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Brewer to Expand Riverwalk Trail

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Brewer’s waterfront has a new name and plans to expand.

The path along the Penobscot will now be officially be known as the Brewer Riverwalk Trail.

City councilors made the change at Tuesday’s meeting.

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NJ Gov. Christie Visits Maine to Support LePage Campaign

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Maine Tuesday, supporting Governor LePage’s re-election bid.

Christie is the chair of the Republican Governors Association and attended a LePage fundraiser in Dedham.

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3rd Annual “The Ride For the Wet Nose” Next Week

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

An 11-year-old Brewer boy is biking to help out some furry friends.

For the third year, Matt Gross hit the road to raise money for the Bangor Humane Society.

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“Weekend Backpack Program” Helps Feed Local Kids

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

A program in Guilford is making sure school kids have all the nutrition they need, even on weekends.

Every Friday during the school year, Jennifer Lonergan gets a backpack full of food to take home.

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Family “Fund” Day to Benefit Dover-Foxcroft Man with MDS

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

A horse farm in Dover-Foxcroft will play host to a day of family fun this weekend–all to help out a local man with a rare blood disease.

22-year-old Kasee Wilson, brother of Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Wilson, is battling myelodisplastic syndrome, or MDS.

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Local Tim Hortons Employees Earn College Scholarships

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Two employees of a local restaurant chain have earned more than just a paycheck.

They’ve also earned a college scholarship.

The owners of two Bangor-area Tim Hortons presented $1,000 scholarships Tuesday to Matthew Fern and Kimberley Biddlecom.

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Veazie Among Police Departments Cracking Down on Drunk Driving

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Police officers across the state are gearing up to crack down even harder on drunk driving.

It’s part of a national campaign that focuses on the last couple of weeks of August and throughout Labor Day weekend.

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Armed Robbery of Newburgh Dysart’s Travel Stop

Updated 1 week ago

Deputies are investigating an armed robbery of the Newburgh Dysart’s.

It happened around 10pm Friday night.

Deputies say a lone male entered the store just as it was closing.

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More Rides and Zoo Among New Attractions At Skowhegan State Fair

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

The Skowhegan State Fair is in full swing.

Entering it’s 196th year it’s the longest running fair in the state. This year the Skowhegan State Fair features more rides and a fuller midway than ever before.

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New License Plate to Honor Troops

Updated 1 week ago

You could see a new license plate in Maine to honor troops…Wreaths Across America is behind it.

Their mission of “Remember, Honor, Teach” will be part of the proposed license plate.

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125 Years of Greenville Junction to be Celebrated

Updated 1 week ago

Railroad history will be celebrated this weekend with the 125th anniversary celebration of the Greenville Junction.

Originally built in 1889, the Junction will soon be moved to a new home.

Saturday’s event welcomes past and present railroad workers for live music, food, and more.

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Logging Museum Event To Show off Big Machines

Updated 1 week ago

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley invites you to a heavy metal event Saturday.

All of the mills will be running, with hands-on blacksmith demonstrations included.

The “Men and Their Machines” event goes from 10-to-3.

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Investment To Help Penobscot River Habitats

Updated 1 week ago

A large investment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will help the Penobscot River.

Congressman Mike Michaud says $400,000 will go to habitat conservation within the Penobscot River area.

The goal is to increase the spawning habitat for fish including Atlantic salmon, shortnose, Atlantic sturgeon, and river herring.

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Missing Money Investigation in NH Town Where Recently Fired Skowhegan Fire Chief Worked Previously

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A New Hampshire fire department where Skowhegan’s recently fired fire chief used to work is under a criminal investigation about missing money.

47-year-old Richard Fowler was fired by Skowhegan’s town manager Friday.

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FairPoint Union Members Picket

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

FairPoint union workers held what they call informational pickets outside company offices Tuesday morning.

Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T9 and Communications Workers of America Local 1400 are battling the telecommunications company for a new contract.

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Scallop Season Just as Long as Last Year

Updated 1 week ago

Maine fishery regulators say a proposal for the upcoming scallop season likely will include the same number of fishing days as last year, but emergency cutbacks might be necessary.

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Maine Concerned About Tick-borne Diseases

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Doctors in Maine are reporting a high number of tick-borne diseases this year.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked 103 cases of the disease anaplasmosis so far this year. That is already more than the 94 cases reported for all of 2013.

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Gov. Christie Returns To Maine To Stump For LePage

Updated 1 week ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Maine to stump for Gov. Paul LePage.

The two tough-talking Republican governors will tour C&L Aviation Group in Bangor on Tuesday. LePage’s campaign says the company recently completed a $5 million expansion and may add as many as 40 new jobs.

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Biologists Trap 66 Black Bears For Research

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine bear biologists captured 66 different bears a total of 92 times during this year’s capture season.

Officials with the state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife say biologists also placed radio collars on 16 female bears. Officials say the trapping and collaring is a critical piece of the state’s black bear management program. Collaring the bears allows biologists to collect information on birth and death rates.

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Bellows Finishing 350-mile Walk Across Maine

Updated 1 week ago

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Shenna Bellows is concluding her 350-mile trek across Maine.

The former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine will celebrate the end of a journey that took more than three weeks with events Tuesday in Portland and Kittery. Bellows began her “Walk with Maine for Jobs and the Economy” last month in Houlton.

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