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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia

Suicide Prevention Fence Considered for Penobscot Narrows Bridge

In the wake of a Bucksport Middle School teacher taking her life by jumping from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Sunday, the state legislature considers erecting a suicide-prevention fence to prevent more deaths.

The proposal was forwarded by Representative Joe Brooks of Winterport and it moved through committee without debate and now moves forward for consideration.

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LePage: ‘I’m Not a Politician, I’m A Blue Collar Governor’

The sales, meals and lodging taxes will be going up in Maine as a result of the state's new two-year budget.

Gov. Paul LePage was not in favor of any tax increase prompting his veto which was overridden Wednesday by the legislature.

LePage released this video response yesterday.

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Got Power? Emergency Resolve on EMP Threat Becomes Law

Because the power is on you're able to read this post.

Presumably, you were able to take your morning shower, make coffee and breakfast, and head off to the office, or start your morning routine

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Photo-Susan Patten/TownSquare Media
Photo-Susan Patten/TownSquare Media

Governor’s Task Force to Review Natural Resources Law Enforcement

Should Maine's Forest Rangers be equipped with, and trained to use firearms?

Many people, some under the assumption they already were, believe forest rangers should be armed. Some, including the head of the Maine Forest Service, Doug Denico, do not support the idea suggesting it would change the positive relationship forest rangers now enjoy with landowners in Maine

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Photo Credit-Getty Images
Photo Credit-Getty Images

Got Power? The Threat is Real and the Maine PUC is Directed to Investigate

Over two-hundred Mainer's continue to come to terms with their very personal experience with terrorism in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack. The nation unites to mourn not only the loss of life, but once again, the loss of innocence and tranquility.

A loss of life and tranquility is precisely what a Maine legislator is trying to prevent in Maine in the face of the extreme threats to our electrical infrastructure.

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News Photo-Susan Patten/Townsquare Media
News Photo-Susan Patten/Townsquare Media

Got Power? The Truth is Stranger than Fiction; Solar Storms and Terrorist Nations Do Exist

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's a Google Earth satellite image of a new Iranian nuclear site worth?

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Got Power? The Blackout That Doesn’t End – Can Maine Kick Start the Nation?

We are a country dependent on technology and convenience, which requires electricity, and it could be shutdown in a matter of seconds. It wouldn't be a temporary blackout either. Every precious electronic device we depend on would essentially be fried. All it would take is a solar flare or nuclear detonation at the right altitude.

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