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Windjammer Weekend

Updated 7 years ago

If you were lucky enough to get to Camden over weekend, you were treated to an amazing sight in the harbor.

Dozens of schooners pulled in to town for the annual Windjammer Weekend.

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Dirigo Health Board Nominees

Updated 7 years ago

A legislative committee is endorsing two of Governor Baldacci’s nominees to serve on the Dirigo Health


The Insurance and Financial Services Committee voted yesterday

to recommend that the Senate confirm the appointments of Mary Anne

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50,000th Visitor Arrives

Updated 7 years ago

Staffers at the new Penobscot Narrows Observatory welcomed their 50,000-th visitor on Sunday.

Since it opened on May 21st of this year, the Observatory has hosted close to 500 people a day!

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Sheriffs React to Jail Proposal

Updated 7 years ago

Some Maine sheriffs are scratching their heads, others are raising concerns and some are just plain angry

about Governor Baldacci’s plan to have the state take over the

state’s 15 jails.

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UMaine Freshman Class Arrives

Updated 7 years ago

The largest first-year class ever has arrived at the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono.

More than 21 hundred first-year students will begin classes on Tuesday.

The class is nine percent bigger than last year’s freshman class.

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Police Officer Succumbs to Cancer

Updated 7 years ago

Bangor police officers are mourning the loss of a brother.

Officer Randall Parsons died Wednesday from complications of cancer.

He was 39.

Parsons had been with the department since 2003, then went on medical leave in 2006 when he became sick.

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Cummings Arrested

Updated 7 years ago

A Northport man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Searsport.

20-year old Stephen Cummings was taken into custody in Belfast early Saturday morning.

Police say tips from the public led them to a camper located behind a home on the Patterson Hill Road…that’s where they found Cummings.

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School Consolidation Update

Updated 7 years ago

The deadline has passed for Maine’s school districts to tell the state how they plan to proceed with the governor’s consolidation plan.

Superintendents from more than 267 of the state’s 290 districts have sent in their notices of intent.

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Wild Weather Hits Maine

Updated 7 years ago

Fire crews in Glenburn saw a lot of action Thursday night: There were reports of trees down in a few locations, and a lightning strike on the Lancaster Brook Road.

The bolt of electricity struck a pole on the back of the home. Luckily the pole was grounded and the home wasn’t badly damaged.

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Gay Adoption

Updated 7 years ago

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled Thursday that state law does not preclude Ann Courtney and Marilyn Kirby of Portland from adopting the children, a 10-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother. Courtney and Kirby became the children’s foster parents in 2001: last year they filed petitions with the Cumberland County ProbateCourt to adopt. Their petition was rejected, but the Maine Supreme JudicialCourt concluded state law does not prohibit two unmarried peoplefrom together adopting a child and that probate court hasjurisdiction over the matter.

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Home Invasions in Lincoln

Updated 7 years ago

Acting police chief Phil Dawson says there have been nine burglaries and five home invasions in the last two months.

He says the last four or five were reported on the morning of August 14th.

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Searsport Stabbing

Updated 7 years ago

SEARSPORT – Jason Batista, 25, was stabbed at 21-year-old Katrina Simpson’s apartment in Mariner Woods on Mortland Road. He’s being treated atEMMC in Bangor.

Police say Batista’s stab wound is serious, but he’s expected to survive.

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Burglar Nabbed

Updated 7 years ago

BANGOR – 23-year-old Brooks Kenney of Bangor was arrested Thursday night on 15th St., after a woman spotted him in her backyard and called police.

Officers say Kenney was holding a lap top computer which had been stolen from a home on Ralph St. earlier in the evening.

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More Charges Possible for Embezeller

Updated 7 years ago

48-year-old Rita Worster was summonsed for theft last week after hospital employees discovered 18 thousand dollars was missing.

Police say Worster was an office manager for one of the doctors, and had access to a checking account. They say she was writing checks to herself from that account for close to 50 thousand dollars.

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Consolidation Deadline

Updated 7 years ago

AUGUSTA – Commissioner Susan Gendron also says the department will be on the phone to the districts that don’t comply with the consolidation law, which is supposed to save more than$36,000,000 in the next fiscal year.

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Bomb Scare Linked to Scam

Updated 7 years ago

An employee of the Hannaford supermarket on Central Street arrived at work wednesday morning to find the door locked and employees and customers sitting inside in a circle. That sparked rumors around the area that a hostage situation was underway.

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Home Breakin Leads to Manhunt

Updated 7 years ago

They’re looking for someone who broke into several homes that afternoon.

We’re told that as many as three homes were hit on the Silver Road and McGlaughlin Street.

It appears that a man wearing dark clothing went into one of the homes through an unlocked garage. The elderly woman who lives there confronted the suspect.

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Budget Woes Spark Ideas for Change

Updated 7 years ago

Matthew Dunlap says the savings from eliminating the election would amount to $275,000, which could be banked in the budget.

Dunlap, a former lawmaker from Old Town, says he found the process to be a waste of tax dollars:

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Three Vehicle Accident Claims One Life in Hancock

Updated 7 years ago

An accident on busy route one has claimed the life of a Hancock woman. The three vehicle crash happened while drivers were making their morning commute to work Tuesday.

Police say 40-year-old Wendy Brown had stopped to turn into Hancock Grocery. Rosamond McLean of Sullivan was heading south toward Ellsworth when she struck the back end of Brown’s Ford Expedition.

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Woman Partially Ejected From Car In Waterville Accident

Updated 7 years ago

Lori Wilson (50) was driving southbound when her car veered off the road hitting a mailbox and flipping onto its roof.

Police say the accident happened at approximately 9:20 am.

Waterville and State Police reconstructed the crash and the general consensus is that speed was not a factor.

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