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New Bill Would Expand Pre-K Statewide

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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Jefferson Man Killed in Union Car Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

A car accident claimed the life of a Jefferson man, Tuesday afternoon.

It happened along Route 17, around 2 pm.

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies say 37-year-old Chris LeFrance was killed.

They believe he lost control of his Toyota Rav4 and veered off the road.

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LifeFlight Responds to Car Accident in Fairfield

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

One man was taken to the hospital after a car accident in Fairfield Tuesday night.

State Police say it happened along the interstate around 8 pm.

Witnesses told police the driver was swerving all over the road and lost control near exit 133.

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Penobscot Job Corps Remembers Fallen Soldiers, Former Students

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor has renamed one of its dorms, “Veterans Hall.”

The center held a ceremony Tuesday, not only to honor students and staff who have served our country, but to remember two fallen soldiers who were former students.

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Maine Could Be Headed For Priciest Election In History

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Clean elections advocates are saying we’re set up for the most expensive elections in maine history.

Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the controversial “Citizens United” decision, that allowed corporations and unions to make unlimited expenditures in political races, which critics say gives special interest groups a far greater influence in our elections.

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Accident in Howland Sends Girl to Hospital, Closes Interstate

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

A fifteen-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after an accident on I-95 in Howland Tuesday morning.

Officials had to shut down the southbound side of the interstate for about 20 minutes.

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Waterfront Concerts Announces 2014 Country Megaticket

Updated 9 months ago

Sure it’s cold, but it won’t be long until the Waterfront Concert series is heating up along the Penobscot River in Bangor.

The 2014 Country Megaticket has been announced.

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Crowded Slopes at Hermon Mountain on MLK Day

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Between the snow Sunday and the relatively comfortable temperatures Monday, the weather is finally cooperating for area ski resorts.

Add in the Martin Luther King holiday, and the slopes were downright busy.

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Three People Escape House Fire in Hampden

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

Firefighters say it appears a wood stove sparked a house fire in Hampden Monday.

Part of Main Road South was closed about 2 p.m. while crews from five departments responded to the call.

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Breakfast In Orono Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 months ago

After a one year hiatus, the annual Martin Luther King Junior Breakfast was held at the University of Maine.

It was put on by a different organization this year, but the focus remains the same.

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Waterville Celebrates Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

The life of Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated all across the state Monday. That includes Waterville.

For the 24th year, the Waterville Rotary Club celebrated the life of dr. martin luther king jr at their annual breakfast.

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