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“The Nutcracker” Returns to Orono

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 hours ago

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.

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Congressional Leaders Urge Feds to Buy More Maine Blueberries

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

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Two Admit to Home Burglaries in Penobscot, Waldo Counties

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

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“Ugly Sweaters” Help Heat Hundreds of Homes

Tania Morales

Updated 7 hours ago

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.

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Downtown Bangor Shuffle: 2015 Looking Different

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 hours ago

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.

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Maine’s Newest Police Officers Graduate from Academy

John Krinjak

Updated 7 hours ago

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.

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Collins Supports Easing Cuban Trade & Travel

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 hours ago

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.

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Sen. Collins on LiHEAP/SNAP Farm Bill Integration

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

Read more on Sen. Collins on LiHEAP/SNAP Farm Bill Integration…


Pulse Marketing Buys Christmas Dinner for Needy

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

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St. Albans School Celebrates “Polar Express Day”

John Krinjak

Updated 10 hours ago

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.

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Clinton Man Accused of Raping 6-Year-Old Charged

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 hours ago

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.

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Augusta Man Accused of Assaulting Estranged Wife Indicted

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 hours ago

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.

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Augusta Man Facing Child Porn Charges

Updated 11 hours ago

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.

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Gardiner Man Indicted for Disseminating Child Porn

Updated 11 hours ago

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.

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Maine Credit Unions Support “Food Mobile” Program

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 hours ago

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 .

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T-Mobile to Refund Customers for “Cramming” Practices

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

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Donated Gifts to Help Families in Need

Updated 13 hours ago

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.

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Memorial Vigil to be Held in Bangor

Updated 13 hours ago

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.

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Saturday Matinee of Christmas Classic Free at Bucksport’s Alamo Theatre

Catherine Pegram

Updated 14 hours ago

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.

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Senator Collins Joins Veterans in Bangor for Military Card Signing

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 hours ago

 

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.

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