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Bucksport Turns ‘Ghostport’ for Halloween Festivities

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Bucksport went all out for Halloween.

Saturday the town transformed into Ghostport. People in town enjoyed everything Autumn and Halloween related, from spooky decor to coffin races and pumpkin launching with a giant catapult.

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Fire Prevention Focus for Ellsworth FD

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Fire safety on display in Ellsworth Saturday.

The Ellsworth Fire Department invited the public to check out their digs and learn a few things about fire safety.

Kids are a main focus of fire prevention– hoping they’ll remind adults to change batteries in the smoke detector and set up a fire emergency plan.

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Bangor Parkway Gets a Clean Up

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

People in Bangor were up bright and early to give the downtown area a little TLC.

The clean up is one of Downtown Bangor Partnership’s quarterly projects.

Volunteers of all ages were there to support the city.

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Roller Derby League Anti-Bullying Message “Skate, Don’t Hate”

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

A group of women have been on the fast track to stop bullying.

Central Maine Derby, a Bangor area flat-track roller derby league, has made it their mission to “Skate, Don’t Hate.”

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Maine Beekeepers Gather For Annual Meeting

Updated 6 days ago

Hampden Academy was buzzing with more than 200 beekeepers on Saturday.

They gathered together as part of the Maine State Beekeepers Association’s annual meeting.

There were various presentations by speakers, including Dr. Dewey Caron, who has researched bees for more than 43 years.

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Hermon High School Hosts JROTC Competition

Updated 6 days ago

Hermon High School hosted a Northern New England JROTC Drill competition on Saturday.

Hermon was one of the six competing teams from across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Members have spent countless hours practicing for weeks on end.

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Rockwood Man Accused of Selling 10k Worth of Stolen Guns

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

A Somerset County man is accused of trying to sell $10,000 worth of stolen guns.

Deputies say 39-year-old Jason Frederick Oliver took 14 firearms from his step-father’s home in Rockwood.

Investigators say he sold the guns to pawn shops in Palmyra and Bangor.

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Orono Moves Forward With Fiber Installation Negotiations

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Orono will move forward with negotiations with the Maine Fiber Company.

Officials got the go-ahead at a town meeting Thursday night to enter into an agreement with the company who wants to install underground fiber along Godfrey Drive for intranet purposes for EMHS in the Maine Technology Industrial Park.

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Waterville Man Caught Stealing Copper Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

More than three years.

That’s the time a Waterville man will spend in jail after he was caught stealing copper piping from a vacant building in Waterville.

29-year-old Sean Rancourt was sentenced to forty months in jail and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.

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Emera Astronomy Center Dedication Ceremony

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

An out of this world day in Orono.

Friday was the dedication of the Emera Astronomy Center at UMaine.

Construction for the new home of the Jordan Planetarium and Observatory began in April 2013.

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Fairpoint Union Members Across New England on Strike

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

1,700 Fairpoint workers in Maine and 2 other states are on strike.

Union members picketed on State Street and Odlin Road in Bangor Friday.

Fairpoint workers say despite the call to strike, they’re keeping their spirits up.

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Deer Isle Nursing Home Spreads Dementia Empathy

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

“We’re expected to have 70 million adults in the year 2030 over the age of 65 in our system,” says Becky Siebert, Residential Care Director at Island Nursing Home.

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Collins Among Five Honored For Transportation Improvements

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 days ago

Senator Susan Collins was among a group honored in Augusta for their efforts to improve transportation in Maine.

collins was named a “Transportation Champion” by the Maine Better Transportation Association at the ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center Friday afternoon.

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Maine Snowmobile Show Kicks Off In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 days ago

This weekend it will look an awful lot like winter inside the Augusta Civic Center. The Maine Snowmobile Show kicked off Friday at the Augusta Civic Center.

The event features the very latest in snowmobiles and accessories. The annual show attracts thousands of winter outdoor enthusiasts looking to check out what’s new for the upcoming season.

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Senate Candidate Bellows Outlines Her Economic Plan

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 days ago

U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows outlined her economic plan, “Investing In Maine’s Workers To Get Our Economy Working Again,” at the state house Friday morning.

Raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and broadband and lowering the burden of student loans are keys to her plan. Bellows laid out her multi-faceted plan to reporters and supporters in the Hall of Flags.

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MSAD 58 Worker On Paid Leave Over Ebola Concerns; Collins On Obama “Ebola Czar”

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 days ago

Maine School Administrative District 58, which includes the towns OF Phillips, Avon, Strong and Kingfield, says one of its employees is on paid leave for the next 21 days because of Ebola concerns.

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“Spamalot” Comes to Ellsworth’s Grand Theater

John Krinjak

Updated 7 days ago

After seven years, community theater is making a return to the Grand Theater in Ellsworth.

Monty Python’s Spamalot opens Friday night.

“All I heard from community members is, when is community theater coming back to the grand, we miss it,” said Gail Thompson, executive director of the Grand.

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Volunteers Wanted to Build New City Forest Trail

Updated 7 days ago

You can help build a trail in Bangor tomorrow.

Bangor Parks and Rec is working with the New England Mountain Biking Association to create a new trail at Bangor City Forest.

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Poets and Artists to Showcase Talents in Belfast This Weekend

Updated 1 week ago

Those interested in poetry and performing arts might want to consider a trip to Belfast this weekend.

The Tenth Annual Belfast Poetry Festival begins tonight with a showcase of artists at the American Legion Hall on High Street.

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Bangor Parade Organizers Seek Participants

Updated 1 week ago

‘Tis the season to start planning for the annual Festival of Lights parade in Bangor and event organizers are looking for participants.

The Rotary Club of Bangor is hosting the parade on Saturday, December 6th.

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