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Central Maine News: LePage Seeks to Block Attempts to Increase the Minimum Wage at Local Level

These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

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Steve Frost, Thinkstock
Steve Frost, Thinkstock

Maine Gas Prices Up Sharply This Week

Gas prices in Maine were up eight cents a gallon this past week for a statewide average of $2.47 a gallon, that's according to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Final Phase Of Construction Has Started On Western Avenue In Augusta

The major reconstruction project on the heavily-traveled outer section of Western Avenue in Augusta has resumed.

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Elsa, Getty Images
Elsa, Getty Images

Red Sox Big Papi Lottery Ticket

The Maine State Lottery is selling ‘Big Papi lottery tickets. David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox showed off a giant version of the ticket at Fenway on Friday.

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Central Maine News: LePage’s Office Says Number of Welfare Fraud Investigations + Prosecutions up Significantly

These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

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Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's office
Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's office

Authorities Looking for Information on Missing Edgecomb Woman

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on a missing Edgecomb woman. The husband of Lynn Crink, 74, reported her missing Saturday, April 18.

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Provided by Nordic Heritage Sports Club: Nordic Heritage Sport Club President Paul Towle (left) and Event Director for the 2016 IB Union World Cup #8, Jane Towle, Rodney McCrum, Sponsor Pineland Farms company president and COO , Haley Kelley, Pineland Farms VP marketing and sales, Steve Towle, event manager
Provided by Nordic Heritage Sports Club: Nordic Heritage Sport Club President Paul Towle (left) and Event Director for the 2016 IB Union World Cup #8, Jane Towle, Rodney McCrum, Sponsor Pineland Farms company president and COO , Haley Kelley, Pineland Farms VP marketing and sales, Steve Towle, event manager

Biathlon World Cup to be Held in Northern Maine

The countdown is on as Aroostook County will host the 2016 International Biathlon Union World Cup. At a press conference in Mars Hill (April 17) today, officials announced the dates and early details for when the world’s top biathletes will converge on northern Maine for the eighth in a series of nine stops on the 2015-2016 circuit. Aroostook County is the only stop in the USA.

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Julie Denesha/Getty Images

Mainers May Vote On Minimum Wage Increase In 2016 [POLL]

A group announced earlier this week that they'll be collecting signatures to get a minimum wage increase on the ballot in 2016.

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Central Maine News: Environmentalists Urge Lawmakers to Back Residential Solar Power Investment Bill

These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

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‘We Walked Around In What Felt Like A War Zone’: Maine Woman Shares Her Experience With Boston Marathon Bombings

The following was written by Coreen Lauren, a Maine woman who ran the Boston Marathon in 2013 and was in the medical tent at the finish line when the bombs went off. With the Boston Marathon coming up on April 20, we present her story of a day that will live with many of us forever.

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