Things You Need to Know Today: Belgrade May OK Dollar General + Plagiarism Issue for Mrs. Trump
Here are the things you need to know today......
OakFest hopes to more than double its attendances this year. According to the KJ, the event kicks off Friday with a huge parade.
Belgrade is considering an application for a Dollar General. According to the KJ, it would be next to the town office.
From the Associated Press:
Maine Attorney General Janet is launching a new public education campaign with a goal of curbing the state's problem with painkiller abuse. It will include TV ads and a website.
A line of thunderstorms moved across northern New England yesterday taking out power, doing some damage and causing a pair of tornado warnings.
Gas prices are still on their way down in northern New England. GasBuddy surveys show the average retail price in New Hampshire is $2.16 per gallon, down 2.6 cents from last week.
Melania Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention contained two passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Mrs. Trump said, "my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect." Mrs. Obama said, "From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect."