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Man Who Lived As Hermit Adjusting To Society

Updated 12 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says Christopher Knight could complete his time in a special court program this fall. Police say Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, stole food and other things from homes while he lived in the woods for 27 years.

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Dedication of Bangor State Police Barracks

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 12 hours ago

Lots of folks gathered in Bangor Wednesday afternoon for the dedication of a new State Police Barracks.

For 63 years, State Police Officers in Troop E worked out of a building in Orono, but now have transitioned to the bigger place on Maine Avenue.

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Emergency Crews Investigate Bike, Truck Accident in Winterport

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 hours ago

Emergency crews are investigating an accident along the Wigg Rd. section Rt. 69, near Elm St. in Winterport.

According to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Dept., a male juvenile from Winterport was riding a bike along Rt. 69 when he swerved out in front of a pickup truck heading into town.

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Jazz Show at Hampden Academy Tonight

Erica Stapleton

Updated 12 hours ago

If you are in the mood for some soulful jazz, you might want to check out the Hampden Academy Jazz Combo’s performance tonight.

Interested students rehearsed with the group earlier today in a jazz clinic with musicians Brad Terry and Peter Herman.

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Brewer Boy’s Bicycle Ride Pays Off For Bangor Humane Society

Catherine Pegram

Updated 12 hours ago

A Brewer boy’s bicycle ride really paid off Wednesday for some animals in need.

This is the third year 12-year-old Matt Gross has organized “The Ride for the Wet Nose”.

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Maine Food Stamps Recipients May Be Required To Work Or Volunteer

Rob Poindexter

Updated 12 hours ago

Advocates for the poor are urging Governor LePage’s administration to scrap a plan that would require people to have a job to receive food stamps.

LePage’s administration announced last month that it will no longer seek a federal waiver that has allowed jobless people to continue receiving benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Two Finalists Named for Bar Harbor Town Manager Job

Catherine Pegram

Updated 15 hours ago

The job of Bar Harbor town manager is expected to go to one of two candidates now.

Town councilors narrowed the selection out of 50 applicants.

One of the finalists is Cornell Knight, from Winthrop.

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Maine House Speaker Unveils Plan To Help Struggling Seniors Stay In Their Homes

Rob Poindexter

Updated 12 hours ago

Helping Maine’s older residents. That’s the goal of some new proposals announced Wednesday by Maine’s Speaker of the House Mark Eves of Berwick. His plan aims to help struggling seniors stay in their homes and make ends meet.

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The Ark Animal Shelter Down East Celebrates 30 Years

Catherine Pegram

Updated 12 hours ago

An animal shelter Down East is celebrating its 30th birthday – and planning a party for everyone.

The Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield covers Hancock and Washington Counties.

Organizers say besides finding forever homes for the animals there, they also run one of the state’s most successful spay and neuter programs.

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Restoring Acadia’s Historic Hiking Trails: Part 2

John Krinjak

Updated 8 hours ago

“This is my 25th year of doing this. I started in 1990,” said Acadia volunteer Betsy Roberts.

Roberts volunteers at Acadia several times a week, from spring to fall. She’s one of some three thousand people who are part of the Friends of Acadia Program.

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Bradley Fire Department to Get Nearly $56K in Federal Grant Money

Catherine Pegram

Updated 16 hours ago

The Bradley Fire Department is getting nearly $56,000 in federal grant money.

Maine’s congressional delegation announced the award Wednesday.

The money comes from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

It’ll be used to buy self-contained breathing apparatuses for the department.

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Robbery Suspect Identified- Deputies Seek Help From Public

Updated 16 hours ago

Authorities say they know who’s responsible for the robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Manchester earlier this month.

Kennebec County Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon says an arrest warrant has been issued for 32 year old Thomas Bourque.

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Bail at $100K for Bangor Man Accused of Attacking Pregnant Woman

Catherine Pegram

Updated 12 hours ago

A man from Bangor accused of attacking a pregnant woman and leaving her with serious head injuries remains in jail on $100,000 bail.

Prosecutors are also asking for a competency exam for 34-year-old Joshua Cole.

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Water Carnival in Hampden Sunday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 21 hours ago

A day of family swimming fun in Hampden.

Sunday is the first Lura Hoit Pool Water Carnival.

A treasure hunt and swim races start up at 2:30pm followed by a family swim from 4pm to 5pm.

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Gilday to Serve 50 Years for Belfast Woman’s Murder

Updated 12 hours ago

A man who murdered a Belfast woman and seriously injured her son was sentenced Wednesday morning to 50 years in prison.

44-year-old Todd Gilday shot and killed 55-year-old Lynn Arsenault and seriously injured her 22-year-old son Matthew Day last August at Day’s Belfast home.

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Two Vehicle Accident in Rockland Sends Three to Hospital

Updated 23 hours ago

A two vehicle crash in Rockland Tuesday night sent three people to the hospital.

Rockland police say the van, driven by 46 year-old Barbara Seiders of Thomaston, was making a left hand turn.

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Rangeley Man Charged With Stealing $6,000 Bike

Updated 23 hours ago

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Rangeley police say they have charged a local man with stealing a $6,000 mountain bike and trying to sell it on Craigslist.

Chief Dennis Leahy says 18-year-old Randall Thompson is charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking.

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NYC Man Pleads Guilty To Maine Counterfeit Scheme

Updated 23 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York City man authorities say used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills in Maine has pleaded guilty to related charges.

Andrew Cupidore pleaded guilty this week in federal court to passing counterfeit U.S. currency.

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Death Of 3-year-old Lovell Girl Investigated

Updated 24 hours ago

LOVELL, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old Lovell girl.

A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says an autopsy on the girl’s body was performed Tuesday and more tests are scheduled for Wednesday.

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Maine House Speaker’s Bills Address Aging Issues

Updated 24 hours ago

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic House speaker is outlining a series of policy proposals aimed at helping the state’s rapidly aging population.

House Speaker Mark Eves will unveil the proposals on Wednesday at the Creekside Village adult housing apartments in Brunswick.

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