Today’s Top Stories

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Awards Dinner

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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Hit-and-Run on I-95 Sends Two to Hospital

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

In Bangor state police are investigating a hit-and-run on I-95 this afternoon.

Trooper Brian Bean says a blue Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound around 12:15 when it lost control…presumably due to road conditions…and rear-ended a 15-passenger van.

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Sunday Snowfall Causes Slick Roads and Accidents

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

Mid-morning snowfall caused slick roads and accidents across the state Sunday.

State police report accidents both on I-95 and on secondary roads–but say there have been no major injuries.

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Snowmobilers Flock to Ice Drag Races in Medway

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The snow didn’t stop extreme sports enthusiasts from coming out to the annual Northeast Winter National Ice Drag Races in Medway.

“They just love the racing, and the spectators just love to watch it–it’s a lot of noise, a lot of excitement,” said Brian Wiley, President of East Branch Sno-Rovers, which puts on the event.

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LePage Says Cold = Emergency

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

With cold weather returning Governor LePage has signed a limited emergency proclamation for a third time this winter.

He says it allows fuel transport and delivery truck drivers to spend extra hours working.

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Spectators Watch Coast Guard Cut Ice in Bangor

Updated 10 months ago

People lined up on the waterfront in Bangor Saturday.

They weren’t there for a concert, but it was quite a show.

An essential service was performed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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DMR Closes Areas to Scallop Fishing

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

The Maine Department of Marine Resources closed six areas for scallop fishing along the coast this morning. The closures take effect immediately and for the remainder of the season.

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