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Brewer School Budget

Updated 6 years ago

City councilors gave unanimous approval to the budget Tuesday night.

Brewer mayor Manley Debeck says he’s proud of school officials who came up with a budget that’s less than three percent more than last year.

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Rope Change Postponed

Updated 6 years ago

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to extend, until April 2009, a deadline requiring lobstermen to use sinking rope instead of floating rope. The change had been scheduled to go into effect this October.

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Unity Green Home

Updated 6 years ago

The high tech home is designed by M.I.T., and Bensonwood Builders of New Hampshire.

The structure is a single family home that designers hope will change the way homes are made.

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Metal Thieves Get Some Lead

Updated 6 years ago

They ended up running for cover when the owner came out and opened fire with a shotgun.

Joseph Lord called police this afternoon after he noticed two males were making off with scrap metal outside his machine shop on the Kimball Pond Road.

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Crash in Bangor Causes Delays

Updated 6 years ago

A dump truck hit the Hogan Road overpass and went out of control.

It happened in the northbound lane at around seven am Monday.

The driver was working for Roof Systems of Maine, when suddenly the truck’s body raised up.

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Greene Plea

Updated 6 years ago

TheBangor city councilor resigned his seat after pleading no contest to forging the city manager’s name on a $9,000 invoice.

Prosecutors said he forged an agreement seeking a &quot:usage fee&quot: for the public display of nine mayoral portraits he photographed that are hanging in City Hall.

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Bradford Fire Destroys Home

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in from a neighbor, a little after 2 am.

It’s not clear if anyone was living in the mobile home, though crews think that the home was empty at the time of the fire.

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Grand Lake Stream Death

Updated 6 years ago

State Game Warden Brad Richard said Chester Aniolowski and a friend were fishing on the water’s edge near the Grand Lake Stream Fish Hatchery on Monday when Aniolowski fell into the deep water.

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One Dies in Early Morning Crash

Updated 6 years ago

It began just before 2 o’clock Monday morning, when a pair of vehicles collided near mile marker 117.

State Police say 53-year-old Jeffery Blais of Augusta was headed the wrong way on the interstate.

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Bangor School Budget

Updated 6 years ago

City councilors gave their final approval to the budget at a special council meeting Monday. They signed off on the 2008-2009 proposed school budget.

Unlike in years past, city councilors do not have the final say on the budget. Under Governor Baldacci’s new school consolidation plan, property owners will have the final say.

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Classmates Remember Anthony Tucker with a Special Memorial

Updated 6 years ago

Classmates of a 13 year old boy who was shot to death during a domestic dispute in November 2006 planted a tree in his memory Sunday in front of Somerset Middle School in Hartland.

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Fatal Accident in Buckfield

Updated 6 years ago

Sheriff Wayne Gallant said the pickup driver, who was not seriously injured, may have been blinded by the setting sun.

Gallant said the accident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday on Rt. 117 in Buckfield. He said the girls were thrown from the buggy. A man driving the buggy suffered a broken leg.

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Hannaford Case

Updated 6 years ago

Nearly two dozen lawsuits arising from a computer security breach at Hannaford Bros. Co. are likely to be consolidated into a single class-action, with two competing groups of law firms vying to lead the case.

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Murder Trial Postponed

Updated 6 years ago

The Canaan man accused of murdering his girlfriend nearly two year’s ago will have to wait a little longer for his trial to start.

38-year-old Shannon Atwood’s attorney says his trial has been postponed. Atwood was to stand trial Tuesday in Somerset County Superior Court on charges he murdered 37-year-old Cheryl Murdoch in July 2006.

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Fatal Crash Investigation

Updated 6 years ago

Fifty-three-year-old Jeffrey Blais was killed instantly when his car collided with a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Shannon Casey of Portland shortly before 2 a.m. Monday. Casey was flown by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with critical injuries.

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Deadly Weekend on Maine Roads

Updated 6 years ago

It was another deadly weekend on Maine’s roads. Two people were killed in separate accidents in Central Maine late Saturday. The first happened around 10:45 Saturday nightat the intersection of Park and Summerhaven Roads in Belgrade.

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Family and Friends Rally in Support of a Pittston Family

Updated 6 years ago

It’s been almost a week since a father and daughter in Pittston were critically injured during a home invasion in Pittston.

On Sunday, friends and family gathered to wish Bill and Nikki Guerrette well.

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H. O. Bouchard Turns 50

Updated 6 years ago

H. O. Bouchard Trucking got its start back in 1958, when owner Harold Bouchard left his farm in Fort Kent with one truck and fifty dollars in his pocket.

The company has since been transformed into a 100-truck fleet with more than a hundred fifty employees.

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Hylton Makes Court Appearance

Updated 6 years ago

District Judge Robert Mullen on Friday continued $1 million bail for Leo Rose Hylton during the Augusta man’s hearing. He’s charged with elevated aggravated assault in the attack, which left 48-year-old William Guerrette Jr. and his 10-year-old daughter Nicole hospitalized in critical condition.

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Maine Democrats Gather

Updated 6 years ago

Unity was the message as the three-day state convention opened at the Augusta Civic Center. Party officials say 2,000 delegates attended this evening and hundreds more are expected when they get down to business tomorrow. A big item will be selecting delegates to the national convention in August.

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