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STATE & CAPITOL

‘Declaration of Outrage’ rally against LePage planned at State House Tuesday

on June 29, 2015, at 5:22 p.m.
Two retired attorneys have organized a rally to support an investigation and possible impeachment of Gov. Paul LePage. The governor created a firestorm of controversy last week when he used the threat of lost state funding to get Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves fired from Good Will-Hinckley, a nonprofit organization …

Augusta police investigating robbery, assault report

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 29, 2015, at 1:07 p.m.
Local police are investigating an aggravated assault and robbery that allegedly occurred on Sunday afternoon, according to Lt. Kevin Lully. The incident occurred around 2:50 a.m. on Mount Vernon Avenue, according to Lully. Lully said the 29-year-old male victim reported that two men approached him and demanded …
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When LePage opposed using charter school funding for political purposes

on June 29, 2015, at 7:35 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta where the sun has dawned on what could be the calm before the storm. (I’m talking about a political storm tomorrow, not the rainstorm we had yesterday.) Tomorrow is the day that the Legislature returns to finish up consideration of a handful of bills for this session, along with …
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My patient dies, and his wife doesn’t understand. She has Alzheimer’s

on June 26, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
The call comes in from EMS as “72 y.o. man with end stage Lung Cancer in respiratory distress~ vitals stable~”. Family requesting transport to the ER for evaluation. He is on Hospice~ the nurse tells us the family is no longer able to cope with him at home.” I go …
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Just what is Good Will-Hinckley? And what does its president do?

on June 26, 2015, at 1:49 p.m.
If you’re like me, you were probably only tangentially aware of Good Will-Hinckley before this week. Then news that Gov. Paul LePage pressured the nonprofit to fire Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves a month after it hired him exploded out of Augusta and around the state. (I’m not going to …

Living History Tours at Norlands

By Sheri Leahan on June 26, 2015, at 9:29 a.m.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, July 4, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, July 9, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, July 11, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, July 16, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, July …
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LePage makes headlines as work of Legislature quietly continues

on June 26, 2015, at 7:30 a.m.
Good Friday morning. Did you catch the news yesterday? It had been a while since Gov. Paul LePage made national headlines, but he did it again on Thursday. First it was for his involvement in House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, losing his new job as president of Good Will-Hinckley, …
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LePage makes headlines as work of Legislature quietly continues

on June 26, 2015, at 7:30 a.m.
Good Friday morning. Did you catch the news yesterday? It had been a while since Gov. Paul LePage made national headlines, but he did it again on Thursday. First it was for his involvement in House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, losing his new job as president of Good Will-Hinckley. …
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Dear Couple Who Bought Our House,

on June 26, 2015, at 12:01 a.m.
On June 17th, 2015 you bought your very first house at the exact same moment we sold our first house. It was weird to be on the other side of that process. Much like us three years ago, you are newly married, child free, and excited that your dog will …
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State House calendar is blank but don’t expect a quiet day in Augusta

on June 25, 2015, at 7:36 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where for once there’s nothing on the agenda. And I mean nothing. For the first time in months, and possibly this year, the Legislature’s online calendar is completely blank.  That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to talk about in politics. As you might have heard …
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Democrats slay welfare reform under cover of darkness

on June 25, 2015, at 6:15 a.m.
On Monday night, Augusta Democrats — desperate to kill off as many good ideas to save taxpayers money as they could before session ended — held a series of debates and votes on welfare reform initiatives. Last year, welfare reform proved to be a crucial issue for Republicans across the …
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Democrats slay welfare reform under cover of darkness

on June 25, 2015, at 6:15 a.m.
On Monday night, Augusta Democrats — desperate to kill off as many good ideas to save taxpayers money as they could before session ended — held a series of debates and votes on welfare reform initiatives. Last year, welfare reform proved to be a crucial issue for Republicans across the …
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Maine Art Gallery to feature historic New England photos

on June 24, 2015, at 4:24 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Historic New England will be presenting a new exhibition at the Maine Art Gallery on July 2. “Capturing Maine: Photographs from the Collection of Historic New England” will be on display July 2-Aug. 29. The Maine Art Gallery is located in the historic 1807 Academy Building at 15 Warren …

Butterfly Release

By Deandra Briggs on June 24, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
The Butterfly Release Celebration is a unique opportunity to remember and honor loved ones by dedicating a butterfly. The 2015 Celebration will take place on August 8th at The Hospice House on Stetson Road in Auburn. (A rain date of August 9th is set should it be required.) Guests will …

“Wheels for Kasey” Wheel/Walk/Wun-A-Thon

By Angela Godbout on June 24, 2015, at 1:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Parking lot on McArdle St, McArdle St, Manchester, Maine For more information: 207-446-0609; facebook.com/events/779581138830088/ Saturday, August 22 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm Our 1st annual “Wheels for Kasey” Wheel/Walk/Wun-A-Thon that also raises awareness for chronic pancreatitis. Great Cause – Great People …
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Legislature recesses after late-night session, but not without theatrics

on June 24, 2015, at 7:30 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers departed in the small hours this morning for a six-day break. The Legislature recessed after 1 a.m Wednesday without finishing its work for the session, but not without some drama that had the potential to throw the state into chaos. With very little left …
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LePage says he’ll push citizen’s initiative to slash the income tax

on June 23, 2015, at 11:03 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage, unhappy with lawmakers’ reluctance to embrace his goal of slashing and ultimately eliminating the income tax, is planning a workaround: A citizen’s initiative. LePage is still stewing about the Legislature’s rejection of his proposed constitutional amendment to kill the income tax. As written, the amendment would have …
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House Democrats slam the door on GOP welfare reform in series of close votes

on June 23, 2015, at 7:26 a.m.
A long day’s journey into night Monday in the House of Representatives saw Democrats hammer down the welfare reform agenda of Gov. Paul LePage and many Republicans.  The House was in session until 11 p.m., debating a series of bills, with Health and Human Services Committee Reps. Deb Sanderson, R-Chelsea and Drew Gattine, …

Civil War weekend in Augusta to highlight Appomattox surrender

By Brian Swartz on June 22, 2015, at 8:49 a.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, June 28, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Viles Aboretum, 53 Hospital St. (Route 9), Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-200-MLHA(6542); mainelivinghistory.wix.com/appomattox AUGUSTA | The Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House will be among the highlighted events as the …
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Legislature hits home stretch, but rush of vetoes could slow things down

on June 22, 2015, at 7:36 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers have hit the home stretch. Today is the third day of a one-week extension to the legislative session, which was scheduled to end June 17. Budget negotiations pushed far later than usual and a slew of gubernatorial vetoes — including 64 line-item budget vetoes …
 
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