GORHAM — Police believe two robberies in as many days in a Gorham shopping complex are related.

The second robbery was Saturday night at Olympia Sports. Gorham police told WMTW-TV that a man entered the store and demanded money from the register. He didn’t show a weapon and nobody was hurt.

Police said the robber took a small amount of cash, then ran away from the store.

It was the second robbery in two days at the Village Mall business complex.

LePage: Medicaid plan tough to share

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage says he knew his plan to cut Medicaid would be tough to share with Mainers. But he says that decision was necessary.

In his weekly radio address, LePage blames Democrats for making Medicaid the answer for affordable health insurance. He says that solution was shortsighted, hurt people who need insurance coverage the most, forced all Mainers to pay for much costlier insurance premiums, and increased taxes.

LePage says Medicaid spending has increased by $1 billion in the last decade, straining the state budget. His solution would bring Maine more in line with other states.

Democrats say cutting common-sense safeguards won’t reduce or eliminate the need. Sen. Seth Goodall of Richmond says LePage’s proposed cuts will cost more because people will either go untreated seek costly emergency room care.

Compiled from wire reports


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