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The Libra Foundation has purchased a farm and close to 12 buildings in Monson for $500K. They want to grow hay at the farm for their Pineland Farms dairy products and turn the buildings into artists residences, thus combining arts/tourism and agriculture to revitalize the town.
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A wealthy group bought the heart of a poor Maine town to build an artist colony

The Libra Foundation is planning to spend up to $10 million to save Monson with a dramatic infusion of cash into the arts, agriculture and eventually recreation.

Why 11 Shriner clowns packed into a County couple's prom limo

Prom night in Maine: Corsage, date, 11 clowns in a limo.

Former RSU 63 business manager charged with stealing more than $100,000

A former business manager for a local school district has been charged with stealing more than $100,000, including cash from school lunch sales.

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Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport
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Fewer people should be in prison, but hasty LePage plan has many flaws

It is encouraging that Gov. Paul LePage sees the value of transitioning low-risk offenders out of prison and into the workforce. It is concerning, however, that this new approach doesn’t appear well planned and instead comes amid the governor’s hurry to close the Downeast Correctional Facility to save money.

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