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Escapee Detained

Updated 6 years ago

Director Jeff Morin says they noticed 31-year-old William McDevitt was missing during a routine check at around three o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

They believe he left an outside recreation area, and met a car that appears to have been waiting for him on Route 15.

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Gentile Services Held Wednesday

Updated 6 years ago

21-year-old Michael Gentile, a native of Fairfield, was killed in an accident aboard the Navy submarine USS Nebraska on September 20th.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 pm, with a funeral service to begin at 6 o’clock at Lawry Brothers Funeral home in Fairfield.

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Fire in Etna Destroys Home

Updated 6 years ago

Crews from at least eight towns battled a house fire on the Lankinds Road in Etna late Monday night.

According to Etna Fire Chief Walter Gibbons, flames were already shooting through the second story roof when the first crews arrived.

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Maine Coast-Anthem Agreement

Updated 6 years ago

The contract was set to expire today, which would have affected about 6,000 patients. Here is the full text of the press release issued today.

South Portland and Ellsworth, ME September 30, 2008

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Fire in Bucksport Deemed a Close Call

Updated 6 years ago

Bucksport crews were called out at about 1 o’clock Tuesday morning to the Williams Orchard Road, off Route 15.

Fire fighters from Orrington and Orland were also called in to help.

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Heating Oil Prices Down

Updated 6 years ago

Two weeks ago, average prices were $3.82 per gallon.

Theinstability in the financial markets has added volatility in the oil market, and expectations of a slowing economy have driven prices down.

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Identity Released in Madison Accident

Updated 6 years ago

It happened on the Lakewood Road, just north of the Clough Road.

Police say a car was headed north when a pick-up, travelling in the opposite direction, crossed the center line and struck the car in the driver’s side door.

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LURC Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

nearly a dozen protesters showed up Monday at conservation offices.Arestroom in the building was vandalized during the protest.

Conservation Commissioner Patrick McGowan and LURC Director Catherine Carroll spoke with the protesters. Another meetingisscheduled for Tuesday morning with Carroll.

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Kyle Passes Maine

Updated 6 years ago

There was plenty of rain and wind, which caused some power outages and road closures, due to flooding.

Bangor Hydro says some customers in Washington and Hancock Counties lost electricity during the storm. The company says that by 4 o’clock Monday morning, everyone was back on line.

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Crash Kills 2 MMA Students

Updated 6 years ago

Two Maine Maritime Academy students are dead after a car crash in Stockton Springs.

It happened at 7:30am Sunday on Route One, near the Muskrat Farm Road intersection.

The victims are identified as 20-year-old Richard Coakley of Mt. Vernon and 21-year-old Matthew Felton of Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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Captain Greenlaw Arrested in Canada

Updated 6 years ago

A world-famous fisherman from Maine faces charges in Canada following her arrest for allegedly fishing illegally inside Canada’s 200-mile limit.

Linda Greenlaw, a commercial fisherman and best-selling author, was led into court in Newfoundland in handcuffs on Friday following her arrest.

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Auction Brings in Big Money

Updated 6 years ago

A 1910 Mercedes 4-seat Tourabout sold for $887,000 and a 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost sold for $832,000 during a two-day auction of vintage cars, motorcycles and automobile memorabilia and accessories.

During the auction on Friday and Saturday, an estimated 500 people along with telephone bidders from around the world bought dozens of vehicles that were part of the collection of the late Richard Paine Jr., an avid car collector from Seal Cove, Maine, who died last year.

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Hurricane Watch Lifted for Maine

Updated 6 years ago

The hurricane watch for Maine has been discontinued, but a tropical strom warning remains in effect as Hurricane Kyle blows past the coast on a track for Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

Flood watches are in effect for southern New Hampshire and southern Maine as the region gets a third straight day of rain.

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Oyster Shucking Champ

Updated 6 years ago

A Seal Cove native has an impressive new title this weekend.

William &quot:Chopper&quot: Young now holds the world title for shucking oysters.

He just took the top prize at the championships in Ireland.

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Paul Newman Dies

Updated 6 years ago

Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who’s remembered as the anti-hero of such films as &quot:Hud,&quot: &quot:Cool Hand Luke,&quot: and &quot:The Color of Money,&quot: has died.

He was 83.

Newman diedFriday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse in Connecticut. His publicist says Newman was surrounded by his family and close friends.

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Fatal Accident in Madison

Updated 6 years ago

Police in Madison are trying to figure out what caused a fatal car crash in that town.

It happened Friday night on the Lakewood Road, just north of the Clough Road.

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Maine Insurance Companies Safe in Wake of AIG Bailout

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s insurance superintendent is reassuring consumers that insurance companies operating as subsidiaries of AIG Inc. are financially sound.

Superintendent Mila Kofman says the insurers have substantially more in assets than required to pay all present and projected claims. Kofman also warns that cashing or replacing policies from AIG companies or any insurance carrier can be costly.

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Millinocket Mill Update

Updated 6 years ago

Friday morning, Governor John Baldacci met with Union Representatives in Augusta to discuss how the owner of the mill, Brookfield Asset Management hopes to install a biomass boiler to help bring the mill back on line.

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Vassalboro Fire Pancake Breakfast

Updated 6 years ago

Teena and Peter French lived there with their son, Casey Grant. No one was injured in the blaze.

The Fire Marshal’s office says the fire began in the master bedroom around an air conditioner.

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Bradford Road Reopened

Updated 6 years ago

The driver was not seriously injured, butthe accident created quite a mess.The truck also pulled down some power lines. Bangor Hydro had to cut power to the area to install a new pole.

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