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Official Defends Bear-baiting Web Design

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A senior Maine wildlife official says her department paid a company $6,600 for web design and a PowerPoint presentation defending bear-baiting not to sway voters in an upcoming referendum, but as a matter of public education.

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Maine Harvest Festival To Be Held Next Month

Updated 3 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — More than 150 local farmers and producers will be showcasing their food, beverages, music and more at the Maine Harvest Festival next month.

The fourth annual festival will be held Saturday Nov. 8 and Sunday Nov. 9 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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3-way Race Creates Fireworks In Northern Maine

Updated 3 days ago

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — The Maine governor’s race isn’t the only three-way contest with candidates running neck-and-neck and an independent who could tilt the vote.

Voters in Maine’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District will decide a hard-fought race between Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, who’re battling for an open seat that’s been in Democratic control for 20 years. The race also features independent Blaine Richardson.

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Strikers Continue To Target FairPoint Owners

Updated 3 days ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A group of striking FairPoint workers is picketing a meeting of Colby College’s trustees, saying one of them has the power to force the telephone company to return to the bargaining table.

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Cinema Savvy: John Wick & Halloween Favorites

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

An early Happy Halloween to those watching. Only two new films were released over the weekend. First up,why can’t teenagers just leave the dead alone? I don’t know, but we may find out in the latest supernatural horror flick, Ouija.

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Reports: Quarantined Nurse was Returning to Maine

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

A nurse quarantined while returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was traveling to Fort Kent, ABC News reports

Kaci Hickox, 33, was automatically quarantined when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport. New Jersey is one of four states that have begun quarantining people returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients.

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Grant to Help State Research Violent Deaths

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

The State of Maine will get nearly a million dollars from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out more about violent deaths across the state.

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Charges To Follow In Linneus Crash

Updated 4 days ago

A Houlton man faces charges after crashing his car into a telephone pole.

State Police say 38-year-old Herbert Winship was driving on Burton Road in Linneus around 1 in the afternoon on Sunday.

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12th Annual “Pumpkins in the Park” Benefits UCP of Maine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

There were plenty of witches, skeletons and princesses trick-or-treating in Bangor Sunday.

Pumpkins in the Park gives kids the opportunity to show off their costumes before Halloween.

It also benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, which helps children with Autism or severe language disorders as well as other people.

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Folks Show Support for Michaud at Bangor Spaghetti Dinner

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

Hundreds of folks in Bangor were out tonight to support Congressman Mike Michaud as Election Day draws nearer.

The Democratic governor-hopeful stopped by Cohen Middle School for a spaghetti dinner.

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UMaine Students Present Little Shop of Horrors

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

This ensemble has spent the semester practicing lines, rehearsing musical numbers and working out costumes for University of Maine’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

“I’ve never done a role quite this large before and I’ve never been in this position before but I’m really enjoying it as a really great new experience and I love the cast I’m working with and all the people I’m working with and it’s really a pleasure,” says Andrew Silver, who plays the role of Seymour.

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State’s Largest Outpatient Hospital Opens

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

After $16 million in renovations and a year of work, Maine’s newest hospital is open for business.

Saturday was the grand opening for the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville, which is part of Maine General Hospital.

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Downtown Bangor Hosts Trick or Treat

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

Soldiers, princesses, monsters and little firefighters were traipsing around downtown Bangor Saturday afternoon.

More than 20 local businesses opened their doors– and their candy buckets– to all kinds of characters for the annual downtown trick or treat. Parents lead their little dinosaurs, super heroes and ballerinas from door to door.

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Lincolnville Community Library Celebrates

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

It’s been 2 years since the Lincolnville Community Library has been at 208 Main St.

“It was pulled over here by over 250 people from the community, by hand. We used huge timbers and lead pipes to roll the building. It was a very exciting day,” says Kathleen Oliver, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Lincolnville Community Library.

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Vendors Find Success at Expo

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Hundreds showed up for the “What Women Want Expo” at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday.

There were lots of returning vendors and some first-timers.

Some of the vendors included Northeast Technical Institute in Bangor, Young’s MMA and Bangor Roller Derby.

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Presentation in Brewer To Address Opiate Addiction

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

The Brewer Police Department is sponsoring, in partnership with the Brewer School Department and Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN), the “Heroin Alert Presentation.”

It will be held at the Brewer Performing Arts Center located on 92 Pendleton Street, on November 3rd from 6:30-8P.M.

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Faculty Retirements Announced in Wake of Cutbacks

Updated 6 days ago

Thirty-five faculty members plan to retire at the University of Southern Maine, according to the school’s president.

USM is cutting $16-million out of its budget, which means layoffs and the elimination of some programs.

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Accident Victim Ticketed Shortly Before Getting Run Over

Updated 6 days ago

(AP) Auburn police say a woman who was ticketed in a parking lot for theft early Thursday was run over by a truck less than an hour later in the same lot.

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Elver Quote Could Take a Dip

Updated 6 days ago

(AP) Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

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Bangor Business Renews Old Practice

Updated 6 days ago

One of Bangor’s oldest businesses is starting something new, re-starting it actually.

You can now get locally packaged meats delivered right to your door from W.A. Bean & Sons.

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