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Saturday is Maine Seniors Day

Updated 1 week ago

Saturday is Maine Seniors Day, a day set aside every year in September to recognize the service and contributions of Maine seniors.

Folks at the Hammond St. Senior Center in Bangor celebrated a day early with a breakfast.

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Benefit Concert in Rockland to Support Family of Hope Elephants Founder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A concert in Rockland next weekend will benefit the family of the man who brought two elephants to Maine.

Dr. James Laurita – the caretaker for Rosie and Opal – died this week when he fell in the elephants’ corral in Hope.

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State Official to Review Complaints Over Town Business in East Millinocket

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A state official is reviewing complaints that selectman in East Millinocket may have conducted town business outside of selectmen’s meetings.

The state’s Public Access Ombudsman is trying to determine if the selectmen acted in compliance with the Freedom of Access Act.

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Art Walk in Downtown Bangor Friday Night

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

A night full of art and music is under way in Bangor.

The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is holding an art walk.

More than 40 artists are participating, many opening their studios to the public.

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First-Ever Edible Park Breaks Ground in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Some community members in Bangor kickstarted an innovative initiative to tackle food insecurity in our area.

Friday the Bangor Edible Park Collaborative broke ground on the state’s first-ever fully-edible community park.

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United Way Holds Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

The United Way of Eastern Maine launched its 2014 fundraising campaign today.

The kickoff was held at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Hundreds of volunteers, as well as businesses and community members turned out as United Way shared past results and goals for the coming year.

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Skowhegan Landmark Restored to Glory

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

After 10 years of fundraising and restoration, a long-time Skowhegan landmark has returned to its original glory.

“Everyone’s got a story of the first time they saw the Indian or when they had family, they came and they showed them the Indian,” says Cory King, the Executive Director of the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce.

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Brooks Couple Forges Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

For city-slicker couple, Kimberly and George Callas, migrating to the Pine Tree State always seemed somewhere down the road.

“We had a five year plan, we had a three year plan, and we went on vacation and came back and put our house on the market and sold it and moved to Maine,” Kimberly says.

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State Relaxes Rules for Lobstermen off Hancock County

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Lobstermen in the deep waters off Hancock County will catch a bit of a break this fall, thanks to the Department of Marine Resources.

They’ve temporarily suspended the three-trap trawl limit in the area shown on the map on your screen.

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Riverview Implements New Safety Measured; Ready For Feds Inspection

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta has had its share of controversy over the past year. Now with a new superintendent, officials at the facility say things have changed. They’re hoping the federal government agrees.

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Maine’s House Speaker Advancing Initiative To Help Maine Seniors

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

Maine’s Speaker of the House Mark Eves, a Democrat from Berwick, is moving forward with his plan to help struggling seniors. After a recently concluded trip to Washington D.C. Eves now has the members of the state’s congressional delegation in washington on board.

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Woman Who Stole From Daughter Sentenced to Jail

Updated 1 week ago

The mother of a car accident victim, who spent money on herself that was intended for her daughter’s care, is going to jail for two and half years.

48-year-old Jill Farnham of Bangor pleaded guilty to theft in July, she was sentenced today.

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Energy Takes Center Stage In Governor’s Race

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates for governor agree that Maine energy costs are too high.

But Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler are deeply divided in their visions of the state’s energy future.

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LePage to Visit Bangor with Local NASCAR Driver

Updated 1 week ago

 

It’s being called a one-on-a-kind public-private marketing partnership. Governor LePage along with NASCAR driver Austin Theriault and representatives from several maine businesses will be in Bangor and Portland Friday.

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Bucksport Residents Inspired by Guest Speaker

Updated 1 week ago

Folks in Bucksport were moved to tears by a motivational speaker Thursday.

A representative from Rachel’s Challenge talked about the importance of creating a safe, positive environment in schools.

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Three Injured in Milbridge Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

A collision in Milbridge landed three people in the hospital, Thursday this evening.

Deputies say the accident happened just before 6 pm along Route 1-A.

A car headed north crossed the center line and collided with a van, according to responders.

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Harley Riders Donate to Troop Greeters

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

The Maine Troop Greeters gave a warm welcome to some touring motorcycle enthusiasts Thursday afternoon.

The Harley Davidson New England Trail Blazer Rally made a pit stop at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor.

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Ellsworth Fire Department Reflects on September 11th

Updated 1 week ago

The Ellsworth Fire Department is reflecting on a somber day, sharing a 9-11 remembrance display with the community.

It includes steel piece from the World Trade Center AND a replica of the Maine firefighters memorial.

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Thorndike Students Focus on Texting/Driving Dangers with “Program 11″

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

 

Teenage drivers in Thorndike are taking part in a new program to help them stay safe on the road.

“Program 11″ started Thursday at Mount View High School.

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Cutler: Economic Development Must Look Foward

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Members of Bangor’s business community got the chance to hear from independent candidate for Governor Eliot Cutler about his vision for Maine.

At a breakfast hosted by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Cutler focused on how he would pull Maine out of what he calls, quote, “an 11 year tailspin.”

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