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Former Finance Director to Prison for Stealing $20K+ from Tribe

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

The former finance director of the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Pleasant Point reservation is going to prison for a year-and-a-half for stealing more than $20,000 from the tribe.

59-year-old Charles Fourcloud was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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FairPoint Claims Vandalism Connected to Strike, Union Rep. Responds

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

FairPoint officials are offering $5,000 for information regarding vandalism of its network or equipment they believe are tied to a workers’ strike.

The company says its investigated eight such incidents since union workers walked off the job on October 17th.

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Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A man from Gardiner pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a pharmacy.

Jesse Mansir, 31, appeared in federal court in Bangor.

Court documents say Mansir walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy in Gardiner in August and handed the clerk a note demanding drugs.

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$2,500 Reward for Information About Illegally Killed Female Moose

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A $2,500 reward is being offered to find the person or persons who illegally killed a female moose.

The Maine Warden Service and Operation Game Thief got a tip that a cow moose was killed earlier this month in an area of Piscataquis County that didn’t have any cow moose permits issued the year.

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Augusta Man Admits to Robbing Bank in Hallowell

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A man from Augusta has admitted to robbing a bank in Hallowell, by claiming he had a hand grenade and a gun.

66-year-old John Slater pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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American Folk Festival Names Volunteers of the Year

Updated 4 days ago

The American Folk Festival named their Volunteers of the Year. The award is named in memory of Gerry Turner, who worked with the festival until his death in 2011.

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Apartment Fire Burns Sunday Night

Updated 4 days ago

Fire crews in Richmond quickly extinguished a fire in a Front Street apartment Sunday night.

No one was injured but the five people living the building have to find somewhere else to stay.

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Ebola Nurse Who Was Quarantined Now In Maine

Updated 4 days ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is back in her home state of Maine.

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2nd Congressional District Candidate Profile: Common Core Education

Updated 4 days ago

Just one week left until Mainers head to the polls. The 2nd congressional district race is among the ballot items.

Now, we continue to hear from the two major contenders, Republican Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Emily Cain.

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Ex-Prison Guard Charged With Touching Girl

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former Maine prison guard from Vassalboro is on trial for allegedly sexually touching a young girl starting when she was 11 years old.

Travis Lyon, who worked at the Maine State Prison in Warren when he was indicted in February, pleaded not guilty to unlawful sexual contact and has been free on bail pending trial, which started Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court.

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NJ Gov. Christie Returning To Maine For LePage

Updated 4 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be rallying voters around Republican Gov. Paul LePage one week before Election Day.

Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will make his fourth trip to Maine for LePage on Tuesday. The governor is in a tight race with Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler.

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Michaud Shifts Focus To Cutler As Race Heats Up

Updated 4 days ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — As the race for Maine governor enters the final stretch, Democrat Mike Michaud is warning independent Eliot Cutler’s supporters that they risk sending Republican Paul LePage back to the Blaine House for another four years.

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Bangor Leaders Consider Re-Naming Police Station in Memory of Don Winslow

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Bangor’s Police Station may be renamed, in memory of former Chief Don Winslow.

City Councilors discussed the idea during a workshop Monday.

He retired from the Bangor PD in 2007 after serving on the force for almost 28 years.

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Free Books From Southwest Harbor Library on Halloween

Updated 5 days ago

Trick or treaters will be treated with books at the Southwest Harbor library.

Families are encouraged to stop in from five to seven Halloween night to get their free books.

For more information contact the library 244-7065.

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Scam Targets People Who Shop on eBay

Updated 4 days ago

Here’s how it works: if you click on a product you are interested in buying on eBay, it can take you to a different site and will then ask you to re-enter your user name and password.

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Community Members Walk to End Domestic Violence in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Hundreds of community members took a stand against domestic violence Monday at the “Bangor Walks to End Abuse” event.

They gathered in Pickering Square in Bangor to support domestic violence survivors, remember those who have been lost, and make a statement that they won’t tolerate abuse in their community.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: University of Maine System

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

We continue our focus on the candidates running for governor in Maine – Democrat Mike Michaud, Independent Eliot Cutler and Republican Paul LePage.

We asked them the same series of questions.

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Veterans Defend LePage As Election Day Nears

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

Election day is one week from tomorrow. The three candidates in the governor’s race are scrambling to get every vote.

Monday, a group of veterans came out in support and defense of Governor LePage. Earlier this month during a debate, Democrat Mike Michaud ripped the governor for not doing enough to help veterans. Michaud told the governor, “…taking care of our veterans is more than having ice cream socials at the Blaine House.” Michaud was referring to a fundraising event held by First Lady Ann LePage that raised money for veterans and their families.

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Stockholm Man to Prison for 22 Years for Child Porn Case

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

 

A man from Stockholm accused of sexually abusing an infant is going to prison for 22 years for child pornography.

21-year-old Benjamin Rossignol was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bangor.

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Free Medication Safety Checks in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Seniors, with questions about their medications, are invited to a series of community outreach events, starting Tuesday.

Local pharmacy staffers are offering “Brown Bag” medication safety checks in Bangor.

Seniors are encouraged to drop by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, along Essex Street, for free help, between 9 am and 3 pm.

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