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Madison Borrowing to Replace Lost Tax Revenue

Updated 5 days ago

Madison plans to borrow money to help pay its bills now that it’s getting a lot less money from its largest taxpayer.

The value of Madison Paper Industries dropped from $230,000,000 down to $80,000,000 last month so residents faced a 30% tax increase.

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High School Career Fair Held in Old Town

Updated 5 days ago

Local high school juniors and seniors got a glimpse of their potential futures Wednesday.

The old town high students are planning ahead before graduation for what their next step might be.

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After OT win Brewer Football Flying at Practice This Week

Eric Gullickson

Updated 5 days ago


Nokomis Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Assaulting Former Girlfriend

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A Nokomis Regional High School music teacher accused of threatening to kill his former girlfriend and strangling her until she passed pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

28-year-old Andrew Maderios is charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence assault, among other charges.

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UPDATE: Donn Fendler Event Postponed

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

Cole Land Transportation Museum announced Thursday that Donn Fendler’s annual program and book signing set for Saturday, Sept. 20, has been postponed so that Fendler can deal with a personal matter.

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Veterans Conference in Farmington This Weekend

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

UMaine Farmington will host a conference this weekend on issues affecting veterans and their families.

The event is organized by Tri-County Mental Health Services.

It’ll be held at the Olsen Center Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

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Pharmacy Raises Money to Help End Domestic Abuse

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Rite Aid is showing support for a local group’s efforts to end domestic abuse.

The pharmacy today presented a check for $10,000 dollars to Spruce Run Women Care Alliance in Bangor.

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Bangor Priest Appears in Court on Child Porn Charges

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor priest accused of possessing child pornography made his first court appearance Wednesday.

We also learned that he may also have had sexual contact with children in Bangor.

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Bail Set at $10,000 For Hermon Man Accused Of Assault, Other Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

A Hermon man who was the subject of a day long manhunt Monday remains in jail on $10,000 bail Wednesday.

Police say Tyler Thomas, 21, was wanted on several warrants.

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$1,000 Bail For Bangor Man Accused of Unlawful Sexual Contact

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor man accused of sexual misconduct with a child pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Police say a guardian told them 66-year-old Herbert Conway was touching a teenage boy inappropriately.

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Bar Harbor to Vote on Deer Hunting

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

Deer hunting hasn’t been allowed on MDI in decades, but one island town could be on the road to change.

“I think people are just getting maxed out with the number of deer that are in Bar Harbor,” says Robert Burgess, Secretary with the Deer Herd Control Task Force.

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UMaine Farmington Marks Constitution Day

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

Thursday is Constitution Day around the country. It’s a day to that commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The day originated In 2004 when Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia designating September 17th of each year as Constitution Day as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal of 2005, requiring schools that receive federal funds and governmental offices to do something to recognize the day.

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“Lincoln Logs” Now Being Manufactured In Burnham

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

For nearly a century, kids all over North America have played with Lincoln Logs. Now that toy will be made in Maine.

At Pride Manufacturing in Burnham, they employ roughly 130 workers who manufacture wood products like golf tees and other accessories. They recently added Lincoln Logs to that list, after K’Nex, the company that owns the rights to the toy, decided to move manufacturing back to the United States after it had been outsourced to China nearly a decade ago.

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Changes Coming to Busy, Potentially Dangerous Road in Winthrop

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

Construction work on on a busy – and sometimes deadly – stretch of road in Winthrop is designed to make the road safer.

Starting Thursday, September 17th, Department of Transportation crews will be grinding rumble strips into the middle of Route 202.

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Bangor Area Homeless Shelter Celebrates Building Improvements

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

A new facade for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Wednesday folks gathered in front of the building for a ribbon cutting celebration.

This marks the completion of a two phase project that began in the spring.

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Student Q & A with Former ABC Sports & NFL Exec.; His Take on NFL Controversies

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Husson University students had the chance to question one of the nation’s leading experts in professional sports and broadcasting Wednesday.

Dennis Lewin is a former ABC Sports and NFL executive. He’s also on the Board of Directors of Little League Baseball.

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Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft Fire Departments Receive Federal Grant Money

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

More federal money heading to Maine to support local firefighting.

The Bangor Fire Department will receive almost $500,000 to fill four positions lost through attrition.

The grant money comes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER Awards.

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Classic Childhood Toy to Be Made in Maine

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

One of the most popular toys in history will soon be made in Maine.

Lincoln Logs will now be manufactured at Pride Manufacturing in Burnham.

Officials from the K-Nex Company that makes Lincoln Logs joined Pride workers and Governor LePage to make the announcement Wednesday morning.

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$7.5 Million Bond Deal to Help Two Mills in Baileyville

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

State officials say a new bond deal will help two mills in Baileyville and retain about 400 jobs in the area.

The Finance Authority of Maine closed a deal with St. Croix Tissue to issue a $7.5 million taxable bond, through FAME’s Major Business Expansion Program.

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Bangor Man Charged With Unlawful Sexual Contact Of A Child

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor man is being charged with unlawful sexual contact.

Police say a guardian of a child told them that the child was being touched inappropriately by 66-year-old Herbert Conway, Conway was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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