Report: Maine’s Rural Roads, Bridges in Poor Condition

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A new report focusing on rural roadways finds almost one 1 of 5 in Maine in poor condition and around 1 in 6 rural bridges to be structurally deficient. The report was prepared by the Washington-based group TRIP, which represents insurers, road builders, transport companies and workers.“Worn out pavements, oftentimes cracking or rutting of those […]

Former York County probate judge sanctioned again 

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Maine’s supreme court has suspended for two years the law license of former York County Probate Judge Robert Nadeau for multiple violations of the state’s code of judicial conduct. The 34-page decision by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, handed down on Tuesday, is the latest setback for Nadeau, who was suspended 30 days last summer […]

FairPoint merger plan includes $52.2 million in Maine investment

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FairPoint Communications’ new owner has agreed to invest $52.2 million in its networks and facilities in Maine if regulators approve a merger between the company that serves northern New England and its potential new owner, Illinois-based Consolidated Communications. The stipulation leaves open questions of how Consolidated plans to find $55 million in annual savings through […]