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Benefit Helps Orrington Family Displaced by Fire

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

It was a tragic New Year’s Day for the Daunais family, as fire claimed their Orrington home.

“It was fully engulfed in flames–we knew they lost everything,” said neighbor Carmen Spox.

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Messy Weather Causes Accidents Saturday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Snowy roads were a problem for drivers across central Maine Saturday.

State Police say D-O-T crews had difficulty catching up with the storm.

A tropper at the scene of a rollover accident in the Etna area says the man driving did not suffer serious injuries.

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Protest for Charges in Missing Toddler Case

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

About 35 people have attended a demonstration outside the Waterville Police Department to press for law enforcement officials to bring charges in the case of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds.

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East Millinocket Reacts to GNP Temporary Manufacturing Shutdown

Updated 8 months ago

Machines were shutdown at Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket around noon Thursday.

“We stopped the presses last night, and we have ceased production temporarily for up to 16 weeks,” said GNP Spokesperson, Scott Tranchemontagne.

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UPDATE: Fire at Red Barn Motel in Milbridge

Updated 8 months ago

Fire crews from four towns responded to a fire at a Milbridge business today.

The call came in just after 10 this morning.

The initial call indicated that there was fire in one of the rooms of the red barn motel.

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Crews from 8 Towns Battle Hancock County Fire

Updated 8 months ago

A fire in Sullivan has fire crews working at this hour.

It’s on the Quarry Road. We’re told it’s a single family home that is burning.

Dispatchers tell us the call came in just after 10 am.

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Police Locate Convicted Felon Suspected of Shooting

Updated 8 months ago

The search for a man police say was involved in a shooting in Gardiner is over.

According to the Department of Corrections, Paul Coyne has been found.

Authorities say they received information that Coyne was in Massachusetts, and state police there were called for assistance.

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Ex-patient Guilty Of Attack At Maine Hospital

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has ruled that a former patient at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta was prompted by anger and not mental illness when he attacked a worker last year, leaving a pen embedded in her hand.

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GNP in East Millinocket Stops Paper Production for Up to 16 Weeks

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

The cost of doing business is forcing Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket to stop producing paper, affecting the jobs of more than 250 people.

A spokesperson for the company says production might not start again for up to four months.

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Flushing Baby Wipes Causes Major Sewage Issues in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

When it comes to flushing things down the toilet that they shouldn’t, Mainers are guilty.

Water treatment officials say all kinds of things end up in their system.

“We find money, all sorts of items, jewelry, people call asking if we found it, people lose licenses, the list is quite long,” said Bradley Moore, Superintendent of Bangor Wastewater Treatment.

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New Bill Would Expand Pre-K Statewide

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Just under half of the school districts in Maine don’t offer pre-kindergarten programs. Some lawmakers in Augusta are working hard to change that.

Most studies show that quality early childhood education plays a critical role in determining where a person ends up in life.

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GNP in East Millinocket to Shut Down for Up to 16 Weeks

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

The cost of doing business is forcing Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket to temporarily shut down.

A spokesperson for the company says workers could be off the job for up to four months. About 250 people are employed at the mill.

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Bar Harbor Police Chief Fired

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Bar Harbor’s police chief has been fired.

Wednesday, Town Manager Dana Reed terminated Nathan Young.

In a statement, Reed said this decision was made following an “extended internal investigation regarding allegations surrounding” an incident last September.

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Brewer Police Say Late Night Call for Help Was a Hoax

Updated 8 months ago

New information about what happened in Brewer Wednesday night after police were seen with weapons drawn.

Just before 11 pm, Brewer police were called to the Brewer Motor Inn for a report of two people being held against their will.

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West Forks Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Crews from several towns battled a fire as well as freezing temperatures in West Forks Wednesday night.

We’re told it broke out in some sort of building on Route 201 across from the town office. It’s not believed to be a home.

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Mom Of Maine Tot Missing 2 Years Presses Police

Updated 8 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The mother of a missing toddler and supporters are rallying this weekend at the Waterville Police Department to demand answers from law enforcement officials.

Trista Reynolds and her father are participating in the event Saturday in Waterville, where her 22-month-old daughter was reported missing on Dec. 17, 2011. The girl’s father told investigators that he last saw the youngster the night before when he put her to bed.

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Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Awards Dinner

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

A full house was on hand to honor some of the area’s best and brightest business leaders.

900 people came to the Cross Insurance Center for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner.

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Ellsworth Couple Share Experience of Chronic Lyme Disease

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Holly Lounder has had chronic health issues for more than 20 years.

“Fatigue and pain and headaches in my late teens, early 20s,” said Lounder.

By 30, it got much worse.

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Michaud Addresses Lincoln Layoffs

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

“Paper industry in this state is struggling,” said Richard Burleigh, a laid off worker.

Congressman Mike Michaud met with Department of Labor officials at the Career Center in Lincoln to discuss the status of those laid off from Lincoln Paper and Tissue.

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Maine Towns Can’t Handle Further Revenue Sharing Cuts

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Officials from Maine’s cities and towns say their budgets can’t handle a further reduction in municipal revenue sharing.

Maine’s Appropriations Committee is considering a measure on Wednesday that would restore $40 million in municipal aid next year. The funds could be cut if lawmakers fail to find savings in the tax code.

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