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WARMER WINTER?

Updated 6 years ago

MILBRIDGE IS GOING TO BE HELPING RESIDENTS STAY A LITTLE WARMER THIS WINTER…

THE TOWN’S BEEN GIVEN A 250-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO FIX UP LOCAL HOMES THAT NEED WEATHERIZATION AND REPAIR.

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Chelsea Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

27-year-old James Carey from Belgrade was killed after a flat bed truck, driven by 41-year-old Roger Linton of Redfield, crossed into his lane and slammed into his truck.

One oncoming vehicle was able to swerve out of the way, but Carey’s Ford Ranger was struck. Linton was hauling a load of stone at the time of the accident.

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS DELAYED?

Updated 6 years ago

STATE OFFICIALS PLAN TO DELAY FUNDING FOR 12 PROJECTS ACROSS THE STATE… BECAUSE THEY FEAR REVENUES WILL BE DOWN IN THE NEXT BUDGET CYCLE…..

THE MONEY IS EXPECTED TO COME FROM ISSUING BONDS…..

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Atwood Appeal Denied

Updated 6 years ago

Shannon Atwood’s defense attorneys had sought a new trial saying Justice Nancy Mill’s guilty verdict could have been tainted because she knew a woman who previously had been abused by Atwood.

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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT IN ORONO

Updated 6 years ago

THEY GATHERED TOGETHER….TO SHARE STORIES… ADVICE… AND HOPE FOR PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN ABUSED OR ASSAULTED…..

STUDENTS AT U-MAINE TUESDAY TOOK BACK THE NIGHT.

&quot:none of us should be afraid to walk alone in the night&quot:

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KATAHDIN PAPER MILL OFFICALS TO MEET WITH GOV. BALDACCI TODAY.

Updated 6 years ago

MEANWHILE, GETTING THE PAPER MILL IN MILLINOCKET READY FOR WINTER IS TAKING A BIT LONGER THAN EXPECTED…..

SO SOME OF THE WORKERS ARE STAYING ON THE JOB A LITTLE LONGER…..

COMPANY SPOKESPERSON GLENN SAUCIER SAYS SO FAR 39 EMPLOYESS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF…..

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Plans for an airport in Washington County

Updated 6 years ago

It’s going to mean access. It really is.&quot:

PLANS FOR A REGIONAL AIRPORT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY ARE TAKING OFF. A LIST OF 14 POTENTIAL SITES HAS BEEN NARROWED DOWN TO THREE….ONE IN MARSHFIELD, ONE IN MARION AND ONE IN WESLEY.

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Harford Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Robert Harford was ordered to be held without bail at his arraignment in Knox County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Harford is charged with depraved indifference murder and manslaughter in the Aug. 17 death of his daughter, Ava.

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New Phone Scam Hits Area

Updated 6 years ago

CREDIT UNION AND BANK OFFICIALS ARE CAUTIONING CUSTOMERS ABOUT A SCAM THAT COULD COST YOU…

PHONE PHISHING IS THE LATEST SCHEME BEING USED TO STEAL MONEY.

KNOWING THE FACTS COULD KEEP YOU FROM FALLING VICTIM.

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Sawmill Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Fire crews were called to the Johnson Sawmill on Whitten Road just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, but were unable to save it.

Owner Bob Johnson estimated the loss at $300,000. He believes the blaze might have been ignited by a spark from a generator.

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Ellsworth Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Officials say around 2:30 p.m., an excavator working on the Beckwith Hill Construction Project got tangled in power and telephone lines running across the road.

The Excavator pulled the wires down, snapped off the pole and dropped a transformer on several vehicles in the Darlings Parking lot.

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Stimulus Deadline

Updated 6 years ago

October 15th is the deadline for an estimated 22,000 Maine retirees and disabled veterans who may eligible for the rebate checks, but don’t normally file tax returns.

It’s also the deadline for the approximately 43,000 people who received extensions to file their tax returns.

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Caribou Man Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Anthony Caparotta was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor on Tuesday to 68 months in prison and fined $17,900. A jury convicted him in June of marijuana distribution charges.

Prosecutors said Caparotta worked for Michael Pelletier, an Aroostook County man who was convicted of running a multimillion-dollar international marijuana smuggling operation from his wheelchair while collecting disability checks. Pelletier is serving a life sentence.

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Gas Prices Fall

Updated 6 years ago

In Newport, an Irving and a Valero station were selling regular gas for $2.99 a gallon on Tuesday.

It’s been months since gas has been that low, but prices have been falling in tandem with the decline in crude oil prices.

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Siblings Entertain as the Frog Mountain Puppeteers

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:Hi, my name is Lucy Beckett…this is my friend, little Chukie.&quot:

IT’S HARD NOT TO DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE, WHEN ATTENDING THE SHOW, &quot:EVERYBODY LOVES PIRATES.&quot:

IN FACT, IT’S ALMOST DISHEATENING TO TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF THIS PUPPET PRODUCTION…BUT WE MUST, IN ORDER TO SHOW YOU HOW IT ALL HAPPENS.

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A Railroad Car Goes Off The Tracks

Updated 6 years ago

A RAILROAD CAR FLIPPED OFF THE TRACKS IN DEDHAM MONDAY, SENDING ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL…..

THE CARS WERE ON A SCENIC TOUR THROUGH THE REGION…WHEN THE DRIVER SAYS SOME DIRT THAT HAD BUILT UP AROUND THE TRACK… FORCED ONE OF THEM TO DERAIL…..

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New Section of Fort Knox Now Open

Updated 6 years ago

A section of the fort that’s been closed for years was officially opened Sunday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Cistern rooms had been cordoned off because of collapsing brick walls and vaulted ceilings.

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Governor King on Energy in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Governor King told the crowd he’s on a waiting list for a hybrid vehicle, and that’s a place where he’d like to see more Mainers.

He says investing in alternative energy sources is essential in our state, and that’s why he says he’s supporting Obama’s energy plan…which includes a short-term $500-per-adult/$100-per-family rebate to help with costs this winter.

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Detroit Man Charged with Manslaughter

Updated 6 years ago

Charles Erickson of Detroit is charced with manslaughter and aggravated operating under the influence following a fatal single-vehicle crash.

It was about 2:00 a.m on Sunday when authorities say the truck Erickson was driving skidded off of Rt. 220 in Detroit and rolled over.

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SCOTUS Starts with Maine Cases

Updated 6 years ago

First, the justices will hear arguments over limits on lawsuits against tobacco companies.

The court will consider whether federal regulation of cigarettes prevents smokers from suing tobacco companies under state law for allegedly deceptive advertising of &quot:light&quot: cigarettes.

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