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Monson Community Church Renovations Reach New Heights

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

On the drive from Bangor to Monson, you pass many churches.

The Monson Community Church was the first church built between Bangor and the Canadian border.

It was built in 1831.

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Senate District 11 Recount Completed

Updated 7 days ago

Maine’s new Senate President, Mike Thibodeau from Waldo County, was one of the candidates awaiting a recount to make sure he won his race.

Legislative recounts started Friday at the Department of Public Safety.

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Windsor Man Sentenced To Prison For Shaking Daughter

Updated 7 days ago

A man from Windsor who shook his infant daughter so hard, she was left paralyzed, deaf and blind, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Lawyers for 22-year-old Kevin Peaslee told the judge, Peaslee was an overwhelmed young parent when he shook the six month old girl last December.

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Bangor Shriners Hosting “Festival of Trees” Fundraiser

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

The Anah Shrine temple in Bangor is starting to look like a winter wonderland.

The 3rd Annual Festival of Trees fundraiser begins next Friday.

More than 60 local businesses and organizations are decorating Christmas trees.

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Bangor Church Hosting Holiday Bazaar

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

You can avoid the busy big-box stores by doing a little Christmas shopping at an event in Bangor Saturday.

All Souls Congregational Church is hosting their annual bazaar.

They’re selling locally made crafts and other goods.

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“Turkey Trek” Coming to Bucksport

John Krinjak

Updated 7 days ago

A Thanksgiving tradition will get underway in Bucksport this weekend.

It’s the annual Tozier’s turkey trek–a scavenger hunt organized by the local chamber of commerce.

Teams will decipher clues to find fake turkeys hidden around the Bucksport area.

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Husson, KVCC Sign Credit Transfer Agreement

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

It will now be easier for some local community college students to transition into a four-year degree.

Kennebec Valley Community College signed an agreement with Husson University that will create a smooth process for credit transfer between the two schools.

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Holiday Spirit in Full Force at Bangor Senior Center

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor is a scene straight out of the North Pole.

The center’s craft group turned their room into “Santa’s Workshop” from now through the month of December.

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Old Town to Revitalize Downtown

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

Identify needs, establish goals and develop an action plan, that’ll be the idea behind Monday night’s 6:30 meeting at the Old Town Public Library.

“We’d like to hear from people what do they perceive as being needed for the downtown. What they would like to see in terms of green space, connection to the river, what types of businesses that are not there now that they’d like to see, things like that,” says Old Town Director of Economic Development, Ron Harriman.

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Bangor Big Lots Store to Close in January

Updated 7 days ago

Big Lots in Bangor will be closing after the holidays.

Corporate officials confirm the store is scheduled to close on January 15th.

Big Lots is one of several stores that make up the Bangor Parkade on Stillwater Avenue.

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Brewer Area Food Pantry Gets Big Donation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Nickerson & O’Day contractors dropped off a truck load of food to the Brewer Area Food Pantry Friday.

This is their second year helping out the OHI run food pantry giving more than 560 pounds of food and paper products this year alone.

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Augusta Conference Draws Woodworkers From All Over Maine

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

The Augusta Civic Center was the host site for a first of its kind conference focusing on Maine’s woodlands and forest-based economies.

Kennebec Land Trust and their partners organized the first ever Maine Wood Works Conference hoping to get as many forestry resources stakeholders as possible in one room to have a dialogue about how to maintain Maine’s forests as one of the defining resources in the state.

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Two Men Charged in Federal Court with Augusta Robberies

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

Two men from Kennebec County are accused of trying to rob two pharmacies in Augusta, one of them successfully.

21-year-old Dominic Pomerleau and 28-year-old Lance Szady were charged with robbery Wednesday in federal court in Bangor.

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Judge Approves Auction Procedure for E. Millinocket Mill

John Krinjak

Updated 7 days ago

A federal judge approved a motion for the trustees of the old Great Northern Paper Mill to borrow a hundred thousand dollars from potential buyer GNP Acquisition LLC, reportedly based in Connecticut.

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Community Comes Together to Celebrate Sheriff Ross’ Retirement

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Hundreds of people came together at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer Friday to celebrate a long career in public service.

Glenn Ross has served Penobscot County as a deputy, detective, chief deputy, and for the last 12 years, sheriff.

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Bangor Library Work Means Changes for Annual Book Sale

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A major renovation project at the Bangor Public Library is making for some changes to a big, yearly book sale.

Every June the Friends of the Bangor Public Library puts on the sale at the library.

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Sarah’s House in Holden Receives Grant

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Sarah’s House in Holden has received a special gift.

In honor of its fifth anniversary, Penobscot County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded the hospitality home a $5,000 grant.

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Driver Taken to Hospital After Rollover Accident in Argyle

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Snow isn’t to blame for an rollover on the interstate in Argyle Friday morning.

State Police say 21-year-old Tera Cropley of Lincoln was distracted when her car flipped over at mile marker 203.

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2 Women Charged with Agg. Attempted Murder for Stabbing in China

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

State police say two women accused of stabbing another woman in China are now charged with aggravated attempted murder.

23-year-old Carissa Butkewicz and 20-year-old Tiffany Glidden, both of Waterville, are due in court in Augusta Friday.

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Police Identify Windsor Woman Found Dead by Young Girl

Updated 7 days ago

Augusta police are still waiting to learn what caused her death, but they have identified the woman a child found dead on Tuesday.

Police say 44-year-old Carol Peaslee was from Windsor.

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