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Local Sees “Ghosts of Bangor”

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor man is helping people travel back in time.

Rick Haney is the creator of “Ghosts of Bangor.”

“The Ghosts of Bangor was a total accident (laughs). If you can believe it,” said Haney.

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Penobscot County Sheriff Retirement Celebration

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Standing room only to honor Penobscot County’s Sheriff Tuesday.

Glenn Ross has served the county as a deputy, detective, chief deputy and, for the last 12 years, sheriff.

He is retiring at the end of this month.

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Students Fulfill Holidays for Many

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

Nearly 70 students with the program “Jobs for Maine Graduates” teamed up to help those less fortunate this Christmas.

After spending a month fundraising more than $3000, the students went shopping in Skowhegan.

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Bill To Revert Resting Rules for Truck Drivers ‘Back to the Old Ways’

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill which included a measure by Senator Susan Collins to suspend two revisions made last year to rest laws for truck drivers.

Many drivers and companies are in favor of changing it back to the way things were, but others have some safety concerns.

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Celebration Saturday in Bangor to Mark the Start of Kwanzaa

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A celebration to mark the start of Kwanzaa is set for Saturday, December 20th, in Bangor.

The week-long holiday, starting December 26th, focuses on African heritage.

Each day highlights one of seven principles, such as unity, purpose and faith.

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Camp in Grand Lake Stream Up for Grabs in $100 Ticket Raffle

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A camp in Grand Lake Stream could be yours this holiday – for the cost of a raffle ticket.

The Grand Lake Stream Guides Association is giving away the camp as part of a fundraiser.

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Bangor Police Believe Teens Responsible for String of Burglaries

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

Police in Bangor believe a group of teens may be responsible for a string of burglaries.

Investigators say a woman called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report that at least three men smashed a window and tried to break in to her home.

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Local Business Helping Pets in Need This Holiday

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

A local business is reaching out to man’s best friend this holiday season.

Loyal Biscuit Company is holding a fundraiser called “Fill Our Windows, Fill Their Bowls” to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County and the Waterville Area Humane Society.

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114-Year-Old Boat Being Restored in Rockland

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

This is Blackjack. The 114-year-old friendship sloop is the latest project at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland. What is a friendship sloop, you ask?

“A friendship sloop is originally a vessel designed to harvest lobsters before the age of the engine,” said Hugh Lane, site manager at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland.

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Jingle All the Way to Belfast for a Parade

Updated 3 days ago

A festive walk will take place in Belfast this Saturday and you’re invited to don your best costume.

Mrs. Claus will lead a holiday costume parade along Harbor Walk to the east end of the footbridge.

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Holiday Party for the Machias Community

Updated 3 days ago

The annual holiday party in Machias will be held Thursday night, everyone is invited.

The University of Maine at Machias is hosting.

The party’s from 4 to 6 in the Reynolds Center on campus.

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UPDATE: Judge Finds Mother Guilty of Killing 2-year-old Daughter

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A judge in Bangor has found a woman guilty of murder for drugging and suffocating her 2-year-old daughter last year.

Testimony in the jury-waived trial wrapped up last month.

Justice Ann Murray ruled that 25-year-old Leanna Norris knew what she was doing when she set out to kill her daughter, Loh Grenda, and herself.

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Online Masters Degree Program Now Available at MMA

Updated 3 days ago

A new online program will let students get a master’s degree from Maine Maritime Academy.

The college has received the go-ahead to offer a Master of Science in International Logistics Management.

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Judge Finds Mother Guilty of Killing 2 Year Old

Updated 3 days ago

A judge has found an Auburn woman guilty of murder for poisoning and suffocating her 2-year-old daughter last year.

The judge ruled that Leanna Norris knew what she was doing when she set out to killer her daughter, Loh Grenda, and herself.

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Tow Truck Driver Charged After Striking Overpass

Updated 3 days ago

Just before 9 this morning, Augusta police responded to another incident involving an overheight commercial vehicle.

Police tell us that a flatbed wrecker carrying a box truck struck the I-95 Civic Center Drive overpass.

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Railroad Trestle Struck by Tractor Trailer

Updated 3 days ago

Augusta police have charged the driver of a tractor trailer with operating a vehicle over height limit after he struck a railroad trestle.

It happened on Water Street around 11:30 last night.

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T.A.Y.L.O.R. Foundation Meets With Lawmakers

Updated 3 days ago

Members of a foundation named for a Bucksport girl who was killed due to an inexperienced driver met with lawmakers in Augusta yesterday.

Members of the T.A.Y.L.O.R. Foundation met with State Senator Kimberley Rosen, the primary sponsor of “Taylor’s Law” at the State House.

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Ellsworth Police Recognize Extraordinary Service

Updated 3 days ago

There were some very special awards presented at last night’s Ellsworth city council meeting as the police department recognized two of their own for their outstanding service to the community.

Officer Chad Wilmot was named Officer of the Year for the third time in his thirteen year career in Ellsworth.

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Ex-State Worker Sentenced For Welfare Fraud

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former disability claims examiner for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to almost two years in prison for illegally collecting state welfare benefits.

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Birders Begin Annual Census

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Bird enthusiasts around Maine are participating in the National Audubon Society’s annual winter bird census.

The Portland Press Herald reports the bird count kicked off on Sunday in the Augusta area. Bird lovers will count species from more than 30 other locations all over Maine by January. The effort is part of the Audubon Society’s three-week long Christmas Bird Count, which takes place all over North America for three weeks in December and January.

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