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Brewer Tree Cleanup

Updated 6 years ago

Until January 22nd, you can drop trees off at the Brewer landfill on Elm Street during regular business hours.

Another alternative, the trees can be dropped off inside the lower gate at the Brewer Auditorium.

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Maine Roads Safe in 2008

Updated 6 years ago

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says 150 people died on Maine highways in 2008, as compared to 183 deaths in 2007.

Highway safety and state police records show that the safest year on record was in 1959 with just 136 highway deaths.

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Republicans Select Farmington Replacement

Updated 6 years ago

Lance Harvell was chosen this week as the party’s nominee for the house district 89 seat that includes Farmington and Industry.

The seat had been held by three-term Democrat Janet Mills, who is giving it up to become attorney general.

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Dog Attack

Updated 6 years ago

Gerry Hendricks is charged with allowing dogs to run at large and keeping unlicensed dogs.

The sheep, owned by Reynolds Ritchie, were killed Saturday and Sunday while in a field.

Another neighbor, Debbie Hustus, reported that two dogs entered her barn and bit her cow on the leg before she chased them away.

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Teenager Arrest for Car Thefts

Updated 6 years ago

The youth faces four counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, charges stemming from burglaries from several motor vehicles, and two burglaries at Bangor businesses. Police describe the suspect as a transient, but are not releasing his name because of his age.

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Motiva Project Slowed Down

Updated 6 years ago

Workers there are building huge components for the Motiva Port Arthur Oil Refinery in Texas.

Cianbro’s Peter Vigue says the company has been able to put more people to work in the Brewer plant than was initially anticipated.

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Island Evergreen Wreaths

Updated 6 years ago

One of the symbols of Christmas is the wreath hanging on the front door.

Some that hang on doors across the nation are made by three family members working out of the back of a barn in Bangor.

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Manna Ministries Christmas Dinner

Updated 6 years ago

This year, they’re serving up a free holiday meal at the Parks and Recreation Center on Main Street.

Director Bill Rae says at least one-thousand people are expected to show up.

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Local Troops Heading Home

Updated 6 years ago

They are scheduled to arrive Saturday at Bangor International Airport before continuing on to Fort Carson, Colorado, for out-processing.

Capt. Shanon Cotta, a guard spokesman, says the 130 members of charlie company, 126th aviation regiment, will get to spend a couple of hours with family and friends during their stop.

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Former Camden Restaurant Goes up in Flames

Updated 6 years ago

Firefighters spent much of Tuesday evening putting out a large fire along the waterfront on Bayview Landing in Camden.

The fire broke out at5:50 pm where construction was underway for a new restaurant, located where the Bayview Lobster Restaurant used to be.

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Hallowell Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The fire destroyed a building, once known as the Abbott House, just after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.

The house on Winthrop Street was built more than 100 years ago, and is part of the Hallowell historic district, which is on the national register of historic places.

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Food Drive Has Principal Seeing Pink

Updated 6 years ago

For many students, Tuesday was the final school day before winter break.

The principal at Mattanawcook Junior High School in Lincoln ended up &quot:tickled pink,&quot: among other colors, by his students and their efforts to help others.

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Tracking Santa

Updated 6 years ago

They’re broadcasting Santa’s journey through the county.

Each year, to get folks in the holiday spirit, Penobcot County dispatchers follow Saint Nick’s annual journey through the skies.

So keep your eyes and ears open Christmas Eve night and don’t be surprised if you spot something strange overhead.

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Cushing Fatal Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The man was killed when he was thrown from his snowmobile into the path of an oncoming car on River Road in Cushing.

Troopers say 19-year-old Derek Benner was driving his snowmobile at a high rate of speed when he either fell or was thrown off the machine.

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I-95 Accident

Updated 6 years ago

An accident on I-95 shut down traffic for a time in Bangor Tuesday night, but it could have ended much worse.

Witnesses told police a Ford Mustang had just entered the highway when the driver lost control.

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Springer in Court

Updated 6 years ago

38-year old Derwin Springer Junior is accused of breaking into a Pleasant Street home on October 29th, and forcing the woman who lived there to have sex with him.

He’s charged with gross sexual assault and burglary.

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Rising Arson Numbers Blamed on Economy

Updated 6 years ago

State figures so far this year show 134 confirmed incendiary, or arson, fires: representing 8 million dollars worth of property.

An additional 52 incidents, or fire scenes, are either under investigation or are ready to be investigated.

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Marijuana Ruling

Updated 6 years ago

Soon, voters may have another chance to weigh in on the matter.

Recently, one of Maine’s well-known Marijuana advocates was acquitted, convincing a jury his pot is for medicinal purposes.

For the first time, the court sided with the defendant. In this case, Donald Christen of Madison agreeing that his pot was being cultivated and furnished for medical use.

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L.L. Bean Considering Layoffs

Updated 6 years ago

An e-mail memo from President and Chief Operating Officer Chris McCormick obtained by the Times Record Newspaper of Brunswick indicates the catalog retailer missed its sales targets by 10 percent or more. And the new year isn’t looking any better.

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Post Offices

Updated 6 years ago

But most of them are going to shorten their lobby hours on this Wednesday.

Anything being mailed out should be dropped off by noon.

There will be ten post offices that remain open until 5 pm Christmas eve. Those include Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth, Rockand, and Waterville.

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