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Regulators Consider Additional Cod Restrictions

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND (AP) – Federal regulators are considering additional restrictions to the Gulf of Maine cod fishing industry.

The New England Fishery Management Council is set to vote on the restrictions at a meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, on Wednesday. The council on Tuesday enacted a quota cut that reduces total allowable cod catch for the 2015 fishing year from 1550 to 386 metric tons. Wednesday’s votes could include closing parts of the Gulf of Maine to commercial and recreational fishing.

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New Study of Casino Effect on Jobs in Maine

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND (AP) – A new report funded by the American Gaming Association says Maine’s two casinos have created nearly 1,500 jobs.

The report conducted by Oxford Economics suggests Maine’s unemployment rate would rise from 5.8% to 6.4% without the casinos in Oxford and Bangor.

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Demand High for Exchange Enrollment

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA (AP) – People helping to enroll Maine residents in health insurance plans on the exchange say demand appears to be high and that the process is going smoothly, thanks to fewer glitches plaguing the federally-run website.

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“Once in a Lifetime” to Entertain Audiences at Hampden Academy

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

The Hampden Academy Drama Club will present the satirical comedy, “Once in a Lifetime”, Thursday through Saturday.

It’s about three friends who try to break into the motion picture business in Hollywood.

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Turkey Requests Skyrocket for Guilford Food Pantry

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Organizers of the Partnership Food Pantry on Elm Street in Guilford say their new location and the recent closing of a Monson food pantry has created an overwhelming request for turkeys.

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New Middle School Planned in Camden

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

School officials in Camden have a major plan in the works to build a new middle school.

The school board gave the okay last week to borrow up to 28 million dollars for the project, which would tear down most of the old campus and consolidate everything under one roof.

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Competing Measures To Legalize Marijuana Heading To Maine Voters

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

There could be two competing measures on the ballot in 2016 to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine. One group of supporters released its plan Wednesday in the Hall of Flags.

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Students of Original Brewer HS Invited to Visit Building

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

Calling all students of the original Brewer High School.

Brewer Housing Authority has decided to turn the city landmark into assisted living apartments.

A local contractor handling the project is inviting anyone who ever attended class at the building, and their families to take one last tour before changes are made.

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Republicans Will Soon Pick Up 21st Seat In Maine Senate

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

The result of a state senate recount appears to have given Republicans another seat.

Initial election results showed Democrat Cathy Breen winning the Falmouth area senate seat by more than 20 votes. But a recount has Republican challenger Cathy Manchester winning by 11 votes.

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BJ’s Wholesale Coming to Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

BJ’s Wholesale Club is coming to Bangor.

A development group has been approved by the Bangor planning board to redevelop the old Home Depot  building on Longview Drive.

City officials say the project will include an $11 million investment and create 100 full and part time jobs.

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Criminal Charges for Belfast Lawyer Accused of Bilking 2 Elderly Clients

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A lawyer from Belfast accused of bilking two elderly clients of more than $300,000 has been indicted by a Waldo County grand jury for theft and misuse of entrusted property.

60-year-old William Dawson is accused of paying himself more than $150,000  from the bank account of an 86-year-old woman.

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Washington County’s Outgoing Sheriff Talks About His Two Terms

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

In January, Barry Curtis will be the new Sheriff in Washington County.

Outgoing Sheriff Donnie Smith has been in office for the past 8 years.

“Originally when I was growing up there was two things I wanted to be; I wanted to be a police officer and a long haul truck driver and fortunately enough I’ve been able to do both.”

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Official Date of Sale Set for Purchase of Old Town Mill

Updated 5 days ago

Great news for the Old Town region tonight.

A sale date has officially been set for Expera Specialty Solutions to purchase the Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill.

Today, the court granted motions to allow $1.5 million in operational funding from the Wisconsin based company to keep the mill warm and ready to go.

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Man Who Helped Rescue Baby Says He Isn’t A Hero

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

He doesn’t consider himself a hero, but Leo Moody of Kingman was one of two men that helped rescue a 3-month-old baby who was in a crash Monday in Kossuth.

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Police Investigate Death of Lobsterman Found in His Driveway

Updated 5 days ago

State police are investigating the death of a man on a Casco Bay island off Portland.

Police say two men found the body of 59-year-old Michael Hanson this morning on Long Island, in a driveway next to his home.

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Fatal Fire in St. Francis Likely Caused By Use of Accelerant

Updated 5 days ago

A man died in a house fire in northern Maine today.

Authorities say 74-year-old Patrick Deignan was found in the basement of his Main Street home near the woodstove.

They say it appears he was using gasoline to start the stove.

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Craft Fair & Dinner to Benefit 3-Year-Old Bristol

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Lots of creative people will be coming together to help a young child.

The benefit craft fair and dinner is November 29th at the Masonic Lodge on Route 2 in Hermon.

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Maine CDC Confirms Chickenpox Outbreak in Penobscot County

Updated 5 days ago

There’s been an outbreak of chickenpox in a Penobscot County school.

The Maine CDC is not identifying the school.

An outbreak is defined as three or more cases in one school.

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State Officials: Bangor Day Care Owner Neglected Children

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

The Department of Health and Human Services investigated the “Almost Home Daycare” on Charles Street after getting a complaint last month.

The agency says the provider, Tracy Rowe, surrendered her license and closed the daycare.

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Get Ready for the TV5 Turkey Telethon Thursday

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

We’re gearing up for a Thanksgiving tradition here at TV5.

Thursday, November 20th, is our annual Turkey Telethon.

We’ll spend part of our 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts collecting donated turkeys for Manna Ministries in Bangor.

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