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GOP Drive for Petition Signatures Appears to Be Behind Schedule

Maine voters could be asked to decide a half dozen or more questions on the statewide ballot next November if all the groups circulating petitions are successful.
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Protesters Descend on Blaine House in Support of Refugees

On this Thanksgiving eve, about a hundred people picketed the front lawn of the Blaine House to protest Governor LePage's opposition to allowing ten thousand Syrian refugees admittance to the United States.
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YORK, Maine (AP) _ Maine Turnpike Authority officials say southbound travelers Sunday should expect delays around the York area.

Bucksport Mill to be Demolished

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BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) _ The town of Bucksport has issued a demolition permit for the shuttered Verso Paper Corp. mill and it could come down in December.

STONINGTON, Maine_ Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard say that a sunken fishing vessel was successfully salvaged on Saturday.  The 42-foot Marley Gabriella sank in about 70 feet of water Friday at its mooring ball in Stonington. 

HOULTON, Maine_ A number of bomb threats disrupted holiday shopping at eight Wal-Mart stores around the state Saturday night.

STONINGTON, Maine - The Coast Guard is monitoring salvage efforts of a 42-foot fishing vessel that sank where it was moored, in the waters off  Stonington Friday. A Coast Guard spokesperson says no one was aboard the Marley Gabriella, when it sank.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine's big game hunting seasons are ending for the year.    The general firearms season for deer, bear and moose ends on Saturday.  It will still be legal to hunt deer with archery in certain areas until Dec. 12. There is also a season for hunting deer with muzzleloaders that begins Monday and ends Dec. 12.

BANGOR, Maine_ Bangor police have taken two men into custody and charged them with murder in the shooting death of a man at a Center Street apartment on Friday morning.

WATERVILLE, Maine_ Maine State Police are searching for someone who set numerous grass fires Friday morning along a stretch of I-95. Officials from the Maine State Fire Marshal's office, along with rangers from the Forest Service, determined that the six fires that occurred from mile 126 in Waterville to mile 116 in Sidney, southbound, were deliberately set.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ Police say one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting at an apartment house in Bangor.

AUGUSTA, Maine_ Republican Rep. Mary Anne Kinney of Knox is proposing a for-work- purposes-only driver's license for those parents who have not paid their child support and as a result have lost their driver's licenses. "We have no public transportation per se," says Kinney, "there is an occasional taxi that comes through. But a lot of the jobs are almost an hour away from my constituents' homes."



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