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“Way of the Cross” Winds through Bangor, Brewer

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Catholics gathered in Bangor and Brewer to witness an annual tradition this Palm Sunday.

The way of the cross procession made its way from St. Joseph Church in Brewer to St. John Church in Bangor.

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Great Maine Bike Swap Comes to Orono

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

The University of Maine played host to the annual Great Maine Bike Swap Sunday.

“Everyone here has the same interest. They all love bikes. And some people want to sell bikes, some people want to buy bikes,” said Jim Rose, owner of Rose Bike in Orono and a volunteer at the event.

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Body Pulled from Penobscot River Near Sandy Point

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

A male body was pulled from the Penobscot River in Stockton Springs Sunday, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities received a call from a local resident who spotted what appeared to be a body around 11 AM near the Sandy Point Beach.

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National History Day Competition in Orono

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

Learning about local history is not only educational for some Maine students, but it also gives them an opportunity to compete.

Saturday, student competitors gathered in Orono for a National History Day competition. National History Day is part of a year long program designed to help engage students and help them discover social studies.

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Walk for MS in Brewer

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

People were walking to raise awareness about Multiple Schlerosis in Brewer Saturday.

The walk is one of the Greater New England Chapters biggest fundraisers of the year. All of the funds go to research programs to help fight the disease.

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Local Advocacy Group Promotes “Home Grown” Expo

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Medical Marijuana advocates continue opening up to the community.

Medical Marijuana Caregiviers of Maine held and information session Saturday in downtown Bangor.

They hope to answer any questions the public may have about using medical marijuana or becoming a caregiver.

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Children Celebrate ‘NanoDays’ at Discovery Museum

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

Kids were able to see that Nano sciences are more than meets the eye.

The Discovery Museum museum set up hands-on displays to help kids understand small particles.

Volunteers from UMaine helped with the project.

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Sarah’s House Construction Ahead of Schedule with Immense Volunteer Help

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Volunteers of all ages have been devoting their weekends to a special construction project.

“This is Sarah’s house,” says Stan Peterson, head of construction.  “We’re trying to build a place for cancer patients from greater than 35 miles away to come and stay while they’re being treated.”

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Bangor Triple Murder Suspects to be Tried Together

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

The two men accused of killing three people, then burning their bodies in a car in Bangor, will be tried together.

A superior court judge handed down that decision this week.

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Trenton Man Formally Charged With Sexually Assaulting, Stabbing Woman

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A man accused of stabbing a woman he lived with in Trenton is now accused of sexually abusing her too.

James Stanton, 48, has been indicted on a gross sexual assault charge, as well as assault charges.

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13 New State Troopers Sworn Into Service

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

13 new troopers joined the State Police force Friday.

There was a graduation ceremony at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

The new troopers have spent nine weeks in a specialized program and will now patrol with a veteran trooper.

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Dedham Students Continue Musical Tradition with Peter Pan

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 week ago

Students in Dedham went to Neverland Friday.

The middle school’s production of Peter Pan took the stage.

It’s part of a musical tradition there.

The entire school has worked for 13 years together on the shows.

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Milford Students Learn STEM Concepts with Robots

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 week ago

It was Robotics 101 for some Milford students Friday.

Middle schoolers at the Lewis Libby School learned how to construct and program robots.

They used Lego Mindstorms robotics.

A faculty member from NESCom at Husson University was there to teach them.

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Man Accused of Breaking into Kenduskeag Convenience Store

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man accused of breaking into a convenience store in Kenduskeag is in jail on $5,000 bail.

21-year-old James Eberhart is charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

He made his first court appearance Friday.

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Consultant: Bangor Bus Hub Should Stay Downtown

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The heart of the downtown Bangor community could be in line for a major makeover. The Community Connector bus system begins and ends at Pickering Square. Recommendations are now in to possibly move the bus hub.

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Michaud & Top Republican On Veterans Committee Tour Togus

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the ranking member of that panel were in Augusta today.

Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida joined Congressman Mike Michaud on a tour of the Togus Veterans Hospital.

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Michaud: If Elected Governor “…first thing I’ll do…” Is Expand Medicaid

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

It’s strike three for state lawmakers trying to overturn the governor’s veto of a bill to expand MaineCare to more than 70,000 Mainers. The senate voted 22-13 in favor of overriding the veto, but that’s two votes shy of the two-thirds that Democrats needed to override the LePage veto.

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Touch a Train Day in Rockland Saturday

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Folks in Rockland Saturday, April 12th, will get a chance to hop aboard a classic train car.

New England Steam and the Maine Eastern Railroad are hosting a Touch a Train day at the Rockland railroad station.

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Canadian Contra Dancing part of UMaine’s Language Day

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

U-Maine celebrated World language day with area high schools.

Students were able to put their French and Spanish skills to the test.

Instructors led them through several cultural activities– including some very rhythmic routines, like Brandy Calveniche, a French-Canadian contra dance.

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Fun, Free Trip to the Dentist Leaves Kids Smiling

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Dental students at UMA Bangor are giving parents and kids something to smile about.

“We are seeing about 60 children and these are children who don’t have a dental home so we are offering services from doing cleanings, dental X-rays, dental sealants,” says Nancy Foster, the clinical supervisor.

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