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Cutler Speaks to Seniors in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler was in Bangor Tuesday, where he spoke to a group of senior citizens.

He was a guest at the Sylvia Ross Home on Broadway.

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Michaud Speaks at Bangor Chamber Breakfast

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud was up early speaking to business owners in Bangor today.

The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a special breakfast with Michaud as guest.

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Forum on Aging Held in Brewer

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Area seniors, caregivers, and local leaders spoke out at a special forum on aging in Brewer Tuesday.

The forum was held by Maine Speaker of the House Mark Eves.

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Hallowell City Officials To Vote on New Sexual Harassment Policy

Updated 5 days ago

City officials in Hallowell could adopt a new sexual harassment policy on Tuesday night.

It comes after the police chief there was accused of sexually assaulting a female officer back in 2013.

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Great Northern Paper Filings Show Deficit

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent court filings have revealed the depths of Great Northern Paper Co.’s financial hole.

Great Northern, the operator of the paper mill in East Millinocket, Maine, filed for bankruptcy last month.

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Candlelight Vigil for Cassidy Charette To Take Place in Waterville

Updated 5 days ago

Family and friends will gather in Waterville Tuesday night to remember Cassidy Charette, the teenage girl killed in the hayride accident.

A candlelight vigil will be held at Mount Merici Academy on Western avenue in Waterville.

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Hayride Investigation May Conclude This Week

Updated 5 days ago

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) – Authorities say the investigation into a Maine hayride accident that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured more than 20 others could be finished by the end of the week.

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Troopers: Man Shot in Ludlow Did Not Work Alone, Arrest Made

Updated 5 days ago

The second of two men believed to be involved in a home invasion in Bridgewater is under arrested.

Not long after the home invasion, one of the men was shot to death by a state trooper.

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Maine, Most Other States Don’t Regulate Hayrides

Updated 6 days ago

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Maine, like most states, doesn’t have strict regulations for hayrides, including the one that lurched down a steep hill and into a tree over the weekend, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring more than 20 others.

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Indian Women’s Mission Organization Breaks Ground

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

A Penobscot Nation woman with a vision of serving others is getting closer to a long-term goal.

Rose Scribner ceremoniously broke ground on a new building for the Indian Women’s Mission Organization.

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Hudson Family Working to Build ‘Forever’ Home

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

“The doctors said I’d never be able to stand the cold again. And they’re so wrong. I love it.”

In the winter of 1983, Rick King was in a plane crash in Alton with his father-in-law. He was the sole survivor, battling brutal weather for five days until his rescue. He sustained serious injuries.

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Northeast Harbor Women Speak Out for World Thrombosis Day

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism may not be household terms, but people participating in the first World Thrombosis Day are hoping to make it that way.

TV5 spoke with two Northeast Harbor families who want to pass on their awareness to others.

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Verso Fund Tally

Updated 6 days ago

We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who donated to the Verso Fund during our high school football broadcast in Bucksport Friday night.

WABI teamed up with The United Way of Eastern Maine to raise funds to help the hundreds of workers who will be losing their jobs when the Verso mill shuts down in December.

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Helen’s Breaks Ground on New Building after Fire

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

This past July, just days after a fire tore through Helen’s Restaurant, the owners and employees made a simple pledge to the community–that they’d be back.

Three months later, they made good on that promise.

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Classmates Mourn Messalonskee Student Killed In Hayride Accident

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Classmates of Cassidy Charette gathered in Augusta Monday afternoon to remember their friend. Garrett Main, Junior Class President at Messalonskee, described Charette as smart and funny “with a smile that could light up a room.”

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Messalonskee Field Hockey Team Takes Field In Honor Of Fallen Classmate

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

The entire Messalonskee High School community is coming together to help the families of the victims from this weekend’s tragedy in Mechanical Falls.

Monday morning, the Messalonskee field hockey played a game against Skowhegan at Thomas College in Waterville.

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Long-Time Bangor Pediatrician Dies

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A long-time Bangor pediatrician has died.

Dr. Benjamin Shapero was 102.

According to his obituary, he passed away at his home in Florida on Saturday.

Known as Dr. Ben, he practiced medicine for 59 years.

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Pepino’s Mexican Restaurant Relocating to Downtown Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Another restaurant will be setting up shop in Downtown Bangor.

Pepino’s Mexican Restaurant will move from Stillwater Avenue to the former Luna Bar and Grill on Park Street in January.

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Bangor Food Trucks Rolling Out of State

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Cielos Mexican Grill and Schnitzel’s Austrian Grill are moving to the West Coast.

The owner of the food trucks made the announcement on Facebook.

After four years of operation, she says they want to make the business a year-round operation, so they’re heading west.

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Youth for LePage Coalition Kick-Off

Joy Hollowell

Updated 6 days ago

College students from around the state gathered at the University of Maine in Orono Monday afternoon, to declare their support for Governor Paul LePage.

The Youth for LePage coalition says it will spend the remainder of the election season drumming up support for the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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