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Transgender student asks Supreme Court to keep out of bathroom case

By David Ingram, Reuters on July 26, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
Lawyers for a transgender high school student in Virginia asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to keep out of a legal dispute about bathroom rights and allow a lower court ruling in the student’s favor to remain in place.
Dr. Sylvana Atallah (right) a physician at Eastern Maine Medical Center, listens to Stephen Cust's heart in the hospital's cardiac wing.

How to save Americans money on cardiac care

By Peter R. Orszag, Bloomberg on July 26, 2016, at 4:20 p.m.
The most promising and practical path forward is to set up a cascading array of “bundled payments” — that is, all-inclusive reimbursement for specific episodes of care.
A combination photo shows Yahoo logo in Rolle, Switzerland (top) in 2012 and a Verizon sign at a retail store in San Diego, California.

Verizon puts focus on Yahoo deal after subscriber slowdown

By Scott Moritz, Bloomberg on July 26, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.
Verizon Communications posted wireless subscriber gains that missed analysts’ estimates, adding pressure on CEO Lowell McAdam to outline how the $4.8 billion takeover of Yahoo will help the company augment its maturing phone service business.

Pressure builds for York County GOP chairman to resign

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune on July 26, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
“As of right now, we don’t know what will happen,” York County Republican Committee Vice Chairman Ed Karytko of Kennebunk said.
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Custom made awards will be given during Dexter's Cruise-In

Custom made awards for Dexter Kiwanis Cruise-In on Aug. 6

on July 26, 2016, at 3:28 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The Dexter Kiwanis will hold it second annual Kiwanis Cruise-In 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Dexter Municipal parking lot. Kiwanis Cruise-Ins feature a competition for 12 favorite cars which represents about 10% of the cars present.  Car owners are given the opportunity to vote for their …
Two people suffered minor injuries in a Tuesday collision in Dayton.

Seat belts prevent serious injuries in Dayton collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 26, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
Seat belts were a major factor in preventing serious injury in a Tuesday collision on Route 35, according to state police.

Holden chief warns people to lock their doors after rash of burglaries

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 26, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
Criminals are breaking into homes in the area and Police Chief Chris Greeley — whose residence was once burglarized — is warning residents to protect their property.
Christopher Wildhaber (right) was sentenced Tuesday in Knox County Unified Court to 10 years in prison with all but four years suspended for breaking into a Rockland home last August. His attorney, William Pagnano, stands next to him in the Rockland courtroom.

Rockland man shot in apartment break-in gets 4 years in prison

By Stephen Betts on July 26, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
A Rockland man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison with all but four years suspended for a nighttime break-in at an apartment in which the resident shot him.
Houlton police Chief Joe McKenna speaks outside the police department Tuesday afternoon.

Police ramp up search for missing Houlton woman

By Jen Lynds on July 26, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home where a woman who is considered missing and endangered was last seen, extending their grid search area in the community.
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Do you wonder whether the city’s elementary schools are actually that bad? Here’s your chance to see

on July 26, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Next Wednesday’s tour will begin at Presumpscot at 5 pm and give members of the public a chance to assess the state of Portland’s schools.

Skowhegan man accused of threatening man with knife

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 26, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
A local man was arrested on Monday after allegedly threatening a family member with a knife, according to Skowhegan police.
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Lurvey Spring Road in Acadia National Park to be closed for tree maintenance

on July 26, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The National Park Service will close all of Lurvey Spring Road in Acadia National Park to public access from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 1-4, for roadside tree and limb removal. Lurvey Spring Road runs between Echo Lake Beach Road and Long Pond Road in Southwest Harbor. Lurvey Spring …
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Man wanted in Augusta homicide arrested in New York

By Judy Harrison on July 26, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
A New York City man wanted in connection with an Augusta homicide late last year has been arrested, according to Maine State Police.
Presque Isle resident Leo Corriveau died at age 86 as a result of a homicide that is still under investigation.

Presque Isle homicide victim, 86, remembered by family, friends

By Anthony Brino on July 26, 2016, at 1:31 p.m.
The 86-year-old man who died as a result of a homicide Saturday is being remembered as a loving father and good neighbor who enjoyed being outside.
Lois Stackpole-Alley has been serving meals for the residents of the Methodist Conference Home for 46 years.

Longtime Meals on Wheels coordinator says she’s being forced to retire

By Stephen Betts on July 26, 2016, at 12:21 p.m.
“It hurts deeply,” the longtime cook and coordinator of the program said.
Inn Along the Way organizers (from left) Barbara Burt, Sherry Flint and Suzy Hallett tour their property in Damariscotta, where they hope to develop a "pocket neighborhood" of small, handicapped accessible homes, Jan. 7, 2016. The property includes 31 acres and a farmhouse with a barn.

Effort to convert historic Maine farm to elder housing imperiled

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on July 26, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
The Damariscotta Board of Selectmen upheld its decision to deny Inn Along the Way tax-exempt status for a portion of its 31-acre property.
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Lewiston man arrested in connection with robbery, attack at local store

By CBS 13 on July 26, 2016, at 11:37 a.m.
Police have arrested a Lewiston man in connection with the robbery and attack on an employee at The Vault on Saturday.
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Grants available for historic preservation projects Down East

on July 26, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
ELLSWORTH and PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Community Foundation, in partnership with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s New Century Grant Program, seeks proposals to its Belvedere Historic Preservation Fund. Grant awards of up to $15,000 are available for the preservation and reuse of historic buildings in rural areas that serve as civic, …
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Dover-Foxcroft church to hold lobster roll and barbecue sale

on July 26, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: United Methodist Church, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8055 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft will hold a lobster roll and barbecue sale as part of Homecoming Weekend, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, …
Bangor fire Capt. Greg Hodge, who works with the EMS division, checks the department's stockpile of Narcan, July 7, 2016.

Westbrook police use Narcan on two opioid overdose victims

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 26, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
Both victims survived.