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News Minute: Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

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MAINE:

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) - Officials in two Maine towns say they're going to have to delay plans to rebuild the dam at the outlet of Maranacook Lake. A consultant had told officials in Winthrop and Readfield the estimated cost to rebuild dam this summer, allowing the lake's managers to control its water level better, at $237,000.

ARUNDEL, Maine (AP) - A Maine sheriff's department says a 37-year-old man is dead following an armed confrontation with York County deputies in Arundel. The sheriff's office and the Maine Attorney General's office are investigating the incident, which was reported Monday at about 2:15 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A program designed to help military veterans learn farming skills is coming to Maine this summer. The National Center for Appropriate Technology and United Farmer Veterans of Maine are bringing the "Armed to Farm" training program to the state. The groups are currently accepting applications from veterans who want to attend a week-long training session in Bangor, Maine, in August.

PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) - A 63-year-old Vermont man who got lost while hiking in the wilds of northern New Hampshire is safe after he was found on a woods road in the state of Maine. New Hampshire conservation officers report Robert Tremblay, of Swanton, Vermont, went into the woods in Pittsburg Saturday afternoon with his son to retrieve a game camera that had been left near Rump Mountain.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

WESTMORE, Vt. (AP) - The popularity of a nude beach in Vermont is helping to drive state plans to develop the area to add parking spaces, boardwalks and flush toilets. Regulars who visit the southwest cove on Lake Willoughby in Westmore fear the changes planned by the state will destroy the pristine nature of the beach and the area. After an outcry, the state is scaling back its plans. But forest officials say the pressure is on to keep the area safe.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner says he has heard almost nothing from the White House in the two weeks since he agreed to join President Donald Trump's election integrity commission. Gardner says he got a call May 10 letting him know that the commission's creation was going public but he doesn't know when it will start meeting, how much time it will take or what his role includes.

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Daniel Webster College in Nashua has officially shut down, with many of its students and staff transitioning to Southern New Hampshire University. The college, once known for its flight program, was sold in 2009 to ITT Educational Services, a for-profit company that announced last year it was shutting down nationwide.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire lawmakers face a key deadline this week as they move toward wrapping up the legislative session. Thursday is the last day for the House and Senate to act on bills that originated in the opposite chamber.

VERMONT:

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction is holding an open house next month to hear from veterans, family members and other beneficiaries of its services. The VA Medical Center says it also welcomes feedback from veterans service organizations, non-governmental groups, community partners and the public at the June 30 meeting from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont town officials are reviewing the use of two highway garages that will be empty after the public works department moves to a new facility. The Bennington Select Board has given town staff approval to review proposals for use of the Depot Street and Orchard Road garages. Select Board Chairman Tom Jacobs tells the Bennington Banner there is no hurry, but he wants to make sure the town gets a return on its investment.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Northern New England wildlife officials are trying to encourage people and bears to keep their distance from each other a year after a spring and summer marked by a high number of nuisance bear complaints. Conflicts between bears and humans are common Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in May, June and July. Last year's total of 719 complaints of nuisance bears was the second highest number since 2007. The state is encouraging people to take precautions.

ALBANY, N.H. (AP) - It's been a busy holiday weekend for hikers in New Hampshire, and the Fish and Game conservation officers coming to their aid. On Saturday, authorities helped a 59-year-old Massachusetts man who slipped on a rock and injured his leg after summiting Mount Jackson in Bean's Grant, carrying him for nearly six hours over slick and muddy trails to an ambulance.

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