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FairPoint E-Mail Issues

Updated 6 years ago

Customers with Verizon e-mail accounts were supposed to be switched over to FairPoint beginning Saturday, but when the switch was made, many customers couldn’t set up new accounts.

FairPoint last year paid $2.3 billion for Verizon’s land lines in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It has 285,000 customers in the three states with Verizon e-mail addresses.

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Turnpike Toll Increase

Updated 6 years ago

Motorists are digging a little deeper in

their pockets to drive on the Maine Turnpike.

Effective today, tolls go up on the 106-mile highway. Turnpike

officials say it’s the first toll increase since 2004.

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Snow and Ice Causing Oil Spills

Updated 6 years ago

State officials are cautioning home owners

that ice and snow can trigger spills of heating oil from outdoor


The Department of Environmental Protection says falling ice from

roofs and snow compaction around the tanks can sever lines and

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Rumford Man Plunges Into Icy River

Updated 6 years ago

A 21-year-old Rumford man was treated for

hypothermia after riding his snowmobile into open water on the

Androscoggin River in western Maine.

The Maine Warden Service says Michael Thurston was snowmobiling

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Arrest Made in Bangor Robberies

Updated 6 years ago

Police have made arrests in connection with three robberies around the Bangor Mall on Thursday night.

Detectives aren’t releasing many details at this hour, but they will say at least one person has been arrested.

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Poirier Asks for Reduced Sentence

Updated 6 years ago

The 36-year-old man who shot his

father to death during his 65th birthday party in Lewiston wants

his sentence reduced.

Scott Poirier of Sabattus was convicted last January of manslaughter in the

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Bald Eagle Could Be Removed from Endangered List

Updated 6 years ago

With bald eagle populations on the

rebound, there’s a move afoot to remove the American symbol from

Maine’s list of endangered and threatened species.

The move follows federal action to take the eagle off its

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Levant Store Robbed

Updated 6 years ago

She was robbed by a man who had just bought a cup of coffee.

Police say the cashier at the Corner Country Store on Union Street was making change for the man, when he suddenly reached over the counter and grabbed some cash.

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Bean Recall

Updated 6 years ago

The recall involves Stabilicer Lite cleats, model number BNX9, which are worn over shoes or boots for traction in winter conditions.

L.L. Bean recalled the product after receiving two reports of breakages of the elastic harness system to the cleats. The company has not received any reports of injuries.

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Ice Cream Recall

Updated 6 years ago

The House of Flavors ice cream company says it’s the 64 ounce square packages. One allergic reaction has been reported.

The problem occurred when cartons of chocolate chip ice cream were filled at the plant after a run of maple walnut ice cream.

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Updated 6 years ago

The suspects took off with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from three stores.

Police were first called to Best Buy after two men who walked into the store, grabbed some electronics, and ran away.

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Silverware Looking for Home

Updated 6 years ago

A box containing flatware was found in a dumpster on Bangor’s east side recently.

Police have no idea who it belongs too, and they’re hoping someone will come forward to claim it.

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Computer Hacker Case

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old James Wieland of Lewiston is charged with criminal invasion of computer privacy.

It carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

Lawyers for both sides of the case met today to update the progress.

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State Budget

Updated 6 years ago

Governor Baldacci has signed into law a supplemental state budget that lawmakers enacted earlier this week.

The emergency measure is designed to bridge a $166,000,000 gap between projected revenue and spending through June.

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Okie Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

(AP)- John A. Okie bludgeoned 19-year-old Alexandra &quot:Aleigh&quot: Mills to death in her Wayne home on July 10, 2007. Six days later, he fatally stabbed his father, 59-year-old John S. Okie, during an argument in the family home in Newcastle.

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Edinburg Fire

Updated 6 years ago

They were called to a home on the Edinburg Rd. outside of Howland around 7:15 p.m.

By the time crews got to the scene, the two story house was engulfed in flames.

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Moores Sentenced to Life in Prison

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Ashton Moores, who’s 61, was sentenced Thursday in Penobscot County Superior Court.

The sentence was imposed by Justice William Anderson, who presided at Moores’ jury-waived trial in November.

Moores was accused of killing Christina Simonin in his First Street apartment, hauling her body away in a borrowed wheelbarrow and dumping the body behind an apartment building, where it was found on March 3, 2007.

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Teacher Hiring Gets an F in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

The National Council on Teacher Quality says only Iowa and New Mexico require any evidence that public school teachers are effective before granting them tenure.

Teacher hiring and firing is done locally in more than 14,000 school districts nationwide, but state law governs virtually every aspect of teaching. The group says tenure is virtually automatic in most states.

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Old Town Zoning Vote

Updated 6 years ago

Folks who live on Stillwater Avenue between Dunkin Donuts and the Bennoch Road asked to see the area changed from a residential to a commercial zone.

They say the heavy traffic is dangerous, and causes problems for homeowners trying to pull out of driveways.

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Milo Arson Indictment

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say 33-year-old Christopher Miliano set the fire that destroyed several downtown businesses.

District Attorney Christopher Almy says he has evidence to prove that Miliano burglarized the Hobnob restaurant in September.

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