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Police: Aggressive Driving Leads to Death of Old Orchard Beach Man

A man from Old Orchard Beach was killed Thursday morning when he unsafely tried to merge into the passing lane of Interstate 95 in Sidney, according to police. Miles Ranger, 52, was "driving aggressively" while attempting to merge his pickup into the northbound passing lane in front of another vehicle driven by a Brian Landry, 58, of Fairfield, police said.
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Ossipee officials urge caution at 16 & 28 intersection

OSSIPEE — Ossipee officials ask drivers to use caution at the recently rebuilt intersection of Route 16 and Route 28 after being informed of a potential safety hazard there by an area business person. On Monday, Selectmen’s chair Jonathan Smith read a memo aloud from town administrator Matt Sawyer who...
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Maine StateSun-Journal

Fire investigators call Auburn fire accidental

AUBURN — A fire that swept through an apartment building last week displacing more than a dozen tenants was accidental, fire officials said Thursday. Investigators at the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal determined that the cause of the fire at 68 High St. on July 19 was an electrical failure, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Shannon Moss.
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Some Mainers say new federal mask guidance creating confusion

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Some Mainers say new mask guidance from the federal government is creating confusion and a standard, simpler message for mask-wearing would be more helpful. The federal guidance recommends that vaccinated people in areas where there is a higher level of COVID-19 community transmission wear masks in indoor...
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Waterspout spotted off Maine coast during storm

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A waterspout was spotted off the Maine coast Thursday afternoon as a storm moved through. Chris Mayo captured a picture of the waterspout right off the shore of Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport. The National Weather Service said there was some rotation indicated in the radar of a...
Portland, MEBangor Daily News

Driver in Down East logging truck crash recovering from burns at Portland hospital

A Greenbush man who was injured early Wednesday in a collision that killed another driver on Route 9 in Crawford is recovering at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Kenneth C. Stairs, 59, suffered second- and third-degree burns in the crash and was flown by Lifeflight helicopter to the Portland hospital on Wednesday from Calais Community Hospital, where he had been taken by ambulance from the crash scene, according to his daughter, Brynn McLeod of Island Falls.
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Maine woman's Olympic dream culminates in Tokyo

TOKYO, Tokyo — Friday morning, a lifetime of work will culminate for Rachel Schneider, of Sanford, when she runs in the 5,000-meter race at the Olympics. Schneider said her first love in sports growing up in Maine was soccer, but after she experienced success running in high school at St. Thomas Aquinas in Dover, New Hampshire, and then during college, she set her sights on the ultimate level of her sport.
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Aggressive driving leads to fatal car crash in Sidney

SIDNEY (WGME) -- Aggressive driving led to an Old Orchard Beach man dying in a two-vehicle crash in Sidney Thursday morning. Police say Brian Landry, 58, of Fairfield was driving northbound on I-95 in the passing lane around 10 a.m. when he attempted to overtake another car in the travel lane.
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Rental assistance program expands as eviction moratorium nears end

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Emergency help for renters is expanding in Maine as the eviction moratorium is set to expire. The Biden Administration says it will let the protections end Saturday after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of the month. Justice Brett Kavanaugh made...