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Old Town PD Investigate Shotgun Theft

Updated 6 days ago

Authorities are investigating a robbery that happened Wednesday in Old Town.

According to police a hunter’s vehicle was broken into on Southgate Road and a shotgun was stolen along with clothes and other hunting equipment.

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Judge Denies Ex-selectwoman’s Bail Request

Updated 6 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The former Chelsea selectwoman convicted of federal extortion charges has lost another attempt to be freed on bail pending appeal.

A federal judge denied Carole Swan’s most recent requests.

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FairPoint, Striking Workers Return To Table

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications and representatives of more than 1,700 striking workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are going back to the negotiating table.

A federal mediator asked the telecommunications company and two unions to meet Tuesday in Boston to see if they can find any common ground that could end a strike by more than 1,700 workers.

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Court: Feds Right To Reject Medicaid Cuts

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An appeals court has affirmed that Maine must provide Medicaid coverage to low-income 19-and-20-year-olds.

Chief Judge Sandra Lynch of the First Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that the federal government was correct in rejecting the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ proposal to cut coverage for roughly 6,000 young adults.

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Vigil Held to Mark One Year Anniversary of Domestic Assault Death

Updated 6 days ago

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night at the Husson University Campus in Bangor, in memory of Brooke Locke.

Police say Locke was raped, kidnapped and murdered by her boyfriend one year ago.

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Husson Students Study Pharmacy Robberies

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Students at Husson University are learning how to safely handle pharmacy robberies.

Husson’s School of Pharmacy and School of Legal Studies partnered together Monday for the 3rd Annual Inter-professional Pharmacy Robbery Prevention Seminar.

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Orono Leaders Reject Possible Student Housing Moratorium

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Leaders in Orono say a proposed student housing moratorium is off the table, for now at least.

At a committee meeting Monday, town councilors rejected a motion that would have directed city staff to draft a moratorium ordinance as well as draft revisions a land use ordinance that defines student homes.

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Downtown Discussed at Old Town Revitalization Meeting

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

There’s plenty of enthusiasm behind revitalization efforts in Old Town.

Nearly 50 residents came out to a meeting Monday night to talk about the city’s downtown area.

Attendees split into small groups inside the public library to brainstorm ideas.

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3 Adults, 1 Baby Injured in Accident Near Topsfield

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

4 people were hurt in a car accident near Topsfield Monday afternoon, including a 3 month old baby.

State Police say a Ford Expedition SUV lost control going around a corner along Route 6 in Kossuth Township and went off the road and down an embankment.

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Game Wardens Arrest Woman on Felony Warrant

Updated 6 days ago

Maine Game Wardens say they found two adults and three children collecting evergreen tips for wreaths in Lubec when one of the adults took off with two of the children.

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Fire Damages Caratunk Home

Updated 6 days ago

Fire ripped through a house, a garage, and a camp in Caratunk Sunday morning.

Firefighters from four towns were able to put it out before it spread farther down Main Street.

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Lebanon Crash Sends Five to Hospital

Updated 6 days ago

A three vehicle crash in Lebanon sent five people to hospitals Saturday afternoon.

Police say a pickup truck rear-ended another pickup, pushing it into the path of an oncoming car.

The driver of the second pickup had to be cut free from the wreckage.

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New York Woman Sentenced for Drug Smuggling

Updated 6 days ago

A New York City woman who admitted to smuggling drugs to Maine inside her body was sentenced today in federal court in Bangor.

Ebony Howard, 29, will spend nearly two years in prison for possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone.

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UMS Trustees Approve Updated Sex Assault Policy

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees have agreed upon a stricter definition of “consent” as a part of its new policy on sexual assault and harassment.

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Students Disrupt Meeting Of UMS Trustees

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Dozens of University of Southern Maine students have disrupted University of Maine System trustees.

About 100 demonstrators interrupted the meeting on Monday, urging trustees to “Stop the cuts!”

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Early November Snow Storm Clean Up Continues in Brewer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

More than two weeks after a powerful snow storm, some folks are still cleaning up.

The Brewer Public Works Department helped with the heavy lifting Monday.

“We actually have two crews out. We have one doing leaves and one doing brush and we’ll pick it up and take care of it,” said Director of Brewer Public Works David Cote.

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“Bottles & Cans Downtown Market” Opens in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

A new market has opened its doors in Downtown Bangor.

Bottles & Cans Downtown Market on Main Street was originally planning on just selling local beer, but took some suggestions from folks living in the area.

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Behind The Badge With The Maine Marine Patrol Part 2

Wayne Harvey

Updated 6 days ago

The Maine Marine Patrol covers all of the salt water along the nearly 35 hundred miles of the state’s coastline.

They monitor all commercial fishing and recreational activities.

Photojournalist Mark Rediker and Wayne Harvey had the chance to go out on the Patrol Vessel Dirigo from Southwest Harbor to see how these officers do their job.

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Construction Underway on Dover-Foxcroft Mill Complex

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Construction on the Mayo Mill Office Plaza in Dover-Foxcroft is well underway – a major repurposing of nine historic buildings.

“When our community looked at what the opportunities were, being on the river, great opportunity for some housing, with views of the river, being in the downtown, with the Main Street frontage, we could have retail space, with all the space available here, plenty of space for offices. So we had a vision for mixed use redevelopment utilizing the strengths of the location,” said Town Manager Jack Clukey.

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Behind The Badge With The Maine Marine Patrol Part 1

Wayne Harvey

Updated 6 days ago

“The way I compare it is, everyone knows what a game warden does. We do the same thing, but just on the salt water. We regulate everything that has to do with salt water and commercial fishing, so we’re just out there checking all the regulation and laws and enforcing them.”

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