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Outrage over trophy hunter who paid $110,000 to kill rare mountain goat

An American man reportedly shelled out $110,000 to hunt and kill a rare mountain goat while on a recent expedition trip in Pakistan’s northern Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan.. Bryan Kinsel Harlan, a trophy hunter from Texas, was photographed on Tuesday kneeling and smiling behind the butchered goat. “It was an easy and close shot,” Mr […]

A beleaguered Trump feared ‘the end of my presidency’

WASHINGTON — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic.

He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated aides for not protecting him. His cocky assurance was nowhere in sight.

Lincoln Academy cuts budget by more than $840K, drops experimental three-week term

Lincoln Academy’s recent response to a request for financial information from the Central Lincoln County School System shows an $843,353 reduction in its budget from last year to this year and reveals that the school will not continue its much-debated Eagle Term.

Lincoln Academy’s total 2018-2019 budget is $9,543,345, a decrease of $843,353 or 8.12 percent from 2017-2018 and more in line with expenses from two years ago, at $9,628,433.

‘Nasty, intentionally deployed’ computer virus shuts down Augusta City Hall

A computer virus has shut down Augusta City Hall, according to city officials, making the city’s network unusable.

Augusta City Hall was basically emptied Thursday, after city officials say they were forced to close due to a “nasty, intentionally deployed virus” on the public safety computers.

Augusta city officials say the virus hit the city network around 3 a.m. A sign on the door said City Hall would be closed Friday as well.

Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Russia report

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

Robert Mueller’s 448-page report takes the American public inside the room with Trump as he expressed fear that the special counsel would end his presidency and made several attempts to get the people around him to curtail the probe into his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Hermon councilor accused of threatening resident at public meeting

The vice chairman of the Hermon Town Council publicly confronted a resident during last week’s council meeting, making what multiple observers said was a threat to knock the man’s teeth out after the man previously accused the councilor of lying to the public.

The interaction, which was partly caught on video of the April 11 meeting, came as councilors were leaving their regular chambers for a closed-door session to discuss the future of the town’s cash-strapped volunteer ambulance service.

Maine’s latest attempt to ban conversion therapy gains momentum

A bill broadly banning the use of conversion therapy on minors won bipartisan support in a legislative committee Thursday.

The amended bill from Rep. Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, would bar most certified licensed professionals from using the controversial method of therapy on anyone in Maine younger than 18 and prohibit the use of MaineCare to pay for it.

Mainers who want to know what their congressional delegation thinks of Mueller report will have to keep waiting

AUGUSTA, Maine — The four members of Maine’s congressional delegation had a largely muted reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Thursday afternoon, saying they had not reviewed it yet.

First Bangor, now Ellsworth police investigating bogus $100 bill

ELLSWORTH, Maine — City police are investigating the passing of a single counterfeit $100 bill earlier this week.

A town merchant reported receiving the bill Saturday at about 6 p.m. Investigators have conducted several interviews in connection with the case, police said.

The report is at least the fourth received by police in Penobscot and Hancock Counties. Three local businesses reported to Bangor police receiving fraudulent $50 or $100 bills, Bangor police said Monday.

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