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Orono Residents Weigh-In on Student Housing Moratorium

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 hours ago

Orono’s Town Council Chambers were filled for a public hearing Monday on a possible moratorium that could limit off campus student housing.

Some homeowners say residential neighborhoods are becoming overrun with student rental units.

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Crews Fight Flames at Hartland Tannery

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 hours ago

Crews from several communities fought flames at the tannery in Hartland Monday afternoon.

Responders say smoke was billowing from the eves of the building when they got there.

Tasman Leather Group workers had to evacuate.

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Council Meeting Addresses Robocalls from Hampden Mayor’s PAC

John Krinjak

Updated 5 hours ago

Monday night a meeting of the Hampden Town Council addressed a possible ethics violation by that town’s mayor regarding robocalls that targeted members of the council.

“This is a friendly reminder that your Hampden property taxes are due by 7 PM tomorrow. Hampden property taxes have increased over 10 percent in the last two years, and you can thank your current Hampden town councilor Ivan McPike for voting to raise your taxes,” said one of the calls, in part.

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Food Insecurity Brought People Together in Portland Over the Weekend

Updated 6 hours ago

The southern Maine chapter of “The National Council of Jewish Women” kicked off a year-long campaign to battle hunger.

They discussed programs available for Mainers in need of food and what state leaders are doing about it.

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Saturday is Make a Difference Day

Updated 6 hours ago

McDonald’s of Maine and Ronald McDonald House Charities are looking for volunteers to help them out and to donate their time to help non-profits around the state.

Events are planned for Portland, Rome, Belfast and Bangor-Brewer.

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Nine Agencies Respond to Hartland Fire

Updated 8 hours ago

Dispatchers in Somerset County tell us that at least nine agencies are assisting at the scene of a blaze at the Tasman Leather Group on Main Street in Hartland.

Few details are available at this time, but we have been told that no injuries have been reported.

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Gas Prices Drop 7 Cents In Maine

Updated 9 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have fallen 7 cents a gallon in Maine in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.21 a gallon, down 25.5 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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“Pumpkins in the Park” to Benefit UCP of Maine Programs

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 hours ago

12 years of “Pumpkins in the Park.”

The Community Halloween Party is happening again this weekend in Bangor.

It benefits UCP of Maine.

TV5 stopped by their offices Monday.

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Friday Night Fright: Belfast Holding Ghost Walk

Erica Stapleton

Updated 9 hours ago

Some people say Belfast has a haunted past.

You can find out for yourself during a Ghost Walk this Friday night.

There will be a guided historical tour through some of Belfast’s most haunted sites.

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Dump Truck Roll-Over Plugs Traffic on I-95 in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 9 hours ago

A dump truck roll-over between Broadway and Stillwater Avenue on I-95 in Bangor plugged up traffic Monday afternoon.

Traffic was backed up all the way to Hammond St.

State Police say the truck was going north just before 3 p.m. when it blew a tire, crossed over the passing lane and took out the guard rail.

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Emergency Repairs to Cause Bangor Outage Overnight

John Krinjak

Updated 9 hours ago

Some people in Bangor will lose power after midnight.

Emera will be making emergency repairs on Hogan Road between 12:30 and 2:00 AM

Affected customers will include the Bangor Mall and surrounding businesses.

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Rockport Helps Launch Organization to Expand Broadband Access

John Krinjak

Updated 9 hours ago

Rockport took part in a nationwide kick-off today of an organization dedicated to bringing broadband internet to all communities.

Rockport Town Manager Rick Bates and selectman Geoffrey Parker were in California for the launch of Next Century Cities.

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Police: Wayne Man Threw Infant Son Down Flight Of Stairs

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 hours ago

A man from Wayne is in jail tonight, accused of throwing his 3-month old son down a flight of stairs.

Police say, 39-year-old William Lord Junior was drunk when he threw the boy down the stairs while he was in a child safety seat.

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“Old 470″ Locomotive Being Prepared For Move To Ellsworth

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 hours ago

60 years after it made its last run, a group of railroad enthusiasts are hoping to get an old steam locomotive that’s been sitting dormant in Waterville for six decades up and running again.

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Snocross Event Scheduled For Bangor In January

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 hours ago

Normally, the racing done at Bass Park in Bangor involves horses.

There will be a lot of horse power there in January as the Queen City hosts the Paul Bunyan International Snocross.

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Police: Large Amount of Drugs Seized During Traffic Stop

Updated 9 hours ago

An Eddington man is in jail after police say they found almost $15,000 worth of drugs in his car.

State police say they stopped 50-year-old Michael Harris in Glenburn earlier this month for a defective headlight.

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Volunteer Baby Cuddlers

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 hours ago

Eastern Maine Medical Center has the only neonatal intensive care unit north of Augusta.

For some parents, that means traveling great distances to be with their babies at the Bangor hospital.

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Farm Animals Killed in Early Morning Barn Fire

Updated 15 hours ago

An early morning barn fire in Brooklin was likely caused by a heat lamp being used to warm piglets.

Brooklin’s fire chief says crews responded to the Poland Family Farm on the River Road just before 4:30.

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Update: Head On Collision Monday Morning In Bangor

Updated 13 hours ago

A head-on collision in Bangor sent a woman to the hospital.

Around 8:30 this morning an SUV and a pickup truck collided on outer Union, not far from the Hermon town line.

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Old Town Woman Dies from Injuries After February Crash

Catherine Pegram

Updated 15 hours ago

A woman from Old Town involved a crash on the highway in Hermon earlier this year has died.

An obituary for 31-year-old Myndie Davis says she died last week of complications from her injuries in February.

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