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Maine budget panel OKs $29M package funding addiction treatment, higher ed

The Maine Legislature’s budget committee unanimously approved a $29 million emergency spending package Friday that funds addiction treatment and higher education and bails out a state-run equipment refurbishing outfit in Aroostook County.
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Dogs pulling bikes: Bikejoring becomes passion of Surry kennel

Biking while being pulled by dogs, or bikejoring, can be a serious racing sport, or it can just be fun way for dogs — and people — to “get their wiggles out.”
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Report: Turner woman dies in Auburn crash

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One person has died and another has been injured in a two-vehicle crash in Auburn.

Trio accused of making up armed robbery story to conceal an alleged theft

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Three local residents face charges after allegedly making a false report in December about an armed robbery at the Thirsty Dawg, a redemption center and beer store, to hide their involvement in the theft of an undisclosed amount of money.

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LePage’s budget diverts problems, abandons those left to solve them

Life is difficult already for someone living with a low income and trying to get by with the help of even a minimal amount of government assistance. Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal for a new, two-year state budget starts from a place of making life even more difficult for that person.

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