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Arrest Made in Bucksport Pharmacy Robbery

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A Bucksport man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy has been arrested.

Police tell TV5 that 44-year old Phillip Russell was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Orland.

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Lower Lobster Catch In 2014 Means Higher Prices

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster fishermen say the 2014 season appears to have resulted in a lower catch than the previous two years. That would mean slightly higher prices for consumers.

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Young Maine Author Says Revision is Key

Updated 6 days ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Revision, revision, revision. That’s the message being delivered to elementary students by a young published author in Maine.

The author is 9-year-old Lydia Schofield of Thorndike. Lydia, who writes under the pen name Jo Jo Thoreau, says her book “Bendy Wendy” went through 75 revisions.

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Many “Cheers” to Open House in Bucksport

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

With 7 flavor categories of beer that you can pair, every beer has its own time and place.

For 3 Franciscan Brothers in Bucksport they’ve got it down to a science.

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Olympian Inspires in Bar Harbor

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

After Sunday, athletes in Bar Harbor have one name in mind when they think “inspiration,” and that’s Olympian Lynn Jennings.

The runner competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, winning bronze in the 10,000 meters.

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Furry Friends Finding Homes for the Holidays

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

There’s no place like home for the holidays and that includes the many furry friends in Hancock County.

The SPCA in Trenton is doing what they can to make it happen.

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Bangor PD Collects Toys for Salvation Army

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Many know the law enforcement motto, ‘protect and serve’.

The Bangor Police Department held true to the serving aspect of that promise Saturday. Officers were at the Bangor Walmart helping the Salvation Army collect toys and coats for local kids.

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Holiday Classics Orchestrated By Youth

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

Anyone who did some holiday shopping at the Bangor Mall Saturday enjoyed some festive live music.

Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra delivered seasonal classics like Deck the Halls, and O’ Holy Night.

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Sisters Seek Justice For Veteran

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

“We are out of control elves with designer hats.”

That’s how Hartland resident Barbara Day describes her and her sister Shirley Humphrey.

Although Town Manager, Chris Littlefield would describe them a little different.

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Girl Scouts Help Support Local Horse Sanctuary

Updated 1 week ago

The Tractor Supply Store in Bangor had some special visitors on Saturday, looking to help out some four-legged friends.

Brewer’s Girl Scout Junior Troop 911 was set up outside with their Christmas float selling handmade ornaments and crafts.

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Holden Residents Honor Fallen Vets With Wreaths

Updated 1 week ago

As wreaths were being laid down in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday as part of Wreaths Across America, people from Holden had their own ceremony.

Organizer Bonnie Clark says it’s the sixth year the town of Holden has held its wreath ceremony, honoring and remembering fallen veterans.

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‘Tis the Shipping Season: Delivery Services, Stores Super Busy

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Only 13 days until Christmas. ‘Tis the shipping season.

“It’s been very crazy. We’ve been very busy, but we expect the worst to come,” said Melissa Braley, owner of The UPS Store in Bangor.

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Students Get to “Bee’s-ness” For Regional Competiton

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

High schoolers got their senses “buzzing” after they took part in a neuroscience competition at the University of Maine Machias.

“The idea is we want to make people aware of brain issues and how we can use that to help people who have brain disorders,” says Assistant Professor Uriah Anderson.

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Husson University Hosts Tax Institute

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Lots of tax training in Bangor Friday.

Husson University hosted the 42nd Annual Frank M. Carter Tax Institute.

Accountants and tax attorneys are required to have a certain number of professional credits each.

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Upgrades Planned for Skowhegan’s Coburn Woods Trails

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

The Somerset Woods Trustees was founded in 1927. They believe they’re the oldest land trust in the state. They own the Coburn Woods here in Skowhegan.

“So this is one of our keystone properties. It’s very important to us. We manage it for primarily for recreation and wildlife,” said Trustees president Jack Gibson.

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Tree Festival Continues in Hinckley

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, Hinckley is the place to be.

The Good Will-Hinckley School is wrapping up its annual weeklong Festival of Trees.

This year, 23 holiday trees adorn Bishop Auditorium, decorated by local artists, students and non-profits.

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Maine Secretary of State Prepares Vintage Dish, Promotes Historic Cookbooks

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap served up a sample of the state’s culinary past in Bangor Friday.

He prepared fish balls, a vintage recipe, at the R.M. Flagg Maine Kitchen Cooking School in Bangor, as part of a promotional event for recently released cookbooks from the Maine State Archives.

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Two More Arrests in Connection with Winterport Pot Theft

Updated 1 week ago

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the September armed robbery of a medical marijuana grower in Winterport.

State police say Kerry Hurd, 45, of Bangor is the brother of one of the other two men involved, who have already been charged.

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Santa is Stopping in Gouldsboro on Sunday

Updated 1 week ago

A Christmas party for kids is being held in Gouldsboro on Sunday.

The Knights of Pythias Schoodic Lodge on Route 1 is the place.

It starts at noon, families are invited.

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Sock Hop in Ellsworth on Saturday

Updated 1 week ago

If dancing is your thing, get to Ellsworth for a sock hop tomorrow night.

The Downeast Family YMCA on State Street is hosting “The Crown Vics” and their retro rockabilly music.

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