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New tariffs on wine and cheese could devastate Maine specialty foods industry, small business owners say – Bangor Daily News

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PORTLAND, Maine — On Tuesday, Ned Swain traveled from Portland to Washington, D.C., to deliver testimony that he hoped would save his small business.

Swain runs Devenish Wines, a Maine-based wine distribution company that stocks restaurants and wine shops from Portland to Mount Desert Island and Down East. He’s one of many Mainers who have spent decades making a life in Maine’s hospitality, tourism and restaurant industries who fear a new proposal for 100 percent tariffs on European wine, cheese, olives and other agricultural goods that would “devastate” their business.

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Former Miss Maine Basketball finally healthy and contributing at Bentley – Bangor Daily News

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Former Miss Maine Basketball Kolleen Bouchard is rounding back into shape after a frustrating start to the basketball season at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The sophomore from Houlton, who underwent surgery in January 2019 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, was excited for the season to begin, but suffered a separated right shoulder during the preseason.

“It was a freak thing. Nobody touched me. I just reached over [and it popped out of place],” Bouchard said. “It was pretty frustrating, especially since I was getting back…

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LEAP officially welcomed with ceremonial flag raising – Daily Bulldog

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LEAP was officially welcomed to Wilton Sunday afternoon with a ceremonial flag raising.

WILTON – Progress was celebrated Sunday afternoon at the new temporary home of LEAP Inc. in the business park at 128 Weld Road. The space, owned by Gil Reed and Mark Berry of Western Maine Development Group LLC, was offered to the non-profit at no cost following the fatal explosion on Sept. 16 that completely demolished their newly renovated office space and training facility.

“One of the first things I had to do was find a place for our central office operations to work and continue with our trainings….

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In 1st year as AG, Aaron Frey has had to decide when Maine opposes Trump – Bangor Daily News

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It’s been just shy of a year since Aaron Frey went from being a state legislator and criminal defense lawyer in Bangor to managing one of the largest law firms in the state with more than 115 lawyers and 80 support staff.

In his first year on the job as Maine’s attorney general, Frey, 40, of Bangor has encountered a few surprises and found that he spends time each day deciding when Maine will join other states with Democratic attorneys general in challenging the policies of President Donald Trump. In a recent interview, he discussed how he makes those decisions, his expectations for a…

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Hills retiring from Jasper jewelry career – Daily Mountain Eagle

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By ED HOWELL

Roger and Vicki Hill are ready to retire – but that doesn’t mean they won’t be sad to leave behind Southern Wholesale Jewelers after 31 years in business on Highway 118 (Highway 78) in Jasper.

The same can be said of the customers. 

“I’ve had them come in crying,” said Vicki Hill, the co-owner with her husband, Roger. “They are saying, ‘We don’t know what we are going to do. We trust y’all.'” Roger Hill said one customer who comes only each Christmas for the past 20 years came back Saturday, saying the same thing. 

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Chad Morris Hired as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach at Auburn – KLRT – FOX16.com

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Former Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Auburn Tigers as announced by Auburn on Tuesday afternoon.

Morris takes over for Kenny Dillingham who left to take over at Florida State in the same role.

Morris and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn have a long friendship going back to when both were high school coaches in Arkansas and Texas. Morris is excited to get another opportunity to coach after being…

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Taped confession details how Sharon Carrillo and husband abused daughter before death – Bangor Daily News

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This story will be updated.

If you are concerned about a child being neglected or abused, call Maine’s 24-hour hotline at 800-452-1999 or 711 to speak with a child protective specialist. Calls may be made anonymously. For more information, visit maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reporting_abuse.

BELFAST, Maine — The last few days of Marissa Kennedy’s life were unspeakably difficult, with no relief from the continual beatings that had been inflicted on the 10-year-old for about three months. Her body failing, she could no longer walk or talk — or even go to the bathroom by…

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Former student alleges Auburn teacher exposed himself during car ride – Q13 News Seattle

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AUBURN, Wash. — An Auburn teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after a YouTube video surfaced claiming to expose him as a sexual predator.

