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Milo Teachers Rewarded During Special Assembly

Updated 6 days ago

Teachers in Milo will be able to purchase supplies for their classrooms thanks to a teacher rewards program.

Representatives from Sam’s Club and Walmart visited Milo Elementary School this morning for a special assembly with students and staff.

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Police Pursuit in Springfield Ends With Arrest, Domestic Violence Charges

Updated 6 days ago

Police say a Springfield woman is in jail after a domestic violence incident and a chase last night.

State troopers went to the Mill Hill Road home of 57-year-old Cynthia Gervais after receiving a report Gervais was threatening someone with a rifle.

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Alleged Racial Discrimination Leads to Prison Health Care Contractor Lawsuit

Updated 6 days ago

A nurse who worked for a company contracted to provide health care to inmates at the Maine State Prison says in a lawsuit she was a victim of racial discrimination.

According to court documents, Shana Cannell says she was subjected to a hostile and abusive work environment at the prison in Warren because she is black.

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Bangor Conference Focuses on Recent Job Losses

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Local leaders came together in Bangor Friday morning to look at ways to move forward in the wake of job losses throughout Eastern Maine in recent years.

The regional response discussion was hosted by Eastern Maine Development Corporation.

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Update: Teen Injured in Halloween Hayride Crash Released from Hospital

Updated 6 days ago

The 16-year-old from Belgrade injured in the Halloween hayride crash in Mechanic Falls has been released from the hospital.

According to a Facebook page to help his family, Connor Garland’s aunt has posted that he was released from Boston Children’s Hospital on Thursday.

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Police: Items From Daytime Burglary Carried Away in a Basket

Updated 6 days ago

Police in Belfast hope the public can help them solve a day time burglary.

They say an individual on Route 52 yesterday may have been using a laundry basket to carry stolen items, including gaming systems and coffee cans full of change.

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Statement from Fairpoint Communications Regarding Strike

Updated 6 days ago

Unions representing about 1,700 of FairPoint’s approximately 2,550 employees in northern New England have called for a strike.
FairPoint spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry said FairPoint is disappointed by the unions’ decision to walk out, but the company has comprehensive plans in place to ensure continuity of service to its customers.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profiles: Healthcare

Updated 6 days ago

Our profiles of the three Maine Gubernatorial candidates continues with a question concerning a topic debated at the national and state levels: healthcare.

We asked – “What can the state do to make sure the current healthcare system works for Mainers?”

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Nurse Sues Maine Prison Health Care Contractor

Updated 6 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A nurse who worked for a company contracted to provide health care to inmates at a Maine prison says in a lawsuit she was a victim of racial discrimination.

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Waterville Man Gets 3-plus Years For Copper Theft

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man caught stealing copper piping from a vacant Waterville building in July has been sentenced to more than three years in jail.

Sean Rancourt of Waterville was sentenced to three years and four months behind bars and was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution for the damage he caused.

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Gov. LePage To Host Food Drive At Blaine House

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is taking some time off from the campaign trail this weekend to open up his home for the 4th annual Blaine House food drive.

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“Welcome to Housing” Celebrates Three Year Anniversary

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Welcome to Housing is a volunteer-run organization, based in the Bangor region, dedicated to helping individuals and families who are moving from a shelter program into permanent housing.

The group is holding the Third Annual “Good for Good Drives Drives, this weekend.

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Deputies Respond to Accident in Lagrange

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Deputies responded to an accident, involving two cars, near the intersection of Bennoch and Medford Roads in Lagrange.

Dispatchers say it happened around 9 pm Thursday.

They tell us 5 people were involved.

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Business Owner Honored for Turning in Library Thief

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

A local business owner, credited with rescuing a collection of historic items, was honored inside the Bangor Public Library Thursday.

In February, a library volunteer tried to sell $31,000 worth of Civil War photographs and World War II Memorabilia that were stolen from the library.

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College Students Prepare Meals for Campus-Based Pantries

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Students in Orono want to wipe out hunger on local college campuses.

A two day event is helping to make that happen.

Students and faculty from colleges across Maine are preparing 10,000 protein packed meals to be donated to campus-based food pantries state-wide.

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ATV Ride in Machias to Support Suicide Prevention for Veterans

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

An Army Captain who’s fighting terminal cancer is coming to Maine this weekend to raise awareness about suicide prevention among veterans.

Captain Justin Finch from Massachusetts will be sharing his story about contemplating suicide as part of a fundraiser called “ATV Ride for a Reason”.

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Black Bear Inn & Conference Center Changes Hands

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

The Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono has officially changed hands.

Tracey Whitten, the owner of the University Inn in Orono, purchased the center.

She says she is very excited about her new investment and hopes to have another successful family owned business in Orono.

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Employers Seek Opportunities in UMaine Engineering Students

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

Hundreds of sharp-dressed engineers met with potential employers in Orono today.

We’re told it was the largest turnout ever for the annual UMaine Engineering Job Fair.

90 employers were there, ready to hire.

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Columbia Falls Man Accused of Abusing Horse

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A man from Columbia Falls accused of abusing a horse could go on trial next month.

54-year-old Chester Grant was indicted by the Washington County grand jury on charges of animal cruelty, aggravated animal cruelty and assault.

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UMaine Talks Next Years Budget Cut

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

The University of Maine in Orono is in the beginning stages of discussing next years budget changes.

The first of many public forums were held Thursday.

The budget is submitted in December.

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