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Waterville City Officials and Businesses Partner To Help Kids Succeed

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

Waterville city officials and Representatives from the business community gathered to discuss the importance of early childhood education Thursday morning.

Waterville Mayor Karen Heck was joined by representatives from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, Waterville Rotary Club, The United Way and Kennebec Behavioral Health.

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Debbie Myers & Friends Benefit Concert For Homeless Veterans Set For Sunday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

Five years ago, country artist Debbie Myers recruited other musicians to start a benefit concert for homeless veterans in Maine.

When they first started the effort, there were roughly 1,200 vets without a home. Now, according to the Maine State Housing Authority, that number is down to 530. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.

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Glenburn Company Plans to Auction GNP Mill to Get $242K in Back Bills

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A construction company in Glenburn is planning to auction off the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket to get back nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars GNP owes it.

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Food Mobile Coming to Brewer

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Good Shepherd Food Bank is hosting their food mobile program in Brewer.

The event will be held September 19th from 10am to noon,  at the end of Acme Road.

Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Brewer and surrounding towns are welcome.

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Chinese Celebrations in Brewer During Mid-Autumn Festival

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Maine China Network is organizing the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

The fun will be held in Brewer, September 19th and 20th.

The take off event will be held from 6 to 7:30 on the 19th where you can learn how to build miniature kites at the Creative Arts Center located at 54 Wilson Street, in Brewer.

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Norridgewock Woman Faces Eviction Over Service Dog

Updated 6 days ago

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Norridgewock woman faces eviction from her home for allowing her daughter’s service dog to visit the house for five days in August in what her landlord says was a violation of the lease.

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Political Foes Slam New LePage Vacation Policy

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s political foes are criticizing a new policy that’s giving more vacation time to political appointees and staff.

The policy change allows 54 officials to count years worked before their appointment when calculating vacation time. The change was first reported Wednesday by the Bangor Daily News.

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Hope Elephants Adjusting To New Oklahoma Home

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

We have an update on the Hope elephants who are safely adjusting to their new home in Oklahoma.

This video from the Endangered Ark Foundation shows Opal befriending another elephant in the herd there.

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Brewer P.D. Seeks to Improve Neighborhoods

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

The Brewer Police Department has a new tool at its disposal to improve neighborhoods.

The city has passed an ordinance, suggested by Lt. Chris Martin.

The owners of houses or apartments with a history of noise complaints, excessive partying or arrests, or drug activity, will be subject to a meeting with the police chief to come up with a plan to improve things.

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PepsiCo to Close Two Maine Facilities

Updated 6 days ago

PepsiCo announced Wednesday the food and beverage corporation’s plan to close warehouses in Augusta and Portland.

The company says Operations at those warehouses will relocate, impacting about 50 employees at each site.

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Southwest Harbor Health Fair

Updated 6 days ago

Southwest Harbor Medical Center is hosting a health fair open to the community on September 20th.

There will be free screenings such as blood pressure, body composition, and dental available.

Several free physical therapy and rehabilitation service assessments.

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Train Protester Found Guilty of Trespassing

Updated 6 days ago

A jury has found one of two defendants who sat on train tracks to block a train carrying crude oil guilty of trespassing.

The jury returned the verdict yesterday in the case against Douglas Bowen, Junior of Porter.

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Madison Borrowing to Replace Lost Tax Revenue

Updated 6 days ago

Madison plans to borrow money to help pay its bills now that it’s getting a lot less money from its largest taxpayer.

The value of Madison Paper Industries dropped from $230,000,000 down to $80,000,000 last month so residents faced a 30% tax increase.

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High School Career Fair Held in Old Town

Updated 6 days ago

Local high school juniors and seniors got a glimpse of their potential futures Wednesday.

The old town high students are planning ahead before graduation for what their next step might be.

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After OT win Brewer Football Flying at Practice This Week

Eric Gullickson

Updated 6 days ago


Nokomis Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Assaulting Former Girlfriend

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A Nokomis Regional High School music teacher accused of threatening to kill his former girlfriend and strangling her until she passed pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

28-year-old Andrew Maderios is charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence assault, among other charges.

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UPDATE: Donn Fendler Event Postponed

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Cole Land Transportation Museum announced Thursday that Donn Fendler’s annual program and book signing set for Saturday, Sept. 20, has been postponed so that Fendler can deal with a personal matter.

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Veterans Conference in Farmington This Weekend

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

UMaine Farmington will host a conference this weekend on issues affecting veterans and their families.

The event is organized by Tri-County Mental Health Services.

It’ll be held at the Olsen Center Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

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Pharmacy Raises Money to Help End Domestic Abuse

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Rite Aid is showing support for a local group’s efforts to end domestic abuse.

The pharmacy today presented a check for $10,000 dollars to Spruce Run Women Care Alliance in Bangor.

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Bangor Priest Appears in Court on Child Porn Charges

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

A Bangor priest accused of possessing child pornography made his first court appearance Wednesday.

We also learned that he may also have had sexual contact with children in Bangor.

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