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Maine Housing Market

Updated 6 years ago

Across the country, pending sales rose 7.4% from July to August.

The National Association of Realtors says actual sales, along with prices, are still down.

In Maine, home sales across the state dropped almost 33% from August of last year.

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COURT NEWS UPDATES

Updated 6 years ago

A STANDISH MAN WHO LED POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH THE BANGOR AREA WITH AN 18-MONTH-OLD GIRL AND HER MOTHER IN THE CAR IS GOING TO PRISON…

A JUDGE SENTENCED 23-YEAR-OLD ANTHONY ALFIERO TO TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS.

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Todd Palin Comes to Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Palin will appear on Saturday will appear at a barbecue at the Moosehead Trail Trading Post in Palmyra on Saturday afternoon, according to the McCain campaign. Doors open at 2 p.m.

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Auto Sales in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

There are more than 20,000 new car dealerships in the U.S., but National Automobile Dealers Association Chief Economist, Paul Taylor estimates there will be a major shutdown of showrooms in 2008. Taylor says, &quot:In a typical year, you lose a modest amount of dealerships 75 to 200. This year we’ll lose 600 possibly 7oo net of new dealerships formed. (This is the worst since) the 90-92 recession.&quot:

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Food Program Name Change

Updated 6 years ago

At the state level, it’s now known as the Food Supplement Program. At the federal level, it’s been renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The changes took effect Oct. 1.

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WHO’S IN CHARGE IN HARTLAND?

Updated 6 years ago

FOLKS IN HARTLAND ARE TRYING TO SORT OUT WHO’S IN CHARGE, AFTER SELECTMEN FIRED THE LONG-TIME TOWN MANAGER.

PEGGY MORGAN WAS LET GO EARLIER THIS WEEK, FOLLOWING 32 YEARS ON THE JOB.

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A LITTLE HISTORY ON YOUR WALK

Updated 6 years ago

FOLKS ENJOYING A JAUNT ALONG THE BANKS OF THE KENDUSKEAG WILL NOW BE ABLE TO LEARN A LITTLE HISTORY ALONG THE WAY, THANKS IN PART TO L-L BEAN…

THE COMPANY DONATED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BANGOR AND THE CITY USED IT TO CREATE SIGNS TO LINE THE KENDUSKEAG STREAM HERITAGE TRAIL.

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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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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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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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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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