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Maine police say ski lift accident was no crime

(Information in the following story is from: Morning Sentinel, )

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — The Maine police chief in the town where a ski lift derailed, injuring eight people, says the incident does not require a criminal investigation.

Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Scott Nichols says his department’s role in the investigation into the Dec. 28 incident at the Sugarloaf ski area is closed.

Nichols’ department acts as a security force for Sugarloaf. He relied on the still-incomplete investigation by state officials to decide whether any criminal investigation was necessary.

The Morning Sentinel says Nichols and his deputy chief, who is a Sugarloaf employee, interviewed people involved in the incident.

The skiers were injured after a lift cable popped out of place, causing five chairs to fall 25 to 35 feet to the ground.

The lift reopened on Monday.


Bill to change Maine term limits up for review

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Proposed changes in Maine’s legislative term limits are on the agenda in the State and Local Government Committee.

The committee is scheduled today to review a proposed constitutional amendment to double the present two-year terms to four years. But the same bill would also limit lawmakers to two consecutive terms, for a total of eight years.

Maine’s present term limit also has an eight-year limit. House and Senate members currently serve two-year terms, but may serve as many as four consecutive terms in either chamber.

If it passes and is authorized by voters, the constitutional amendment would

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