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More than $6 Million to Maine for Rural Water Systems

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 hours ago

More than $6 million in federal funding will help improve rural water systems in Maine.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King say the money will help improve water and waste water infrastructure.

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Locals Quick Action Saves Life in Belfast

Tania Morales

Updated 2 hours ago

“I’m lucky I was here,” says Bryden Burleson.

There, was Belfast Harbor Thursday when 92 year-old Eva Lenfest accidentally drove her car into to the water.

“I was coming off the water and saw the car go rolling bye quite quick and just hit the water and I knew nobody was really around to get there as fast,” says Burleson.

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Update: Police K9 Unit Searching Carmel Woods for Men Involved in Burglary

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 25 mins ago

State Police are engaged in an active search in Carmel.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputies tell our crew on the scene they are looking for two men dressed in dark clothing.

They’re believed to have played a role in a burglary, earlier in the day.

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Augusta Police Investigating Theft of Manhole Covers

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 hours ago

Augusta Police say they’ve arrested a a man and woman accused of stealing manhole covers.

Jordan Achorn of Jefferson and Dustin Matthews of Gardiner are facing felony theft charges.

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Cutler To Michaud: You can’t beat LePage.

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 hours ago

With less than two weeks before election day, Independent candidate for governor, Eliot Cutler, has declared he’s the only candidate with a shot at beating incumbent Republican Paul LePage. He even issued a challenge to Democrat Mike Michaud to give his supporters the green light to support Cutler if they feel the same way.

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Home Heating Fuel Regulations

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 hours ago

There are rules for fuel dealers and consumers this Winter– and the Attorney General is reminding everyone about them.

Fuel regulations take effect in Maine from October 15th-April 30th, they pertain to sellers of home heating oil, propane, natural gas, electricity and firewood.

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“Rockland Has Style” Coming to Mid-Coast

John Krinjak

Updated 4 hours ago

High fashion is coming to the mid coast next week.

Rockland Has Style is a fashion show featuring clothing, accessories, hair and more.

Models will feature men’s, women’s and children’s fashions.

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ME Attorneys Recognized for Giving Free Time

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 hours ago

Many in Central Maine find themselves at court, in need of advice, but without money to pay– Friday the lawyers who step up to help them were thanked.

A Searsport attorney says legal problems can happen to anyone.

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Halloween Bash at Bangor Y This Weekend

John Krinjak

Updated 4 hours ago

The Bangor Y will be home to some ghoulish fun this weekend.

The Halloween Bash is this Sunday.

It’s fun for all ages.

There will be arts and crafts, games, face painting and more.

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Protecting Your Business from Data Security Breaches

John Krinjak

Updated 5 hours ago

Business owners were all ears at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce as local experts spoke about data security breaches.

“It is a risk in terms of damage to customers, damage to the business’s reputation, its finances,” said attorney Berney Kubetz, a partner at Eaton-Peabody.

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Holden Police Looking for Driver Responsible for Hit and Run

Updated 9 hours ago

Holden police are looking for a hit-and-run driver.

Police say 35-year-old James Furrough of Holden was riding a bicycle to work on Main Road near the Brewer line around 5:20 Thursday morning.

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State Launches New Ebola Information Website

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 hours ago

The state is launching a new website in response to concerns about Ebola.

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the site includes fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions about the virus.

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Firefighter: Only 1 Working Detector in Hermon Home

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 hours ago

A fire Friday morning in Hermon caused minimal damaged to a home in Hermon.

Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of a home on Swan Road.

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Fire Spreads from Vehicle to Home in Dedham

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 hours ago

Fire spread from a vehicle to a home in Dedham early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to a vehicle around 4:00 am, they say it quickly spread to the nearby residence.

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Nova Star Sees Surge In Motor Coach Bookings

Updated 12 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that runs the Nova Star ferry between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia says it has already received advance bookings for 43 motor coaches in 2015.

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Elver Fishing Quota May Be Slightly Reduced

Updated 12 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

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Lobsterman Jailed, Fined Over Illegal Lobsters

Updated 12 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman who kept undersized and V-notched lobsters has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined $50,000. The Department of Marine Resources is also suspending his license for three years.

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Agency Approves Poland Springs Water Deal

Updated 12 hours ago

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission says Fryeburg Water Co. can enter into a long-term contract to sell water to Nestle Waters, bottler of Poland Springs.

The commission ruled Thursday that the contract between the privately-owned utility and Nestle could benefit the utility’s ratepayers. Nestle would pay higher rates than household customers.

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Senate Candidates Discuss Common Core Education Standards

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 hours ago

During our sit down interviews with the candidates for senate, Republican Incumbent Susan Collins and her Democratic Challenger Shenna Bellows, they shared their thoughts on Maine’s education system.

We asked, “Maine’s education system is undergoing a big transition, converting to Common Core standards. Is this the best way to improve the educational experience for Maine students?”

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Democrat Cain Skipping 2nd District Debate

Updated 12 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine television station has canceled a debate in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat after Democrat Emily Cain said she wouldn’t attend.

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