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NH woman angry after father's remains found decomposing, unrefrigerated at funeral home

LEWISTON, Maine — Family members whose loved ones were left to decay at a Maine cremation business are expressing their anger and disgust. This week, the state of Maine Board of Funeral Services suspended the license of Lewiston funeral director Kenneth Kincer to work as a funeral director and the license of his business, Affordable Cremation Solution, for 30 days after concluding that he poses "an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety" to members of the public.
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Drip City Is A Bar Arcade In Maine And It’s An Adult Playground Come To Life

Sometimes it feels like kids have all the luck. They’re the ones who get to have fun at recess during school, the ones who can get away with running around the neighborhood until dinner time, and the ones who have a good excuse to play video games with their friends. Until now! All over the […] The post Drip City Is A Bar Arcade In Maine And It’s An Adult Playground Come To Life appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Maine State Prison inmate pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge

A Houlton man serving a 40-year prison sentence pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations that he attempted to kill another inmate. Samuel Geary, 22, is facing charges of aggravated attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault, according to Knox Village Soup. He allegedly attacked another inmate using a pipe on April 2, 2020.
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Funeral home in Maine accused of letting bodies rot

LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) - A Maine funeral director’s license and the license of his cremation business have been suspended for 30 days after the Board of Funeral Services found 11 bodies unrefrigerated and decomposing at the business. “Knowing my dad was sitting there, rotting, disgusts me,” said Melissa Pelletier. Her...
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An Open Letter to Maine Governor Janet Mills About the ‘Vaccinationland Sweepstakes’

First off, let me assure you that this has nothing to do with politics. I couldn't talk my way out of a political paper bag if my life depended on it. By now, I'm sure a lot of Mainers have heard your announcement from yesterday, when you introduced the "Don't Miss Your Shot: Vaccinationland Sweepstakes" where by July 4, any Mainer who received at least the first dose of the COVID vaccine would be eligible to win $1 for every Mainer that has also received at least the first dose.
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Experiencing One Of The Most Scenic Views In Maine Will Now Require A Reservation

One of the most visited spots in Maine is Acadia National Park. Surprised? Neither are we! The Northeast’s only national park sits right on the coast and offers tons of hiking, sightseeing, and beauty for both tourists and locals alike. While we’re proud that it’s right here in Maine, we can’t pretend that we love how busy it gets in the summer. Cars line up to enter and even the most peaceful spots are overrun by excited visitors who love this state just as must as anyone else. This year, in an attempt to cut back on congestion, the park will be limiting visitors to one of its most popular spots. Here’s what you’ll need to know if you simply can’t miss it!
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Maine’s remaining dry towns reflect its prohibitionist legacy

LITTLETON, Maine — The Littleton Pit Stop, a small gas station and diner located along Route 1, is the sole convenience store and restaurant in this small Aroostook County town. It serves breakfast all day, plus lunch items such as deep-fried pickles and hot dogs. The convenience store sells soft drinks and local beverages such as Houlton Farms milk and lemonade.
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Tall Ships Festival coming to Maine in June

BOOTHBAY HARBOR (WGME) -- Windjammer Days has partnered with Tall Ships America to bring the Tall Ships Festival to Maine this month. The festival was originally scheduled for Maine's bicentennial celebration last year. Due to the pandemic, the celebration was pushed back to June 25-27, 2021. Three ships will be...
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A Man From Bangor Enlightened Me About Juneteenth

An unexpected visitor that day set me straight. I had no idea what Juneteenth was all about when I was told that James Varner was at the front desk here at the radio station. I also had no idea who he was or what he was here for, a situation that our receptionist seemed to take great pleasure putting me into on a regular basis.
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Jury convicts Maine man of murdering long-time girlfriend

A Hartford man has been convicted of murder in the death of his girlfriend. According to CBS 13 news, 49-year-old Rondon Athayde was convicted in Oxford County Superior Court on Thursday. Athayde was convicted of killing his girlfriend and mother of two children, Ana Cordeiro, in December of 2018. Cordeiro’s...
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Can You Name This Historic Maine Town?

Local legend says the fellow this point is named after stood nearly 7 feet tall, and his height inspired his nickname, which lives on in fanciful yarns more than a century after his death. The towering 19th-century fisherman was real, though, a descendant of this island community’s first permanent white settler, who lent his surname to the island and its town. The short bridge connecting the island to the mainland is new; last year, the Maine Department of Transportation used explosives to demolish the old bridge’s piers. The blast might have ruffled a few feathers at the nature preserve just south of here, a 1,600-acre wilderness of bogs, salt-sprayed forests, and shoreline cliffs of exposed granite bedrock — a dramatic Maine landscape fit for a Bunyan-esque folk hero.
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Instead Of Demolishing Brian Boru In Portland, Maine, The Entire Building Could Be Moved

The court of public opinion has spoken and the current owners of the building that once housed Brian Boru in Portland, Maine have heard the response loud and clear. News broke earlier this month that the iconic building could be torn down to build out a future parking lot. Uproar from the public followed but so did some interesting offers. Rather than tear down such a unique structure, why not relocate it?
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Home ownership bill signed into law

AUGUSTA — As the 130th legislative session came to an end, Gov. Janet Mills Thursday signed into law a bill that aims to remove barriers to home ownership, specifically student debt. The bill directs the Maine State Housing Authority to work with the Finance Authority of Maine to design a...
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120 Foot Long Banana Split to Break Maine Record Sunday in Saco

The best news of all is after it's constructed - we get to eat it!. Saco Main Street is going for the Maine record of the longest banana split. The current record holder is The Woods at Canco in Portland with a 60-foot long banana split set back in 2019. Saco wants to DOUBLE that for 120 feet of authentic banana splitness.
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Maine just made it easier to live in a tiny house

Dreams of tiny house living just got a little closer for those who want to live the small life in Maine. On Wednesday, Gov. Janet Mills signed a new law that gives tiny houses the same status as any other single family dwelling in the state. This puts tiny homes on equal footing with traditional residences and subject to the same zoning and code requirements.
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An Open Letter to Maine Governor Janet Mills About the ‘Vaccinationland Sweepstakes’

First off, let me assure you that this has nothing to do with politics. I couldn't talk my way out of a political paper bag if my life depended on it. By now, I'm sure a lot of Mainers have heard your announcement from yesterday, when you introduced the "Don't Miss Your Shot: Vaccinationland Sweepstakes" where by July 4, any Mainer who received at least the first dose of the COVID vaccine would be eligible to win $1 for every Mainer that has also received at least the first dose.
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Maine proposal approves Native Americans to build casinos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine’s legislature approved the initial proposal that would allow four Native American tribes to build gambling businesses on their lands, in reversal from years of resistance and laws that opposed Native ownership of casinos in the state. Breaking years of opposition against the bill, the House and...