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West Gardiner man introduces ‘Maine fishing regulations’ app

West Gardiner man introduces ‘Maine fishing regulations’ app

A man from West Gardiner has developed an innovative mobile app for those who might be struggling with Maine’s fishing regulations.

Ron Cote, who made his Fish Maine app public just around a week ago, is hopeful that fishing enthusiasts will find his app as helpful as he thought.

Cote claimed that some people wanted his Maine fishing regulations app even before he began beta testing it. He explained that he himself is an occasional fisherman and familiar with the rules and regulations on the lakes and ponds in his are.

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Mayday Parade & the Maine bring American Lines Tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Mayday Parade & the Maine bring American Lines Tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Mayday Parade and The Maine recently brought their American Lines Tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, providing a sizable, young crowd with a range of emo treats for the night.

There were songs with humorous bits, and lead singer John O'Callaghan knew well how to work his fans and fill the space between songs with funny bits about hating cats. But, chunk of crowd had already departed by the time Mayday Parade took the stage.

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Maine still feeling a chill from the “Year Without a Summer”

Maine still feeling a chill from the “Year Without a Summer”

A couple of centuries ago, people in Maine would witness a winter so mild that they used firewood just for cooking and not for heating. The worst weather was yet to come – with snow falling in every month of the summer and ice covering ponds even in July.

In April 1815, Mount Tambora exploded, marking one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in humans’ recorded history. The volcanic eruption left tens of thousands of people, who were then known as the Dutch East Indies, dead.

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Maine’s proposed prescription limits mightn’t be able to tackle heroin crisis

Maine’s proposed prescription limits mightn’t be able to tackle heroin crisis

As Maine lawmakers are considering two bills designed to reduce opioid prescriptions, some experts have cautioned that prescribing how doctors treat patients suffering from could be a wrong approach.

LD 1646, a bill from Gov. Paul LePage’s administration, aims to set strict limits on the amount of opioid prescriptions that are used to help patients get rid of pain. Any violations would attract monetary penalties. In addition, all opioid prescriptions would require use of the state’s prescription monitoring service as well as electronic filing.

Maine lawmakers vote against motion to send minimum wage bill to legislative committee

Maine lawmakers vote against motion to send minimum wage bill to legislative com

The Legislative House of Maine on Thursday voted 78-69 against a motion to send the citizens’ initiative aimed at raising the state’s hourly minimum wage to $12 by 2020 to a legislative committee before going to state voters in November this year.

With the vote, Legislative Democrats dealt a big blow to business associations’ efforts to undercut the minimum wage increase ballot initiative, which has the backing of the Maine People’s Alliance as well as labor unions.

Maine doctors support opioid bills, but seek flexibility

Maine doctors support opioid bills, but seek flexibility

Maine health care providers on Wednesday supported the couple bills that would impose restrictions on opioid prescriptions but demanded more flexibility in one of the two bill that would regulate the doses as well as length of prescriptions.

Various studies have shown that abuse of prescription opioids often paves for addiction to drugs like heroine, and the state of Maine is already struggling with a heroin crisis.

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Maine could suffer spruce budworm outbreak within next 2 years: report

Maine could suffer spruce budworm outbreak within next 2 years: report

It would be naive to assume that Maine is not going to see a spruce budworm outbreak in the coming years, a new report on how the state is preparing to cope with the next cyclical infestation of a pest stated.

The spruce budworm, which has been described as the most destructive forest insect in North America, isn’t yet killing any trees in the state. But, state entomologists have warned that the number of adult moths showing up in detection traps is on the rise.

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