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Community Reflects on 75 Years with the Brewer Auditorium

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

“My first memory is when they were building it in 1939, myself and a whole bunch of neighborhood kids spent the whole summer out there watching them build it.”

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The Grand in Ellsworth Presents the Grinch

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

The Grand in Ellsworth is hosting the Grinch.

The Frogtown Mowntain Puppeteers will be presenting “The Grinch Family Holiday Event” Friday December 5th, and Saturday December 6th.

Admission to the performance is $8 for adults. $6 for kids 12 and under.

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Bobcat Hunting Season Starts In A Week

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s season for hunting of bobcats starts in one week.

The season for the wild cats runs Dec. 1 to Feb. 14. State Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says bobcats are rare in northwestern Maine due to the long winters, but are common everywhere else in the state.

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Conservationists Release 140,000 Maine Salmon

Updated 2 days ago

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A Maine conservation organization says its effort to release more than 140,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon will help restore the fish’s run to the East Machias River.

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Maine Communities Get $1M For In-home Health Care

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Four Maine communities are getting more than $1 million to develop ways to help people who are sick or elderly stay in their homes.

The goal of the grants from the Maine Health Access Foundation is to improve services so that people can receive care in their homes rather than having to go to a hospital or nursing home.

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UMaine Fans Fail To Set World Record For Flannel

Updated 2 days ago

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel.

The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday’s game against the University of New Hampshire. It even gave out 1,500 plaid bandanas to attendees.

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Panel Awarded For Statehouse Dome Project

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are getting honored for their work to restore the Statehouse dome.

The bipartisan Legislative Council received the Honor Award for Restoration from Maine Preservation, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving historic places.

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Maine Risks Funding Cut Over Food Stamp Policy

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.

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Cinema Savvy: B for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One”

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

This weekend at the box office will undoubtedly belong to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One.

Now with the first two Hunger Games films grossing over 800 million dollars combined in the United States alone, the beginning of this two-part finale is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year. But is the hype worth it? I’ll have the review on this week’s Cinema Savvy.

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Operation Christmas Child Gets Kids Involved in the Giving

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

For the fifth year in a row, volunteers at an Orrington church are working to send something thoughtful to children in other countries this holiday.

These shoe box gifts always go to a child in need, and quite often, it’s another child that’s doing the giving.

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WBB: Black Bears Fall To Sacred Heart in Close Contest

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The UMaine Women’s basketball squad took on Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center

Anna Heise led Maine’s offense with a career high 17 points, followed by Lauren Bodine with 12.

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Augusta Woman Charged For Allowing Underage Drinking in Home

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

An Augusta woman faces charges after police say she allowed underage teens to drink at her home.

State Police arrested 22-year-old Samantha Tupper for allowing minors to consume liquor within the residence, located on Mayflower Road.

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Tupper, Samantha 11-23-`14


Several Retail Stores Give V.I.P Treatment To Washburn Teen in Bangor

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

This year Make-A-Wish Maine hopes to grant over 70 wishes of seriously ill children in the state. Now, one of those children can be marked off the list.

“We were really pleased to grant Savannah’s wish for a shopping spree,” says Program Director of Maine’s Make-A-Wish, Kate Vickery.

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Fire Demolishes St. Agatha Trucking Company Building

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Agatha Fire Chief Bob Guerette tells us the cause of an early morning fire that demolished the R.F. Chamberland Inc. garage and workshop early Saturday morning is undetermined

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Festival of Trees Underway in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Anah Shrine Temple in Bangor.

The 3rd Annual Festival of Trees fundraiser began Friday.

More than 60 local businesses and organizations decorated Christmas trees.

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Wrestling “Superstars” Perform in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Some well-known professional wrestlers performed in Bangor Friday.

Big Time Wrestling, an independent organization, took over the ballroom of the Cross Insurance Center.

Fans came out in droves to get their pictures taken with performers such as Matt Hardy, Bret Hart, and the longtime fictional figurehead of WWE Smackdown – Teddy Long, “So Bangor, Maine, y’all come on down. I might make some tag team matches, you never know what I might do up in here tonight so the player is definitely here. Holla, holla, holla,” exclaimed Long.

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“Oil Spill” to Send Message to UMaine Officials

Tania Morales

Updated 4 days ago

An oil spill was cleaned up on the UMaine campus. It wasn’t the real thing. The Divest UMaine Student Organization was behind the stunt to send a message to school officials.

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Millinocket Mill Smoke Stacks Come Down

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

People gathered in Millinocket this morning to watch the trademark smokestacks of the old paper mill come crashing down.

“It was loud and it was a big bang,” said Mickey Cote, who lives across the street.

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St. Joseph Healthcare Celebrates Founder’s Day

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

Folks came together in Bangor Friday to celebrate Saint Joseph Healthcare Founder’s Day.

It’s the anniversary of the founding of the Felician Sisters, who sponsored the hospital and Saint Joseph Healthcare for many years.

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Prisoner Accused of Killing Inmate Expected to Enter Insanity Plea

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A Maine State Prison inmate accused of stabbing another inmate to death plans to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

In advance of that plea, a judge Friday ordered a mental health examination for 36-year-old Richard Stahursky.

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Stahursky, Richard 3-4-14


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