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Bangor Conference Focuses on Recent Job Losses

John Krinjak

Updated 7 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Brewer High School Showcases Renovations to Public

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

After more than a year of anticipation, renovations are complete at Brewer High School.

Tonight the public got a chance to see the remodel first hand.

The school held an open house, and everyone from the community was invited.

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Maine Voters Already Casting Ballots

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The Bangor City Clerk’s Office is very busy this time of year.

“We have less than three weeks and it is really crazy here. we’re receiving absentee ballot requests. One right after another. We can’t fill them quick enough,” said Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin.

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Emotional Ceremony Marks Unveiling Of Sinise Foundation “Smart Home” For Travis Mills

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

A war hero who lost all of his limbs in the War on Terror moved into his new “smart home” in Manchester Wednesday. It’s a day that’s been a long time in the making for Travis Mills and his family.

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Man Dies in Franklin County Crash

Updated 1 week ago

A man delivering newspapers died this morning in a crash on Route 142 in Salem Township in Franklin County.

Police say 48-year-old Thomas Poulin of Farmington was near the end of his route when his lost control of his car on a curve, striking a tree.

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Belfast Crash Knocks Out Power to Hundreds

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

 

Hundreds of customers lost power after a car hit a pole in Belfast early this morning.

It happened at the corner of Route 7 and Head of the Tide Road around 5:30.

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Update: Morning Travel Delayed Due to Crash on Route 3 in Trenton

Updated 1 week ago

A car crash in Trenton stopped traffic in both directions for a couple hours today.

Hancock County deputies say 21-year-old Michael Corbin of Bar Harbor was going north on Route 3 just after 7 this morning when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck head on.

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Vigil Held for Hayride Accident Victim

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

There were many heavy hearts in Central Maine Tuesday.

About 100 people came out for a candlelight vigil in memory of Cassidy Charette at Mount Merici Academy in Waterville.

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Recent BHS Adoption Symbolizes Match-A-Thon Event

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

If you’ve been considering adding a furry friend to your family, the Bangor Humane Society is having their annual “Mega-Match-a-Thon” event this weekend.

Sometimes the perfect pet chooses us.

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