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Acadia Gets Ready for Winter

Updated 6 years ago

Acadia National Park is getting ready

for winter.

On Friday, the popular park on Mount Desert Island will close

its Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station. As

of Nov. 1, park information will be available at the Winter Visitor

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MMA Students’ Job Prospects Looking Good

Updated 6 years ago

With the economy in the tank, college

seniors around the country may be facing a tough job market next

spring. But that doesn’t appear to be the case at Maine Maritime

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Casino Battle Rages On

Updated 6 years ago

They’ve been silent on the proposed casino

in Oxford County, but two Maine tribes and Penn National Gaming are

paying close attention to the outcome of the statewide vote.

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Indian Nation, which have

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Man Charged With Murdering Sister in Dover

Updated 6 years ago

A suspect is back behind bars

following his initial court appearance on a charge of murdering his

70-year-old sister in Dover-Foxcroft.

Michael Toby, who’s 53, was arrested late Thursday night after

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Sunday Morning Gambling Proposed at Hollywood Slots

Updated 6 years ago

Sunday morning gambling at Maine’s lone

casino may soon become a reality.

The Maine Gambling Control Board has given initial approval to a

request from Hollywood Slots in Bangor to allow it to open at 8

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Red Shield Sold

Updated 6 years ago

The Red Shield Environmental mill has been sold.

On Thursday, a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Portland approved the sale to a private investment firm.

The buyer is Patriarch Partners, which is based in New York City.

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Dover Foxcroft Homicide

Updated 6 years ago

53 year old Michael Toby made his initial court appearance in Dover-Foxcroft Friday.

Detectives arrested Toby Thursday night around 11 o’clock at the Dover-Foxcroft police station, and charged with him with murder.

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Mayer Back in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

Michael Mayer of Jupiter, Florida, and Costa Rica, appeared in U.S. District Court in Bangor Thursday.

The 55-year-old Mayer was indicted nearly a year ago, but the indictment was sealed until March, when co-defendants in the Lincoln and Lee area were arrested.

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Searsport Manhunt UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

It all began around 10:50 Thursday night while Searsport police conducted a seat-belt safety check on Rt. 1.

They say the driver of one of the cars, Randall Hofland, that was stopped pointed a gun at a police officer before fleeing the scene.

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Bear Attacks Farm Animals

Updated 6 years ago

Authoritiessay it was legal to shoot the bear because it was threatening livestock, and was on private property.

It remains to be seen ifthe recent farm animal attacksare over.

Game wardens say incidents have been reported at three farms in the Franklin and Sullivan areas during the past couple of weeks.

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Lobster Task Force

Updated 6 years ago

Theannouncement comes as Maine’s lobstermen and dealers suffer from a sharp plunge in prices brought on by a drop in demand amid the world’s economic turmoil.

The governor said a thorough review is in order to ensure the industry’s sustainability.

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Petrucelly Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Enoch Petrucelly entered his plea Friday in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast.

He is charged in the death of his 24-year-old brother, Michael, while they were staying at a friend’s home on North Haven.

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Canada’s Credit Drives Lobster Prices Lower

Updated 6 years ago

Demand has been down as diners worldwide are feeling the effects of the global economic downturn, but a new problem recently surfaced.

The banking crisis left Canadian processors short on credit, trapping Maine lobstermen and dealers with too much supply.

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Cheap Gas

Updated 6 years ago

It’s probably hard to remember but for folks looking for that kind of bargain. They can find it Thursday in Augusta.

From 11 until 2, LUKoil on Riverside Drive is offering gasoline at $1.99. Employees at the store say as a special promotion to give folks a break on high gas prices, they’re offering the less than two dollar deal.

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New Financial Center Will Bring Jobs to Rockland

Updated 6 years ago

The financial institution is expected to bring well paying jobs to the area.

There were several state and local representatives on-site for Wednesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony, including Governor Baldacci.

Senator Olympia Snowe was also at the event to show her support.

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LOW Oil Price Woes

Updated 6 years ago

Oil prices averaged more than $4.50 a gallon around the region in June and July, the traditional time for locking in supplies and prices for the following winter.

Since then, prices have dropped by more than 25%, making many of those contracts signed in June and July look like a bad deal.

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Chelsea Fatal Ax Update

Updated 6 years ago

County officials say 41-year-old Roger Linton is charged with operating under the influence involving a death and aggravated leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say 27-year-old James Carey from Belgrade was killed after Linton’s truck crossed into Carey’s lane on Rt. 17, slamming into his vehicle.

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Question 1 Forum

Updated 6 years ago

Representatives for both sides answered questions from viewers. Catherine Pegram moderated the night.

Hart Back in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

35-year-old Jeremy Hart was arrested on Monday, accused of violating his bail. He’d reportedly been using drugs.

Last week Hart pled guilty to manslaughter for shooting his wife, Kristen Hart nearly a year ago.

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Further Heating Assistance

Updated 6 years ago

State officials have approved new funding formulas that will allow more Mainers to take advantage of federal heating assistance funds.

People who make $20,800 a year will now qualify for aid. The previous threshold was a little more than $17,000 dollars.

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