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Energy East Sold

Updated 6 years ago

Iberdrola’s $4.6 billion buyout of Energy East is a done deal.

Lawyers for Energy East closed the transaction on Tuesday.

Energy East owns Central Maine Power, which serves 80% of the Maine’s electrical customers.

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Auclair Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

A jury in Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor returned two verdicts on Tuesday in the trial of John Auclair.

The charges stem from an incident back in in October of 2007 when, prosecutors say, Auclair sexually assaulted a woman.

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Money for LIHEAP

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s share of the heating assistance is 7 million dollars.

Each year about 48-thousand Maine households rely on LIHEAP to help with the costs of heating their homes.

The state has gotten more than 46-million dollars so far this fiscal year, the most it’s ever received.

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FairPoint Pushback

Updated 6 years ago

Officials with the North Carolina-based company said on Monday that they have pushed back the date by 60 days, from late November to the end of January, 2009.

Over the summer, FairPoint extended the date from September to November.

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Governors Converge

Updated 6 years ago

Protesters were also on hand Monday: concerned about what leaders from the two nations will be talking about.

People were outside protesting even before the first official meeting of the New England governors and eastern Canadian Premiers conference

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Fatal Boat Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A blood sample was taken from Robert Lapointe three hours after the crash. It registered at 0.11.

Chemist Steve Pierce testified at Lapointe’s trial on Monday, and said Lapointe’s was more likely 0.15, or about twice the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle in Maine.

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Milo Fire Ruled Arson

Updated 6 years ago

The fire wiped out five business downtownMilo, and left at least nine people homeless: includingone family of seven, who are expecting another little bundle of joy soon.

Investigators say the fire began about 3:30Sunday morning, under a stairway in the back of the Hobknobbers Pub.

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Stock Ripples in Maine?

Updated 6 years ago

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points on Monday: the largest drop since September 11th, 2001.

It happened after news emerged that Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street institution for more than a century, is declaring bankruptcy, that Merrill Lynch is being purchased by Bank of America, and that insurance giant AIG is borrowing from itself, to stay afloat.

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GOVERNMENT LEADERS GATHERING IN BAR HARBOR

Updated 6 years ago

THE 32ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS AND EASTERN CANADIAN PREMIERS STARTS TODAY IN BAR HARBOR.

ALL SIX NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS AND PREMIERS FROM THE FIVE EASTERN CANADIAN PROVINCES ARE SLATED TO BE ON HAND.

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Milo Fire Update

Updated 6 years ago

The state fire marshal’s office says a fire that burned several businesses in downtown Milo early Sunday morning was arson.

Investigators says the fire started underneath a rear stairway on the outside of the building that housed Hobknobber’s Pub, then spread to four other buildings.

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Pet Plate

Updated 6 years ago

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap accepted a $50,000 check Monday from supporters of the license plate effort. The check represents $25 contributions from 2,000 residents who say they support the plate.

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LAMOINE HONORS TOWNS WAR VETERANS

Updated 6 years ago

LOCAL WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN DELMONT MERRILL WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE DEDICATION CEREMONY SATURDAY…

BACK IN 20-04, RESIDENTS FORMED A COMMITTEE TO RAISE MONEY FOR AND DESIGN THE MEMORIAL.

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Lewiston Slaying Trial

Updated 6 years ago

45-year-old Richard Dwyer is charged in the death of 38-year-old Donna Paradis, whose body was found in a shallow grave in a wooded area of Lewiston last November, about three weeks after she was reported missing.

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UMS Funding

Updated 6 years ago

Trustees who voted on the budget request Monday say the system is operating under a self-imposed $19.1 million reduction in costs.

But they say they’ll still need more money from the state and from tuition increases because of increases in energy and health care costs.

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175 YEARS CELEBRATED BY LOCAL CHURCH

Updated 6 years ago

MEMBERS OF A BANGOR CONGREGATION ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE…

THE HAMMOND STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IS COMING UP ON ITS ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY…

THEY’LL HAVE A FORMAL CELEBRATION NEXT WEEKEND, BUT SUNDAY, THEY GOT A HEAD START BY SEALING A TIME CAPSULE…

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Heating Oil Prices Fall

Updated 6 years ago

According to a state energy office survey released Monday, the average cash price of heating oil has fallen to $3.82 a gallon.

That’s down 16 cents from the previous survey two weeks ago.

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Maine Apple Sunday

Updated 6 years ago

Maine Apple Sunday was celebrated held at orchards across the state Sunday to promote the state’s apple harvest.

According to the Maine State Pomological Society, 16 orchards in southern, western and central Maine participated in the annual event by opening their doors to visitors and offering special events and refreshments such as cider and apple crisp.

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Gorilla Returned to Machias

Updated 6 years ago

An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla is back home at an eastern Maine flea market-style store two weeks after being &quot:kidnapped&quot: and later dumped in a corn field in Vermont.

A pickup truck carrying the somewhat battered and torn gorilla arrived at Sandy’s Sales in East Machias on Saturday afternoon a day after being picked up at a Vermont police barracks.

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Bikers Make Toy Trek

Updated 6 years ago

Thousands of Maine bikers hit the road Sunday for an annual tradition.

The 27th annual United Bikers of Maine Toy Run got started bright and early Sunday morning.

One group of riders met up at the Bangor Auditorium before taking off for the Windsor Fairgrounds…the end of the ride.

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Maine Ranked as Bicycle-Friendly

Updated 6 years ago

A national bicycling group is giving

Maine high marks as a bicycle-friendly state.

In its first state-by-state ranking, the League of American

Bicyclists rated Maine as the sixth-friendliest state for

bicyclists. The list, released this month, is based on 70 factors

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