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Central Maine News: Maine Ended Fiscal Year with an Extra $39 Million

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

The Oakland geese at Messalonskee Lake are back. According to the KJ, a group of geese were killed earlier this year after being a nuisance. That happened after a misunderstanding between the town of Oakland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A new flock was spotted at the beach site this week. Oakland plans to look into getting rid of them without killing them. (centralmaine.com)

Central Maine’s Katy Perry died Saturday at age 93. According to the KJ she had been a teacher, state worker, radio and television host, author and newspaper columnist, and promoter of the local arts.  (centralmaine.com)

Jackman is looking for a plumber. According to the KJ, a scholarship is being set up for a local person interested in becoming a plumber, with the stipulation that they set up shop in Jackman, a town of about 700 people. The local plumber has retired, so those in need of those services are using plumbers that are coming from town 50 miles away. (centralmaine.com)

Gov. LePage’s administration says Maine ended the fiscal year on June 30 with better-than-expected revenues of more than $39 million. The revenue and unused funds produced a net year-end surplus of nearly $62 million. Individual income tax and corporate income tax brought in more money than anticipated. The surplus went to a variety of reserves including the rainy day fund. (AP)

A group representing women pilots is planning to mark the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s visit to Maine. An informational display is planned for Saturday in a hangar at Maine Instrument Flight, next to the state airport in Augusta. The event is to help encourage women to learn how to fly and show that aviation can be a viable career choice for women. Members of the Maine Aviation Historical Society also plan to be on hand for the event. Earhart visited Bangor, Waterville and Augusta in August 1934. The aviation pioneer disappeared in the South Pacific in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the Globe. (AP)

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