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Gardiner Family Displaced After Sunday Fire

Updated 5 days ago

The Red Cross is helping a Gardiner family after fire damaged their West Street home.

Officials say they arrived Sunday afternoon to find smoke coming from the roof.

The fire was between the walls and quickly spread.

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Made in Maine Donkey Milk Soap

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 days ago

A farm in Newport is making its mark with a unique kind of soap.

Fat Belly Farm is believed to be the only one in the United States that makes donkey milk soap.

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Urchin Dragger Rescued From Lubec Narrows

Wayne Harvey

Updated 5 days ago

Two members of the Marine Patrol are credited with saving the life of an urchin dragger from the waters off Lubec Thursday.

Bracy Ashby’s boat overturned in the winds and waves, and he was clinging to the motor in the 50 degree water.

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Police: Speed a Factor in Castine Crash

Updated 5 days ago

Police say speed and driver inattention were factors in a crash on the Shore Road in Castine early Sunday morning.

Authorities say 22-year-old Christopher Carter of South Portland lost control of his car on a curve, crossed the road and rolled over in a ditch.

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Quarantined Nurse Released, Returning to Maine

Updated 5 days ago

(WMTW) A nurse quarantined while returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa who was traveling to Fort Kent has been released by New Jersey officials.

The state Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine.

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Trial Begins for Woman Charged With Killing Her Daughter

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

The murder trial of a woman who admitted to killing her two-year-old daughter began Monday in Bangor.

25-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of her daughter Loh Grenda.

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Tractor Trailer Operator Summoned for Distracted Driving

Updated 5 days ago

State police say the driver of a tractor trailer hauling wood chips was summoned for distracted driving after his vehicle left the road.

Troopers say 26 year old Steven Haggan of Levant was operating the truck on Interstate 95 in Island Falls when he reached to find the switch to heat his mirrors.

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Former Mayor of Brewer, State Rep. Dies

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A former state representative and mayor of Brewer has died.

Michael Celli passed away Wednesday, October 22nd.  He was 59.

He served seven years on the Brewer City Council – four of them as mayor.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Common Core

Updated 5 days ago

We continue our focus on the candidates running for governor in Maine – Democrat Mike Michaud, Independent Eliot Cutler and Republican Paul LePage.

We asked them the same series of questions.

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Official Defends Bear-baiting Web Design

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A senior Maine wildlife official says her department paid a company $6,600 for web design and a PowerPoint presentation defending bear-baiting not to sway voters in an upcoming referendum, but as a matter of public education.

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Maine Harvest Festival To Be Held Next Month

Updated 5 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — More than 150 local farmers and producers will be showcasing their food, beverages, music and more at the Maine Harvest Festival next month.

The fourth annual festival will be held Saturday Nov. 8 and Sunday Nov. 9 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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3-way Race Creates Fireworks In Northern Maine

Updated 5 days ago

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — The Maine governor’s race isn’t the only three-way contest with candidates running neck-and-neck and an independent who could tilt the vote.

Voters in Maine’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District will decide a hard-fought race between Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, who’re battling for an open seat that’s been in Democratic control for 20 years. The race also features independent Blaine Richardson.

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Strikers Continue To Target FairPoint Owners

Updated 5 days ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A group of striking FairPoint workers is picketing a meeting of Colby College’s trustees, saying one of them has the power to force the telephone company to return to the bargaining table.

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Cinema Savvy: John Wick & Halloween Favorites

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

An early Happy Halloween to those watching. Only two new films were released over the weekend. First up,why can’t teenagers just leave the dead alone? I don’t know, but we may find out in the latest supernatural horror flick, Ouija.

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Reports: Quarantined Nurse was Returning to Maine

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

A nurse quarantined while returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was traveling to Fort Kent, ABC News reports

Kaci Hickox, 33, was automatically quarantined when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport. New Jersey is one of four states that have begun quarantining people returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients.

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Grant to Help State Research Violent Deaths

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

The State of Maine will get nearly a million dollars from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out more about violent deaths across the state.

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Charges To Follow In Linneus Crash

Updated 5 days ago

A Houlton man faces charges after crashing his car into a telephone pole.

State Police say 38-year-old Herbert Winship was driving on Burton Road in Linneus around 1 in the afternoon on Sunday.

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12th Annual “Pumpkins in the Park” Benefits UCP of Maine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

There were plenty of witches, skeletons and princesses trick-or-treating in Bangor Sunday.

Pumpkins in the Park gives kids the opportunity to show off their costumes before Halloween.

It also benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, which helps children with Autism or severe language disorders as well as other people.

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Folks Show Support for Michaud at Bangor Spaghetti Dinner

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Hundreds of folks in Bangor were out tonight to support Congressman Mike Michaud as Election Day draws nearer.

The Democratic governor-hopeful stopped by Cohen Middle School for a spaghetti dinner.

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UMaine Students Present Little Shop of Horrors

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

This ensemble has spent the semester practicing lines, rehearsing musical numbers and working out costumes for University of Maine’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

“I’ve never done a role quite this large before and I’ve never been in this position before but I’m really enjoying it as a really great new experience and I love the cast I’m working with and all the people I’m working with and it’s really a pleasure,” says Andrew Silver, who plays the role of Seymour.

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