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    Bill inspired by evicted elderly couple Sukeforths - Staff file photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Gov. Paul LePage, left, chats with Richard Sukeforth at a Cabinet Room reception before the State of the State Address on Feb. 7 in the Maine State House in Augusta. Sukeforth and his wife lost their home when the town of Albion foreclosed and auctioned it off for back taxes. LePage said in his speech he wanted to change the law regarding those over 65 who were having trouble paying their property taxes.

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    A builder works on a new foundation where the Richard and Leonette Sukeforth residence once stood before it was demolished on Marden Shore Road in Albion on Tuesday. The Sukeforths were evicted for non-payment of taxes.

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    This pet dog named Pee Wee owned by Richard and Leonetta Sukeforth remained vigilant outside their former home on Lovejoy Pond in Albion on Jan. 4. The Sukeforths, who now reside in Holden with their daughter, were evicted from their home for non paying their taxes.

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    Richard and Leonette Sukeforth, both 80 years old on Jan. 5, now live in Holden with their daughter Yvette Ingalls after they were evicted from their home in Albion for non payment of taxes.

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