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Maine Panel Rejects LePage Nominee To UMS Board

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel has rejected one of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 8-6 against Susan Dench’s nomination to the 16-member board on Friday.

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Tuber Time: Potato Harvest Underway in Northern Maine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

Aroostook County is one of the last areas in the country to close schools for the potato harvest.

TV5 visited a farm to see how operations are running.

Schools are on break and there are potatoes to dig up on Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater.

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Fall Fun at Thunder Road Farm in Corinna

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

Forget about falling into fall. At Thunder Road Farm in Corinna, you can bounce into it.

Kindergarteners from Dover-Foxcroft enjoyed the beautiful day at Thunder Road Farm.

They bounced on the jumping pillow, boarded the cow train, and hopped aboard the hay ride.

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Children Ride Bicycles for St. Jude Donations

Tania Morales

Updated 4 days ago

Dozens of anxious kids hopped on their bikes to ride for donations, all to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The kids from Parkside Children’s Learning Center in Bangor practiced bike safety, while cruising around a track designed for the Trike-A-Thon.

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Carmel Library Announces Expansion

Tania Morales

Updated 4 days ago

Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel made a big announcement today.

They’re adding on to their historic building, hoping construction will start as soon as next year.

They’ve surpassed their initial fundraising goal, reaching $447,062.24.

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Cross Insurance Center Turns One

Tania Morales

Updated 4 days ago

Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center celebrates its one year anniversary.

In it’s first year the arena brought a wide variety of entertainment and other events to Bangor, and there’s no sign of slowing down.

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UMaine Machias Receives 600K Donation

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

A longtime benefactor continues to support the University of Maine at Machias, years after her death.

Elizabeth DeShon Tibbetts graduated from what is now known as UMM in 1937.

She passed away in 2012.

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Belfast Volunteers Join International Coastal Cleanup

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

Crashing waves on the Belfast coastline wouldn’t be quite as beautiful if they carried trash with them.

“Trash is an eye sore and Maine has a very big tourism competent to its economy, so nobody is going to want to come to the beach or the shoreline if it’s riddled with trash,” Betty Hallman, with Ocean Conservancy.

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End Violence Together Peace Rally & March Saturday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

People will be rallying for peace this weekend in Bangor.

Organizers of the End Violence Together Rally and March met up

They hope the event Saturday will help build a culture of peace and draw attention to the interconnectedness of issues like poverty, war, domestic violence and the climate crisis

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Visit Acadia National Park for Free Saturday

Updated 5 days ago

Whether it’s the colors on the trees or the smell of the sea that inspire your visit, there will be no charge to visit Acadia National Park tomorrow.

This one of several days in a year where park visitors can enjoy all the park has to offer without an admission charge.

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Joint Commission Gives Riverview Psychiatric Center A Passing Grade

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 days ago

Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta got a passing grade from an independent inspector this week. John Martins, a spokesman for the hospital, says the Joint Commission did a surprise inspection of the facility and found no issues.

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UMaine Farmington Hosts Panel Discussion On Ebola Outbreak

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 days ago

Friday, faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington hosted an informational roundtable discussion on the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Back in August, a plane transporting a United States aid worker with Ebola touched down in Bangor. It came from Liberia, bringing her back to the U.S. for special treatment of the virus.

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Governor Commissions Maine Human Trafficking Task Force

Updated 5 days ago

A new group has been formed in Maine to combat human trafficking.

Nearly 80 law enforcement officers from 30 agencies from Maine and Canada make up that force.

They aim to increase awareness and enforcement of the underground industry.

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Old Town Mill’s Application for Assistance Denied

Updated 4 days ago

More bad news for 200 workers who lost their jobs at Old Town Fuel and Fiber.

The U.S. Department of Labor has ruled the import of materials, and foreign competiton, did not contribute to the job losses.

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Former Deer Isle Bus Driver in Prison for Raping Girl Wants New Trial

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A former Deer Isle bus driver sent to prison for six years for raping a little girl wants a new trial.

53-year-old Larry Bunt was sentenced in July  2013.

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Millinocket Agrees to Free Economic Development Help from VA Firm

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

 

Millinocket town leaders are taking a step forward to help reshape the town’s future.

Councilors voted Thursday night to accept help from a Virginia economic development firm.

And it’s all free.

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Car Collides With Newburgh School Bus, Children Unharmed

Updated 5 days ago

A collision in Newburgh between a car and a school bus sent two people to the hospital.

None of the children on the bus were hurt.

Troopers say 30-year-old Andrew Jacobson was driving on Kennebec Road Friday morning with his grandmother, 79-year-old Marion Veino.

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Police Search for Cumberland Farms Robbery Suspect

Updated 5 days ago

A man with his face covered by a bandana, carrying a gun reportedly robbed a convenience store in Augusta early Friday morning.

According to police a man described as younger looking, weight 130 to 165 pounds went into the Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue and demanded money from the employee.

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Crash in Bradford Sends One to Hospital

Joy Hollowell

Updated 5 days ago

One person is hospitalized in stable condition after a car crash in Bradford early Friday morning.

According to State Police, it happened on the Storer Road around 1:30 a.m.

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Fairpoint Workers Picket in Brewer

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Fairpoint workers say they aren’t giving up in their fight for a new contract.

Union members picketed along Wilson Street in Brewer Thursday.

Their contract expired last month but 1,700 workers have stayed on the job.

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