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Maine Gas Prices Rise Sharply

With many Maine families planning summer road trips to the beach and camp the cost to get there is going up. According to the website gasbuddy.com, the average for a gallon of gas in Maine is now at $3.70 a gallon, that's up over 3 cents a gallon from last week.

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Question Of The Day: Do You Support Fees For Plastic Bags?

The Portland City Council will be voting tonight on two ordinances that have plenty of people talking. One would charge five cents for disposable bags at stores that sell food. The second one would ban plastic foam containers, also known as Styrofoam.

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Michael Smith, Getty Images

2014 Maine Moose Permit Lottery Winners

More than 500 showed up yesterday (June 14) to the Gentile Building at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to find out if they received a moose hunting permit.

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New Maine Unclaimed Property List Could Mean Cash For You!

Ever change banks? Insurance companies that were taking money out of your bank account? Forget you had a savings account somewhere? If so, the State Treasurer's office may have some money for you!

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Tyler Olsen, Thinkstock

Maine State Parks Will Have Free Admission On Father’s Day

Take Dad and the entire family to one of Maine's beautiful state parks or historic sites this Sunday for Father's Day.

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B98.5 Hometown Hero – Mike Warren

A big Bee salute to our latest 'Hometown Hero' powered by HS Builders and the Red Barn.

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HarrisonStringer, Getty Images

June 10th 2014 Election Results: Lithgow, TIF in Norridgewock, Poliquin, Cain are Winners

Augusta residents approved a bond to expand and renovate Lithgow Library Tuesday. According to the KJ, Voters approved a proposal to borrow $8 million to nearly triple the size of the city’s historic public library by a vote of 2,153 to 461, an 82 % margin of victory

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Joel Raedle, Getty Iamges

B98.5′s Teacher of the Year 2014

B98.5 and Maine Education Credit Union presented our Teacher of the Year award on Tuesday, June 10th. Each month through the school year we choose a teacher of the month and award them with a Trophy and restaurant certificate. All teachers nominated are in the running for teacher of the year.

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Jupiterimages, Thinkstock

Rockland City Council Gives Initial Approval For Pay Per Bag Trash Fee

The Rockland City Council voted 4-1 Monday night for preliminary approval of a pay per bag system, stating that it is the fairest way to pay for the city's waste disposal costs.

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Photo by Andy Capwell

Question Of The Day: Are You Voting Today?

Today is primary election day, Maine Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap is expecting a low voter turnout of around 15 percent. The biggest draw for today's election is the 2nd district U.S. Congressional primaries. The democrats will choose either Emily Cain or Troy Jackson and the republicans are picking either Bruce Poliquin or Kevin Raye.

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