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Augusta Man Changes Plea, Admits Robbing Pharmacy

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

One of two men accused of robbing a pharmacy and trying to rob another one in Augusta on the same day has changed his plea.

21-year-old Dominic Pomerleau pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.

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Hancock County Planning Commission Hosting Brownfields Sites Workshop

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Brownfields sites is the topic of a workshop in Ellsworth.

The Hancock County Planning Commission is hosting the *Striking the Balance* event which will focus on the potential reuse of these abandoned or underutilized properties whose development may be limited by contamination or perceived contamination.

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Recovering Addict & Criminal Helps Others Heal

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 days ago

Belfast-born Alton Lane never talked about his feelings. Instead, he lashed out against others.

“You know if I feel pain, you’re going to feel pain too,” says Lane.

As a teen, Lane dropped out of school and took odd jobs to survive and pay for alcohol.

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Special Election for Rockland Area Representative

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

A date has been set to elect a new representative in House District 93, which covers Rockland and Owls Head.

Elizabeth Dickerson, who was elected in November, resigned earlier this week.

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‘Shredding’ for Credit: New UMF Program Gives Students Ski Instructor Certification

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

“The reason I came to Farmington was because you can shred and you can get down and dirty and rad and that’s bro-ey jargon, but what it means to me is this fantastic freedom, you get outside and you have a good time,” explains senior Andreas Panagore.

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Many Deem Winthrop Couple “Heroes”

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

Nelson and Sherry Lavigne of Winthrop have dealt first-hand with tragedy when their house burned down last month.

“My daughter called and said your house is on fire. I said oh no,” says Nelson Lavigne.

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Sebasticook Family Doctors Hosts Free Spaghetti Dinner in Dexter

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A medical practice is hosting a free spaghetti supper in Dexter Saturday, January 24th.

Sebasticook Family Doctors’ is putting on the meal.

It’s at 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on N. Dexter Road.

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Hammond Street Senior Center Celebrates National Pie Day

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Lots of locals enjoyed National Pie Day in Bangor Friday.

People snacked on slices to help the Hammond Street Senior Center.

Members made pies of a variety of flavors.

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Public Forums to Address Alternative Transit Concerns

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

A community safety advisory group focusing on alternative transit wants to hear from you.

The newly formed “Walk-n-Roll” is addressing non-motorized infrastructure in Bangor.

They will be hosting two public forums for people to voice their concerns and share ideas about getting around the city whether it be by walking, biking, or in a wheel chair.

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Ellsworth Vigil for Mother and Two Children Murdered in Garland

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A vigil in Ellsworth Sunday will remember a woman and her two children who were murdered last month.

36-year-old Christina Sargent, 10-year-old Duwayne Coke and 8-year-old Destiny Sargent were killed in their home in Garland.

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Former Bangor Doctor Who Focused on Care for Children Dies

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

 

A former pediatrician and geneticist who paved the way for better care for children in Bangor has died.

Paul LaMarche died in Florida Wednesday at the age of 85.

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Farmers’ Market in Searsport Looking for More Vendors This Year

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Organizers of a farmers’ market in Searsport are looking for more people to take part this year.

The market is on Route One, near the Penobscot Marine Museum.

It’s open on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., May 26th to October 13th.

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65 Year Prison Sentence For Former Special Ed. Teacher Convicted of Child Sex Crimes

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A former special education teacher from Norridgewock will spend 65 years in prison for child sexual exploitation and possessing child porn.

28-year-old Patrik Arsenault was sentenced in federal court in Bangor Friday.

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ME Community College System Appoints Interim President

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The board of trustees of the Maine Community College System has appointed an interim president.

Derek Langhauser currently serves as General Counsel of the system and is a senior member of the leadership team.

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Derek Langhauser


Outer Hammond Street Crash Victim Dies

Updated 7 days ago

Bangor police say the man struck by a vehicle on Outer Hammond Street Monday has died from his injuries.

Police say 55-year-old Timothy Gotto was struck by a car near Leadbetter’s Super Stop.

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Deputies Investigating Appleton Camp Break-Ins

Updated 1 week ago

Knox County deputies are investigating a series of break-ins at seasonal camps in Appleton.

They say three camps along Cottage Lane were entered, and although many valuables were left alone, a television and stereo speakers were stolen from one of the camps.

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Milford Man Charged With Robbing Orono Circle K

Updated 1 week ago

A Milford man is charged with robbing an Orono convenience store late Wednesday night.

Police say store clerks told them a man said he had a weapon and placed a bag on the counter, demanding it be filled with money. When the clerks refused, the man fled the scene.

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2 St. Albans Teens Charged In Gun Thefts

Updated 1 week ago

HARTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say two 15-year-old boys from St. Albans have been charged with six burglaries and thefts, including the theft of guns, in Hartland, St. Albans and Palmyra.

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Gov. LePage Promoting Awareness Of Human Trafficking

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is seeking to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The Republican governor will sign a proclamation on Friday that designates next week as “Human Trafficking Awareness Week.”

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Ranked-choice Voting Advocates Aiming For 2016 Ballot

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that want to implement ranked-choice voting in Maine elections is planning to wait until 2016 before putting its proposal before voters.

The Committee for Ranked-Choice Voting had been considering trying to force a referendum this year, but says it wants more time to educate voters on the proposal’s merits. Thursday is the deadline to submit signatures to qualify for the 2015 ballot.

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