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Daily News Headline 12/14/17

posted Dec 14, 2017, 5:52 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news yesterday, the Maine Turnpike celebrated its 70th birthday. The 47 mile stretch of road between Kittery and Portland opened in 1947. It was the first asphalt turnpike in the nation and also the first to post a 60 mile per hour speed limit. This cut the travel time from Kittery to Portland from almost a half a day on route one to 47 minutes.

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