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Oil companies and railroads spar over changing rail safety standards

WASHINGTON — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Department of Transp...

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LePage vetoes bill that sought greater government transparency

AUGUSTA – A bill that would have opened records on industrial hazardous waste and mercury emission control plans was vetoed by Republi [...] 1


Livermore to go with Lewiston-based animal control officer

LIVERMORE — Selectpersons unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into a contract with Rich Burton of Maine Animal Damage Control of Lewist [...]


H.S. Baseball: Emerson's 2-hit gem leads Lewiston past Hampden, 1-0

LEWISTON — Sure, it's April, when the infield dirt is rugged as plywood, the outfield grass is brown and saturated, and the pitchers a [...]


Livermore Falls to hold hearing on proposed $2.45 million budget

LIVERMORE FALLS — A public hearing will be held Monday, April 28, on a proposed $2.45 million town budget for 2014-15. Selectmen will [...]


French fries get extra crispy when truck catches fire in parking lot

WATERVILLE— Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in th [...]

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