Headlines 6/12/17

Minot Fire
Auburn Fire Capt. Mike Scott had to get his hands dirty using a hand line to douse a stubborn woods fire that spread from a garage fire at 97 Old Woodman Hill Road in Minot Sunday afternoon.

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Lifeflight
Maine's LifeFlight is expanding and adding a third helicopter that's based in Lewiston.

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Auburn Budget
Voters Tuesday will decide the proposed Auburn school budget for 2017-18. Voting will take place from 7 am to 8 pm. They will be asked if they approve the Auburn School budget, as well as a second, non-binding question if whether voters think the budget is too high, acceptable or too low. Highlights of the budget are a proposed 2.48 percent increase with a total budget request of 41.75 million dollars.

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Fit Fest
Over 700 runners cross the Longley Memorial Bridge from Festival Plaza in Auburn at the start of Sunday's Fit Fest, the first race in the Triple Crown, presented by the Maine Orthopaedic Foundation.

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Breakfast Club
Musician Jenny Lou Drew joined Matty B on the Breakfast Club last week to talk about her work and a recent Kickstarter campaign. Listen. To hear more about the project and some in-studio performances from Jenny Lou Drew, head over to mainesbigz.com.

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Power Outage
Emera Maine crews are working to restore service to more than 1,200 customers who lost power as a result of strong winds yesterday afternoon that brought down trees and limbs. The outages are affecting customers from across the utility’s service area, from St. Agatha to Greenbush and in Glenburn.

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Oxford School Budget
100 voters and a dozen nonresidents packed the Oxford Elementary School cafeteria to act on the 32-article budget recommendation warrant. Some challenged a $1.27 million payment toward a 20-year bond for construction of the town's wastewater treatment plant. The approved budget is about $53,000 less than the selectmen's recommendation of $5.79 million.

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Referendum Probe
Attorneys for the backers of a York County casino referendum walked out of a hearing on Friday without accepting subpoenas for financial records after the state’s ethics watchdog voted to investigate them. The probe will focus on $4.3 million in campaign funds as of March given to Lisa Scott, a Miami woman listed as the campaign leader, by a company linked to her brother, U.S. Virgin Islands developer Shawn Scott, and a foreign company that was disclosed in April in possible violation of Maine law.

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