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Rare infection claims second life in Maine

Rare infection claims second life in Maine

A rarebacterial infection, which claimed the life of 18 years old Benjamin LaMontagne in February, has claimed its second life.

Heather Nichols from Bangor, who was about to turn 30, died from the infection. The two developed the rare, sudden infection, necrotizing fasciitis just days after routine medical procedures. LaMontagne had undergone a wisdom tooth extraction, while Nichols had just given birth to her first child.

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Local business to benefit from Founder’s Day in Busman’s Harbor

Local business to benefit from Founder’s Day in Busman’s Harbor

Experts have said that the local businesses are expected to benefit from the Founder's Day in Busman's Harbor, Barbara Ross.

The weather appears to be favourable for the business and a host of tourist are arriving in hordes for the festivities. Julia Snowden, one of the Founder's Day committee members expects good business this year at the event.

Maine woman sentenced for 50 years for killing husband

Maine woman sentenced for 50 years for killing husband

A woman in the state of Maine, who is convicted for killing her husband using pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat, is sentenced for 50 years.

Justice E. Allen Hunter had described Roxanne Jeskey's actions as "monstrous savagery." The judge said that he did not impose a life sentence because of her brain injury. The lawyers in the case argued that the injury contributed to mental problems and resulted in violent outburst in 2011 that claimed her husband's life.

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Democrat Mike Michaud might become first openly gay governor

Democrat Mike Michaud might become first openly gay governor

Democratic candidate, Mike Michaud will become the first openly gay governor in the United States if he is able to defeat rivals in the upcoming elections this year.

Second District Rep. Mike Michaud is running for the post of the governor against current governor Republican Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler. Many believe that Rep. Mike Michaud provide an effective leadership in the state and will address not only the changes in education but also other social issues.

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Federal government awards $11.3m to Maine schools

Federal government awards $11.3m to Maine schools

The federal government has awarded $11.3 million to schools in the state of Maine to establish or expand thirty two learning centres at schools across the state.

Governor Paul LePage announced the award on Friday and some expect that it will help improve the education standards in the state. The $11.3 million grant is a part of the initiative called 21st Century Community Learning Centres. The initiative focuses on funding academic and enrichment programs for the students after their schooling hours, LePage said during a press event at the Howard C. Reiche Community School.

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Immigrants concerned over changes to general assistance law

Immigrants concerned over changes to general assistance law

Immigrants across the state of are concerned that they might lose the assistance by the state to buy food and housing under new guidelines backed by government.

Republican governor Paul LePage is working to ensure that immigrants, who are not able to prove their legal status, are not eligible to collect general assistance, which is a municipal welfare program helping people to pay for food and housing. The administration said that the authorities are required to conserve its limit resources and said that the changes are under federal law.

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Four new charter schools to open in Maine

Four new charter schools to open in Maine

A total of four new charter schools are expected to open in the state of Maine and six schools are planning to apply for the four openings.

The six schools interested in the new charter schools include a virtual school that had applied during the previous three years. All the six schools have sent letters of intent to the Maine Charter School Commission before the deadline of Wednesday set by the authority.

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