Budget, drug issues force police layoffs in rural Maine

The budget situation this year is the worst local officials have seen

By Nick Sambides Jr.
Bangor Daily News

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Plans to lay off two police officers from a nine-member force in response to the looming devaluation of the closed Katahdin Avenue paper mill will threaten public safety, increase a growing town problem with illegal narcotics and thwart investigative efforts to stop those drugs.

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