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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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Heating Oil Prices Fall

Updated 6 years ago

According to a state energy office survey released Monday, the average cash price of heating oil has fallen to $3.82 a gallon.

That’s down 16 cents from the previous survey two weeks ago.

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Maine Apple Sunday

Updated 6 years ago

Maine Apple Sunday was celebrated held at orchards across the state Sunday to promote the state’s apple harvest.

According to the Maine State Pomological Society, 16 orchards in southern, western and central Maine participated in the annual event by opening their doors to visitors and offering special events and refreshments such as cider and apple crisp.

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Gorilla Returned to Machias

Updated 6 years ago

An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla is back home at an eastern Maine flea market-style store two weeks after being &quot:kidnapped&quot: and later dumped in a corn field in Vermont.

A pickup truck carrying the somewhat battered and torn gorilla arrived at Sandy’s Sales in East Machias on Saturday afternoon a day after being picked up at a Vermont police barracks.

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Bikers Make Toy Trek

Updated 6 years ago

Thousands of Maine bikers hit the road Sunday for an annual tradition.

The 27th annual United Bikers of Maine Toy Run got started bright and early Sunday morning.

One group of riders met up at the Bangor Auditorium before taking off for the Windsor Fairgrounds…the end of the ride.

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Maine Ranked as Bicycle-Friendly

Updated 6 years ago

A national bicycling group is giving

Maine high marks as a bicycle-friendly state.

In its first state-by-state ranking, the League of American

Bicyclists rated Maine as the sixth-friendliest state for

bicyclists. The list, released this month, is based on 70 factors

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Deer Harvest Expected to be Down

Updated 6 years ago

It could be a frustrating fall for Maine

deer hunters.

The state game department’s deer biologist, Lee Kantar, says

last year’s harsh winter and heavy snowfall took a heavy toll on

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Lamoine Veterans Memorial Dedicated

Updated 6 years ago

After three years of planning, the Lamoine veterans memorial was unveiled to the public Saturday.

Local World War II veteran Delmont Merrill was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony.

Back in 2004, residents formed a committee to raise money for and design the memorial, which sits near the town hall.

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Mainers Rally for Peace

Updated 6 years ago

More than 250 protestors gathered in Bangor Saturday to call for an end to the Iraq war.

Folks from the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Veterans for Peace and other anti-war organizations came together for a rally called &quot:End the war, Build the peace, Rebuild the economy.&quot:

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Stolen Pot

Updated 6 years ago

But some of those patients say law-enforcement officials aren’t protecting their rights.

Don Larouche, from Madison, was diagnosed with glaucoma two years ago.

In may, Larouche’s doctor gave him paperwork with a professional opinion suggesting marijuana may help with his pain.

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Car Crash in Etna

Updated 6 years ago

The driver of the truck the group was riding in lost control on the interstate in Etna, and the pickup wound up in the trees along the side of the highway.

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Maine Remembers

Updated 6 years ago

Governor Baldacci ordered all flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of the fallen.

Members of Maine’s Fire and Police Departments also found their own way to honor the victims and the heroes who tried to save them.

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Protestors Promote Unionization

Updated 6 years ago

A group called Food and Medicine is supporting the Employee Free Choice Act. Members say it will help protect workers rights.

The group says people have been hearing a lot of misinformation about the issue and it’s time to set the record straight.

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Ramsey Trial

Updated 6 years ago

Harold Ramsey Jr. is charged with 22 counts of gross sexual assault and 22 counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Prosecutors say the crimes took place over a three-year time frame.

Ramsey was arrested in April and remains in the Penobscot county jail.

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Dwyer Update

Updated 6 years ago

Testimony is expected to begin next week in the Androscoggin County Superior Court trial of Richard Dwyer.

Dwyer, who has a lengthy criminal history, is charged in the death of 38-year-old Donna Paradis, a coworker at a computer services business.

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Atwood Update

Updated 6 years ago

In July, 37-year-old Shannon Atwood was found guilty of murdering 38-year old Cheryl Murdoch.

Justice Nancy Mills presided over his trial.

Atwood’s attorney John Alsop says before rendering her verdict a conference was held with the lawyers in the case.

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