The Nutcracker is coming back to Orono.
There are three shows this weekend at the Collins Center for the Arts.
The ballet is presented by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, along with Robinson Ballet and the Bangor Area Children’s Choir.
Maine’s congressional leaders want the federal government to buy more blueberries from our state.
Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree have written to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Two people who admitted to a string of home burglaries in Penobscot and Waldo counties are going to prison.
Together they also have to pay more than $10,000 in restitution.
From staring at a chest full of old Christmas sweaters to brainstorming with coworkers, the ladies from the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce started the “Chamber Challenge”.
“I decided it would be fun for the office staff to wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and then it kind of evolved into well..why don’t we get all of our chamber businesses to wear them and what could we be doing it for,” says Chamber Community Manager Gretchen Wilson.
Call it the Bangor shuffle, do-si-do, or Queen City slide — come 2015, things downtown are changing.
“One little scoot up the hill and around the corner I think will be a good thing,” says Tracy Monaghan.
Dozens of men and women received their badges from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro-after 18 weeks of training and studying.
“It’s a high stress, especially begins out with a high stress type of training, which is very significant, it teaches people how to work under stress,” said Class President and Maine Warden Joshua Polland.
President Obama announced the biggest change in US-Cuba relations in 50 years.
The two countries will begin diplomatic talks. Senator Susan Collins says she supports easing trade and travel restrictions.
Some Maine residents are seeing their food stamps dwindle because they don’t qualify for heating assistance.
It’s because of a law in this year’s Farm Bill connecting utility and food assistance programs.
A local business is stepping up to provide Christmas Dinner to Bangor’s needy.
Pulse Marketing has bought enough food for Manna Ministries and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter to serve a nice, big dinner next week.
A local school looked more like the North Pole today.
St. Albans Consolidated School celebrated “Polar Express Day.”
Train tracks ran through the hallways, and classrooms were decorated to look like train stations.
A Clinton man, accused of raping a 6-year-old girl, was formally charged Friday.
28-year-old Wayne Clark was indicted by the Kennebec County Grand Jury.
According the court documents, he assaulted the girl on more than one occasion between June and August, this year.
An Augusta man, accused of assaulting his estranged wife over the weekend, was indicted Friday.
27-year-old Aaron Tardiff is charged with domestic violence terrorizing, assault, and violating a condition of release, among other charges.
A man from Augusta was officially charged by the grand jury today for possession of child pornography.
21 year old Christian Cooper was arrested last month after he claimed to have committed a sexual assault against a child.
A Gardiner man was indicted today, charged with possessing and disseminating child pornography.
Police say they found sexually explicit images of a child on the home computer of 60 year old Barry Williams.
Maine Credit Unions made a major donation Friday, as part of their campaign to end hunger.
They presented a $9,500 check to the Good Shepard Food Bank in Brewer .
T-Mobile will pay up to $90 million for billing customers for cell phone text services they didn’t order.
The Federal Trade Commission sued T-Mobile in July for the practice known as “cramming” and announced the settlement today.
Families that have experienced domestic violence will have a brighter Christmas thanks to donations from some healthcare providers.
Correct Care Solutions provides health care to prisoners in Maine jails.
Its staff heard the Maine Family Violence Project was in need of gifts for those they serve…so they stepped up big.
People are invited to get together in Bangor on Sunday to remember homeless people who have died this year.
A vigil will take place at the Hammond Street Congregational Church beginning at 4:45 Sunday afternoon.
A classic Christmas story will be on the big screen in Bucksport this weekend.
And you can catch the Saturday matinee for free.
The Alamo Theatre will be playing “It’s a Wonderful Life”, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
Senator Susan Collins joined veterans in Bangor Friday to sign holiday cards for military men and women currently on duty.
It’s part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, organized by the American Red Cross.