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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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NUNS WASH CARS FOR UNITED WAY

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.

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EMMC TACKLES PARKING PROBLEMS

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.

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METAL RECYCLERS CASHING IN ON JUNK

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.

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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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RED TIDE BACK IN MAINE

Updated 6 years ago

RED TIDE IS FORCING THE CLOSURE OF MORE CLAM FLATS IN EASTERN MAINE.

AND, OFFICIALS WARN EVEN MORE AREAS COULD BE SHUT DOWN AS THE TOXIC ALGAE CONTINUES TO SPREAD.

AREAS FROM CUTLER TO THE CANADIAN BORDER WERE CLOSED AS OF TUESDAY TO CLAM HARVESTING.

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Red Shield

Updated 6 years ago

He says that’s still a possibility, but that’s not the only plan being worked on to save the facility.

The head of the company says the chapter 11 filing is meant to free up money to cover expenses and pay the nearly 200 workers.

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Sail Inn

Updated 6 years ago

In its ruling Thursday, the court says the former owners of the Sail Inn failed to present any evidence, other than personal opinion, contradicting the state’s position that taking all five acres of the restaurant’s land in Prospect was necessary.

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Old Orchard Beach Homicide

Updated 6 years ago

Maine State Police say 47-year-old Rennie Cassimy was arrested Thursday morning outside his home in Brooklyn, New York. Police are still searching for 44-year-old Jeffery L. Williams, of West Hempstead, N.Y.

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LINCOLN CAMP FIRE UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S OFFICE SAYS A GAS HEATER OR STOVE MAY HAVE CAUSED AN EXPLOSION IN LINCOLN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, THAT LEVELED A CAMP AND LEFT A COUPLE FROM FLORIDA IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

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RED SHIELD FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Updated 6 years ago

MORE THAN 150 WORKERS LAID OFF FROM THE RED SHIELD PLANT IN OLD TOWN HAVE BEEN WAITING TO RETURN TO WORK FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS NOW.

NOW, THEY’LL HAVE TO WAIT EVEN LONGER.

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Body Found

Updated 6 years ago

Police say the body has yet to be identified, but it’s believed to be that of a 13-year-old girl from Grand Falls, New Brunswick who was swept away last Friday.

Shannon Bernard was swimming with friends in the Grand Falls area when she got caught up in the current.

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Stinson Seafood

Updated 6 years ago

The former Stinson Seafood Company was on the auction block Tuesday afternoon.

The three-and-a-half acre property is owned by Belfast Bay LLC investment group, which tried, but failed to turn it into a commercial residential marina complex.

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St. Louis Appeal Denied

Updated 6 years ago

In their ruling, the justices found that Heath St. Louis of Abbot failed to show that the insurer’s destruction of the vehicle that he and the victims were riding in contained evidence that could have proved his innocence.

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Camp Explodes in Lincoln

Updated 6 years ago

An explosion shattered the normal tranquility of the Upper Cold Stream Ponds a little after 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, and the calls started pouring in to emergency crews shortly thereafter.

When fire crews arrived at the camp on the McGregor Road in the area known as The Narrows, they found a camp fully engulfed in flames, and multiple people reportedly both in and out of the water.

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Sabky Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Twenty-eight-year-old Armin William Sabky, who pleaded guilty to the child porn charge, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 10 years followed by 15 years of probation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the federal sentence will begin after Sabky completes his prison term on the state charge.

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Ruggiero Found Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A Hancock county jury reached that finding late Wednesday afternoon.

19-year-old Travis Ruggiero was charged with aggravated assault.

Police say the stabbing in Sedgwick started out as a domestic dispute between Roggiero, his ex girlfriend, and the 22-year-old victim who was with her at a home on the mines road.

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