August 11, 2013

State/Local Dispatches

SOUTH BERWICK

Head-on collision leaves one with minor injuries

One person suffered minor injuries in a head-on collision Saturday morning, police said.

The two-vehicle collision occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Route 236 near Academy Street, police said.

Two ambulances responded and crews used “jaws of life” equipment to pry out the trapped motorist, they said.

A dispatcher said Saturday night that one person was taken to the hospital, treated and released and did not appear to have serious injuries.

No further details were available Saturday night, the dispatcher said.

OWLS HEAD

Transportation museum will auction rare vehicles

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is gearing up for its annual auction of rare cars and trucks.

A preview week Monday through Friday will provide an early glimpse of unique and rare cars that will be up for bid when the 36th annual New England Auto Auction kicks off on Saturday.
All told, nearly 200 vehicles will be up for auction.

The cars in the 2013 sale include a 1960 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe, a 1930 Ford A Roadster Pickup, a 1955 Ford Crown Victoria, a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet, and a 1973 Triumph Hurricane motorcycle.

AUGUSTA

LePage uses radio address to talk of microbusinesses

Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to talk about the need to give microbusinesses a boost.

LePage said Saturday that Maine has about 130,000 microbusinesses that employ 170,000 people. Most employ just one or two people but they have “a big impact on families and our economy.”

The governor said his administration is working to help on issues like access to capital and the availability of broadband Internet. He said he’s also working with the Finance Authority of Maine to improve access to startup funding.

He said the state also has a Business Answers Hotline within the Department of Economic and Community Development, and Small Business Development Centers.

– From staff and news services

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