After the video surfaced,  a former Auburn Riverside High School student came forward and said he was a victim of the teacher.

“That was him. When I saw [the video] I was sick to my stomach. I wanted to throw up,” DaShawn Griffin said.

The man in the YouTube video is someone Griffin says he has tried to forget over the last decade.

“Everyone…

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Maine Event Comedy presents Tyler Morrow at Craft Brew Underground – Lewiston Sun Journal

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AUBURN — Maine Event Comedy presents Boston’s Tyler Morrow at 8 p..m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Craft Brew Underground. The show will also feature Keith Hebert, Brendan Williams and Kevin Ryan.

Morrow co-hosts the unique No Recipes web series, where comedians are presented all the ingredients to cook something, sans recipe. He’s performed at New York City’s Greenwich Village Comedy Club and Boston’s Nick’s Comedy Stop, Laugh Boston, Dick Doherty’s Comedy Vault and the legendary Comedy Studio.

Whether he’s playing guitar with his band Objet or telling jokes throughout New…

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I’m more than just a mom, but being a mom is still a big part of my purpose – The Dallas Morning News

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For seven glorious days, I had mounds of laundry and piles of dishes as our family of three was reunited for Thanksgiving.

It’s curious how one extra person creates at least double the work — and that I didn’t care to waste a single moment complaining. In fact, I was strangely giddy that my college freshman brought home a white golf shirt with a stain he couldn’t get rid of on his own. (I hadn’t yet taught him the miraculous powers of a bar of Fels-Naptha.)

I’m already counting the days until all that domestic work returns. Cooper is almost done with first semester finals at…

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Changing John Lennon’s ‘God’ on the anniversary of his shooting death – AL.com

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Mike Oliver is an opinion columnist for AL.com. Read his blog about music and dementia awareness at myvinylcountdown.com

.On this date, Dec. 8, 1980, 39-years ago today, John Lennon was shot to death outside his condo in New York City. It seems like only yesterday.

I was a student at Auburn University and when my hometown paper, the Athens (Ga.) Banner Herald, published a column from some pundit wondering why this was news.

I was moved to write a letter-to-the-editor which was published. I was outraged, outraged I say (well, sort of) that someone would have this sentiment.

I don’t have the…

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As lobster industry heads for decline, this lobsterman and his wife are starting a new business in Blue Hill – Bangor Daily News

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BLUE HILL, Maine — For a 48-year-old lobsterman, Jeremy Tyler considers himself lucky.

Aside from shoulder pain and arm numbness that awakens him five or six times a night, the beefy captain and owner of the All-In, a 38-foot Northern Bay lobster boat that anchors in South Blue Hill, is in good health, he said.

But given Maine-based studies that suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, and suspicions that Maine lobstermen share responsibility for the deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales, Tyler wonders whether lobstering is a…

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Video shows Lewiston’s mayor-elect hit pedestrian in crosswalk – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

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LEWISTON, Maine — WARNING: The video may be disturbing to some viewers. 

Lewiston Police Department released a video of Mayor-elect Mark Cayer hitting a woman in a crosswalk with his van. 

The accident happened on October 24, at the intersection of Pine and Bartlett Streets in Lewiston. Lewiston Police say the pedestrian is Julianne Dawson who was taken to the hospital and released a day later. 

Cayer was issued a traffic citation and paid it, according to police.

The mayor-elect took to social media to explain what had happened a day…

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Democrats, GOP dig in for public phase of impeachment battle – The Hill
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Democrats, GOP dig in for public phase of impeachment battle – The Hill

Both Democrats and Republicans are digging in for what promises to be the biggest political battle in a generation. Thursday’s House vote on the impeachment probe resolution, which passed mostly along party lines, was the first of many public fights that are likely to extend in 2020. It was also a clear indication that the next phase of the impeachment process — taking place in public hearings, before the television cameras — will be a highly partisan affair.
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Here’s how area members of Congress voted Oct. 21 to 25 – The News-Messenger

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Along with roll call votes this week, the Senate also passed the Deepfake Report Act (S. 2065), to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the use of “deepfake” technology.

