Headlines 6/16/17

Lewiston Q & A
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Members of Lewiston’s legislative delegation will hold their final constituent office hours for the year from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in the Couture Room at Lewiston Public Library. State Sen. Nate Libby will be joined by Reps. Jared Golden, Heidi Brooks, James Handy and Roger Fuller. The office hours provide local residents a chance to meet with their elected officials and discuss legislative and state government matters. The delegation will give updates of their work on various policy areas, including the state budget, property tax relief, student debt and public education issues, health care, labor and business issues, and veterans' issues. All are welcome to attend, ask questions and get answers.

Speeding
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Police say a driver who said he normally doesn't speed accelerated to nearly 140 miles an hour on Interstate 95 in Maine after another vehicle came up "right on his tail." Sang Yook, of New Jersey, told state police he had been doing 75 miles an hour on June 6 in Sidney when the vehicle appeared behind him. State police caught him on radar driving nearly twice the 70-mile-an-hour speed limit. They said Yook's BMW slowed rapidly upon seeing a cruiser, and pulled over. Police said the 65-year-old Yook got out of his car to ask for a break and refused to get back inside. Police said Yook, jailed after he couldn't make bail, pleaded guilty to speeding. He was fined $300.

Goats
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A few weeks ago, after initially receiving an OK from the city to keep the small goats as pets, the Tripp family of Merrow Road was informed that the city had overlooked an ordinance that prohibits the animals. The Auburn City Council will consider an amendment to that ordinance Monday, which if approved, would allow the family — and especially 7-year-old Adele and 8-year-old Elijah — to keep their pets. Both children, along with their parents and other family members, have made a few appearances at recent City Council meetings, asking the city to correct its mistake.

Mansion for sale
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A Maine mansion built during the War of 1812 has gone on the market with an asking price of nearly $8 million. The couple who owned Kennebunkport's Captain Lord Mansion for almost four decades, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield, is retiring to spend time with their grandchildren. The Portland Press Herald reports the couple ran the mansion as a bed and breakfast with employees who worked for them for almost 20 years. Litchfield says June 15 marks the couple's 40th anniversary as innkeepers. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has 20 guest rooms in the main building.

Hockey coming back to Portland
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Southern Maine hockey fans will have to wait one more year, but there is now a clear light at the end of a hockey-less tunnel for those yearning for the return of professional hockey in Portland. Thursday, Comcast Spectacor, which owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, announced it has purchased the Alaska Aces ECHL franchise and will relocate it to Portland for the 2018-19 season. The team will play at the Cross Insurance Arena, formerly known as the Cumberland County Civic Center.

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