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Red Shield Will Sell

Updated 6 years ago

A lawyer for the company filed the paperwork Thursday to sell the mill – which has been in Bankruptcy since June.

An 11-and-a-half million dollar offer is on the table for the facility, but that’s basically just a starting bid.

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Brewer Vote on Backyard Fires

Updated 6 years ago

Your backyard fire pit might be in jeopardy in the city. On Tuesday night, the Brewer City Council voted on a measure that would ban people from having small fires in outdoor fireplaces or grills, except if they were cooking.

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Fortin Found Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

An Aroostook County Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday before finding 25-year-old Heather Fortin not guilty in the death of Teairra Leathers.

Fortin called police on June 18, 2007, reporting that Teairra was unresponsive. The baby was taken to a local hospital and airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she died the next day.

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Milo Sets to Rebuild

Updated 6 years ago

The fire, which investigators are calling arson, wiped out five businesses on Main Street. It also left at least nine people homeless including a family of seven, with one child on the way.

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Skinny Dip

Updated 6 years ago

25-year-old Crystal Stillwell of Bath, 31-year-old Bernard Beckwith of Poland and 37-year-old Christian Simpson of Bethel pleaded not guilty to the charges this week.

They were charged in august after stripping at the Black Frog Restaurant in greenville, which offers a free prime rib sandwich to customers who skinny dip.

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Energy East Sold

Updated 6 years ago

Iberdrola’s $4.6 billion buyout of Energy East is a done deal.

Lawyers for Energy East closed the transaction on Tuesday.

Energy East owns Central Maine Power, which serves 80% of the Maine’s electrical customers.

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Auclair Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

A jury in Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor returned two verdicts on Tuesday in the trial of John Auclair.

The charges stem from an incident back in in October of 2007 when, prosecutors say, Auclair sexually assaulted a woman.

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Money for LIHEAP

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s share of the heating assistance is 7 million dollars.

Each year about 48-thousand Maine households rely on LIHEAP to help with the costs of heating their homes.

The state has gotten more than 46-million dollars so far this fiscal year, the most it’s ever received.

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FairPoint Pushback

Updated 6 years ago

Officials with the North Carolina-based company said on Monday that they have pushed back the date by 60 days, from late November to the end of January, 2009.

Over the summer, FairPoint extended the date from September to November.

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Governors Converge

Updated 6 years ago

Protesters were also on hand Monday: concerned about what leaders from the two nations will be talking about.

People were outside protesting even before the first official meeting of the New England governors and eastern Canadian Premiers conference

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Fatal Boat Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A blood sample was taken from Robert Lapointe three hours after the crash. It registered at 0.11.

Chemist Steve Pierce testified at Lapointe’s trial on Monday, and said Lapointe’s was more likely 0.15, or about twice the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle in Maine.

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Milo Fire Ruled Arson

Updated 6 years ago

The fire wiped out five business downtownMilo, and left at least nine people homeless: includingone family of seven, who are expecting another little bundle of joy soon.

Investigators say the fire began about 3:30Sunday morning, under a stairway in the back of the Hobknobbers Pub.

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Stock Ripples in Maine?

Updated 6 years ago

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points on Monday: the largest drop since September 11th, 2001.

It happened after news emerged that Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street institution for more than a century, is declaring bankruptcy, that Merrill Lynch is being purchased by Bank of America, and that insurance giant AIG is borrowing from itself, to stay afloat.

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GOVERNMENT LEADERS GATHERING IN BAR HARBOR

Updated 6 years ago

THE 32ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS AND EASTERN CANADIAN PREMIERS STARTS TODAY IN BAR HARBOR.

ALL SIX NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS AND PREMIERS FROM THE FIVE EASTERN CANADIAN PROVINCES ARE SLATED TO BE ON HAND.

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Milo Fire Update

Updated 6 years ago

The state fire marshal’s office says a fire that burned several businesses in downtown Milo early Sunday morning was arson.

Investigators says the fire started underneath a rear stairway on the outside of the building that housed Hobknobber’s Pub, then spread to four other buildings.

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Pet Plate

Updated 6 years ago

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap accepted a $50,000 check Monday from supporters of the license plate effort. The check represents $25 contributions from 2,000 residents who say they support the plate.

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LAMOINE HONORS TOWNS WAR VETERANS

Updated 6 years ago

LOCAL WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN DELMONT MERRILL WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE DEDICATION CEREMONY SATURDAY…

BACK IN 20-04, RESIDENTS FORMED A COMMITTEE TO RAISE MONEY FOR AND DESIGN THE MEMORIAL.

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Lewiston Slaying Trial

Updated 6 years ago

45-year-old Richard Dwyer is charged in the death of 38-year-old Donna Paradis, whose body was found in a shallow grave in a wooded area of Lewiston last November, about three weeks after she was reported missing.

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UMS Funding

Updated 6 years ago

Trustees who voted on the budget request Monday say the system is operating under a self-imposed $19.1 million reduction in costs.

But they say they’ll still need more money from the state and from tuition increases because of increases in energy and health care costs.

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175 YEARS CELEBRATED BY LOCAL CHURCH

Updated 6 years ago

MEMBERS OF A BANGOR CONGREGATION ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE…

THE HAMMOND STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IS COMING UP ON ITS ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY…

THEY’LL HAVE A FORMAL CELEBRATION NEXT WEEKEND, BUT SUNDAY, THEY GOT A HEAD START BY SEALING A TIME CAPSULE…

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