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Phillips Shuts Down

Updated 6 years ago

Last weekend, voters declined to exceed the $256,076 tax levy limit for municipal operations. White says no expense articles were approved, so he can’t even spend any money.

Selectmen are working to develop a plan for a future budget vote to restore services. In the meantime, 20 part- and full-time town employees are out of work.

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Hancock Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Crews were called to Moon Ledges, off the East Side Road just before 8:00 a.m.

Firefighters say the fire got a pretty good head start, and there was nothing they could do to save the home.

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Hostage Crisis

Updated 6 years ago

Spokesman David Farmer said the incident began in the mid-afternoon and a negotiating team has made &quot:limited contact&quot: with the prisoner.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

Red Tide Not A Washout in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Toxic algae has already prompted curbs on shellfish harvesting and more red tide could still blow in.

But the state’s intensive monitoring effort has kept more Downeast clam diggers working.

Maine is using a federally funded network of buoys to detect blooms of red tideto serve as an early warning system.

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High Gas Prices Grow Profits For Some Local Farmers

Updated 6 years ago

The Orono Farmer’s Market was the brainchild of several local vegetable farmers 14 years ago. Today, shoppers can also pick up their milk, eggs, breads, meats, cheeses, fruits and seafood, among other specialties.

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Bad News About Winter Oil Prices

Updated 6 years ago

New Englanders struggling to pay gas prices

topping $4 a gallon should brace for more bad news – home heating

oil costs next winter are expected to hit record highs.

The National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association, which

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New Slots Facility Set to Open

Updated 6 years ago

Penn National Gaming set up a slots parlor nearly three years ago in a converted restaurant in Bangor, Maine. Now it’s moving up the street to grander quarters this weekend as one of Maine’s largest development projects in recent years nears completion.

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Slots Opening Could Cause Delays

Updated 6 years ago

Drivers in bangor can expect some delays as crews prepare for the opening day at the new Hollywood Slots complex on the Bangor Waterfront..

Traffic during the morning and evening commutes could be a challenge as work winds up along main street.

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Red Tide Under Control

Updated 6 years ago

Intensive monitoring and good luck may

share the credit for Maine’s ability so far to dodge the

red-tide-caused economic damage sustained along the coast during

the summer of 2005.

Toxic algae has already prompted curbs on shellfish harvesting

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Penobscot Pow Wow

Updated 6 years ago

The inaugural Penobscot Pow Wow kicked off on indian island today…

Members of the Penobscot nation invited more than four dozen tribes to the event and the public is also welcome to attend.

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Bangor Store to Close

Updated 6 years ago

A popular home furnishings store in Bangor is going out of business.

World Over Imports on the Hogan Road will be closing its doors for good by the end of the summer.

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Rockland Named a “Coast Guard City”

Updated 6 years ago

Rockland can now claim bragging rights as one of only nine communities nationwide to carry the designation of

a &quot:Coast Guard City.&quot:

Sen. Olympia Snowe just announced that Congress approved

Rockland’s nomination for the honor. The city was nominated by

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Red Shield Latest

Updated 6 years ago

After going without for a couple of weeks, employees of Red Shield could soon be getting their paychecks.

Red Shield and RSE pulp and chemical officials say the companies have filed petitions for relief under chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Atwood Update

Updated 6 years ago

Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills heard closing arguments today in the case of 38-year-old Shannon Atwood.

Defense John Also, told Mills there was no question Cheryl Murdoch was brutally killed, but said there was no direct evidence linking Atwood to her death. Murdoch’s decomposed body was found in August 2006 in a wooded area in Canaan about a month and a half after she was reported missing.

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Updated 6 years ago

The sisters and others at Saint Joseph hospital in Bangor were soaping up cars Thursday.

They thought this would be a great way to raise awareness and money for the United way.



Updated 6 years ago

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor will present new plans next week, to tackle parking space problems at the hospital.

The hospital originally proposed tearing down the Wing Estate, an historic building across the street, to make more room.



Updated 6 years ago

Peter Mcavoy runs Smorgon Steel, a scrap metal recycling company with four locations across the state. One yard in Bangor has been so busy taking in metal, that sellers have had to wait in line for up to five hours to drop off their scrap.


Priest Suicide

Updated 6 years ago

The body of the Reverend James Robichaud was found in the rectory of Our Lady of the Snows in Dover-Foxcroft on Friday, a day after he learned of the allegation.

The Diocese of Portland says the cause of death was not known but police confirm it was a suicide.

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Rates Go Up

Updated 6 years ago

The company says transmission rate increases will result in bills going up about 4 percent.

The average residential customer will pay four to five dollars more per month.

The new rates take hold July first.

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Big Changes in Penobscot Nation

Updated 6 years ago

After a week of meetings on Indian Island, tribal leaders from throughout New England and Canada have passed resolutions on two things important to them.

The first being a repatriation resolution which calls for states to allow remains of native people to be returned to their tribes for proper burial.

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