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Sarah’s House in Holden Will Soon Open Its Doors

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 hour ago

Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on Sarah’s House in Holden.

The hospitality home is for patients receiving treatment at the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer and live more than 35 miles away.

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Co-workers of Late Old Town Woman Donate to Her Dream: Sarah’s House

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 12 mins ago

A big gift in memory of a beloved coworker.

Tuesday, folks at The Masiello Group in Bangor gave almost $9,500 to Sarah’s House in Holden.

The hospitality home is for patients receiving treatment at the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer who live more than 35 miles away.

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Kids Create Art to Inspire Those in Need

Tania Morales

Updated 2 hours ago

Young artists in Hancock County are putting their skills to use for a good cause.

They’re creating artwork to inspire patients in hospitals who don’t have visitors – or just need their spirits lifted.

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Cherryfield Church to Convert House into Disaster Shelter

John Krinjak

Updated 2 hours ago

The First Congregational Church in Cherryfield recently purchased this house right next door.

“It would be a nice place, especially if a big family was burned out of their home or something. They would have a place to stay for a while,” said church member Laura Merrill.

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Company Says Second Data Breach at Shaw’s Stores in Maine

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 hour ago

Officials have discovered a second debit and credit card information breach at Shaw’s supermarket stores in Maine.

The parent company says this time the unauthorized access took place between August 27th and September 21st.

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Business is Booming at Nitro Trailers in Unity

Erica Stapleton

Updated 11 mins ago

The team at Nitro Trailers is hard at work in the shop.

“Pretty much whatever you have to haul, we can build,” says owner Chad Dow.

What is a nine person crew now started out as a two person crew in May of last year.

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NRCC Chairman Supports Poliquin in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 hours ago

Greg Walden, Oregon Congressman and Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, was in Bangor Tuesday to show his support for Bruce Poliquin.

The race for the open congressional seat in Maine has caught the eye of those in Washington.

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Results of Bangor Waterfront Sound Study Released

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 hours ago

Bangor city councilors are sharing the results of a waterfront sound study.

It’s been in the works since May.

The city hired a company to monitor the sound at concerts over the summer.

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Gov. LePage Vows To Step Up State’s Efforts To Combat Domestic Violence

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 hours ago

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tuesday, Governor LePage vowed to step up the state’s prevention efforts.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 7 out of 10 homicides committed in Maine this year have been domestic violence related. Governor LePage says while the legislature has passed new, tougher laws aimed at putting an end to domestic violence, there’s still more work to do.

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Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting Suing Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 hours ago

Supporters of the referendum that would ban baiting, trapping and the use of dogs to hunt bear in Maine have filed a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Cooked Lobster? No, It’s Alive…

Updated 6 hours ago

Lobstermen aboard the Jericho III out of Stonington thought they found a cooked lobster in one of their traps…turns out it was alive.

Boat owner Perley Frazier tells us they found the crustacean last Saturday.

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Scams Targeting Seniors Seminar

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 min ago

 

Scams targeting seniors is the topic of a seminar in Bangor Friday.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is the speaker.

The seminar is being hosted by Sunbury Village (922 Ohio Street, Bangor). It begins at 11am.

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Ellsworth Girl Donates to Public Library

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 hours ago

A church in Ellsworth gave its kids five dollars to donate to any cause they chose.

“A lot of the kids at my church didn’t know where to give theirs, but I was like ‘oh, I want to give it to the library!’”

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Midcoast Charity Accuses Former President of Embezzlement

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 hours ago

A Midcoast charity group says the former president is under investigation for embezzling from the organization.

The current president of United Mid-Coast Charities, Stephen Crane, made the announcement in a letter posted on the group’s website Tuesday.

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Careless Disposal of Smoking Materials Cause of Fire in Columbia

Updated 6 hours ago

Investigators say careless disposal of smoking materials caused a fire last week that left a Columbia family homeless.

Forest rangers were called to the home on Webb District Road Friday afternoon.

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Whitefield Motorcycle Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 6 hours ago

Authorities say the man airlifted after a motorcycle crash in Whitefield Sunday has died from his injuries.

Police say 50-year-old Kenneth Black of Gardiner lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to avoid a deer that had been struck by another vehicle.

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Senate Returns To Consider LePage Nominees

Updated 12 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Democratic-led Maine Senate is coming back to Augusta to vote on more than 50 of Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees.

Among them is Susan Dench, one of the Republican governor’s nominees to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

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3 Creditors Want GNP Bankruptcy Moved To Maine

Updated 12 hours ago

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Three Maine-based creditors want to move the Great Northern Paper Co. bankruptcy case from Delaware to Maine.

The creditors contend Maine’s attorney general, the towns of East Millinocket and Millinocket and the employees’ unions all support moving the federal bankruptcy proceedings to Maine. The creditors’ petition seeks to stop a meeting of creditors that’s scheduled for Oct. 15 in Delaware, where the holding company is based.

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Changes On The Horizon In Welfare Programs

Updated 11 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration plans to move forward next month with new rules requiring food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients to be drug tested to continue receiving benefits.

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Ellsworth Residents Discuss Fireworks Ordinance

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 20 hours ago

Some folks in Ellsworth are fed up with fireworks.

The city council hosted a workshop Monday so residents could weigh in on a possible ordinance change, restricting use

In 2012, local leaders accepted a measure allowing the use and sale of fireworks but many say it’s too lenient.

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