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Sarah McLachlan Concert Scheduled For Bangor

Wayne Harvey

Updated 10 months ago

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will stop along the Penobscot River in Bangor as part of her nationwide tour.

The show is Friday July 18th at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, and will be for her new album, Shine On which will be released in May.

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Fire in Old Town Apt Building Late Sunday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

Firefighters from four towns responded to an apartment building fire in Old Town late last night.

Crews were called to the structure on Chapman Street just before ten o’clock.

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Pet CPR Course Educates Local Pet Owners

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The Maine POM Project is a local organization that provides first responders with pet oxygen masks to use in fire situations.

They raise money for that cause by traveling around the state educating pet owners on what they can do in such an emergency.

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Free Dinner Served to Former Lincoln Mill Workers

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Families facing hunger and an uncertain future were treated to a hot meal Friday.

“Every penny is being pinched now so to have something like this, free of charge, it has been nice,” said Jamey House.

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Hancock County Food Drive Kicks-Off

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Many Maine families are deciding between heating their homes and putting food on the table, this time of year.

Food pantries and community resource centers have been stretched to the limit, especially in Hancock County.

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Inmate Death Ruled Homicide

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

An inmate, serving time for molesting a 4-year-old, was stabbed to death Friday, according to State Police.

It happened at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

The state medical examiner says 37-year-old Micah Boland died from multiple stab wounds.

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Chefs Cook Up Special Menu for Maine Restaurant Week

Erica Stapleton

Updated 10 months ago

Local restaurants are prepping special menus this week.

“Restaurant week is usually the first week of March and its for many restaurants sort of a down time, a slower season,” says Santiago Rave, one owner of Thistles in Bangor.  “Give a little push to that dreary weather and slow season.”

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LePage Fires Back At Critics After U.S. DOL Letter Controversy

Updated 10 months ago

Governor LePage sounded off today on a federal report that says his administration interfered with the unemployment appeals process and may have pressured hearing officers to favor employers in those hearings. We caught up with the governor at the Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport.

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Bangor Man Loses Tax Return Due to Perplexing Legislation

Erica Stapleton

Updated 10 months ago

“Repair a car, we need to get that second car back on the road. Repairs to the house, upgrades.”

These are the things Mike Bergerson will no longer be doing with his tax return.  The Social Security Administration Offset this year’s refund nearly two thousand dollars.

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Family of Six Displaced After Late Night Fire

Updated 10 months ago

Firefighters were dispatched to a late night fire on Corinna Center Road in Corinna.

Corinna’s fire chief tells us that the homeowner had a chimney fire earlier in the night but felt it had gone out, and did not request help.

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UPDATE: Waterville Bank Robbery

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Waterville Police say they have arrested 28-year-old David Alvarez for robbing the Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street in Waterville at 9:00 am Friday morning.

David Alvarez is currently on probation for gun theft. Waterville Patrol Officer Damon Lefferets recognized Alvarez from surveillance footage as a man involved in a minor traffic accident earlier Friday morning near the bank.

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House Fire in Corinna

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

Fire crews were called to Corinna Thursday night.

A house caught fire on Corinna Center Road.

Authorities tell us the call came in around 11:30 p.m.

Fire fighters from Corinna as well as Dexter and Newport responded.

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One dead, Three Injured in Embden Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

A car accident in Embden claimed one woman’s life, Thursday evening.

Deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office were called to the crash along New Portland Road, just after 4:30 pm.

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“Deadliest Catch” Captain Attends Rockport Forum

Updated 10 months ago

A reality tv star landed in Rockport Thursday.

He came all the way from taping off the coast of Alaska to talk to fishermen from all over Maine.

“It’s pretty nice to be on dry land right now, I’ll tell you that right now.”

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EMMC Marks Milestone in Modernization Project

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The modernization project at Eastern Maine Medical Center reached a milestone Thursday.

The first pieces of steel were placed this afternoon at the site of the new building on campus.

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New Upscale Hotels in the Works for Rockland

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

Two new high end hotels are in the works in the Rockland.

Over the decades Rockland has gone from being a pass-through fishing town to a tourist destination, but does the market exist for two new properties?

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Copper Jewelry Links Memories of Bangor Public Library

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

A new jewelry line has customers lining up at a downtown Bangor business.

As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s the material these designers are using that’s creating such demand.

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Bar Harbor Town Council Upholds Police Chief Termination

Erica Stapleton

Updated 10 months ago

“It’s important to make this motion to deny the appeal of Mr. Young and to accept the decision of the town manager to terminate Mr. Young’s employment.”

“I don’t think that anything in this termination Letter holds up to what we’ve seen today.”

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Who’s in Your Wallet Part II

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

Imagine you’re at the supermarket, you swipe your debit card, entire your pin, get a receipt, and walk out…your hands full of groceries.

From the swipe to the bank, account information goes through multiple steps, and at each point, information could be vulnerable to an attack.

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Corinth Woman Sentenced for Stealing Pills for Veterans

Updated 10 months ago

 

A Corinth woman has avoided jail time for stealing pills in the mail intended by veterans.

48-year-old Michelle Trask was sentenced to five years probation and was fined $8,000.

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