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Gov. LePage To Host Food Drive At Blaine House

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is taking some time off from the campaign trail this weekend to open up his home for the 4th annual Blaine House food drive.

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“Welcome to Housing” Celebrates Three Year Anniversary

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Welcome to Housing is a volunteer-run organization, based in the Bangor region, dedicated to helping individuals and families who are moving from a shelter program into permanent housing.

The group is holding the Third Annual “Good for Good Drives Drives, this weekend.

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Deputies Respond to Accident in Lagrange

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Deputies responded to an accident, involving two cars, near the intersection of Bennoch and Medford Roads in Lagrange.

Dispatchers say it happened around 9 pm Thursday.

They tell us 5 people were involved.

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Business Owner Honored for Turning in Library Thief

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

A local business owner, credited with rescuing a collection of historic items, was honored inside the Bangor Public Library Thursday.

In February, a library volunteer tried to sell $31,000 worth of Civil War photographs and World War II Memorabilia that were stolen from the library.

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College Students Prepare Meals for Campus-Based Pantries

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Students in Orono want to wipe out hunger on local college campuses.

A two day event is helping to make that happen.

Students and faculty from colleges across Maine are preparing 10,000 protein packed meals to be donated to campus-based food pantries state-wide.

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ATV Ride in Machias to Support Suicide Prevention for Veterans

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

An Army Captain who’s fighting terminal cancer is coming to Maine this weekend to raise awareness about suicide prevention among veterans.

Captain Justin Finch from Massachusetts will be sharing his story about contemplating suicide as part of a fundraiser called “ATV Ride for a Reason”.

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Black Bear Inn & Conference Center Changes Hands

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

The Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono has officially changed hands.

Tracey Whitten, the owner of the University Inn in Orono, purchased the center.

She says she is very excited about her new investment and hopes to have another successful family owned business in Orono.

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Employers Seek Opportunities in UMaine Engineering Students

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Hundreds of sharp-dressed engineers met with potential employers in Orono today.

We’re told it was the largest turnout ever for the annual UMaine Engineering Job Fair.

90 employers were there, ready to hire.

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Columbia Falls Man Accused of Abusing Horse

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A man from Columbia Falls accused of abusing a horse could go on trial next month.

54-year-old Chester Grant was indicted by the Washington County grand jury on charges of animal cruelty, aggravated animal cruelty and assault.

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UMaine Talks Next Years Budget Cut

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

The University of Maine in Orono is in the beginning stages of discussing next years budget changes.

The first of many public forums were held Thursday.

The budget is submitted in December.

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Augusta Lawmakers Spar Over Energy Costs

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

Republican lawmakers toured an Augusta printing company Thursday afternoon to learn more about the high energy costs that are crippling Maine businesses.

House Republican Leader Ken Fredette and Senate Republican Leader Mike Thibodeau toured J & S Printing where CEO Mark Tardiff says the company spends a staggering $425,000 a year in energy costs.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Month Community Forum

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

A free educational community forum is being held in Ellsworth in honor of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.

Healthy Acadia and Hancock County Drug Free Communities are hosting the event.

The forum is concerning trends in tobacco and marijuana “with lessons learned from Colorado,” we’re told.

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Funding Helps Cities Save Historic Buildings

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

The old Brewer Middle School is in the process of being redeveloped, thanks to a special kind of federal funding.

As John Krinjak tells us, it’s a program towns and cities are now embracing to help save historic buildings.

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Maine’s Humane Societies Unite For Annual Conference

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

The Maine Federation of Humane Societies held its annual conference in Augusta on Thursday. Dealing with Maine’s homeless pet population was a key topic.

Thursday was also National Feral Cat Day, a point not lost on the folks who gathered in Augusta for a conference dedicated to helping animals. It’s an annual conference that organizers say enhances collaboration among Maine’s shelters and also the veterinary community as well.

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C&L Opens Painting Hangar in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

C & L Aerospace opened the doors to a new painting hangar at its facility in Bangor today.

Senator Susan Collins and Congressman Mike Michaud spoke at the opening ceremony.

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11th Annual Walk for Hope in Augusta

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Walking for hope.

Two breast cancer survivors will be leading the charge Saturday.

It’s the 11th year the 5k will raise money for MaineGeneral’s Breast Care Program.

It starts at 9am, rain or shine, at Sam’s Club in the Marketplace at Augusta.

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Orrington Woman to serve 2.5 Years in Jail for Drunk Driving Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

“A huge hole in my heart will never go away, I will never be able to come up with the right words to convey my remorse, my sorrow, shame and guilt.”

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Emera Customers In Bradford Area Without Power Due to Crash

Updated 6 days ago

More than 200 people are without power in the Bradford area after authorities say a truck hit a pole this morning.

It happened on the Main Road just north of the Charleston Road around 8:30.

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Political Signs Stolen in Brownville

Updated 6 days ago

Police in Brownville would like information about some political signs they say have been stolen.

Police received a report on Wednesday that a sign for a political candidate was seen being removed from the road near the town office.

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Maine PUC: Gas Lines Too Close To Sewer Lines

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine energy regulators have recommended a $150,000 fine against Summit Natural Gas after an investigation found the company damaged sewer lines in 25 places.

The Public Utilities Commission said while installing gas mains, Summit failed to locate existing underground utility lines and laid their lines too close to them. A PUC inspection found damage to sewer lines in 13 places in Augusta, eight in Gardiner, three in Yarmouth and one in Cumberland.

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