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Three Local Fire Departments Share $400K in Federal Grants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Three local fire departments will split nearly $400,000 to help them better respond to emergencies.

Maine’s congressional leaders say the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants will be awarded to Bridgewater, Brownfield and Skowhegan.

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Officials Identify Lobsterman Found Dead Near Vinalhaven

Updated 7 days ago

A lobsterman was found dead in the water, alongside his boat, near Vinalhaven Wednesday.

The coast guard is investigating.

They suspect the man fell overboard and drowned.

Maine Marine Patrol identified the victim as Jeremy Philbrook, 36, of Vinalhaven.

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Bucksport to Implement Safety Measures After Drowning Deaths

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

In the wake of last week’s tragic downing deaths, Bucksport leaders are taking steps to ensure safety.

Floating life rings will be placed at a dock along the Penobscot River where a boy and his grandfather lost their lives.

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Eastern Maine Community College Sees Increase in Enrollment

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Campus might look a little barren now during summer vacation, but soon Eastern Maine Community College will be bustling with students, more this year than ever before.

“In 2011, Eastern Maine Community College joined the Achieving the Dream Network, which is a national reform network for community colleges that is focused on graduating and retaining more students,” explains Liz Russell, Dean of Student Success at EMCC.

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Old Town Leaders Hope to Revitalize Downtown

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Old Town economic development leaders have their eye on the old Jefferson Street School in town.

“It’s a stately old 1800s building,” said Economic Development Director Ron Harriman.

Right now they’re looking for proposals to redevelop it.

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Hospital Uses Art to Promote Wellness

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

A local hospital is hoping to promote wellness through art.

The Wellness committee at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft wanted to increase employees’ physical activity by encouraging them to take the stairs.

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Bangor Man Pleads No Contest to Attacking Girlfriend, Stealing Car

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A Bangor man accused of attacking a former girlfriend last year and stealing a car last month is going to jail for six months.

30-year-old Lucus Qualey was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest  to domestic violence assault and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

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Manna Still Dozens of Backpacks Short in School Supply Drive

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

With the new school year just a few days away, Manna Ministries in Bangor is still working hard to make sure local kids have all of the tools they need.

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Waterville Art Gallery Featuring Diminutive Works Of Art

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

Tucked away on Common Street in Waterville is where you’ll find Common Street Arts, a non-profit art gallery where they also provide art classes for kids and adults.

As part of their third annual benefit show, they wanted to feature smaller pieces that cost less than $100 to produce. 6 x 6 wooden panels were handed out to any artists who wanted to participate. The only criteria; let your creativity do the work.

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Oakland Turns To Decoy Fox To Solve Goose Issue

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

Town officials in Oakland recently came under fire after some geese that became a menace at a public swimming area were euthanize by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Now it seems they’ve come up with a more humane way to deal with the problem.

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Maps Direct Folks to Businesses in Downtown Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

It will be easier for out-of-towners, and even locals, to get directions in Downtown Bangor.

The Downtown Bangor Partnership has worked to install maps and event listings around the downtown area.

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Natural Gas Leak in Brewer Shuts Down Street, Evacuates Businesses

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Some businesses in Brewer were evacuated Wednesday, and a busy street was shut down for a period of time while officials investigated a natural gas leak.

It happened just before 1pm.

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Orono Orchestra Director Meets Requirements Needed to Teach

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A popular Orono educator–who faced losing his job because he was 2 points shy of passing a state certification exam — has met all the requirements he needs to continue to teach.

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Man Serving 55 Years for Rockport Rape Denied New Trial

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A judge has rejected a new trial for a man serving 55 years in prison for raping a Rockport woman in her home.

48-year-old Bradley Lemay argued his original lawyer didn’t do enough to help his case.

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Civil Trial Against Two Bangor Police Officers Starts in Federal Court

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A civil suit against two Bangor Police Officers started today in Federal Court.

Samuel Cyr is suing officer Joseph Baillargeon and now Deputy Chief Brad Johnston for use of excessive force.

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Maine Files Counter-claim Over Immigrant Aid

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine has filed a counterclaim in a lawsuit brought by the Maine Municipal Association and two Maine cities over the LePage administration’s new policy limiting aid to some immigrants.

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Oakland Man Accused of Attacking Twin Toddlers Enters Not Guilty Plea

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

An Oakland man accused of brutalizing twin toddlers in May remains remains jailed on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty to the charges.

According to the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office, 25-year-old David Devine pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated assault.

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Richmond Home Faulted By State Human Rights Panel

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Human Rights Commission has sided with a man who says he was a victim of discrimination and unfairly discharged from an assisted living residence in Richmond.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Hurting Twins

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man charged with injuring his girlfriend’s twin 2-year-old daughters remains jailed on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty.

David Devine of Oakland pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the May attack that landed both girls in the hospital, one with a broken leg and the other with a broken arm, among other injuries.

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Bellows Finishes 350-mile Walk Across Maine

Updated 1 week ago

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Shenna Bellows has concluded her 350-mile trek across Maine by encouraging voters to elect a “working-class senator” who listens to them instead of listening to “corporate lobbyists and big business.”

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