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Moratorium on Radio Towers

Updated 7 years ago

Two types of moratoriums will be added to the agenda at the next city council meeting regarding the application for the towers.

One is retro-active, and the other is a regular moratorium, suspending activity for now.

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Freedom Walk

Updated 7 years ago

The annual freedom walk is a way to remember those who were killed on September eleventh.Dozens of people took part in the walk that started at the Augusta armory, and ended at the state house.Among them was Donna Chapman who recently started the local chapter of Operation Homefront, a group that supports military families while servicememebers are away at war.Donna carried a flag that includes the name of every person killed on 9-11.She says it’s important to remember them, and to remember those who are still in harm’s way.&quot:This isn’t about us today. Operation Homefront, it’s about our troops serving our country, our firefighters, our emergency personnel.&quot: Governor Baldacci also spoke at the event: saying our nation will never forget those who died and the family members they left behind.The first freedom walk was held on September eleventh, 2005, when thousands of people walked from the pentagon to the national mall in Washington.

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Speed Ruled Factor in Firefighter Death

Updated 7 years ago

It appears that speed and inexperience led to the crash of a fire truck that killed a volunteer firefighter in Springfield, back in May.

State police tell us that Peter Beebe-Lawson was driving the vehicle to a structure fire at Cole’s Shingle Mill in Prentiss, when he lost control of the truck while traveling on Route 169.

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Do Not Call Registries

Updated 7 years ago

The list only has a shelf-life of 5 years.

Maine State Attorney General Steven Rowe says people who re-register will also see a change to system.

You’ll no longer need to put your number on the state list – that’s actually going away.

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Somerset Jail Woes

Updated 7 years ago

The question is: should they go ahead with the $30 Million project if the state is just going to take it over, leaving local residents to cover the cost

But Governor Baldacci only said that he’d work with county officials throughout the process to find a financial plan.

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Construction in the Bangor Area

Updated 7 years ago

The northbound Broadway off ramp will be closed from 8pm until 5:30both Tuesday and Wednesdaymornings.

It’s part of ongoing construction on the interstate in the Bangor area.

If you’re driving in the Hampden area for the next eight weeks, the southbound lane of I-95 in Hampden will be reduced to one lane.

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Fatal Crash in Mapleton

Updated 7 years ago

A man from the Aroostook County town of Mapleton also died in a motorcycle crash over the weekend.

State Police say 53-year-old Bryan Cyr was travelling on the Hughes road in Mapleton Saturday afternoon.

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Plane Crash Latest

Updated 7 years ago

FAA investigators are trying to determine what caused the plane crash that killed two men from Maine and injured two others Saturday. It happened in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

The plane arrived at an airport there with two people onboard…two additional passengers got on, and the plane took off around 10:45 a.m.

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Ellsworth Motorcycle Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A woman from Birch Harbor was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Ellsworth.

It happened just before 8 a.m. on Route 1. Police say 40-year-old Marie Picard was a passenger on a motorcycle when it struck a pickup truck.

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Investigator Hurt in Collision

Updated 7 years ago

An investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office was released from the hospital Sunday after his truck collided with a moose Friday night.

It happened on Route 1 in Caribou.

State Police say 43-year-old Scott Richardson was on his way to a fire scene in Limestone when the crash happened.

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Heart Walk

Updated 7 years ago

More than 500 people turned out in Bangor Saturday to spread a message about heart health.

The annual Northeastern Maine Heart Walk stepped off from Husson College.

Walkers collected pledges…all that money will go to the American Heart Association…for research and awareness.

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Troop Greeters Honored

Updated 7 years ago

The Maine Air National Guard officials will honor some special folks this weekend in a ceremony at Bangor International Airport.

The Bangor Troop Greeters will be presented with distinguished service plaques… in recognition of their outstanding support of troops going through Bangor.

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Brewer Days

Updated 7 years ago

Folks in Brewer spent this weekend celebrating their town.

The annual &quot:Brewer Days&quot: festivities wrapped up Saturday.

The two-day event is a chance for residents to get together for a little family fun…and also to learn a bit about their town’s history.

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Park Tourism Down

Updated 7 years ago

Fewer visitors are taking advantage of Maine’s natural treasures.

Statistics from the past decade show a decline in visits to

Acadia National Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Baxter

State Park.

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Shaws Recall

Updated 7 years ago

Fairbank Farms is recalling all 85% lean ground beef patties.

They’re sold fresh under the Shaw’s label in stores throughout new england, including Maine.

There is concern the patties could be contaminated with the e-coli bacteria.

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Community Minded Family in Sullivan Homeless

Updated 7 years ago

Polly and Levonne Tracy weren’t home at the time. Neighbors say they are known for helping others in times of trouble and doing special things for the community.Thursday afternoon, the Tracys found themselves in the same predicament they’ve helped others with so many times. “Anything comes up, they’re right on it: benefit dinners, anything.” Said Amanda Burditt, a friend of the Tracy family. “They’re just good people and I just feel so bad for them.”Firefighters say that they intially, had problems finding enough crews to take on the fire.Five departments eventually responded, but there wasn’t much they could do save the home.Crews were called back to the Tracy residence about 4am Friday morning for a flare up.

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Fire in Surry Illustrates Need for Volunteers

Updated 7 years ago

We’ve heard for awhile now how fire departments all around Maine are in need of volunteers…

On Thursday a fire in Surry showed just how desparate the need is.

Firefighters were first called to the Toddy Pond Road in Surry just before one o’clock. When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames were pouring out of the house.

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Body Found

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities say 30 year old Kelly Gorham’s body was found in a grave on private property in the northern town of Stewartstown during a search this weekend.

She was positively identified during an autopsy Wednesday.

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Winterport Accident

Updated 7 years ago

The medical examiner’s office has ruled that a 26-year old Winterport man died Sunday night of blunt force trauma. State police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Ben Preston’s death.

He died at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after being hit by a pickup truck police say was driven by 32-year old Nikki Thibodeau, also of Winterport.

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Anthem Out of Dirigo Choice Health

Updated 7 years ago

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will no longer provide health coverage through Maine’s Dirigo Health plan after this year.

The company says it couldn’t agree with the state on terms of a contract.

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