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DEP begins collecting oil from spill next to Hebron school

HEBRON — The collection of an estimated 1,100 gallons of oil that was frozen in the wetlands next to the Hebron Station School since late December has begun, according to state Department of Environmental Protection officials. “With the rain and warm temps, this has been a key ...

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Legislative failures to become Maine campaign issues

AUGUSTA — Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, an [...]


Oxford man's vehicle snaps telephone pole

OXFORD — A 19-year-old man was injured when he drove his vehicle into a telephone pole Thursday night. According to police, Benja [...]


Route 133, Hyde Road intersection work to resume in Jay

JAY — Road work is scheduled to resume Monday, April 21, at the intersection of Hyde Road and Route 133 to improve the line-of-sight a [...]


Maine's unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

PORTLAND — Maine officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in March. The state Department of Labor reported Frid [...]


Budget panel to review proposed $5.65 million Franklin County budget

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners have proposed a $5.65 million budget for 2014-15. It reflects an increase of about 2.5 perc [...]

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