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Penobscot Theatre Announces Dog Auditions for “Toto”

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Now a casting call for pups.

The Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor is seeking a docile dog with a dramatic flair to fill the role of “Toto.”

The Wizard of Oz will run through most of December.

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“Maine Hello” Welcomes Thousands of New Black Bears to the University of Maine in Orono

Updated 3 days ago

New “Black Bears” from around the world have found their home in Orono for the next few years.

“It’s really exciting, but it’s nerve-racking. It definitely made me feel much better coming in and everyone being so happy and welcoming and everything,” says incoming freshmen Nicole Marques of Connecticut.

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Car Rolls and Hits House in Winterport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

A car landed in a yard near a house in Winterport Friday afternoon.

It happened around 3:30.

Waldo County Deputies say a car going north on Route 1 crossed onto the other side of the road.

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Bucksport Teen Gets 10 Days for Vehicular Manslaughter

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

A 17-year-old took responsibility for causing the death of her friend, Friday in an Ellsworth courtroom.

The judge accepted a plea deal for Samantha Goode and sentenced her to 10 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter. Goode was also ordered to do community service and won’t be allowed to drive for 5 years.

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Three Arrested In Waterville Drug Raids

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

A multi-agency investigation in Waterville has resulted in three arrests and significant amount of drugs off the street. It’s a culmination of a 4 month investigation by the Waterville Police, Somerset County Sheriffs Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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IRS Offers Tips for Taxpayers to Avoid Telephone Scams

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

The IRS wants to keep taxpayers from getting scammed and is offering some tips to help protect them.

The agency says it’s had a lot of reports of people calling, pretending to be from the IRS and demanding money.

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164th Springfield Fair Returns for Labor Day Weekend Fun

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

Some late-summer fun is coming to Springfield this weekend.

It’s the 164th annual Springfield Fair.

A fair favorite is back this year, too – fireworks. The last time there was a fireworks show was more than twenty years ago.

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Komen Maine Awards Breast Cancer Grants Totaling $200,000

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A half dozen organizations committed to breast cancer research, screening and treatment are getting some cash from Komen Maine.
It’s $200,000 in grant money.
The grant recipients include:
  • Breast Health Educational Outreach, as part of Fish River Rural Health in Aroostook County, offers comprehensive breast health education outreach program to patients and the community with a goal of serving more than 1,000 individuals.

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Bangor Man Arrested For Sex Crimes

Updated 3 days ago

A month long investigation has led to sex crimes filed against a Bangor man.

42-year-old Roger Severance was arrested today after Bangor police received a tip from the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force.

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School is Back in Session, Safety is Number One

Updated 3 days ago

Setting your alarm fifteen minutes earlier, giving yourself extra travel time and always planning ahead, for some, that’s easier said than done.

“If you’re somebody trying to get to work, do you really want to donate two, three, four hundred dollars to the state or do you want to lose your license for 30 days and have to find some other way to get to work? So if we plan ahead and know that we are going to have to take some additional time to get there and do everything safely, everybody’s going to go away with a win win situation.” says Sgt. Dan Stewart of the Hampden Police Department.

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5 Things To Know About Maine’s Upcoming Election

Updated 3 days ago

Maine candidates are heading into the final stretch and all eyes are on the battle for the Blaine House. While the tight three-person race for governor is likely to get the most attention this fall, the contest for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat and local races that will determine which party controls the state House and Senate are also sure to be highly competitive.

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Augusta School Crossing Guard Reports To Work

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Even though the Augusta school board eliminated crossing guards this summer, one dedicated crossing guard is reported for anyway.

Sherry MacArthur, with a hand-held stop sign, helped kids cross the street near Lincoln Elementary School on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Maine Group Gives Grades On Conservation Issues

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A conservation group in Maine is handing out grades to lawmakers for their votes in the Legislature.

Maine Conservation Voters unveiled its 2014 environmental scorecard on Thursday.

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Brewer Motor Inn Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 days ago

Investigators are trying to determine a cause of a fire at the Brewer Motor Inn Friday.

Until they determine otherwise, they are treating the fire as suspicious.

The first call came in around 12-30 a.m.

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Bangor Families Discuss Sudden Daycare Closure

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

More than 100 families in the Bangor area are scrambling to find childcare.

Leaders of the Grace Church announced earlier this week that the congregation, its food pantry, and the Life Academy Daycare, are closing.

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Free Concert on Labor Day

Updated 4 days ago

You can enjoy a free concert this labor day.

Steel drum band “Flash in the Pans” performs Monday night, September 1st at Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth.

It will be in the parking lot, bring a blanket or chair.

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Zombies are Attacking the Brewer Community School Next Weekend

Updated 4 days ago

Zombies are set to attack next weekend at Brewer Community School.

It’s the first ever zombies and witches 5k run which is part of the town’s annual celebration.

Darling’s is sponsoring the event.

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Three Hospitals Get Federal Grant Money

Updated 4 days ago

Three hospitals in the region are getting an infusion of federal money to make improvements.

Hospitals in Patten, Eastport, and Vinalhaven will split more than $700,000 dollars in grants.

It will be used on projects that improve quality of care and access.

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Electric Bike Proves to Be Asset to Belfast P.D.

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

The Belfast Police Department is welcoming a new patrol vehicle to its fleet-one with two wheels.

The department recently bought an electric bike to help them get to some of the harder-to-reach spots in town.

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Back to Work at True North Salmon in Machiasport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

A salmon processing facility in Machiasport is running again and 40 people are back on the job.

Fresh Atlantic salmon from the gulf of Maine is being processing for sale at the True North Salmon plant in the small town of Bucks Harbor.

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