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Could St. Martins scenic covered bridge soon be obsolete? – New Brunswick

Thursday, June 29th, 2017:

While the province works to shore up one of the village’s iconic covered bridges St. Martins faces a difficult discussion about the future of the historic timber structure.  The opening of the Fundy Parkway through to southeast New Brunswick is expected to generate traffic levels that will make the 82-year-old, single-lane Vaughan Creek Bridge obsolete. Village Mayor Bette Ann Chatterton wants to make sure any plans to create a two-way crossing at the site do not include removal of the bridge. “We need the village to grow but we need to keep the heritage,” Chatterton said. “We’re just trying to ensure that when […] Read More →

Clock ticking toward a Friday shutdown as new offer narrows budget differences

Thursday, June 29th, 2017:

AUGUSTA — With the hours dwindling before a potential state government shutdown at midnight Friday, legislative leaders are mulling the latest offer to end the stalemate over Maine’s next two-year budget. The proposal assembled by the Republican majority in the Senate includes a funding increase for public schools of $146.7 million, which is $35 million more than Republicans previously had offered. The new offer also bumps Maine’s sales tax on hotel and motel lodging from 9 percent to 10 percent to generate additional revenue. That sales tax also would be applied to campground visitors. Although House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, […] Read More →

Motorcycle lover to be buried in his Harley-Davidson sidecar

Thursday, June 29th, 2017:

STEEL CITY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man who loved motorcycles and recently died is taking one last ride. Family members say 89-year-old Steel City resident Arthur Werner Sr. made plans way ahead of his death from cancer Sunday to be buried in the sidecar of his 1990 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. LehighValleyLive.com reports he found a funeral home run by motorcycle enthusiasts who were more than able to comply. Heintzelman Funeral Home has three motorcycle hearses in its fleet. David Heintzelman says the funeral home doesn’t even have to modify the sidecar to make it happen. Werner will be in the […] Read More →

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