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Europe slams the door on talks with Greece before Sunday referendum

By Michael Birnbaum and Griff Witte, The Washington Post on July 01, 2015, at 9:43 p.m.
ATHENS — European officials on Wednesday slammed the door on any further negotiations with Greece before a national referendum planned for Sunday, daring the Athens government to go ahead with a vote that holds peril for the country no matter which option Greeks choose. “There will be no talks in …

California residents cut water use by 29 percent in May, officials say

By Monte Morin and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times on July 01, 2015, at 9:42 p.m.
Residential water use in California dropped by a hefty 29 percent in May, according to figures released Wednesday by the State Water Resources Control Board. The drop in usage was the biggest monthly decline yet reported since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25 percent cut in urban water use …

In America’s South, black church fires fan racial fears

By Jason Szep, Lindsay Dunsmuir and Letitia Stein, Reuters on July 01, 2015, at 9:42 p.m.
Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fires at black churches is fraying nerves at a time of heightened racial tensions across the United States. As federal investigators search for clues, the fires highlight what appears …

Man badly bitten by shark in latest North Carolina attack

By Suzannah Gonzales, Reuters on July 01, 2015, at 9:41 p.m.
A shark attacked a 68-year-old man swimming off a North Carolina beach on Wednesday and bit him repeatedly, causing injuries to his torso, hip, leg and hands, authorities said. The attack off Ocracoke Island was the latest in a recent spate of reported shark incidents in the state, including back-to-back …

Bruins add Hayes, Beleskey in deals

By The Sports Xchange on July 01, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
The Boston Bruins finalized a trade with the Florida Panthers on Wednesday that sent forward Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract to the Florida Panthers for forward Jimmy Hayes. The Bruins also pulled off another deal during a busy offseason, signing former Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey to a five-year, …

Protecting dementia sufferers from scammers gains ground in US

By Suzanne Barlyn and Elizabeth Dilts, Reuters on July 01, 2015, at 9:38 p.m.
NEW YORK — Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. The heiress suffered from dementia, and did not know that her son, charged with her care, was paying himself exorbitant amounts from her …
 Toronto's Jose Reyes slides in to score as the ball eludes Boston Red Sox catcher Saney Leon (3) in the sixth inning Wednesday at  the Rogers in Toronto. The Jays won 11-2.

Smoak, Blue Jays smoke Red Sox

By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange on July 01, 2015, at 7:04 p.m.
TORONTO — Justin Smoak has to wait for his chances to play. When he does, the results can be gratifying for the Toronto Blue Jays, such as Wednesday during their 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Canada Day. The switch-hitting first baseman had three hits, including home runs …

Overuse of nursing home antibiotics may put all residents at risk

By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters on July 01, 2015, at 6:56 p.m.
Some nursing home facilities prescribe antibiotics more often than others, which is tied to increased health risks, even for residents who don’t receive the medications, according to a new study. About two-thirds of nursing home residents receive antibiotic treatment of some kind each year. Prescribing the drugs inappropriately increases the …

TV Radio schedule for July 2, 2015

on July 01, 2015, at 6:55 p.m.
BASEBALL, COLLEGE Home Run Derby, 8:30 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TORONTO, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), …

Maine lawmakers tighten foreclosure rules in win for consumers

By David Sherwood, Reuters on July 01, 2015, at 5:52 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Homeowners in Maine gained stronger protection against bank foreclosures under legislation approved late on Tuesday over the objections of some of the United States’ largest lenders in what consumer advocates called a win for homeowners. The new law makes Maine one of few U.S. states to legislate …

Seth B. Libby Sr.

on July 01, 2015, at 5:02 p.m.
MILFORD – Seth B. Libby Sr., 88, died peacefully June 30, 2015, from complication from a fall in November, at a Bangor hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 14, 1927, in Milford a son of Dr. Lewis S. and Aileene (Hobart) Libby. Seth was a very …

Bella Aurore Jandreau Plourde

on July 01, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
FORT KENT – Bella Aurore Jandreau Plourde, a resident of Forest Hill, died at the age of 92, on July 1, 2015. Bella was born on April 27, 1923, in St. Francis, Maine, the daughter of Victor and Isabelle (Gagnon) Jandreau. Being the eldest of a family of 14 children …

Joan Willey Tucker

on July 01, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
ELLSWORTH – CORRECTION NOTICE Contributions for Joan Willey Tucker may be made to the MS Society, 74 Gray Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Beverly J. Rochon

on July 01, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
HOWLAND – Beverly J. Rochon, 75, died June 30, 2015, at Maine Medical Center. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life on July 9, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Beverly Austin, 628 Chemo Pond Road, Eddington, Me. Arrangement are with Clay …

William J. Scott Jr.

on July 01, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
HOULTON – William J. Scott, Jr., 87, died July 1, 2015, in Caribou. He was born October 29, 1928, in Houlton, the son of William and Lillian (O’Kiley) Scott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving time in Korea. Scotty loved his grandchildren and his dogs. He is …

Roger B. Eastman

on July 01, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
ETNA AND PITTSFIELD – Roger Brian Eastman, 71, died unexpectedly June 30, 2015, at his residence. He was born March 3, 1944, in Troy, a son of Bernard and June (Smith) Eastman. He graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Class of 1963, and graduated from the University of Maine …

Beverly E. Paul

on July 01, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
KENDUSKEAG – Beverly E. Paul, 78, died unexpectedly June 29, 2105, at Beech Hill Pond in Otis. She was born July 13, 1936, in Brewer, the daughter of William R. and Marjorie T. (Blackman) Street. Beverly resided in Texas for more than 40 years before returning to Maine during her …
Don Flannery

Maine forest products group asks potato board to oppose national park

By Shannon Kornachuk, Presque Isle Star-Herald on July 01, 2015, at 4:20 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | A spokesman for the Maine Forest Products Council met with the Maine Potato Board last week to seek its support in opposing the proposed establishment of a national park near Baxter State Park. Patrick Strauch, speaking for the council that represents businesses from loggers to paper …
Fire destroyed an abandoned Boothbay Harbor home early Tuesday morning.

Fire destroys vacant Boothbay Harbor home

By Olivia Canny, Lincoln County News on July 01, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
Fire destroyed a vacant home at 69 Middle Road in the early hours Tuesday. Boothbay Harbor Fire Chief Nick Upham said the fire was reported at 3:45 a.m. and was “fully involved” when the Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport fire departments arrived at the scene. “The …
Enock Mukadi, 21, in his plot at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden at Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick.

Congolese gardener puts down roots in Brunswick

By Walter Wuthmann, The Forecaster on July 01, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
Enock Mukadi spent the first 20 years of his life in a town called Mwene Ditu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He spent the last year in Brunswick, where he has found a way to make sense of the change in the community garden at Crystal …
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