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Maine lawmakers contemplating bill to give state troopers pay hike

Maine lawmakers contemplating bill to give state troopers pay hike

Maine lawmakers are contemplating a new measure that aims to boost salaries for state law enforcement officers, including troopers, marine patrol officers and game wardens.

The bill, which proposes a pay hike of 12 to 18 per cent for state enforcement officers, has been introduced by Gov. Paul LePage and sponsored by Rep. Ken Fredette, a Republican from Newport.

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Bangor authorities considering fees for excessive nonemergency calls

Bangor authorities considering fees for excessive nonemergency calls

In a desperate bid to tackle the growing problem of excessive nonemergency calls, Bangor authorities are considering a proposal to start charging fees from individuals or institutions that frequently make nonemergency calls.

One Bangor resident called for emergency assistance a whopping 171 times last year, while another person called first responders to his home just because he wanted someone to hand him an out-of-reach television remote control.

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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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Mother Emanuel AME church’s former reverend delivers sermon in Augusta

Mother Emanuel AME church’s former reverend delivers sermon in Augusta

Sunday morning service at Augusta’s Bethel AME church was somewhat special as the former reverend who led the Emanuel AME church following June 2015’s deadly mass shooting delivered a discourse to the congregation.

While the sorrow created by deadly mass shooting still has not ended nearly ten months later, yesterday’s message was clearly about forgiveness as well as how much work left the AME churches to do.

Rev. Dr. Goff said they should welcome everybody, and noted that they have witnessed a positive movement in terms of changes as well as relationships.

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Rescue crews recover man floating face down in American River near Auburn

Rescue crews recover man floating face down in American River near Auburn

Rescue crews recovered a man floating face down in the American River near Auburn just after noon on Sunday, a spokesperson for the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection confirmed.

The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection said rescue crews responded to a report about a man floating face down in the river at around 12:30 p.m. yesterday. The man was spotted floating in the American River near Highway 49 and Old Foresthill Road.

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Bangor Airport names terminal after longtime director Peter R. D’Errico

Bangor Airport names terminal after longtime director Peter R. D’Errico

Bangor International Airport on Wednesday named its domestic passenger terminal after its longtime director Peter R. D’Errico, saying it’s an appropriate tribute to the “father of the airport.”

The domestic passenger terminal’s new name, Peter R. D’Errico Passenger Terminal, was unveiled in presence of around 200 city officials, congressional representatives, airport staff, and leaders of Maine Air National Guard.

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