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Maine Company Turns Lobsters into Compost

John Krinjak

Updated 1 day ago

This pile of smelly lobster waste is the beginning of an innovative process.

“Stage one, they come in from the processing plant, dump it on the ground, then we put the carbon source, soft wood and hardwood sawdust, in our recipe,” said Coast of Maine Plant Manager Jeff Moore.

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Waldo County Teacher Enters Not Guilty Plea to Second Gross Sexual Assault Charge

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A Waldo County tech teacher accused of having sex with a student pled not guilty to a second charge of gross sexual assault Thursday.

Waldo County District Attorney’s Office says 46-year-old Michael Gagnon is charged with the crime in Waldo, Kennebec and Penobscot Counties.

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Millinocket Expecting More Money From GNP Thursday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

Millinocket town officials say they’re expecting a fourth tax payment from Great Northern Paper by the end of the day.

Town Manager Peggy Daigle says if they get it, GNP will have paid about $530,000 toward its more than $1-million property tax bill.

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Debate or Not To Debate; That Is The Question Leading Up To Novemeber

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

Debate or not to debate. That seems to be the question this when it comes to the candidates vying for Maine governor and 2nd Congressional District.

Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud’s campaign says he won’t attend a debate that doesn’t include all three candidates. Incumbent Republican Governor Paul LePage and Independent candidate Eliot Cutler. Cutler has been challenging his opponents to take part in one debate per week until election day.

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Rossi Foundation Pledges $1M to Jackson Lab

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

One million dollars is going to the Jackson Lab for a new research center.

The Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation has pledged the money for a new Neurobehavioral Biometry Center.

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Brewer Orthodontist and Patients Raise $3,200 with ‘Looms for Charity’

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

A Brewer Orthodontist challenged his patients to make loom bracelets for charity.

For every one brought in, Doctor Tony Libratore said he’d donate a dollar to charity.

He now has more than three thousand bracelets that he wears at work.

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New Sharon Toddler Defying Odds To Reach Her 3rd Birthday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

We all reach milestones in life. But few of us will ever reach one that compares to the one little Addilyn Davis will hit this weekend.

We first met Addilyn back in February of last year. At six months old, she was diagnosed with Krabbe disease, a rare condition that attacks the nervous system. At the time she was diagnosed, her parents were told she probably wouldn’t live past 13 months. This Saturday, with her 8-month-old sister Rilyn by her side, Addilyn will turn three. It’s a day her mother never thought she’d see.

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Bangor PD Enters Car Into Demolition Derby to Support Special Olympics

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

It has the lights, it has the detail — but this isn’t your ordinary cop car. This ride is ready for the Bangor State Fair’s Demolition Derby.

“We took a lot from it,” explains Marty McCrea, who now works at Bouchard & Son’s Towing.  “A lot of the crew did a lot of the painting; all the glass came out.”

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Senate President’s PAC Fined For Finance Violation

Updated 1 day ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate President’s leadership political action committee will pay a $1,500 fine for a campaign finance violation.

The Maine Commission on Ethics and Governmental Practices commission fined Justin Alfond’s PAC on Thursday. The Democrat says that contributions and expenditures were inadvertently left off two quarterly reports.

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Husson University Receives Nursing Grant

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

Husson University gets another boost to their nursing program.

The school announced Thursday they received a grant worth more than $753,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration.

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KahBang Organizers Cancel Concerts

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

Another disappointment for KahBang fans.

Organizers cancelled the music portion of the arts festival Thursday.

In an open letter, director Joshua Gass told fans that several setbacks in planning, including the loss of sponsors, made it difficult to stage the acts.

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Bangor Man Arrested For Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening, Cruelty To Animals

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A Bangor man is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening and cruelty to animals.

31-year-old Antonio Gordon is also charged with obstructing reporting of a crime.

Police say when they responded to a report of a family fight at a home on Hancock Street Wednesday, Gordon was with the female victim.

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Searsmont Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Searsmont man was injured after crashing his motorcycle in Searsmont Thursday morning.

Waldo County Deputies say they received a phone call from 25-year-old Nicholas Light right before 9:30AM saying he had been in an accident.

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Bangor Used Car Dealer Banned From Doing Business For 7 Years

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A Bangor used car dealer accused of unfair and deceptive trade practices has been banned from doing business for 7 years.

That decision made by the Attorney General’s Office.

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Warm Waldo Fundraiser Set For Saturday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

Music lovers can enjoy a day and night of music while also helping those in need heat their homes this winter this Saturday. The fundraiser benefits Warm Waldo.

Warm Waldo is a charitable effort that provides winter heating assistance to folks in Waldo County who in some cases would go without heat.

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Susan Collins and Angus King to Visit Immigrant Housing in Texas

Updated 2 days ago

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King will take a trip to Texas. They plan to visit sites housing immigrant children who have crossed the border illegally.

Senator King says they will join 10 other members of the U.S. House and Senate. They’ll head to the southern border later this week, pending the Senate’s work schedule.

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Senate to Vote on Judicial Nominees

Updated 2 days ago

State senators are heading back to Augusta Thursday. They’re voting on Governor LePage’s nominees for top judicial posts.

The governor wants to confirm Jeffery Hjelm to the Supreme Court and Deputy Attorney General William Stokes to Superior court.

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Republican Party Vice-Chairman’s Ex-Husband Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 2 days ago

 

The ex-husband of Maine’s Republican party vice-chairwoman pled not guilty Wednesday to charges he threatened her, her boyfriend and one of her children with a loaded gun.

Police say Wilfred Morissette was intoxicated when he pulled a weapon on Susan Morissette outside of her Winslow home. The couple divorced in 2012.

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New Law Looks To Avoid Missed Deadlines On Dams

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A new state law about to take effect is aimed at preventing the state from missing deadlines for the relicensing of dams.

The Legislature approved the law after the Maine Department of Environmental Protection missed three federal deadlines. Democratic Rep. Jeff McCabe, the assistant House majority leader, said that resulted in the state losing its power to weigh in on water quality issues for those waterways.

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The 6th Annual Skowhegan Riverfest is in Full Swing

Updated 2 days ago

The streets of Skowhegan are filling up, and it’s expected to stay that way right through the weekend.

The 6th annual Skowhegan Riverfest is in full swing.

Events include a pub crawl, moonlight madness and the famous bed races.

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