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Maine Ocean Acidification Group Meets For First Time

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Ocean Acidification Committee will hold its first meeting on Aug. 1.

The committee is studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment and its economy. It is slated to meet in Walpole.

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Free Concert Fills Bangor Church

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A free concert filled Bangor’s All Souls Congregational Church Monday.

Members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performed as part of the 9th annual Summer Evening Musicale.

The event was organized between All Souls and their neighbors at Beth Israel Congregation.

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Machias Planning Board Approves New Helen’s Permit, Following Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

The owners of a landmark Machias Restaurant are ready to rebuild, just weeks after the eatery was destroyed by flames.

The town’s planning board unanimously approved a permit Monday that paves the way for Helen’s Restaurant to break ground.

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Hernandez Kidnapper Set to Appear in Court

Updated 2 days ago

Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen who returned home recently after vanishing for nine months.

Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his Gorham home Monday afternoon.

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Dollar Tree to Acquire Family Dollar

Updated 2 days ago

Dollar Tree is spending $8.5 billion to take over discount rival Family Dollar.

It’s a cash and stock deal.  Family Dollar shareholders will get about $60 in cash and $15 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own.

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Belfast Escapee Arrested in Boston

Updated 2 days ago

A man who escaped from a minimum security jail in Belfast is back in jail.

Tyler Malmstrom, 23, was arrested in Boston.

He left the Maine Coastal Regional Re-entry Center July 10th.

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Callahan Mine Cleanup Community Update in Brooksville

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

The Callahan Mine Superfund Site is the topic of a meeting in Brooksville Tuesday night.

One phase of the cleanup–the toxins and residential property part–was completed last year.

We’re told there will be inspections and some site maintenance and sampling this year and more clean up next year.

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Webber Tanks Torn Down in Bangor

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 2 days ago

It was quite a sight to see and hear on Main Street in Bangor Monday.

The old Webber fuel tanks are being torn down.

President Mike Shea says this is the end of a long era.

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Bucksport Daycare Remains Closed

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 2 days ago

A Bucksport daycare under investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services remains closed.

The operation was ordered to shut its doors for ten days earlier this month for the safety of children….

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Cutler Man Charged with Manslaughter Back in Court on Other Charges

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

 

A man from Cutler accused of manslaughter was back in court Monday for more criminal charges.

Scott Ramsdell, 43, pleaded not guilty to assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal threatening and violation of a protective order.

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National Mustard Day Celebration in Eastport

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 days ago

Maine is famous for its lobster, but in Eastport, it’s all about the mustard.

Raye’s Mustard is the only traditional stone ground mustard mill left in the U.S.

Joy Hollowell tells us more about this four-generation family business.
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Kevin Raye is the fourth generation Raye to own the Eastport mustard mill.

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Danforth Couple Enters Not Guilty Plea to Drug Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

 

A couple from Danforth charged with trafficking methamphetamine plead not guilty Monday.

39-year-old Allen Richardson and 30-year-old Tabbatha Osnoe were arrested in March.

Police say they found evidence of meth cooking in the couple’s burned-out home.

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Machias Planned Power Outage

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 days ago

Folks in Machias will be without power for a few hours early Tuesday morning.

Emera Maine is doing maintenance work to the electrical system from 3 a.m.  to 6 a.m.

Affected areas are Cooper Street from Court Street to North Street including the Court House and Post Office.

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Man Involved in Stabbing at Bar Fight in Lubec Pleads Not Guilty

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

A man accused of nearly cutting off another man’s nose during a bar fight in Lubec pleaded not guilty Monday.

42-year-old Peter Lyons of Trescott is charged with aggravated assault.

Police say he was involved in a fight at Phinney’s bar earlier this month and pulled out a knife during an argument with a man.

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Postcard Scammer Posing as Maine Treasury Dept.

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A new scam, promising to return unclaimed property, is targeting Mainers through the mail.

The office of the Maine State Treasurer is warning residents to be wary of postcards from a Colorado address.

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Danforth Man Accused of Raping 13-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

 

A man from Danforth accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and getting her pregnant plead not guilty Monday.

Charles Hoyt, 35, is charged 5 counts of gross sexual assault.

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Quebec Man Pleads Guilty After Trying to Smuggle Wife in U.S.

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A Canadian man, accused of trying to smuggle his Brazilian wife into the United States, admitted to the crime Monday.

40-year-old Pierre Poulin of St. Martin, Quebec, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

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New Maine OUI Law Takes Effect Friday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

Maine is about to get tougher on drunk drivers, specifically repeat offenders.

At the end of this week, the law dealing with repeat OUI offenders will no longer be as forgiving. Under current state law, penalties for operating under the influence get stiffer with each conviction, meaning more jail time, higher fines and longer license suspensions. But after a person goes 10 years without an OUI conviction, that slate was wiped clean.

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State Police: Saco Family Deaths Quadruple-Murder Suicide

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

State Police say the deaths of a Saco family late Saturday night were a quadruple-murder suicide.

They’re calling it one of the worst cases of domestic violence in state history.

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2 from Gardiner, Fairfield Charged with Child Porn; Separate Cases

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

Two men from Gardiner and Fairfield are charged with possessing child pornography in two separate cases.

59-year-old Barry Williams of Gardiner was arrested Friday, 68-year-old Thomas Williams of Fairfield was arrested Thursday.

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