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Turner Man Denying His Virgin Mary Candy Is A Hoax

A few days ago I wrote a story about the Duguay family from Turner, who had found an image of the Virgin Mary in a box of Dots that they had bought at an Auburn Rite Aid. A website, CorporateMal.com is skeptical of the Duguay's find, comparing the photo to a small Virgin Mary candy mold sold on eBay by A World of Moulds in the United Kingdom.

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Turner Couple Find The ‘Virgin Mary’ In A Package Of Dots Candy

You've seen the stories of people finding religious images in some of the strangest things. I remember an old clip from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where an older lady had a potato chip collection of several images. Something similar to that has happened to a couple in Turner, Maine.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Bill to Ban State from Buying Bottled Water Being Considered by Lawmakers

Rep. Brian Jones of Freedom and a handful of environmental advocates are supporting a law that would prohibit state and local governments from buying bottled water. They feel the move would save the state thousands of dollars and put Maine into a leadership role in the effort to reduce waste from bottled water. However, there are some concerns.

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What’s the Happiest State in America (According to Twitter)?

Do you need to be cheered up? There's one place in the US that can turn that frown upside down faster than any other.

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Rumford NewPage Paper Mill Laying Off Workers

Officials at the NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford announced yesterday that about 45 workers will be laid off. The layoffs will begin at the end of the month and continue through April.

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Mainers Will Not Have to Show I.D. to Use Food Stamps Card

Mainers who use food stamp benefits cards will not have to show photo IDs when they buy groceries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said “no" a request by Gov. Paul LePage's administration to require photo ID.  The Department of Agriculture said that would infringe on card holders' rights and would not fight fraud.  

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More Cruise Ship Passengers Coming To Maine In 2013

Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.

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Mandatory Helmets for Maine Motorcyclists Up for Consideration

Safety versus freedom in the form of a motorcycle helmet is back in front of Maine lawmakers. There is a new bill on mandatory helmet use for all Maine motorcyclists. It is being reviewed by a legislative committee.

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Gov. Paul LePage Not Living Large: Blaine House Food Budget Covers More than the Governor’s Meals

Gov. Paul LePage says he's not living large despite a $32,000 kitchen tab last year. The total food bill is as an example of spending information found on an open records website Maine Open Checkbook.

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‘Maine FarmShare’ Getting Ready for 2013

Maine’s Senior FarmShare Program is getting ready for another year. That means eligible Maine seniors will be able to get free fruit, vegetables and herbs from local farmers through the program.

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