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50th annual Special Olympics winter games kick off Monday(0)

January 25, 2020

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Athletes from across the state will travel to Sugarloaf this weekend in preparation for the 50th annual Special Olympics Maine Winter Games. The annual tradition began in 1970 on a small hill in Gorham with only a handful of people. This year’s event will host nearly 400 athletes from 59 teams throughout […]

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Chesterville residents review land use ordinance, board bylaws

CHESTERVILLE – Residents asked questions but were generally receptive to a proposed land use ordinance and a new set of bylaws for the Board of Selectmen at a hearing held Thursday evening. The Regular Land Use Ordinance would build on a similar, recently-approved ordinance, generally falling in line with state minimum requirements. One significant change, […]

Update: Attorneys representing Larry Lord respond to state release

[Update 2:14 p.m.] – Attorneys representing Larry Lord issued a statement Friday afternoon, following this morning’s press release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office through Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland. “On behalf of the Lord family we appreciate the ongoing efforts of the investigating officials whom we expect will produce a thorough […]

Daughter of Capt. Michael Bell testifies in favor of adding propane lines to Dig Safe Law

AUGUSTA – The daughter of a Farmington Fire Rescue captain killed in an explosion at an office building in Farmington last year testified before a legislative committee this week in favor of including propane lines in the state’s Dig Safe Law. She testified that the explosion had been “preventable” and that the leak in the […]


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