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UMaine Machias Appoints Interim President

Updated 1 week ago

The University of Maine at Machias has announced the appointment of an interim president, and she’s a familiar face in higher education.

Dr. Joyce Hedlund served as president at both Eastern Maine Community College and Washington County Community College.

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Suit Filed Against County For Actions of Former Jail Guard

Updated 1 week ago

A former inmate at the Knox County Jail who claims she was sexually assaulted by a guard has filed a notice that she intends to sue the county for $3 million.

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Woman Convicted of 2010 Bangor Bank Robbery Accused of New Crimes

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

 

A woman convicted of robbing a bank in Bangor more than four years ago is now accused of theft and smuggling contraband into prison.

Matisha Pitts, 30, appeared in federal court in Bangor Friday.

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Pet Adoption Fees Reduced During Kitty Palooza

Updated 1 week ago

If you’re looking to add a new furry friend to your family, the SPCA of Hancock County invites you to visit them this weekend.

The annual Kitty Palooza adoption event will be happening all weekend.

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Baxter’s Abol Trail to Be Relocated

Updated 1 week ago

A popular trail at Baxter State Park will be relocated for safety reasons.

Park officials say the relocation of Abol Trail will begin soon.

According to the park website, the effort will cost $100,000 and will result in a slightly longer trail that will have a reduced grade and improved footing.

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Man Asks for 2nd Chance at Plea Deal in 2010 Bangor Street Fight Murder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man convicted of murder after a street fight in Bangor nearly five years ago is asking a judge to let him take a plea deal he originally passed up on – so he can spend less time in prison.

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Police: Driver OK After Oil Truck Rolls On Its Side

Updated 1 week ago

The Department of Environmental Protection was called in after an oil truck rolled onto its side in Skowhegan.

It happened around 8:30 Friday morning on Bigelow Hill Road.

Police tell us the driver was making a delivery when  his truck spun out and slid down an icy driveway.

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136th Engineering Company to Deploy to Kuwait in Spring 2016

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Members of the Maine Army National Guard will be heading to Kuwait in about a year-and-a-half.

The Adjutant General says he was notified this week that the 136th Engineer Company will be deployed in the spring of 2016.

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Judge Reviewing Case of Lubec Father Charged in Death of Son

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

The case of a father from Lubec accused of killing his 12-year-old diabetic son is now in the hands of a judge.

The jury-waived trial for 44-year-old Edward Smith wrapped up Thursday in Machias.

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Nascar on Snow

Joy Hollowell

Updated 7 days ago

The 2015 Paul Bunyan International SnoX will now truly live up to its name.

The snowmobile races, scheduled for January 10th and 11th at Bass Park in Bangor, are now round one of the Triple Crown series.

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Out-of-staters Shoulder Turnpike Tolls

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Turnpike officials say nearly two-thirds of all the toll revenue collected on the highway this year is coming from motorists who don’t live the state.

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Secretary Of State Cooking Vintage Recipe

Updated 1 week ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is heading to the kitchen to prepare a dish from a vintage Maine cookbook.

Dunlap will prepare fish balls on Friday at the R.M. Flagg Maine Kitchen Cooking School demonstration kitchen in Bangor. The Democrat, who was recently re-elected by the Maine Legislature, used to be the lead cook for the University of Maine and has also worked in restaurants in Bangor and Bar Harbor.

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Rep. Michaud Bids Farewell To Congress

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is bidding farewell to Congress after 12 years of serving the state’s 2nd district.

Michaud delivered his farewell statement into the Congressional record on Thursday. He touched on his efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in the largest Congressional district east of the Mississippi River.

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Collins Under Fire For Trucker Rest Rules Plan

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ effort to temporarily suspend some rest rules for truck drivers is drawing fierce criticism from safety advocates who say it will make the nation’s roads more dangerous.

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Husson Hosts Meeting on “Broadway Corridor Study”

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor residents are weighing in on ways to reduce congestion and improve safety along one of the city’s busiest roadways.

Husson University hosted a public meeting Thursday night to discuss the Broadway Corridor Study.

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St. Joseph Healthcare and The Salvation Army are Collection Laundry Detergent

Updated 1 week ago

St. Joseph Healthcare and the Salvation Army are working to ensure people are able to do laundry.

They will be collecting liquid and powder detergent through December 16th.

They say there is no assistance for families to buy laundry detergent.

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Lewiston School Leaders Want State to Lower the Age at Which Children Must Go to School.

Updated 1 week ago

It’s an attempt to lower chronic absenteeism.

Lewiston superintendent Bill Webster says about 15% of students miss at least 10% of their classes.

He says with children younger than seven, very little can be done.

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Transition Team to Help Bucksport Mill Workers

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The Orland Community Center will soon be a hub to help Bucksport mill workers get back on their feet.

The workers are being paid through the end of the month, but there are still a lot of questions about the future.

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A Town’s Chief Gives “Hero” a Deeper Meaning

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Ask anyone at Baileyville Elementary School who the town hired to lead their police department, they’ll tell you “Superman”.

“The town, the school, the area, everything. He’s involved in every school function we have here. He’s a nice presence in our school,” says Pre-K Teacher Bonnie Troiani.

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Bangor Declared Maine’s Best-Tasting Water

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

If you’ve ever wondered which town has Maine’s best tasting water–well, that debate’s been put to rest tonight.

Today was the Maine Rural Water Association’s annual conference and drinking water taste test.

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