PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A ride contractor under scrutiny for subpar performance for MaineCare is hiring more taxi firms to deliver rides to low-income patients. The Portland Press Herald reports documents released by state officials show Coordinated Transportation Solutions has added 16 such firms, with 68 vehicles, to its potential list of providers.
ORONO, Maine (AP) - Police in Orono have made an arrest over a fight yesterday afternoon that left two men injured, one of them seriously. Police say a 50-year-old man with stab wounds was taken to a Bangor hospital. Dorian Guerin, who suffered minor injuries in the fight, has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.
GARDINER, Maine (AP) - Police are seeking the boyfriend of a woman shot over the weekend in Gardiner. Police tell the Kennebec Journal the woman is expected to survive the Saturday evening shooting. The boyfriend is from the Wiscasset area with police not detailing his possible involvement, saying only that he's believed to have witnessed the shooting.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gas prices were up just over a penny this past week across Maine. The price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com puts the statewide average at $3.47 a gallon. That is 23 cents above the national average and more than 9 cents above month-ago levels.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A looming state law sets new groundrules on eliminating bed bugs from rental housing in New Hampshire. Landlords and tenants teamed up in drawing up the new protocols, specifying that landlords must begin remediation work within 7 days of being notified by tenants that bed bugs are in rentals. Tenants could get the bill for the work if they're found responsible for the infestation.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - It's costing New Hampshire drivers slightly more to fill up. The Basbuddy.com website says the statewide average pump prices has risen just over two cents over the past week, to $3.36 a gallon. That is up nearly 12 cents from the price a month ago.
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - State transportation officials are expanding the highway safety patrol program helping stranded drivers. The Patrol is currently operating in Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Hooksett and Concord after a Thursday expansion took the program to the F.E. Everett Turnpike. Officials tell the Eagle Tribune the service averages about 100 roadside stops a month.
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - Police in Laconia are looking into a break-in at a Boys and Girls Club. Police say whomever broke into the club left a sink running and food strewn about. The burglary was reported this morning.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Drivers are being told to stay cautious with some slick roads out of a fast-moving storm in Vermont today. A winter weather advisory covers most of the region, with snow this afternoon expected to mix with sleet and rain. Some schools closed for the day.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A driver has been killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus this morning on a Burlington highway, with authorities suggesting the weather played a role. Police tell the Burlington Free Press nobody on the bus was hurt.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - State transportation officials will meet with Brattleboro residents next weekend to update the I-91 bridge replacement project that began this fall. The Brattleboro Reformer reports workers have made the southbound span two-ways as demolition work begins on the northbound span.
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Final numbers aren't in yet but state wildlife officials say this year's deer hunt saw higher numbers. A game warden tells the Caledonian Record the season also was a routine one, with no hunting accidents and only a small number of hunters cited for violations.
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