AUGUSTA — Paul Cote, the man who suffered an apparent medical problem at a public meeting Tuesday night, died at the scene.

Personnel from Knowlton, Hewins, Roberts Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, took Cote, 48, of Sidney, from Gilbert School Elementary School in Augusta after efforts to revive him failed.

Leon Roberts, one of the funeral directors, said Wednesday that the medical examiner was expected to arrive soon at the funeral home.

Cote was stricken almost immediately after asking a question at a preliminary public hearing regarding highway improvements to Interstate 95 Exit 113 and other connecting roads.

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