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Business is Booming at Nitro Trailers in Unity

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The team at Nitro Trailers is hard at work in the shop.

“Pretty much whatever you have to haul, we can build,” says owner Chad Dow.

What is a nine person crew now started out as a two person crew in May of last year.

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NRCC Chairman Supports Poliquin in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

Greg Walden, Oregon Congressman and Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, was in Bangor Tuesday to show his support for Bruce Poliquin.

The race for the open congressional seat in Maine has caught the eye of those in Washington.

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Results of Bangor Waterfront Sound Study Released

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

Bangor city councilors are sharing the results of a waterfront sound study.

It’s been in the works since May.

The city hired a company to monitor the sound at concerts over the summer.

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Gov. LePage Vows To Step Up State’s Efforts To Combat Domestic Violence

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tuesday, Governor LePage vowed to step up the state’s prevention efforts.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 7 out of 10 homicides committed in Maine this year have been domestic violence related. Governor LePage says while the legislature has passed new, tougher laws aimed at putting an end to domestic violence, there’s still more work to do.

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Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting Suing Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

Supporters of the referendum that would ban baiting, trapping and the use of dogs to hunt bear in Maine have filed a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Cooked Lobster? No, It’s Alive…

Updated 2 days ago

Lobstermen aboard the Jericho III out of Stonington thought they found a cooked lobster in one of their traps…turns out it was alive.

Boat owner Perley Frazier tells us they found the crustacean last Saturday.

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Scams Targeting Seniors Seminar

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

 

Scams targeting seniors is the topic of a seminar in Bangor Friday.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is the speaker.

The seminar is being hosted by Sunbury Village (922 Ohio Street, Bangor). It begins at 11am.

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Ellsworth Girl Donates to Public Library

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A church in Ellsworth gave its kids five dollars to donate to any cause they chose.

“A lot of the kids at my church didn’t know where to give theirs, but I was like ‘oh, I want to give it to the library!’”

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Midcoast Charity Accuses Former President of Embezzlement

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

A Midcoast charity group says the former president is under investigation for embezzling from the organization.

The current president of United Mid-Coast Charities, Stephen Crane, made the announcement in a letter posted on the group’s website Tuesday.

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Careless Disposal of Smoking Materials Cause of Fire in Columbia

Updated 2 days ago

Investigators say careless disposal of smoking materials caused a fire last week that left a Columbia family homeless.

Forest rangers were called to the home on Webb District Road Friday afternoon.

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Whitefield Motorcycle Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 2 days ago

Authorities say the man airlifted after a motorcycle crash in Whitefield Sunday has died from his injuries.

Police say 50-year-old Kenneth Black of Gardiner lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to avoid a deer that had been struck by another vehicle.

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Senate Returns To Consider LePage Nominees

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Democratic-led Maine Senate is coming back to Augusta to vote on more than 50 of Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees.

Among them is Susan Dench, one of the Republican governor’s nominees to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

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3 Creditors Want GNP Bankruptcy Moved To Maine

Updated 2 days ago

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Three Maine-based creditors want to move the Great Northern Paper Co. bankruptcy case from Delaware to Maine.

The creditors contend Maine’s attorney general, the towns of East Millinocket and Millinocket and the employees’ unions all support moving the federal bankruptcy proceedings to Maine. The creditors’ petition seeks to stop a meeting of creditors that’s scheduled for Oct. 15 in Delaware, where the holding company is based.

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Changes On The Horizon In Welfare Programs

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration plans to move forward next month with new rules requiring food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients to be drug tested to continue receiving benefits.

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Ellsworth Residents Discuss Fireworks Ordinance

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Some folks in Ellsworth are fed up with fireworks.

The city council hosted a workshop Monday so residents could weigh in on a possible ordinance change, restricting use

In 2012, local leaders accepted a measure allowing the use and sale of fireworks but many say it’s too lenient.

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Ellsworth Girl Shows Support for Local Library

Updated 2 days ago

An Ellsworth church gave its kids five dollars to donate to any cause they chose.

Lilja Hanson opted to give her donation to the local library.

The well-read 11-year-old is a library regular.

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Ellsworth Park Proposal Approved

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Leaders in Ellsworth approved plans to turn an old school ground into a community park Monday.

The City Council officially accepted a proposal to begin work on the Dr. Charles C. Knowlton Community Park.

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Fatal Accident on Rt. 1 in Warren

Updated 3 days ago

Knox County Deputies responded to a fatal crash on in Warren, Monday.

Witnesses say a Jeep was heading north on Rt. 1 just before 3:00 p.m. when it crossed the center line and crashed into a Chevy pickup heading in the opposite direction.

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Hudson Woman Finds Two-Headed Turtle

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A Hudson woman who spends much of her time saving snapping turtles found a very unique one last week.

Caitlin Burchill introduces us to the tiny turtle who proves two heads may be better than one.

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VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis.

“When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday.

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