Headlines for 3/17/17

Woman Sentenced for Scamming Elderly
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A woman accused of scamming a dozen people out of tens of thousands of dollars is heading to prison. 54-year-old Tanya Boutelle was sentenced Thursday in Androscoggin County Superior Court to 12 years behind bars with seven years suspended. She will also spend five years on probation and have to pay about $144,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say Boutelle created elaborate stories of personal tragedy to get people to hand over their money.
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Lisbon Officials Consider School Funding Bump
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Lisbon's school budget could get a slight boost. The School Committee this week heard a proposal for a $15.6 million budget for the 2017-18 school year. That amount represents a more than $350,000 increase, or about 2.3 percent. Officials say it's a high-end budget and that any changes would only be decreases.
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Corporate Ownership Not All Bad for Local Company
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Matty B welcomed Heather Printup with Poland Spring to the Breakfast Club yesterday. Among many topics, Heather talked about what it's like being owned by the Nestle corporation. Listen. To hear more about Poland Spring, including that free museum, go to mainesbigz.com.
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Norway OKs Liquor Licenses for Country Club
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Alcohol will be flowing a little more freely at Norway Country Club this summer. The Board of Selectment voted Thursday to approve liquor and auxiliary licenses for the country club's restaurant, The Bunker, according to the Sun Journal. The country club will be leasing out the restaurant's operations rather than running it in-house this year.
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Suspect in Multiple Police Chases Arrested
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A Livermore Falls man is in custody in connection with two police chases he allegedly led. Police say 33-year-old Michael Gatcomb was the driver in a December chase that ran from New Hampshire and ended just north of the York tolls. Investigators say Gatcomb also led a chase through Fayette and several nearby towns in January. He was arrested Thursday morning. So far, police have not yet released any other information about the arrest.
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Windham Mill Fire Ruled Accidental
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Investigators say the fire that damaged an old mill in Windham was accidental. Firefighters responded to the Mallison Falls Rd. structure just after midnight Thursday morning. The State Fire Marshal's Office says a recently evicted tenant was moving belongings out at the time. The tenant was using candles to light the way since electricity to the building had been cut off. No injuries were reported. The building sustained significant damage.
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No Deal in Town Manager Theft Case
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The case of a former town manager charged with theft and official oppression takes another step toward a trial. Attorneys for York County and former Ogunquit town manager Tom Fortier failed to reach a settlement agreement Thursday. Fortier has been on paid administrative leave since August. He is accused of using teenagers to collect parking fees on July 4, then keeping the money for himself rather than turn it over to the town.
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Portland Company Could Lose Millions Over Missing Comma
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A missing comma could cost a Portland company millions of dollars. Truck drivers for Oakhurst Dairy in Portland have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company for over four years' worth of overtime pay, according to The New York Times. At issue is a missing Oxford--or serial--comma, which is used after the next-to-last item in a list. State law says overtime rules do not apply to several jobs in the food processing industry. The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals say the missing marker technically allows distribution employees in the industry, like truck drivers, to collect overtime pay.
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