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Food TV Chef Brings Flavor to Rockland

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

“I walked through the door and I took one look at that and went… Done.”

Chef Michele Ragussis is bringing Rockland’s best dockside restaurant spot her personal flavor.

“Everyone says farm to table, we’re sea to table.”

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Maine GOP Leaders and Candidates Show Unity at Rally

Updated 8 months ago

It was all about unity at the first GOP rally since the primaries.

“The Democrats have failed for two years,” said Governor LePage.

Creating jobs is their biggest theme.

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Former Chelsea Selectwoman Ordered to 7 Years in Federal Prison

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

A former Chelsea selectwoman convicted of extortion and tax fraud will spend more than seven years in prison.

Carole Swan was also ordered to pay $125,000 in fines and more than $100,000 in restitution. Swan was ordered to pay $25,000 to Frank Monroe of Chelsea, the man whom she extorted thousands from.  It was Monroe who finally went to Police and told them of Swan’s manipulation of power.

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Old Town Man Charged with Bank Robberies

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

 

An Old Town man has been charged with two bank robberies.

26-year-old Troy Gay was arrested Thursday in connection with bank robberies in Corinth and Orono.

In March, police were called to Camden National Bank in Corinth. A masked man demanded money, then fled.

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State Terminates Contract To Alexander Group

Updated 8 months ago

The Department of Health and Human Services announced today they have terminated their contract with the Alexander Group. The Rhode Island based consulting firm was hired to analyze Maine’s current welfare system and the potential impacts of expanding the MaineCare program under the Affordable Care Act. According to findings from the Alexander Group’s report, MaineCare expansion would cost Maine more than $800 million over the next decade.

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Woman Injured After Driving Car Into Pole in Glenburn

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A woman was taken to the hospital after an accident in Glenburn Friday morning.

Officials say they responded to Hudson Road before 8 AM.

They say a woman drove her car into a pole.

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Bereaved Parents Speak about Loss and Encourage Support

Updated 8 months ago

Nearly two decades ago, a support group was formed in the Katahdin Region to provide a safe place for families dealing with tragedy.

Several mothers shared their experience in an effort to help others in grief.

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Brewer Woman Becomes Homeowner Through USDA Program

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

“I didn’t have to put any money down, so it actually costs me less than it would have to rent an apartment,” explains Jennifer Kigas. “It’s not something that I thought I’d have the option to do.”

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Skowhegan Man Charged in Fatal Crash

Updated 8 months ago

A Skowhegan man is charged with manslaughter and operating under the influence in connection with a crash that took the life of a dairy farmer from Starks.

Prosecutors say 38 year old Mark Bussell was arrested this week.

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Gouldsboro Residents Vote to Send Historic Bell to Canada

Updated 8 months ago

Gouldsboro’s iconic bell, a gift from a Canadian ship captain, will be heading up north.

A vote to send the historic bell to Canada passed at the town meeting last night.

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Brad Paisley’s Military & First Responder Appreciation Night

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Brad Paisley and Waterfront Concerts are honoring Maine military and first responders at his concert this weekend.

Veterans, active duty, retired, reserve military personnel and their dependents 17 and under, as well as police, fire, EMS and dispatch employees will get a free ticket to the concert.

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Maine Halts Aid For Immigrants In US Illegally

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s attorney general says a move by the state Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate its support of general assistance welfare benefits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally is unconstitutional.

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Future of Proposed Clifton Wind Farm Up to Town Voters

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

A town vote in Clifton yesterday could clear the way for a proposed wind farm to move forward.

But not all residents are pleased about the development.

The developer says the wind farm will not only supply electricity to thousands of homes, but will bring in greater tax income.

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Emily Cain Hits Ground Running After Primary

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

With the second district congressional primary in the books, Democrat Emily Cain said she woke up this morning ready to hit the ground running.

We caught up with her today at her campaign headquarters in Orono.

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Republican Nominee Poliquin Wasting No Time Getting Out On The Trail

Updated 8 months ago

The field is now set in the race for the Second District Congressional seat vacated by Mike Michaud. Republican nominee Bruce Poliquin wasted no time getting out on the campaign trail.

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Poliquin to Represent GOP in November

Updated 8 months ago

Former state treasurer Bruce Poliquin will represent the GOP on the ballot in November. He’s projected to beat his opponent, former Maine Senate President Kevin Raye, by about 10% of the vote.

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Cain Defeats Jackson for 2nd District Democratic Nom

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

State Senator Emily Cain has defeated colleague Troy Jackson to become the democratic nominee for Maine’s open second Congressional district seat.

Cain beat Jackson with 72% of the vote.

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Results: Ballot Items

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor School Budget:

City is asking for $43-million, up about 2% from last year

Yes:  2,051

No:  1,081

Augusta Lithgow Library Renovation

City wants voters to approve a $15.6 million bond, $8-million for library renovations, $7.6 million for refinancing city’s pension debt

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Results: State House & Senate Primaries

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

State Senate District 4 GOP Primary

36 of 37 precincts – 97 percent

Paul Davis 1,756 – 58 percent

Douglas Thomas (i) 1,287 – 42 percent

State Senate District 5 Dem Primary

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Cain (D), Poliquin (R) Projected to Win 2nd District Nominations

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

State Sen. Emily Cain has defeated colleague Troy Jackson to become the Democratic nominee for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat.

Cain, a University of Maine employee, will take on the winner of the hotly contested Republican primary in November.  She was winning 72% to 28 % Tuesday evening with 329 out of 422 precincts reporting in unofficial returns.

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