Central and Western Maine News

8:49pm

Maine to issue photo EBT cards

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Friday it intends to move forward with a Gov. Paul LePage plan to put photographs on the state's electronic benefits transfer cards. EBT cards are similar to bank debit cards and are used by the state to issue a variety... 5

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10:13am

LePage vetoes nine bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill [...] 3

12:19pm

DEP begins collecting oil from spill next to Hebron school

HEBRON — The collection of an estimated 1,100 gallons of oil frozen in the wetlands next to Hebron Station School since late December [...]

4:45pm

LePage heralds drop in Maine's unemployment rate

LEWISTON — Republican Gov. Paul LePage was touting his economic policies again Friday on the heels of the latest unemployment data rel [...] 2

9:10pm

Fire officials say Howe Street buildings not insured

LEWISTON — Authorities continued Friday to interview witnesses and review surveillance video in an effort to narrow their search for s [...]

6:30pm

LePage outraged that Legislature didn’t fund drug enforcement expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to bolster the state’s efforts to fight drug crimes died early Friday morning bec [...] 4

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12:00am

T. Hart: A very important issue

I congratulate Gregory Ellis for his true statement in his letter (April 14). Welfare fraud must be stopped. Of course, the Democrats in office want to vote against Gov. LePage's position because all they want are the votes. They don't seem to care about the state of Maine. They wou... 15

12:00am

Police and school officials worry about 'Assassin' game

LEWISTON — A 15-year-old high school student suspended for taking a squirt gun to schoo... 8

8:49pm

Maine to issue photo EBT cards

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Friday it intends to move forward with a Gov. Paul LePage plan to put photographs on the state's electronic benefits transfer cards. EBT cards are similar to bank debit cards and are used by the state to issue a variety... 5

6:30pm

LePage outraged that Legislature didn’t fund drug enforcement expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to bolster the state’s efforts to fight drug crimes died early Friday morning because of a lack of funding. LD 1811, An Act to Appropriate and Allocate Funds to Strengthen the State’s Efforts to Investigate, Prosecute and Pun... 4

10:13am

LePage vetoes nine bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill that calls for a redo of controversial large-scale metallic mineral mining rules amid a crop of nine new vetoes issued Friday afternoon. Education pro... 3

9:00pm

Two Rumford selectmen take umbrage with candidate's Facebook post

RUMFORD — Two Rumford selectmen defended themselves and two town officials Thursday night claiming that two candidates running for their positions accused them of improprieties via social media. Selectmen Jeff Sterling and Jolene Lovejoy read prepared statements refuting the Facebook... 3

12:00am

P. Rubin: Competition builds character

Having participated in Lewiston sports at both a recreational and competitive level, the philosophy was to teach the fundamentals of team sports — how to compete and to win or lose graciously. The primary goal: Have fun and compete to win. That philosophy has changed dramatically. To... 2

4:45pm

LePage heralds drop in Maine's unemployment rate

LEWISTON — Republican Gov. Paul LePage was touting his economic policies again Friday on the heels of the latest unemployment data released by the U.S. Department of Labor. Figures for March show Maine's jobless rate decreased to 5.9 percent, the lowest rate the state has seen since ... 2

12:00am

King staff to meet with residents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The staff of U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, will meet with constituents at four locations this month. The sessions are to give residents a chance to meet directly with a King staff representative to discuss specific problems, legislative issues or any concerns rega... 1

12:00am

Gateway Park construction begins

Work on the Lincoln Street Gateway Park, next to the Grand Trunk Depot, has begun. More than half a million dollars will be spent in the area that will link the downtown to Simard/Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. 1

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