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The Associated Press

Few commuters parking in Yarmouth park-and-ride lot

YARMOUTH — A new 300-spot park-and-ride lot along Interstate 295 in Yarmouth is getting just a handful of cars per day, prompting some people to call it a waste of taxpayer money and an environmental mistake. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/19yQAOb) reports that the lot that...

The Associated Press

LePage praises Hermon manufacturer for expansion plans

AUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says a manufacturing company in the state is planning to expand its operations. The Republican governor said that the Ntension Corporation of Hermon, a wholesale tension-fabric structures manufacturer, will expand this spring into a new 40,000 square-...

Sun Journal

Lawmakers to review Maine Medicaid study contract

AUGUSTA — The Auditor General for the State of Pennsylvania said Monday that he has his doubts about how well the Maine Department of Health and Human Services vetted a company that it awarded a nearly $1 million no-bid contract to in September. Meanwhile, two committees of the Maine... 11

Sun Journal

Lewiston councilors-elect to meet Tuesday

LEWISTON — Councilors-to-be will get a look at potential committee assignments and other responsibilities they can expect at a special meeting Tuesday. "Basically, we want to find out which councilors are interested in what council appointment," City Administrator Ed Barrett. ...

Bangor Daily News

Dirigo Health to end Dec. 31 without extensions

AUGUSTA — Maine’s Dirigo Health insurance program will end Dec. 31 as planned, after its trustees opted against extending the program to help enrollees transition to new coverage. At a Monday morning meeting, members of Dirigo’s board of trustees decided to forego a one-m...

Bangor Daily News

Advisory committee looks at ways to boost health insurance participation

AUGUSTA — Steering more people toward health insurance coverage in one way or another was at the core of recommendations finalized Monday by a committee tasked with overseeing the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Maine. Among the Maine Health Exchange Advisory Com... 1

The Associated Press

'Dark money' shows up in Lewiston-Auburn races

AUGUSTA — Maine Citizens for Clean Elections says outside money is pouring into Maine and being funneled in such a way that it's difficult to track who's behind the money. A report released Monday said money from outside groups seeking to influence Maine legislative races grew by mor...

The Associated Press

Woman's Christian Temperance Union plans to add pot awareness to crusade

PORTLAND — The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds. Now, in the state where Prohibition had its roots and in a city that just... 1

The Associated Press

CTS to use taxis to provide rides for MaineCare clients

PORTLAND — The MaineCare rides contractor under scrutiny for subpar performance is hiring more taxi companies to deliver rides to low-income patients. According to documents released by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, 16 taxi companies with 68 vehicles were added t... 3

Sun Journal

Lewiston, Andy County GOP to meet Dec. 16

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Republican City Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. The Androscoggin County GOP will meet at the same location on that date starting at 7 p.m. For more information, contact 332-4768.