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6:42 pm , 06/29/2015 Bangor Daily News

The contract for about 175 union workers at utility Emera Maine is set to expire at midnight Tuesday as bargaining continued Monday between the parties. Susan Faloon, a spokeswoman for the company, wrote Monday that contract talks are on schedule to conclude this week but declined to disclose any of …

6:23 pm , 06/29/2015 Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — A bill to study a new way to compensate electricity customers for the power they generate and return into the grid was vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage on Monday. The legislation, LD 1263, comes as uncertainty looms over just how long the state-level scheme for reimbursing small-scale …

5:26 pm , 06/29/2015 Risk Roundup

Maine’s fireworks law has now been in effect since the 125th Legislature allowed municipal ordinances to govern possession, sale and use of pyrotechnics. Currently, thirty-nine communities prohibit the sales or use of consumer fireworks. Though many a festive occasion calls for setting off some celebratory skyward displays, is the Fourth of July (right around the ... More

5:26 pm , 06/29/2015 Risk Roundup

Maine’s fireworks law has now been in effect since the 125th Legislature allowed municipal ordinances to govern possession, sale and use of pyrotechnics. Currently, thirty-nine communities prohibit the sales or use of consumer fireworks. Though many a festive occasion calls for setting off some celebratory skyward displays, is the Fourth of July (right around the ... More

4:47 pm , 06/29/2015 Bangor Daily News

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A local hotel company has paid a civil penalty of more than $5,000 for violating state environmental laws when an employee dumped mineral spirits and paint into a drain that emptied into Frenchman Bay, according to a state agency. An employee at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel …

3:56 pm , 06/29/2015 Bangor Daily News

DEER ISLE, Maine — Island Nursing Home has hired Judy Mathewson, a former news reporter, as its director of public relations and marketing. “Judy’s 20 plus years of journalism experience will help us spread the word about Island Nursing Home’s tradition of providing care, compassion and service to an aging population,” …

3:55 pm , 06/29/2015 Sun Journal

AUGUSTA — Republican Sen. Tom Saviello of Wilton has filed a formal request for an independent, nonpartisan investigation of Gov. Paul LePage’s interference in Good Will-Hinckley’s selection of Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves as its new president.

3:55 pm , 06/29/2015 Sun Journal

AUGUSTA — Republican Sen. Tom Saviello of Wilton has filed a formal request for an independent, nonpartisan investigation of Gov. Paul LePage’s interference in Good Will-Hinckley’s selection of Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves as its new president.

3:37 pm , 06/29/2015 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — The Department of Corrections today confirmed the death of a Lewiston inmate at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. According to a written release from Deputy Commissioner Jody Breton, Jeppie Phillips, 51, of Lewiston died at approximately 2:30 a.m.

3:37 pm , 06/29/2015 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — The Department of Corrections today confirmed the death of a Lewiston inmate at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. According to a written release from Deputy Commissioner Jody Breton, Jeppie Phillips, 51, of Lewiston died at approximately 2:30 a.m.