Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press

March 16th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »




AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democratic leader of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee says she feels Republican Governor Paul LePage’s veto threat won’t help lawmakers craft a Maine budget that can be approved by two-thirds of lawmakers. State Rep. Peggy Rotondo says the budget is now in the Legislature’s hands and members are working hard to get a majority, including Democrats and Republicans, who will be needed to enact it.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a former Massachusetts man accused of killing and robbing a Maine homeowner before setting fire to the house. The Kennebec Journal reports David Silva, Jr. says Silva shot 53-year-old Robert Orr, robbed him and set fire to the home in Readfield. He’s charged with murder, arson and robbery.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Officials say 450 people had to evacuate the Augusta Civic Center because of a threat, but everyone was allowed back inside in less than two hours. Director Dana Colwill tells The Kennebec Journal an Associated Grocers of Maine food show and several seminars were under way when someone called in the threat yesterday morning.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — By a razor-thin margin, the Maine Senate has voted to reduce the state’ s mandatory seat belt law to a secondary offense, meaning

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