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AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine Gov. John Baldacci has signed an order creating a task force to help develop a plan for the state’s possible purchase of a railroad line that’s crucial to many Aroostook County industries.

Baldacci’s order was signed Wednesday, two days after the Legislature sent to voters a bond package that includes $7 million for purchase and maintenance of about 240 miles of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway track, which is being abandoned.

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