The House also passed: the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act (H.R. 4405); the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (H.R. 835), to impose criminal sanctions on certain persons involved in international doping fraud conspiracies; and the Georgia…

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Impeachment threat is helping GOP recruit new candidates – POLITICO

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“It certainly sparks something in you when you see this bombardment against our president,” said Dale Crafts, a former state representative and businessman who plans to launch a run this week against Rep. Jared Golden (R-Maine).

Seizing on impeachment and seeking to protect President Donald Trump, GOP outside groups over the past week have launched a seven-figure TV ad blitz in targeted districts and rolled out fundraising initiatives to help bankroll the eventual Republican nominee in some 20 Trump-won seats. They’re also cranking up efforts aimed at building donor lists.

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Our View: Maine 2nd District candidate’s gun raffle is an immature political stunt – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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It’s not easy for a politician to get anybody’s attention these days. So congratulations to former state Sen. Eric Brakey, who has found a way to cut through the information fog bank.

The Republican candidate in the 2020 race to run against U.S. Rep. Jared Golden in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District made news last week announcing a fundraising promotion in which he will conduct a random drawing from among his most committed donors. The winner will get an AR-15 rifle.

He’s got our attention, but not in a good way. This is an immature stunt designed to inflame emotions on both…

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Sen. Susan Collins is an endangered Republican. Impeachment could make her more so. – NBC News

Susan Collins has built a brand as a moderate senator who isn't afraid to buck her party. But the Maine Republican is now facing her toughest challenge yet as she prepares to run for a fifth term in a blue state — the potential impeachment of a president she didn't vote for. While Maine's GOP chairwoman dismissed the Ukraine scandal as "another witch hunt," Collins on Saturday called Trump's public request to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden "completely inappropriate." But Collins has said she can't take a position on impeachment because she might be asked...
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Mailer advertising white supremacist event at Belfast library a hoax – Bangor Daily News

No, the Maine Green Independent Party is not hosting a white supremacist gathering later this month at the Belfast Free Library. But an anonymous flyer mailed to some homes in the Somerset County town of Canaan is advertising otherwise. “It was a little surprising,” said Andrew Bourassa, a Skowhegan man who says he was sent a photo of the flyer Monday. “And kind of discouraging, as a lifelong Mainer.”
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Lisbon’s Crafts is running for Congress – Times Record

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LISBON — Former Republican state Rep. Dale Crafts is vying for the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat Jared Golden for the 2nd District Congressional seat in 2020.

He will have to beat out former state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn for the Republican nomination. The Portland Press Herald reports that Adrienne Bennett, a former press secretary to ex-Gov. Paul LePage, has said she’s likely going to enter the contest as well.

Golden, of Lewiston, is a first-term congressman, having defeated incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin in the state’s first ranked-choice…

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Green party candidate hints at run against Collins – Press Herald

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AUGUSTA — A teacher and activist from Solon is exploring a potential run against Sen. Susan Collins on the Green Independent party ticket.

Lisa Savage, an environmental and peace activist, plans to announce on Thursday that she is setting up an exploratory committee to decide whether to seek her party’s nomination to challenge Collins in 2020. If she enters the race, Savage would join one other Green Independent candidate, David Gibson, as well as five Democrats and at least one independent who have declared their intentions to run against Collins should the Republican decide to seek…

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What police and health care workers should understand about Maine tribal cultures – Bangor Daily News

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A cultural sensitivity training by Aroostook Band of Micmacs aimed Friday to help professionals from public safety and health care better understand Native American cultural practices and why such knowledge is crucial when interacting with the native community in emergency or medical situations.

John Dennis, cultural director for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, held the fourth and final cultural sensitivity training for this year at the Micmacs’ administrative building in Presque Isle on Oct. 4. Dennis explained to a group of around 20 public safety and health care…

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