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McCain to Visit Maine

Updated 6 years ago

McCain has been making a push in Maine in hopes of getting at least one of the state’s four electoral votes.Governor Sarah Palin and her husband have both made visits to Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in recent weeks.

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McCain Cancels Maine Trip

Updated 6 years ago

Maine GOP Chairman Mark Ellis announced the visit earlier Thursday, but provided no details about the time and location of the visit.

A statement issued by the McCain New England campaign Thursday night said that while Maine &quot:is key to the McCain campaign’s strategy,&quot: his schedule &quot:reflects the demands of an aggressive campaign.&quot: A campaign official said he would not visit.

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Bass Harbor Dock Damaged

Updated 6 years ago

The wind tore off a large section of the ferry wharf, and left behind a gapping hole.

All ferry boat trips to Frenchboro and Swans Island had to be cancelled.

Everything from mail deliveries to getting high school students off the island for school was affected.

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Students Across Maine Cast Their Ballots

Updated 6 years ago

They took part in a mock election, casting ballots just like their parents will do next week.

Some of the students gathered at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor for their lesson in democracy.

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New England Man Dies of EEE

Updated 6 years ago

A 73-year-old Massachusetts man who contracted eastern equine encephalitis from a mosquito in either Maine or New Hampshire has died from the disease.

The state Department of Health confirmed the death on Tuesday: calling it a sad reminder of how serious EEE can be.

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Power Out

Updated 6 years ago

Crews have been out all night working to restore power to hundreds of homes effected by the high winds generated during Tuesday night’s storm.

As of 7 o’clock Wednesday morning, Bangor Hydro listed eight hundred customers without power, down from a high of over 2,000 customers earlier in the morning.

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Tucker Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say that 62-year-old Raymond Tucker, a long time animal control officer, was found guilty on Tuesday of class A gross sexual assault, class B unlawful sexual contact, and class C visual sexual aggression against a child.

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Six Month Behind Bars for OAS

Updated 6 years ago

50-year-old Stella Briel accepted a plea agreement in the case.

On the 27th of December, 2007, 40-year-old Heather Barrows of St. Albans was killed when Briel lost control of her SUV and struck Barrows’ car during a snowstorm.

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Embezzler Faces 3 1/2 Years

Updated 6 years ago

52-year-old Paula Caron was sentenced in Kennebec County Superior Court to 9 years in prison with all but 3 1/2 years suspended and3 years’ probation at a hearing in which her parents, children and friends asked for mercy for her.

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Economic Symposium

Updated 6 years ago

In Maine, there are more than 130,000 people categorized as low income. On Monday hundreds gathered at the capital to talk about poverty and plead for action.

The conference featured workshops on affordable housing, energy, health care, and hunger.

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Gas Terminal Terminated

Updated 6 years ago

Quoddy Bay LLC has withdrawn its request for state permits.

It happened after federal regulators dismissed the company’s application.

The commission said Quoddy Bay failed to provide information needed to move forward with an engineering review and environmental assessment.

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Prescription Drug Scheme Conviction

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say Christine Hesseltine worked for a Bangor doctors office for two years.

During that time, she wrote a number of bogus prescriptions so that others could pick up drugs at local pharmacies.

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Soldier With Maine Ties Killed

Updated 6 years ago

Deon Taylor was killed in action last Wednesday. The 30-year-old Taylor, who was a New York City police officer, had attended Carrabec High School in North Anson for two years before graduating in 1995.

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Disaster Funding

Updated 6 years ago

HUD Secretary Steve Preston on Tuesday announced the allocations for states affected by natural disasters.

Maine will receive about $2.2 million for flooding damage that occurred in several counties during severe storms last spring.

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Arson Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Police say three molotov cocktails were thrown at a building on Larkin St. early in morning.

18-year-old Jake Hesseltine of Old Town and 22-year-old Dwayne Bell of Bangor have been arrested and charged in the crime.

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Missing Lobsterman Update

Updated 6 years ago

The Coast Guard made its decision after a Falcon jet completed a final sweep at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, without any sign of 24-year-old Chris Whittaker. Officials say Whittaker left the day before, aboard a 21-foot skiff and was last seen about two miles east of Matinicus.

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Manhunt Still On in Searsport

Updated 6 years ago

The search continues for the man police say pointed a gun at an officer Thursday night before driving away.

A two-mile section of Route 1 between Searsport and Stockton Springs was shut down for a time on Friday, along with a local school district, as police searched for a local motorist who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer during a traffic stop and fled.

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Home Sales Down

Updated 6 years ago

According to the Maine Association of Realtors, real estate agents sold 928 existing single-family homes in the state in September, down 9.7% from the same month last year.

The median sales price of those homes was $177,750. Down 6.5% from September 2007.

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High Winds Cause Outages

Updated 6 years ago

Maine electric companies are making progress restoring service to customers affected by high-caused outages as the weather improves.

About 5,000 electric customers remain without service — less than half the total earlier Sunday.

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New Jail Opens in Madison

Updated 6 years ago

Somerset County showcassed its new, $30,000,000 jail over the weekend.

Ceremonies include a ribbon cutting and flag raising at the dedication of the jail and sheriff’s department offices in Madison.

The building was openSaturday and Sundayfor public tours.

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