LePage Cites High Energy Cost as Reason for Job Decline

ORONO - With multiple mill closures across the top half of the state in the last several months, many Mainers have been left jobless. Governor LePage was in Penobscot County today, and discussed what he sees as the reason for Maine's struggling economy.

Deadly plane crash

An Oakland man was killed yesterday when a small plane crashed in Quebec.

According to a Canadian news paper, 68 year old William McKay died when the seaplane he was piloting crashed near Lake St. Pierre which is about 50 miles from the city of Baie-Comeau.

Officials say McKay's daughter and son-in-law survived the crash and were picked up after walking from the woods toward the sound of traffic.

McKay's body was found when rescuers reached the site several hours later.

According to various reports, mckay was based out of the Waterville airport.

Still no word on what caused the plane to go down.

Pharmacy robberies

 

 

 Police believe they've found the man responsible for a pair of pharmacy robberies in Augusta.

21 year old Dominic Pomerleau was arrested today on a probation hold, but is expected to be charged with robbery as the investigation continues.

The first happened at the Rite-Aid on North Belfast avenue around 5:40 Tuesday.

Police say a man gave a worker a threatening note demanding drugs, but he took off without taking anything.

A short while later a man matching the same description held up the Rite Aid on Hospital Street.

This time he was given some medications and he fled the scene.

No weapon was shown and no one was hurt.

 

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Garelick layoffs

 

Tough news for milk producers in Hermon and in Caribou.

Garelick farms confirms it's closing distribution facilities in both of those communities and laying off some workers.

Parent company, Dean Foods, released a statement saying the competitive nature of the marketplace prompted the decision to discontinue distribution from those locations.

Those duties will now be contracted through a third party distributor.

That new distributor plans to interview the laid off employees with hopes of hiring many of them.

The less than 30 employees will receive a severance package from Garelick even if they are hired by the new company.

The transition is expected to be complete by next month.

 

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