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Wreaths Headed to Arlington National Cemetery

Updated 6 years ago

A convoy of trucks bearing Christmas wreaths made in Maine left Sunday for Arlington National Cemetery.

Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Co., said that altogether Wreaths Across America is shipping more than 100,000 wreaths, a figure that’s expected to be a record.

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Iraqi Refugees

Updated 6 years ago

An estimated 200 to 300 Iraqis are expected to arrive in the Portland area within the next month or two.

The resettlement effort is being led by Catholic Charities Maine, with the assistance of Peace Action Maine.

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Gas Prices Keep Falling

Updated 6 years ago

The price of gasoline keeps going down. Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average price fell 22 cents agallon during the past two weeks to its lowest level in nearly fiveyears. The average price of regular on Friday was $1.75 a gallon. The all-time high was in July, when the price peaked at $4.11 agallon. Of cities surveyed, the nation’s lowest price was $1.46 inCheyenne, Wyo. The highest was $2.54 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Allagash Suit Dismissal Stands

Updated 6 years ago

A federal appeals court has upheld the

dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to invalidate a state law that

guarantees motor vehicle access points and makes permanent bridges

along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

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Maine Blueberry Prices Down

Updated 6 years ago

Blueberry growers say a good crop and a

poor economy have combined for up to a 50-percent drop in prices

from last year.

David Bell of the Wild Blueberry Association of Maine describes

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Snow Causes Crashes

Updated 6 years ago

Snowy, slippery roads led to accidents across Eastern and Central Maine Saturday.

Parts of Route 1A in the Lucerne-Dedham areas were shut down for several hours Saturday afternoon, as emergency crews responded to accidents there.

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Snowe Calls for New Stimulus Package

Updated 6 years ago

Sen. Olympia Snowe is renewing her call

for a new federal economic stimulus package following a government

report that the nation lost more than half a million jobs last


The Labor Department said Friday that employers cut 530,000 jobs

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Mitchell Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

23-year-old Mika Mitchell changed his plea in court Thursday and admitted to killing his daughter, Pandora in March of this year.

Mitchell was alone with the girl at the time. Pandora’s mother Tasha Lewis had gone to the store.

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Molestation Case Goes to Court

Updated 6 years ago

65-year-old John Spencer is charged with five counts of unlawful sexual contact with two children under the age of twelve.

The reports of abuse were filed in late August against Spencer, who was a long-time family friend, and known as &quot:Papa&quot: to the kids he’s accused of molesting.

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Ski Resort Fire

Updated 6 years ago

A worker noticed smoke coming from one of the units at the south ridge condo complex around 11:15 thursday morning.

That person went to the building and felt the door knob, then called for help after realizing it was hot.

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Fire Death

Updated 6 years ago

46-year old Roger Poirier had been staying in a 30-foot travel trailer on the Station Road when a couch caught fire.

The fire burned itself out, but not before filling the trailer with smoke.

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Okie Trial

Updated 6 years ago

22-year-old John Okie has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect to the charges.

Okie’s ex-girlfriend, 19-year old Alexandra Mills was beaten to death in her family’s home in July of last year.

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Katahdin Paper Mill

Updated 6 years ago

The rest are expected to be out of work within a month.

Company spokesperson Glenn Saucier says 125 workers are off the job now. He says another 83 are scheduled to be laid off for a total of208employees.

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Boil Water Order: LIFTED

Updated 6 years ago

Effective as of noon December 5th, the boil water has been lifted.

It is now safe to use water in Pittsfield for drinking, making ice cubes, washing food, brushing teeth or any other activity involving consumption of water.

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Man Arrested on Molestation Charge

Updated 6 years ago

65-year-old John Spencer was arrested on Wednesday.

He’s been charged with five counts of unlawful sexual contact with children.

Police tell us the crimes involved two children under the age of twelve.

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Bat Attack Sentence

Updated 6 years ago

32-year-old Christopher Brown of Brewer will serve 13 years in prison and 31-year-old Edward Record of Bucksportwill serve 12 years for attacking a Bangor hotel guest with a bat and a hammer.

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Taylor Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

30-year-old Nicholas Taylor was found guilty of aggravated assault, a class B felony, assault of a child under the age of six, a class C felony, and failure to appear in court, a class C felony. He was found not guilty of depraved indifference.

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Constumer Contact Interview

Updated 6 years ago

Weekly guest Russ Van Arsdale from Northeast Contact stopped by Thursday mornig to talk about shipping holiday gifts safely though various companies and the U.S. Mail.

Housing Woes to Close Area Businesses

Updated 6 years ago

Workers at Northeastern’s sister company, Old Town Lumber, are also feeling the pinch.

Owner Jonathan French says the manufacturing part of northeastern will shut down starting on Christmas eve. Production will hopefully start up again in mid-February.

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Lubec Search Suspended Overnight

Updated 6 years ago

30-year-old Kristopher Fergerson disappeared Tuesday night while he was digging for Perwinkles with his friend Dennis Knox on a sand bar in Lubec Narrows.

Knox told police that the two became separated by rising waters, and he could hear Fergerson calling for help.

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