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After 3 years, Search Continues for Ayla Reynolds

Updated 3 days ago

Wednesday will mark three years since 1-year-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her home in Waterville.

On December 17th, 2011 her father and other residents of the house said they had seen Ayla the previous night.

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Students Sent Home Early Monday in Windham and Raymond

Updated 3 days ago

District superintendent Sandy Price says a threat was e-mailed to his office overnight and to Windham middle school.

He would not discuss the nature of the threat.

Students in all grades were dismissed.

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Warren Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

A Warren woman is accused of having methadone and dealing cocaine.

Police say they saw Hillary Long trying to sell drugs in the parking lot of a business in Rockland last week and recovered about 15 grams of cocaine.

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Maine’s Gas, Heating Fuel Prices Continue to Drop

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Mainers are saving money this holiday season as gas and heating prices continue to fall.

According to the Governor’s Energy Office’s weekly survey of heating fuel prices, “The statewide average for heating oil has dropped yet again and now it is $2.86 a gallon which is pretty extraordinary,” said Senior Planner for the Governor’s Energy Office Lisa Smith.

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Union Trying to Stop Sale of Bucksport Mill

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

A worker’s union filed a federal injunction against Verso Paper in Bucksport today, a move that could temporarily stop the sale of the mill.

The union is also asking the company to honor severance pay commitments to employees.

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Striking Fairpoint Workers in Bangor Get Holiday Support

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

Striking Fairpoint workers in Bangor got some extra support on the picket line Monday.

They were joined by some holiday helpers.

Santa’s elves and Mother Christmas stood on the corner of Harlow and State streets with them.

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Husson Hosts “Fold the Flock” Exhibit

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

Members of the Husson University community used art to symbolically rebuild the population of an extinct animal Monday.

During an exhibition, students, faculty, and staff created origami passenger pigeons as part of the “Fold the Flock” project.

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Bangor Pet Supply Store Collecting Funds for Furry Friends Food Bank

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

The owners of a pet supply store in Bangor are asking folks to help low-income seniors feed their animals.

For the 6th year in a row, Green Acres Kennel Shop is collecting donations for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank.

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Schedule of Training Sessions For Bucksport Mill Workers

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Here’s a schedule of training sessions for Bucksport mill workers:

 

Healthcare Session at Bucksport Regional Health Center

Thursday, December 18th at 1pm

Trade Sessions at Orland Community Center

Thursday, December 18th, 9am to 10am

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Corinth Students Help Put Gifts Under the Tree for Kids in Need

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

“There’s a lot of talk these days, you hear from older people like about, oh those kids today,” explains local radio host Mike Dow.  “Well, people who say things like that, they don’t know these kids and they don’t know the school and they need to come here and see what happens.”

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Lawmakers Hoping State Dollars will Fund Cold-Case Squad

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Two lawmakers are hoping to use state-dollars to help put Maine’s cold-case squad into action.

Governor LePage approved establishing the squad last year but, without federal funding, it didn’t take off.

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Skiing Returns to Eaton Mountain

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 days ago

Finally!

That’s what the owner of Eaton Mountain is saying about the return of skiing to the Skowhegan facility.

As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s a milestone 5 years in the making.

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Quick Clean-Up After Propane Tank Falls in Hampden

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Crews had a quick cleanup when a Dead River propane tank tipped over this afternoon in Hampden.

Officials say crews were trying to move the thousand-gallon tank on a dolly when it fell off, breaking the release valve.

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Arrest Made in Bucksport Pharmacy Robbery

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

A Bucksport man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy has been arrested.

Police tell TV5 that 44-year old Phillip Russell was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Orland.

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Lower Lobster Catch In 2014 Means Higher Prices

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster fishermen say the 2014 season appears to have resulted in a lower catch than the previous two years. That would mean slightly higher prices for consumers.

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Young Maine Author Says Revision is Key

Updated 4 days ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Revision, revision, revision. That’s the message being delivered to elementary students by a young published author in Maine.

The author is 9-year-old Lydia Schofield of Thorndike. Lydia, who writes under the pen name Jo Jo Thoreau, says her book “Bendy Wendy” went through 75 revisions.

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Many “Cheers” to Open House in Bucksport

Tania Morales

Updated 4 days ago

With 7 flavor categories of beer that you can pair, every beer has its own time and place.

For 3 Franciscan Brothers in Bucksport they’ve got it down to a science.

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Olympian Inspires in Bar Harbor

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

After Sunday, athletes in Bar Harbor have one name in mind when they think “inspiration,” and that’s Olympian Lynn Jennings.

The runner competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, winning bronze in the 10,000 meters.

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Furry Friends Finding Homes for the Holidays

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

There’s no place like home for the holidays and that includes the many furry friends in Hancock County.

The SPCA in Trenton is doing what they can to make it happen.

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Bangor PD Collects Toys for Salvation Army

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

Many know the law enforcement motto, ‘protect and serve’.

The Bangor Police Department held true to the serving aspect of that promise Saturday. Officers were at the Bangor Walmart helping the Salvation Army collect toys and coats for local kids.

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