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St. Albans Man Dies In Car Crash

Updated 30 mins ago

PALMYRA, Maine (AP) — Police say excessive speed is to blame for a car crash in Palmyra that took the life of a St. Albans man.

State police say 51-year-old Earl Hanson died when he lost control of his car, left the road and struck a utility pole at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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Governor LePage Will Not Debate Michaud Until Ad is Denounced

Updated 32 mins ago

Governor LePage says he’s leaning toward not participating in any debates this fall in the race for the Blaine House. The Republican incumbent made the comment Monday during an interview with WMTW political reporter Paul Merrill. He met with Governor LePage at the Portland Public Library to shoot an interview for a candidate profile piece that is scheduled to air next month. As they were wrapping up, Merrill asked the governor about the station’s scheduled gubernatorial debate when the governor made the announcement.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria visits UMaine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 hours ago

The University of Maine welcomed a special guest earlier this evening.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, discussed ongoing conflicts in Syria and the Middle East.

He shared experiences from his time in Syria, including his work with opposition forces during the state’s civil war.

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Orono Town Officials Talk Change to Property Policies

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 hours ago

After recent riots involving UMaine students on off-campus residences, Town of Orono officials are looking to make changes to property ordinances.

The council meeting Monday night addressed the disorderly property and fee for police services ordinances.

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Plays of the Wek

Updated 11 hours ago


University of Maine System Planning Shut Down of Bangor Office

Updated 12 hours ago

The University of Maine System board of trustees is planning to shut down its Bangor office.

The vice chancellor made the proposal at a trustees meeting at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Monday.

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Summer Fades to Fall Monday Night

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 12 hours ago

Soak up the last minutes of summer.

It’s officially fall at 10:29pm Monday.

“We love the fall. We love Halloween. What are you going to be for Halloween?, Kae Cooney of Brewer asks her 4-year-old daughter Lucy. “A fairy princess,” she responds.

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10th Annual EMMC Auxiliary Kitchen Tour

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 13 hours ago

You can help others by visiting some local kitchens this weekend.

The Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary’s 10th Annual Kitchen Tour is Saturday.

Seven kitchens will be featured (1 in Brewer, 1 in Orono, 5 in Bangor).

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Star Party on Cadillac Mountain

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 13 hours ago

You can take a “shuttle to the stars” this weekend.

As part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival, free rides are offered to the “Star Party on Cadillac Mountain.”

It’s from 8 to 10 Saturday night.

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Help Celebrate the Brewer Auditorium’s 75th Birthday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 12 hours ago

A big birthday for the Brewer Auditorium.

It turns 75-years-old November 8th.

City officials are hoping to celebrate with your help.

They are looking for old photographs and news articles that can be displayed inside during November.

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Fire Leaves Family of 8 Homeless in Dexter

Tania Morales

Updated 12 hours ago

A family of 8 is now homeless after a fire destroyed their home in Dexter over the weekend.

Neighbors called to report the fire on Silvermills Road around one Saturday afternoon.

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Tuesday Is National Voter Registration Day

Rob Poindexter

Updated 12 hours ago

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the day is a way to remind us we can save time by registering to vote before election day. Maine does let people register on election day. But, Dunlap says, doing it early can protect you in case of an emergency.

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As Races Ramp Up, Maine Democrats Make Their Case To Voters

Rob Poindexter

Updated 12 hours ago

The battle is raging in the race for control of the Maine Legislature. While most eyes are on the candidates vying to become Maine’s governor, what some say is of equal importance, are the majorities in the Maine House and Senate.

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Whale Bones Being Exhumed In Lubec

Wayne Harvey

Updated 12 hours ago

About 30 volunteers spent their Sunday digging in the mud just off the shore of Mowry Beach in Lubec.

They were hoping to remove a treasure buried there two decades ago. “It’s a Finback whale” said Chuck Kniffen the organizer of the Mowry Beach Recovery and Rearticulation Project. “It’s about 55 foot long, I’m thinking I’ve heard 70 tons as far as weight goes.”

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Unity College Students Participate in Climate March

Joy Hollowell

Updated 12 hours ago

Students and faculty at Unity College just returned from New York City.

They participated in the People’s Climate March Sunday.

Joy Hollowell spoke with the group about their experiences as well as what they hope will be accomplished at Tuesday’s United Nations Climate Summit.
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“It was kind of crazy enthusiasm. Just the amount of people and the amount of music and the amount of chanting for change.”

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$800,000 Coming to Acadia National Park

Joy Hollowell

Updated 17 hours ago

More federal funding is on the way for Acadia National Park.

An $800,000 grant will go towards the continued planning and construction of the Acadia National Park Welcome Center as well as the Acadia Gateway Intermodal Facility.

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Orrington Hit and Run Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 12 hours ago

Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.

Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Fire at Drumstick Factory in Newport Contained to Metal Stairwell

Catherine Pegram

Updated 18 hours ago

Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a drumstick factory in Newport.

The fire was contained to an area under a metal stairwell, which stopped it from spreading to where the drumsticks are produced.

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Part-Time Hampden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to DV Assault

Catherine Pegram

Updated 18 hours ago

A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.

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Partnership To Help Resolve Rental Disputes

Updated 24 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness is partnering with the Augusta Housing Authority to offer training to landlords and tenants to prevent crises that might result in someone with mental illness becoming homeless.

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