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Behind the Curtain: Penobscot Theatre Company Part II

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

There is more to the Penobscot Theatre Company than performances.

As they got ready for another run of shows that began Thursday night, Caitlin Burchill reports that the non-profit also has a focus on education.

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Behind the Curtain: Penobscot Theatre Company Part I

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

There’s a lot more to the Penobscot Theatre Company than what you see on stage.

As final preparations are being made for their latest comedy Guys On Ice, Caitlin Burchill gets a sneak peek at all of the hard work that makes this theater thrive in its 41st season.
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Lincolnville Couple Uses Passion For Great Cause

Tania Morales

Updated 1 day ago

The owners of Blockhouse Pursuits in Lincolnville, Ben and Aimee Hoops have a passion for dog sledding.

“Being out here morning, noon and night and commitment to their fitness,” says Ben.

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Stakeholders Look for Solutions to SNAP Change Challenges

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

A big change has come for those receiving “SNAP” benefits….

A local non-profit is hoping to help people adjust.

As of October first of last year all able bodied food stamp recipients between the ages 18 and 49 who do not have dependents are now required to work or volunteer at least 20 hours a week.

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Rockport Man Admits to Sexually Assaulting Two Young Girls

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

A man from Rockport has admitted to sexually assaulting two young girls.

53-year-old Mark Cayouette pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Prosecutors say as part of a plea deal, Cayouette could serve up to nine months in jail.

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Oakland Army Veteran Receives Medals Nearly 20 Years After Service

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

An Army veteran from Oakland has finally received the medals and decorations he earned nearly 20 years ago.

Oscar Gerry served in Bosnia, starting in 1997, as part of the peacekeeping mission there.

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Old Town Police Confirm Subject of Silver Alert Has Been Located

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

Police credit a woman in Glenburn with saving the life of a missing elderly woman with dementia.

Police say a woman noticed the car belonging to 65-year-old Janice Boucher earlier this morning, and returned to the scene this afternoon after a silver alert went out from Old Town Police.

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Accused Killer Wants Trial Moved, Evidence Thrown Out

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

Kyle Dube of Orono accused of killing a teenage girl in 2013 was in court Thursday in Bangor.

Attorneys for Dube want to move his trial out of Penobscot County, they also want some of Dube’s statements to police in the days of the investigation suppressed from the trial.

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Environmental Advocates To Discuss Legislative Priorities

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of environmental advocates are preparing to discuss proposals they will be promoting in the Legislature this session.

The Environmental Coalition says it will be lobbying for six bills this session that are aimed at lowering energy costs and bolstering protections for Maine’s wildlife, among other things.

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LePage Seeks To Hire Outside Counsel Without AG’s Approval

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants his administration to be allowed to hire private lawyers without the attorney general’s permission.

LePage has asked the Maine Supreme Judicial Court if his office must still get Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills’ approval for outside counsel if she refuses to represent his administration.

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Landlords Learn About Fire Safety

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Central Maine landlords learned about fire prevention in Augusta Wednesday night.

A representative from the state fire marshal’s office spoke to rental property managers, along with Augusta’s Fire Chief.

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Maine Ranked 3rd in Maple Syrup Production in 2014

Updated 2 days ago

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards so consumers have a better understanding of what they’re buying.

The different grading systems in different states made it confusing to consumers.

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Kids in Bangor Spend Snow Day Sledding

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

What better way to spend the snow day than with a nice mug of hot cocoa – right after hitting the hills, of course.

So, why brave the cold to go racing down a hill in the snow?

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SNOW: Play Day for Some, Pay Day for Others

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but does it fall from the sky in the form of snow?

“I prefer the nice powdery stuff like this,” says Mike Palonis, Owner of The Maine Cut.

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Limited Clean-Up Time for Public Works

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

“Driving in blizzard like conditions. You know what it’s like. Your eyeballs are about ready to fall out.”

The blizzard may be over but clean-up continues for Public Works employees.

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Hollywood Casino Searching for Dealers, Entertainers

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Your next job could be at Hollywood Casino.

The casino is holding a job fair at the Tri-County Career Center at 45 Oak Street in Bangor.

They’re looking for people interested in being table games dealers or show girl entertainers.

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Solon Man to Prison for 7 Years for Molesting 12-Year-Old Boy

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

A man from Solon accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy is going to prison for seven years.

24-year-old William Quattrocchi pleaded guilty Wednesday in Somerset County court to gross sexual assault.

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Waterville Prepares for Annual Winter Festival

Updated 2 days ago

The Waterville community is getting ready for their annual winter festival.

You can join in the fun this Saturday,January 31st, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Quarry Road Recreation Center.

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Whitefield Fire Still Under Investigation

Updated 2 days ago

A home in Whitefield was destroyed by fire Monday.

Crews were called out in the blizzard, and found the Mills Road home engulfed in flames.

We’re told eleven people lived in the home, and ten were there at the time of the fire.

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Glenburn Man Formally Charged with Aggravated Assault

Updated 2 days ago

The grand jury has indicted a Glenburn man accused of assaulting his girlfriend in November.

26-year-old Brandon Cronk is facing multiple domestic violence charges.

Prosecutors tell us Cronk choked his victim and prevented her from leaving his home.

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