Headlines 6/19/17

Business as Usual for Lewiston L.L. Bean Operations
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No immediate word on how an upgrade to a computer system might affect L.L. Bean manufacturing operations in Lewiston, where Bean's iconic boots are assembled.. The company is facing criticism over shipping delays related to its order-processing and fulfillment systems.

L-A Metro Chamber to Host Merger Forum
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Chamber president Beckie Conrad will moderate the debate between representatives from groups both for and against a city merger. The event runs 5:30-7 p.m. in Kirk Hall at Central Maine Community College. Admission is free and open to the public. The Chamber has so far not taken a position on the merger issue.

Yoga Teacher Looked for Stress Relief
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Shanna Breton with Poise Yoga and Foot Sanctuary joined Matty B last week to talk about her one-year anniversary at the studio and how she got started in the practice. Listen. To hear more about Poise Yoga and Foot Sanctuary, wander over to mainesbigz.com.

NEA Grant to Fund Public Theatre Production
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The National Endowment for the Arts awarded $10,000 to the LA Public Theatre last week as part of $82 million in grants awarded across the country.

Slow Go on Area Roads Over the Weekend
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A large tanker truck fire Sunday morning closed lanes in both directions on I-295. Northbound I-295 near Bowdoin was partially closed Saturday afternoon after a driver crashed into some trees. Earlier on Saturday, Route 1 in Saco was closed for a time after a serious crash that sent several people to the hospital.

3 Injured in Little Sebago Lake Collision
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State investigators are still looking into the cause of a crash that sent three people to Maine Medical Center in Portland yesterday afternoon. Two personal watercraft, one with a single rider and one with two riders, collided on Little Sebago Lake near Windham around 3 p.m.

1 Dead in West Gardiner Shooting
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Responding officers found 41-year-old James Haskell of Chelsea lying outside a home off Hallowell-Litchfield Rd. early Saturday morning. Several people were at the home at the time of the shooting and have been cooperative with police, according to a press release. At latest check, no arrests have been made as the investigation continues.

Ill-Equipped Boat Blamed for Dead Fish in Brunswick
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Fishermen will spend this morning helping state wildlife clean up Brunswick-area shores after thousands of dead fish washed up over the past week. No environmental factors were apparently involved in the incident. Brunswick leaders say the excess fish will be used for crab and lobster bait.

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