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A car sits parked outside a security gate at the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport last week. The state prison is again being proposed for closure as cost-saving measure in the proposed state budget.

As LePage eyes early release for inmates, lawmakers prep fight to save Down East prison

Maine lawmakers said Tuesday that they’re considering a bid to fund a Machiasport prison slated for closure by Gov. Paul LePage as the governor partially confirmed rumors that he’d be commuting prisoners’ sentences.
The exterior of 72 State St. in Bangor

Bangor condemns prominent State Street building

“I did have a few incidents [with squatters] because it was unoccupied. But that’s common throughout the city.”

Man reportedly run over by tractor in LaGrange

An unidentified man may have suffered serious leg injuries when a farm tractor ran over him, witnesses said.
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Moxie Fest founder, Lisbon ‘icon’ dies at 77

He didn’t invent the drink, but he kept it alive.

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Millinocket town Councilor Jesse Dumais was an opponent of a national monument near his community. Earlier this month, he spoke out against efforts to overturn the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
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All signs point to monument being positive addition to Maine, even if LePage tries to hide it

LePage is overlooking some important facts. The monument is not his; it belongs to the people of the United States. Ditto for the signs and the roads where they were to be placed. All of these belong to the public, not an impetuous governor who governs through threats and tantrums.

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