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    Fire marshal: Failed electrical conductor started fatal Anson fire

    The fire marshal's office said Richard Duley's body was found with a fire extinguisher next to him.

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    Councilor: Hallowell put $200K of TIF funds meant for downtown projects into wrong account

    City officials are assessing the effect of $10 million in property not being properly sheltered in a TIF, which could affect the city's benefit from state revenue sharing and school subsidy.

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    Waterville city manager says he’ll retire in a year, following contract extension

    The City Council Tuesday night also took a first vote to amend the downtown tax increment financing district to remove two buildings from the district and create a new district.

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    ‘We’re doing this for the community’: Monmouth Fair changing dates from August to June

    The annual event will now be the first agricultural fair of the season.

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    Burglary charges dropped for Portland man accused of burglaries at Augusta Elks Club

    Charles R. York was sentenced to 40 months behind bars, time he already had served, on a single felony charge of violating a condition of release.

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    Lawmakers hear proposals aimed at easing tax bite on Maine homeowners

    The bills that went before the Taxation Committee would all increase the amount of property value exempt from local taxes, but some would apply only to older residents.

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    Statewide ban on foam food and beverage containers moves forward

    The House and Senate have given preliminary approval to a bill to prohibit most restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses from using foam food and beverage containers.

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    Skowhegan’s Run of River project gets anonymous $31,000 grant

    Whitewater park will feature a rapids course through the Kennebec River Gorge in downtown Skowhegan and an expanded trail system.

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