Today’s Top Stories

Sarah’s House: A Dream Realized

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 mins ago

An Old Town woman’s dream has finally come true.

Sarah’s House, a cancer hospitality house in Holden, is now officially taking guests. Sarah Robinson, lost her battle with brain cancer at the age of 26 in 2011. During her fight with cancer, Sarah met countless individuals who had to travel hundreds of miles for treatment at area hospitals.

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Warren Inmate Death Under Investigation

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 mins ago

An inmate at the Maine State Prison in Warren has died.

Prison officials say 51-year-old Steven Holloway of Cumberland County died Sunday morning at a Rockport Hospital. The Attorney General’s office, State Police and the Medical Examiner are reviewing the death.

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Fire at Prentiss Camp Sends Responders to Hospital

Updated 8 hours ago

A late night fire at a camp in Prentiss sent nine emergency responders to the hospital Saturday night.

State Police say the fire on Tucker Ridge Road appears to have started in the kitchen but the cause is undetermined at this point.

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Bangor Parkway Gets a Clean Up

Tania Morales

Updated 1 day ago

People in Bangor were up bright and early to give the downtown area a little TLC.

The clean up is one of Downtown Bangor Partnership’s quarterly projects.

Volunteers of all ages were there to support the city.

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Roller Derby League Anti-Bullying Message “Skate, Don’t Hate”

Tania Morales

Updated 1 day ago

A group of women have been on the fast track to stop bullying.

Central Maine Derby, a Bangor area flat-track roller derby league, has made it their mission to “Skate, Don’t Hate.”

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Fairpoint Union Members Across New England on Strike

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

1,700 Fairpoint workers in Maine and 2 other states are on strike.

Union members picketed on State Street and Odlin Road in Bangor Friday.

Fairpoint workers say despite the call to strike, they’re keeping their spirits up.

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MSAD 58 Worker On Paid Leave Over Ebola Concerns; Collins On Obama “Ebola Czar”

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

Maine School Administrative District 58, which includes the towns OF Phillips, Avon, Strong and Kingfield, says one of its employees is on paid leave for the next 21 days because of Ebola concerns.

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Police Pursuit in Springfield Ends With Arrest, Domestic Violence Charges

Updated 2 days ago

Police say a Springfield woman is in jail after a domestic violence incident and a chase last night.

State troopers went to the Mill Hill Road home of 57-year-old Cynthia Gervais after receiving a report Gervais was threatening someone with a rifle.

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Bangor Conference Focuses on Recent Job Losses

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

Local leaders came together in Bangor Friday morning to look at ways to move forward in the wake of job losses throughout Eastern Maine in recent years.

The regional response discussion was hosted by Eastern Maine Development Corporation.

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Update: Teen Injured in Halloween Hayride Crash Released from Hospital

Updated 2 days ago

The 16-year-old from Belgrade injured in the Halloween hayride crash in Mechanic Falls has been released from the hospital.

According to a Facebook page to help his family, Connor Garland’s aunt has posted that he was released from Boston Children’s Hospital on Thursday.

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Statement from Fairpoint Communications Regarding Strike

Updated 3 days ago

Unions representing about 1,700 of FairPoint’s approximately 2,550 employees in northern New England have called for a strike.
FairPoint spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry said FairPoint is disappointed by the unions’ decision to walk out, but the company has comprehensive plans in place to ensure continuity of service to its customers.

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Unions Go on Strike against FairPoint

Updated 3 days ago

Two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont announced they’re going on strike effective early Friday morning.

Workers had already authorized a strike and leaders announced the action Thursday night. Peter McLaughlin from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says the unions have offered “significant concessions” but that the company isn’t interested.

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Employers Seek Opportunities in UMaine Engineering Students

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

Hundreds of sharp-dressed engineers met with potential employers in Orono today.

We’re told it was the largest turnout ever for the annual UMaine Engineering Job Fair.

90 employers were there, ready to hire.

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UMaine Talks Next Years Budget Cut

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

The University of Maine in Orono is in the beginning stages of discussing next years budget changes.

The first of many public forums were held Thursday.

The budget is submitted in December.

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Funding Helps Cities Save Historic Buildings

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

The old Brewer Middle School is in the process of being redeveloped, thanks to a special kind of federal funding.

As John Krinjak tells us, it’s a program towns and cities are now embracing to help save historic buildings.

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Fall Lobster Season Looking Good

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

“Fall, it starts getting a little bit more rough. It’s a little but more fun actually,” says Jana Silk.

As Autumn colors show through an October morning fog, lobsters fill bright yellow traps. The crew of the “Julie B”, Steve Burns and Jana Silk, are seeing lots of big ones on these fall trips.

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C&L Opens Painting Hangar in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

C & L Aerospace opened the doors to a new painting hangar at its facility in Bangor today.

Senator Susan Collins and Congressman Mike Michaud spoke at the opening ceremony.

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Orrington Woman to serve 2.5 Years in Jail for Drunk Driving Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

“A huge hole in my heart will never go away, I will never be able to come up with the right words to convey my remorse, my sorrow, shame and guilt.”

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Governor Candidates Spar In Televised Debate

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the tight race for Maine governor are meeting in their first televised debate.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud launched into each other from the start Wednesday night, and independent Eliot Cutler drew laughs when he asked, “Do you really want four or eight more years of this?”

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Briefs In Appeal Of Cliff Push Trial Next Year

Updated 4 days ago

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of pushing his wife off a Maine cliff says briefs in his appeal of the conviction will not likely be filed until next year.

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