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CAT Ferry to Cut Back Service

Updated 6 years ago

The company that runs a high-speed

ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia is cutting back service due to

higher fuel costs and fewer travelers.

Bay Ferries announced Friday that after Labor Day it will reduce

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Folk Festival Underway

Updated 6 years ago

The music continues as the American Folk

Festival enters its second day along the Bangor waterfront.

The riverfront celebration features music and dance from

different cultures. The focus this year is musical acts, crafts and

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School Consolidation Update

Updated 6 years ago

A state official says about half of

Maine’s students attend schools in newly consolidated districts.

A school consolidation law, passed in 2007, requires districts

to form regional school units to reduce administrative costs and

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Bangor Shooting Latest

Updated 6 years ago

Robert Smith has been charged with criminal threatening with a weapon.

Police arrested him at around 10 o’clock Wednesday night outside his apartment on Fourth Street.

About at hour earlier, police received a number of 911 calls about a possible shooting in an apartment on Curves Street, which is near the Bangor Federal Building.

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More Money for Red Shield

Updated 6 years ago

That’s when a federal bankruptcy judge will rule on a multi-million dollar bailout plan to restart the mill.

On Thursday, that judge gave the okay for Red Shield to borrow $220,000 to cover the company’s bills through September 2nd.

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Safer Highways

Updated 6 years ago

The state police say 101 people have been killed on Maine’s roads so far this year, 10 fewer than up to this time last year.

But not everyone has safety in mind on the state’s highways.

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Rockland Baby Death Latest

Updated 6 years ago

24-year-old Robert Harford was arrested Wednesday night after being interviewed by detectives.

His infant daughter, Ava Harford, died Tuesday night at Maine Medical Center.

She was originally brought to the hospital Sunday night. She was unresponsive when she arrived.

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Kenduskeag Fire Update

Updated 6 years ago

Fire marshals say a person was burning grass near Rick’s Auto Repair on the Town House Road, when the fire got out of control.

We’re told the owner was outside working in the yard when he spotted the flames and called for help.

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Rockland Man Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Department of Public Safety says Robert Harford was taken into custody Wednesday night after being interviewed by detectives about the death of Ava Harford.

Authorities say the infant was unresponsive when taken by ambulance from her home Sunday evening. She died Tuesday night at Maine Medical Center in Portland. An autopsy Wednesday found that Ava died of multiple blunt force head injuries.

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Hoffman Rejected by Supreme Court

Updated 6 years ago

Without comment Wednesday, justice David Souter denied Hoffman’s request to block a Maine Supreme Court ruling.

That invalidated petitions to get him listed on the ballot.

The decision effectively puts an end to Hoffman’s bid to officially run against Susan Collins and Tom Allen.

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Curve Street Gunfire

Updated 6 years ago

Robert Smith is charged with criminal threatening with a weapon.

Police arrested Smith around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday outside his apartment on 4th Street.

About at hour earlier, police received a number of 911 calls about a possible shooting in an apartment on Curve Street, near the Bangor Federal Building.

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Kennebec River Drowning

Updated 6 years ago

Maine Warden Service Sgt. Scott Thrasher said a raft operated by North Country Rivers was carrying six people and a guide when it turned over in a river rapid at about 11 a.m. Thursday in Indian Stream Township.

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Fish Habitat

Updated 6 years ago

The project, financed with $25,000,000 in public and private money, calls for the elimination of the Veazie and Great Works dams and the construction of a fishway at the Howland Dam along the Penobscot River. In return, Pennsylvania-based power producer PPL Corp. will be allowed to increase production of electricity at other dams along the river.

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Red Shield Delay

Updated 6 years ago

The hearing on a 13.6 million dollar plan to bail out the company, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been delayed.

About 160 people have been off the job since June, when financial problems forced the facility to shut down.

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Lincoln Turbine Meeting

Updated 6 years ago

The company First Wind is hosting an informational meeting about the Rollins wind project at Mattanawcook academy.

The project, which is in the developmental stages, would build more than three dozen wind turbines in the towns of Lincoln, Lee, Winn, and Burlington.

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Motorcycle Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A man was attempting to pass another vehicle on the Waterville Road when the bike’s brakes suddenly locked up, sending it out of control. The bike flew 50 to 75 feet before bursting into flames, the driver landed in the opposite lane.

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Peoples Veto

Updated 6 years ago

Dunlap said the Fed Up With Taxes coalition submitted enough signatures of registered voters to get the question on the ballot on November 4th.

After reviewing the more than 95,000 signatures that were turned in last month, Dunlap’s office found 22,788 of the signature to be invalid. Still, the 72,432 valid signatures exceeded the required number by more than 17,000.

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Beverage Tax

Updated 6 years ago

This after, the Secretary of State validated more than seventy thousand signatures to push a referendum question on November’s ballot.

The coalition, fed up with taxes got enough names put the repeal idea to voters.

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Heating Oil Prices Down

Updated 6 years ago

According to the Office of Energy Independence and Security’s biweekly survey, the statewide average cash price on Monday was $4.00 a gallon. That’s down 42 cents from two weeks ago and 71 cents from the peak on July 7.

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Robbery Update

Updated 6 years ago

Police say 33-year-old Cheryl Stone of Clinton, and 22-year-old Sara Pontbriand of Waterville robbed the coffee shop.

An employee at the Kennedy memorial Drive location called 911 just before midnight on Saturday, saying someone was at the drive-through window trying to steal some cash.

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