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Maine Bill Allows for Opting Out of Standardized Tests

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine lawmakers are promoting a bill that seeks to ensure that parents can let their children…

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Maine Senate Votes Down Bill to Name Labrador as State Dog

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ An effort to make the Labrador retriever Maine’s official state dog has been dealt a blow…

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Maine Fishermen Set Record $585M Haul in 2014

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) _ Maine fishermen set a state record with a catch valued at more than $585 million in…

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Maine Panel Backs Bill to Ensure a Pint of Beer is 16 Ounces

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A bill seeking to crack down on “cheater pints” of beer has overcome its first hurdle…

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8 Indicted in Scheme to Trade Stolen Guns for Heroin

BUXTON, Maine (AP) _ Maine police say eight people have been indicted in connection with a scheme to steal guns…

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Environmentalists Withdraw Appeal Of Bingham Wind Farm

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An environmental group fighting a Somerset County wind farm has abandoned its appeal of the state's decision to grant a license for the project, clearing the way for construction.

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Speed Blamed For Massive Pileup On Maine Interstate

ETNA, Maine (AP) - State transportation officials say a 75-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 last week was likely caused by people driving too fast for the wintry conditions.

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Maine Heating Prices Continue Climb As Spring Approaches

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil climbed 7 cents in the past week.

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Head Of Portland Cocaine Ring Gets 15-Year Sentence

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland man who played a key role in a plot to smuggle more than a kilogram of cocaine from Massachusetts to Maine has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in federal prison.

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Fishermen’s Forum Gets Underway With Focus On Shellfish

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) - An annual trade show for Maine's seafood industry is getting underway with a focus on shellfish.

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Maine Lawmaker Promotes New Minimum Wage Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A new effort to raise the minimum wage is underway in Augusta. A bill sponsored by…

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Maine Dentist Pays Nearly $500K in Billing Settlement

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Maine dentist is paying nearly a half million dollars to settle claims involving improper billing…

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Rumford Man Ordered To Repay Almost $38,000 In Back Taxes

PARIS, Maine (AP) - A Rumford man has been ordered to repay the state almost $36,000 after pleading guilty to falsifying his tax returns by claiming he lived in New Hampshire.

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Biddeford’s Fire Chief Retiring After 42 Years

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - Biddeford's fire chief is retiring this month after 42 years with the department, the last six and a half as chief.

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Maine Regulators Enact New Restrictions For Smelt Fishing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine is making it more difficult to fish for smelts in an effort to help the wriggling fish rebuild populations that have plummeted in the state and elsewhere in New England.

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