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Several neglected horses were rescued from a barn in Deering, New Hampshire.

Neglected horses rescued in New Hampshire

By CBS 13 on June 24, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Police intend to charge the owners of the horses with animal cruelty.
Dr. Sam Zager, obstetrics nurse Jaime Johnson, Dr. Elizabeth Rothe and Dr. Chuck Radis, spoke at a press conference at Central Maine Medical Center on Friday morning.

Maine health care providers urge Sen. Susan Collins to oppose health care bill

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on June 24, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
Maine health providers from across the state spoke in Lewiston on Friday to denounce the Senate health care bill and urge Sen. Susan Collins to oppose it.

Bear sighting results in Westfield crash

on June 23, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
Police say driver caused crash with another vehicle traveling behind her when she attempted to make a U-turn to take a picture of the bear.
Buxton police Officer Jessica Ramsay helps a goat out of an old bulkhead space.

Buxton police rescue goats trapped in old cellar

By Journal Tribune on June 23, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
“The adventures of working for a small town police department!”
POLL QUESTION
About 1,000 students participated in the ninth annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference at the University of Maine in Orono.

Laptop program hasn’t closed technology skills gap for rural schools

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on June 23, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
Geography and school funding have made using that technology a lot more difficult for many rural schools.
Men bow their heads facing east while Imam Younus Alfayyadh leads the prayers at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on as local Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, July 6, 2016.

Portland police increasing patrols after letter threatens city Muslims

By Seth Koenig on June 23, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
City police are increasing security around Muslim gathering places during the final days of Ramadan after The Islamic Society of Portland received a threatening letter this week.

Body of one of missing boaters recovered from Square Lake

on June 23, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
The body of Eric Sherwood, 43, was found at about 3 a.m. Friday morning in about 50 feet of water about a mile from shore on the southern part of the lake, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the warden service.
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge bridge, linking Verona Island and Prospect over the Penobscot River.

Search underway after vehicle was found abandoned on Penobscot Narrows Bridge

By Nick McCrea on June 23, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
The Maine Marine Patrol is searching the Penobscot River after a vehicle was found parked on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Colorful corals and anemones in west Jordan Basin are pictured in this photo taken in the summer of 2014 by coral researchers.

Regulators to allow lobstering in protected coral areas in Gulf of Maine

By Jake Bleiberg on June 22, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
“In those parts of Down East Maine lobstering is literally everything to those communities.”
Bangor City Hall is seen Thursday.

Bangor and Portland can weather a state government shutdown, at least for a while

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 22, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Bangor has a rainy day fund of approximately $10 million — enough to maintain services for about two months.
The State House in Augusta. LD 967 would increase the wages of direct care workers who help people with disabilities. The bill has been passed by the Legislature, but its funding is pending.

After a decade of funding cuts, dozens of homes for Maine people with disabilities are shutting down

By Corlyn Voorhees on June 22, 2017, at 1:54 p.m.
Over the past year, 24 homes for people with intellectual disabilities have closed, and 12 more are expected to shutter in the next six months, leaving the futures of more than 100 people uncertain.
A woman smokes a Pall Mall cigarette. A bill that would hike the purchasing age in Maine for tobacco to 21 has been sent to the House of Representatives.

Maine bill would hike age to buy tobacco to 21, but still allow smoking at 18

By Christopher Cousins on June 22, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.
The bill only affects the legal purchasing age.
Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, (left) speaks with House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport, at the State House in Augusta on Thursday.

To break budget stalemate, holdout House GOP offers $125 million in education funding

By Michael Shepherd on June 22, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
It represents the first major movement in negotiations from the holdout group but it’s unclear how Democrats will respond since the plan would eliminate a surtax on high earners to generate revenue earmarked for public schools.
Trish Lizotte, a room attendant at The Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, poses for a photo March 23, 2015.

Maine hospitality head optimistic feds will allow more seasonal worker visas

By Kathleen Pierce on June 22, 2017, at 12:12 p.m.
The 2,000 foreign workers stuck in limbo since March might be able to work in Maine this summer after all.
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE

World Refugee Day remembered by PM Justin Trudeau

on June 22, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Loring Development Authority President and CEO Carl Flora discusses a recently approved letter of intent with an undisclosed aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul company to start up operations on the former Air Force base. As of June 21, 34 truckloads of equipment had already arrived and renovations were underway at several building at the Loring Commerce Centre to accommodate the large-scale project.

Former Loring base preparing for new aviation repair firm

on June 22, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Details are not being release because the company is still going through the regulatory process, but LDA President and CEO Carl Flora said the project has the “potential to be a fairly large operation with a lot of employees.”

Search suspended for kayaker who went missing off Milbridge coast

By Nick McCrea on June 22, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible missing kayaker off the coast of Milbridge “after exhausting all search possibilities,” according to a Thursday news release.
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) questions witnesses about Russian interference in U.S. elections to the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017.

Susan Collins may decide fate of GOP’s health care bill

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on June 22, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
“There are so many questions,” Collins said, and perhaps very little time to get answers. “I don’t want to miss something. It’s a very difficult situation.”

Lincoln man dies while working with explosives in his basement

Bangor Daily News on June 22, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The man died in the basement of his home, where neighbors and family members said he had been experimenting with explosives in recent months.
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) asks questions at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2017.

Sen. King calls for prioritizing election security in wake of Russian hacking attempts

By staff on June 21, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
“It’s going to be back, and shame on us if we’re not prepared.”