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Joshua Smith holds a sign outside the office of the Washington County District Attorney's office in Machias on Feb. 2 to protest that charges were never filed against William Scull, who was a Machias police officer when, according to Smith, the officer assaulted him on Aug. 6, 2015. Smith's attorney, Jeffrey Davidson of Machias, notified the town last month of his intent to sue the town, police department, Scull and his supervisors on the force for among other things, assault, false arrest and excessive use of force.
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Man accuses former Machias officer of police brutality

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An Indian Township man has notified Machias town and police officials of his intent to sue the community and the police department over an incident last summer during which he says an officer used excessive force and seriously injured him.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of the road on Monday in Alfred.
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Snow causes accidents, cancellations as storm moves through Maine

As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations.
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Michigan Wolverines former quarterback Jason Carr (L) and his family get their photographs taken with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (R) before the Patriots played the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.

How Tom Brady could win NH and Maine for Donald Trump

Some government weary New Englanders see political establishment sorts the same way they see NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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Maine’s corrections department outlines major overhaul

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is proposing an overhaul of the state’s correctional system that would expand the capacity for female inmates and prisoners with substance abuse issues.

Mule struck by pickup on Route 1 in Searsport

“[Police] were told the mule got spooked, got pulled away from the young person who was leading it. It ran into the road and was struck by the truck.”

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