourists flock to Vacationland, eager to eat lobster in the rough and learn about our way of life.

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  17. Nearly 61K Mainers to keep health insurance subsidiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Nearly 61,000 Maine residents will continue to receive help from the federal government to pay for their health insurance coverage after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key provision of President Barack Obama's landmark health care law. The case in front of the nation's highest court centered on the legality of the subsidies under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in Maine and 33 other states who use the health exchange run the federal government.

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  18. Bangor business creates jobs in Maine by creating maps for the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    When describing my experience visiting the offices of Kappa Mapping, these words keep coming to mind: "This is so cool!" You may not have known that at 6 State St. in downtown Bangor, Maine, is a company that is mapping all sorts of areas for clients around the world. I had the opportunity to tour the company with owner Claire Kiedrowski and peer over the shoulders of her employees while they worked on computers mapping many interesting projects, from a road that soon will be widened to a harbor that included depths and other interesting features.

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  19. Paul LePage stands by opposition to Mark Eves as school presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Gov. Paul LePage stood firm in his opposition to House Speaker Mark Eves being named president of Good Will-Hinkley. On Wednesday, the board of directors has rescinded its offer to Eves to be the next president of the organization, which includes the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences charter school in Fairfield.

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  20. Nearly 61K Mainers to keep health insurance subsidesRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Washington Times

    Nearly 61,000 Maine residents will continue to receive help from the federal government to pay for their health insurance coverage after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key provision of President Barack Obama's landmark health care law. The case in front of the nation's highest court centered on the legality of the subsidies under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in Maine and 33 other states who use the health exchange run the federal government.

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