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Flag Found

Updated 6 years ago

A very special flag has been returned to its rightful owner.

An american flag was stolen from a pole outside the home of Nancy Linn Nellis. The regimental flag had been given to her after her husband, Major Herbert Elliott Jr. passed away.

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Belgrade Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

It happened on Rt. 8 around 5:00 p.m. Friday.

There were two vehicles involved.

57-year old Gail Hulsey of Litchfield was driving a Toyota pickup truck with her 16-year old son Samuel in the passenger seat.

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Dean in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke in Portland’s Longfellow Square.

Dean is in Maine doing what he does best: rallying the troops.

The one-time presidential candidate is stumping for Barack Obama and Tom Allen, and is here mainly speaking to and about young people.

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Hollywood Slots’ Opening Day Tallies

Updated 6 years ago

On Thursday, at the gambling control board meeting in Augusta, Jon Johnson, general manager of the Bangor facility, told board members that since the opening operations have been running nearly flawlessly.

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Maine International Film Festival Opens

Updated 6 years ago

Film fans from all over New England and beyond will descend on the city over the next 10 days as Waterville hosts the 11th annual Maine International Film Festival.

The event kicks off on Saturday with shows at the Waterville Opera House, Railroad Square Cinema and Colby College.

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Shipyard Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The 50,000-square-foot building at Washburn &amp: Doughty Associates was rocked by a series of explosions as flames ripped through the facility. The yard produced fishing boats, tugs, barges and ferries.

There were no reports of injuries and police indicated that all employees had apparently gotten out of the building safely.

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Updated 6 years ago

Deputies estimate more than 50 mailboxes were damaged in Brooksville and Sedgwick between Sunday night and Monday morning.

The Hancock county sheriff’s department is investigating.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the sheriff’s department at 667-7575.

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Church Vandalism

Updated 6 years ago

49 gravestones were tipped over Monday evening at the Quaker Hill Cemetery.

Some need repair, others need to be replaced. A lot of flower arrangements were destroyed too.

Police are not releasing the names of the two girls they believe are responsible, who are 13 and 14-years-old.

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Millinocket Mill Stays Open

Updated 6 years ago

The mill’s closing would have put more than 200 people out of work.

Baldacci spokesman David Farmer says the governor spoke to company officials earlier Wednesday, and the told him they have decided not to close the mill. How long it stays open, they said, depends on cash flow and customer orders.

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Free Fare Friday

Updated 6 years ago

Riding Bangor’s BAT bus and other forms of public transportation throughout the region could help your budget.

To give you an incentive to try it, you can ride local busses for free every Friday for the rest of the month.

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Theriault Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

Justice William Anderson issued his verdict against 29-year-old Brad Theriault of Corinna upon conclusion of his jury-waived trial Thursday in Piscataquis County Superior Court. Theriault faces up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine when he’s sentenced next week.

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Kibby Mountain Wind Farm

Updated 6 years ago

TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc., a unit of TransCanada Corp. of Calgary, Alberta, plans to erect 44 wind turbines on and near Kibby Mountain, just east of Coburn Gore.

If built today, the 132-megawatt project would be New England’s largest wind farm, generating enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. The company has said it hopes to have the wind farm fully operational by the fall of 2010.

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Thief Steals Memorial Flag

Updated 6 years ago

Nancy-Linn Nellis was given a special regimental flag when her husband, Major Herbert P. Elliott junior, or Jack, as he’s called, passed away. And Nellis has proudly flown that flag on a pole next to her house.

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Campaign For Healthcare Begins

Updated 6 years ago

About fifty folks from labor unions and organizations like the Maine People’s Alliance, Women’s Lobby, and State Employees Association gathered on the state house steps to ask for change in the health care system.

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Forest Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Jeff Currier from the Maine Forest Service said that smoke was reported on Beech Hill road around 2:00 p.m.

Six acres burned before the fire was contained.

No structures were threatened, but the fire burned in an active logging area that had a lot of potential growth.

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Morrill Death

Updated 6 years ago

Deputy Chief Bob Keating with the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened just before noon.

He says the circumstances surrounding 79-year old Francis Woodbury’s death are not known.

Investigators are trying to figure out if Woodbury, who was haying alone, fell off the tractor or if he slipped as he was trying to get off.

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Lincoln Fire Victim Dies

Updated 6 years ago

The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety confirms that Rick Pedley died at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 5th.

Pedley suffered burns to more than eighty percent of his body when the camp he was staying at on Upper Cold Stream Pond exploded last month.

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Car Sales Down

Updated 6 years ago

With gas above $4.00 per gallon, consumers are cooling off to SUVs and pickup trucks, which are filling up dealers’ lots. There’s lots of demand for hybrids and other fuel-efficient models, but dealers can’t get them fast enough.

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Remembering Charlie Howard

Updated 6 years ago

On July 7th 1984, 23-year-old Charlie Howard was out for a walk with a friend when three teenagers brutally attacked him on the State Street Bridge and threw him into the Kenduskeag River.

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Newport Home Crashed

Updated 6 years ago

Police say 19-year-old Brendon Bubar was travelling along Route 7 in Newport when he lost control of his Chevy Blazer, careened across the road, and into a house belonging to Jeff Squires.

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