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Skowhegan State Fair

Updated 7 years ago

The Skowhegan State Fair continues through Saturday.

It has a long running agricultural history in Maine, that has kept families coming back since 1818.

This year’s fair is sure to please with plenty of food, games, rides, entertainment and of course, animals.

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Missing Kids Update

Updated 7 years ago

Two kids from Maine, who’ve been the focus of a nationwide search, are expected to be re-united with their father Thursday.

Meanwhile, the mother accused of taking them from their father illegally, says she doesn’t regret the decision.

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Camden Town Grant

Updated 7 years ago

The town of Camden is getting 200-thousand dollars to help clean up the former Apollo Tannery property.

The tannery was shut down in 1999.

Camden applied for the money from the Environmental Protection Agency last year, to clean up the chemicals on site.

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Brooksville Residents Speak Out About Mine

Updated 7 years ago

The metal comes from the former Callahan copper mine. Tuesday night, residents heard what officials have concluded about the potential hazards.

The mine was closed down more than thirty years ago, but the contamination in the environment is still a concern in Brooksville. The Maine Department of Transportation and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have done a study to determine how much damage has been done. The study precedes a clean up that the D.O.T. is committed to do.

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Bucksport Fatal Accident

Updated 7 years ago

It happened just before ten at the intersection of Route 46 and the Russel Hill Road.

At this point in the investigation, officials say it appears the driver of the car pulled in front of the dump truck.

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Mother in Court for Causing Amber Alert

Updated 7 years ago

Brandi Harris of Orrington and her boyfriend, Vince Hatch, are accused of illegally picking up Harris’ son and daughter in Iowa and bringing them back to Maine.

The state of Iowa issued an amber alert for Harris and Hatch yesterday and state police arrested them last night on I95 near Etna, the adults were sent to the Penobscot County Jail and the children into protective custody.

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Two Maine Tanneries Plan to Merge

Updated 7 years ago

Irving Tanning Company in Hartland, and Prime Tanning Company Incorporated in Berwick say they’ve signed a letter of intent to merge into what will be known as Prime Tanning Company. They say there will be no immediate effect on the 565 jobs at the two sites. In fact, there’s a possibility of expansion.

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Northern Maine Land Deals Moving Forward

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – The Bangor Daily News says conservationist Roxanne Quimby, an advocating of limited access to wilderness, has reportedly bought some 4,900 acres in two parcels north of Millinocket and west of Stacyville.

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Missing Children

Updated 7 years ago

Brandi Harris is the mother of the two children, 8 year old Rae Meyer and 10 year old Cameron Meyer.

Police say she and Vince Hatch took the children from a house in Iowa Monday.

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Missing Boaters’ Bodies Found

Updated 7 years ago

They were in a 14-foot boat that was struck by a large speedboat Saturday about a quarter a mile from shore.

The two people aboard the larger boat managed to swim to shore.

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Atkinson Boy Drowns

Updated 7 years ago

It happened at the public beach off Cotton Brook Road.

The boy was at the beach with his family.

He was found in shallow water.

Bystanders performed C.P.R. until emergency workers arrived.

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Man Dies on Little Pushaw Pond

Updated 7 years ago

Sergeant Pat Devlin with the Maine Warden Service says a neighboring camp owner found Whitney’s body about a half mile from Whitney’s pontoon boat.

The 76-year old victim lived alone on the lake and was last seen heading out on the water about 7:30 Sunday evening for his usual boat ride.

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Close Call at Red Shield

Updated 7 years ago

The fire broke out in the chip plant at Red Shield. Crews got the call around three p.m. Smoke was coming out of the third floor of the plant and had spread to the second floor.

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Human Foot Recovered in Searsport

Updated 7 years ago

The family of Harrison Damon wants to know if the remains belong to their loved one. Witnesses reported seeing Damon falling from the Penobscot Narrows bridge in March. Rescue crews searched the river for about a week after the teen’s disappearance, but he was never found.

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Anti-War Group Targets Collins’ Home

Updated 7 years ago

A group of anti-war demonstrators spent Sunday in Senator Susan Collins’ Bangor neighborhood…urging residents to put &quot:end the war&quot: signs on their lawns.

The group &quot:Americans Against Escalation in Iraq&quot: headed up the effort. Members went door to door in the Senator’s neighborhood, asking residents to post anti-war signs on their lawns, to send a message to Collins, who is currently on vacation.

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Bush Wraps Up Weekend in Maine

Updated 7 years ago

Hours after French President Nicolas Sarkozy left Kennebunkport, President Bush attended the wedding ceremony of Cary Gottesman.

She is the daughter of Bush’s longtime friends from Texas, Sandy and Lisa Gottesman, and the sister of Bush’s former personal aide, Blake Gottesman.

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Dems Elect Party Chair

Updated 7 years ago

Democratic State Committee members elected a new chairman Sunday.

They picked Hancock County party leader John Knutson of Brooklin
to assume leadership of the state organization. Knutson, a retired businessman, defeated Eric Mehnert of Orono, a lawyer who unsuccessfully sought the party’s U.S. Senate nomination last year.

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Baldacci Radio Address

Updated 7 years ago

Governor John Baldacci says people in Maine and elsewhere are increasingly disconnected from nature –
and he’d like to see that change.
In his weekly radio address, Baldacci points to disturbing
health trends in Maine, such as more overweight children. But he
also suggests solutions.
While it’s easy for adults to blame video games and television
for keeping children indoors, Baldacci says today that parents need
to ask themselves if they are taking their kids to parks, playing
outdoors with them and introducing them to the natural world.
Baldacci says Maine has done a lot to protect special places
like Mount Katahdin and the state’s environment, which combine to
lure those who enjoy the outdoors.
The governor says he’s directed state agencies to evaluate their
programs and policies that encourage Maine people, especially young
people, to experience and appreciate the natural world.
He wants to know whether Maine’s transportation, education and
health policies work to get children outside — or if they
inadvertently contribute to keeping them indoors. His
administration’s kicked off a new initiative called &quot:Take It

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Mitchell Diagnosed with Cancer

Updated 7 years ago

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The announcement came from his New York law firm, which quotes

Mitchell’s doctor as saying the cancer is small, low grade and

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New Machias Jail?

Updated 7 years ago

As prison crowding remains a problem in

Maine, there’s more discussion about a possible state-county

partnership to run a prison in the eastern part of the state.

In Machias, members of an exploratory committee met

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