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Bangor Studio Offering “Thriller” Dance Lessons

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 hours ago

Robinson Ballet is looking for undead dancers, this Halloween.

The Bangor studio wants to teach you the Thriller dance, made famous by Michael Jackson.

Lessons began Thursday.

Next Friday, the trained zombies will perform the number of Maple St., in Bangor, for trick-or-treaters to enjoy.

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Cutler Gets Q&A with Moderator, Gubernatorial “Debate” Goes on without Michaud and LePage

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 hours ago

The three men running for governor were invited to take part in, what would have been, the only debate to be broadcast state-wide, Thursday.

Just one of the candidates agreed to participate though.

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“Cakes By Jan” Plans to Close Sweet Shop Soon

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 hours ago

She’s sweetened the lives of so many in the Greater Bangor area and beyond.

Now the owner of “Cakes By Jan” will soon be moving on.

Caitlin Burchill has her story.

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Monson Inn Provides Haven for Appalachian Hikers

John Krinjak

Updated 8 hours ago

The Appalachian Trail is a 2200-mile trek from Georgia to Mt. Katahdin.

Most hikers take four to six months to complete it.

“Monson is a really pivotal place because it’s either the last trail town or the first trail town,” said Rebekah Anderson, owner of the Lakeshore House.

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Bucksport Family Promotes National Teenage Safety Driving Week

Tania Morales

Updated 5 hours ago

This week is National Teenage Safety Driving Week, a family from Bucksport remembers this all too well.

A year has passed but the message has remained the same, “Think about your life on the road.”

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Downtown Bangor Halloween Trick or Treat Saturday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 hours ago

 

Kids can celebrate Halloween early in Bangor.

The annual Downtown Bangor Trick or Treat event organized by the Downtown Bangor Partnership is set for Saturday.

30 businesses will be passing out candy to children.

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Two in Custody after High-Speed Chase with Police

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 hours ago

Two people are in custody, accused of leading police on a high-speed car chase.

We’re told it stretched out from Hermon to Newport.

Maine State Police say they received report of a stolen car out of Howland this morning.

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Lights On Late for Kids at Discovery Museum

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 hours ago

The lights are staying on a bit later tonight at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor.

Kids are enjoying a free night there and at other museums around the state as part of Maine Afterschool Network’s Lights On Afterschool Event.

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Troop Greeter Remembered for Longtime Service

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 hours ago

The Maine Troop Greeters are mourning the death of one of their own.

Joan Gaudet passed away Wednesday.

She was featured in the 2009 documentary – The Way We Get By.

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Local Heroes Pull Woman From Car in Water

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 hours ago

A Searsport woman is alive thanks to two men who acted quickly to help her.

Belfast Police say 92-year-old Eva Lenfest drove down the boat ramp and into Belfast Harbor this morning.

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Electricity Costs Expected To Skyrocket This Winter; LePage Touts Nat Gas As Solution

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 hours ago

Heading into this winter, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to energy in Maine.

With alternative heat sources like heat pumps and pellet stoves, heating costs could be on the way down. Mainers now have a variety of low cost options when it comes to heating their homes as opposed to relying on oil. However, when it comes to electricity, oil is still driving the costs up.

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Credit Unions Fight Hunger with State-Wide Walk

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 hours ago

Maine credit unions are joining forces to end hunger in Maine.

Brenda Davis with Cross Roads Ministries in Old Town is leading the campaign to bring awareness to hunger problems in the state.

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Hardy Girls Healthy Women hosting “Freaky 5K” This Sunday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 hours ago

A Waterville non-profit is hosting their Halloween fundraiser this weekend.

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is hosting the 6th annual “Freaky 5K set for this Sunday.

The event aims to raise awareness and protest what they call the over-sexualization of Halloween.

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Coast Guard Responding to Calls Due to High Seas

Updated 12 hours ago

High seas have kept Coast Guard officials busy today. They’ve been responding to calls for assistance up and down the coast.

They say just after noon in Lubec, a person was seen clinging to a skiff, drifting toward a bridge. Customs and Border Protection personnel in the area were able to help the individual from the water.

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Use Caution While Driving, Troopers Say, After Four Crashes on I-395

Updated 16 hours ago

Troopers are urging drivers to use caution in this weather after a one-vehicle crash turned into four wrecks on I-395 this morning.

Troopers say that a vehicle traveling east near Exit 2 lost control on the wet road, hit the guard rail and rolled onto its roof.

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8,000th Whale

Joy Hollowell

Updated 18 hours ago

A big milestone for staff at Allied Whale.

They just entered an image of a humpback whale into their North Atlantic Whale Catalog.

The 8,000th one to date.

The program at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor uses these photos showing the markings and patterns of the mammals, to identify and track them.

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2nd Congressional District Profiles: Technology

Updated 19 hours ago

Technology is the topic we tackle next in our 2nd Congressional District Candidate Profile series.

Here’s what we asked both Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, the major contenders in Maine’s race for second congressional district:

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Cutler To Appear At Governor Debate Alone

Updated 17 hours ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The debates in the tight race for Maine governor aren’t over yet. Not technically, at least.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is set to air a statewide debate on Thursday at 8 p.m., but independent Eliot Cutler is the only candidate who has agreed to participate.

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DIW Allowed to Campaign for Question One

Updated 19 hours ago

A Superior Court Justice ruled members of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife may appear in campaign commercials about referendum Question 1.

According to court documents the group ‘Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting’ argued the Department was using illegal campaign activity against Question 1.

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Former President Bush Backs LePage For Governor

Updated 19 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are endorsing Maine Gov. Paul LePage in his re-election bid.

In a statement Wednesday, the Bushes called LePage a “get-it-done-leader” who’s committed to solving Maine’s problems.

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