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KahBang Festival in Bangor to Move to Portland Next Month

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

 

A music and arts festival that was born in Bangor more than five years ago is moving to Portland, just three weeks before it begins.

Organizers of the KahBang Festival, which started in 2009, say they decided to leave the Bangor Waterfront, largely, because they couldn’t find a campsite for artists and festival-goers.

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A New Business is Brewing in Orono

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 5 days ago

Mark Horton is the chef and co-owner of Woodman’s Bar and Grill in Orono.  He says their college-town run has gone by in the blink of an eye.

“We were kind of the young ones, but now there are a lot of businesses that have come in, in those years, and a lot of changes in Orono.”

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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in St. Albans Tuesday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

The National Weather Service has determined that a tornado did in fact touch down in St. Albans Tuesday.

Folks in the town believed that was the case Tuesday evening.

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Kennebec County Deputy Wins National Award

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An investigator for the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office has been named the national deputy of the year.

The National Sheriffs’ Association last month presented Sgt. John Bourque with the Charles Meeks Merit Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year during a ceremony at the association’s conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Wilton Man Starts Cleaning Up Trashy Yard

Updated 6 days ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — A Wilton homeowner fined $9,500 for refusing to clean up his trashy yard has started removing some of the junk, possibly staving off intervention by the town.

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Ex-officer Dies Days After Motorcycle Crash

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former police officer involved in a motorcycle accident in Augusta earlier this month has died of her injuries.

Karen Nightingale’s husband, Jared, tells the Kennebec Journal his wife died Tuesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 53.

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Former GOP Governor Candidate To Market Lobster

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former nonprofit executive and Maine gubernatorial candidate will lead a collaborative group that promotes the state’s lobster industry to the world.

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative says Matt Jacobson is its new executive director. Acting Executive Director Marianne LaCroix will stay with the organization in a supporting role.

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Former Police Chief to be Remembered Today

Updated 6 days ago

State flags will fly at half-staff in Bangor Thursday by order of the governor, in honor of former Polie Chief Don Winslow.

Winslow died last week after his four year fight with cancer. He was 57.

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Collision Between Car and Lawn Mower Leaves One Dead

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

One man is dead after a car collided with a tractor lawn-mower in Corinna.

It happened just before 5 pm Wednesday on Corinna Center Road.

Deputies say 79-year-old Dana Doherty of Corinna was killed when a car driven by Mark Franzose of Garland struck him from behind.

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Weather Causes Major Leak at Cohen School

Updated 6 days ago

The weather caused a major leak in the roof of a Bangor Middle School, canceling a summer camp that’s held there.

We’re told water began leaking into Cohen Middle School early, then got worse throughout the morning.

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Maine’s Lobster Season Off to Slow Start

Updated 6 days ago

Maine’s lobster fishing season is off to a slow start due to lack of lobster molting likely brought about by the cold winter.

The state’s lobster season typically picks up after the bulk of the lobster population sheds its shells and grows to legal harvesting size. That occurred in late June last year. But state officials and lobstermen say it hasn’t this year, meaning small catches.

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St. Albans Rocked By Powerful Storm

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Somerset County was hit with some violent storms last night that caused flash flooding, road closures and property damage.

County officials and the national weather service are looking into reports a tornado actually touched down in St. Albans.

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Blacksmith Demo Shop Looks to Inspire Young People

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

The Blacksmith Shop Museum in Dover-Foxcroft has quite the history.

“1864 it was opened. Around the late 1800s, it became a cooperative, and then it went out of use around 1910,” said curator David Lockwood.

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Charles Black Trial Continues: Ex-Wife Takes the Stand

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

Day two in the trial of a man accused of trying to kill his then wife by hitter her with a rock and shoving her off a cliff in Camden.

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Fire Guts Belfast Grocery Store; Possibly Started in Kitchen

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

 

Investigators say a fire that raced through a grocery store in Belfast appears to have started in the kitchen.

The fire at the Goose River Grocery on Swan Lake Avenue was discovered Tuesday night by a firefighter who was driving by.

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Downtown Bangor Parking Garage Offers More Hours

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Starting Thursday, July 17th, people will be able to park in the Pickering Square parking garage in downtown Bangor until 1:00 a.m.  on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. 
The extension was prompted by the increased night-time busyness in the downtown area.
More information about parking in downtown Bangor can be found at www.bangormaine.gov.  

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Fundraisers for Machias Restaurant Multiply

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

People and businesses throughout Downeast and Central Maine are stepping up to help a business that burned to the ground last week in Machias.

Helen’s Restaurant was known all over the country for its blueberry pie and warm-hearted service.  Last week a fire destroyed the building sending 50 workers into unemployment.

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Medway FD: Lightning Causes Garage Fire in Medway

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

A lightning strike started a fire that destroyed a garage in Medway Tuesday night.

Fire officials say they were called to a garage fire around 7pm.

After speaking to the homeowner, the Medway Fire Department believes it was caused by lightning.

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UPDATE: Fire Marshal’s Office Says Dedham Garage Fire Caused By Lightning

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office says a lightning strike it to blame for fire Wednesday morning in Dedham.

Fire officials say they were called to a fire at a garage at Roy’s Marine Services just after 6:15AM.

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Two People Arrested in Connection with Merrill Meth Lab

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

 

Two people have been arrested in connection with a meth lab bust in Merrill last week.

Police say they found them Tuesday night hiding out in a camp on the Clark Road.

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