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Political Signs Stolen in Brownville

Updated 7 days ago

Police in Brownville would like information about some political signs they say have been stolen.

Police received a report on Wednesday that a sign for a political candidate was seen being removed from the road near the town office.

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Maine PUC: Gas Lines Too Close To Sewer Lines

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine energy regulators have recommended a $150,000 fine against Summit Natural Gas after an investigation found the company damaged sewer lines in 25 places.

The Public Utilities Commission said while installing gas mains, Summit failed to locate existing underground utility lines and laid their lines too close to them. A PUC inspection found damage to sewer lines in 13 places in Augusta, eight in Gardiner, three in Yarmouth and one in Cumberland.

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Senate Candidates Discuss Federal Income Tax

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

During a taping of our Candidate Profiles series, we asked Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic candidate Shenna Bellows about their thoughts on federal income tax.

We asked, “Do you think the current federal income tax system is fair, or should there be changes?”

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Governor Candidates Spar In Televised Debate

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the tight race for Maine governor are meeting in their first televised debate.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud launched into each other from the start Wednesday night, and independent Eliot Cutler drew laughs when he asked, “Do you really want four or eight more years of this?”

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Briefs In Appeal Of Cliff Push Trial Next Year

Updated 1 week ago

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of pushing his wife off a Maine cliff says briefs in his appeal of the conviction will not likely be filed until next year.

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Brewer High School Showcases Renovations to Public

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

After more than a year of anticipation, renovations are complete at Brewer High School.

Tonight the public got a chance to see the remodel first hand.

The school held an open house, and everyone from the community was invited.

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Sam’s Club Recalls Popular Baby Wipes for Bacteria Concerns

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Sam’s Club is recalling a brand of popular baby wipes after they were found to have bacteria that can make kids sick.

The recall affects Simply Right baby wipes sold from June 30th to the beginning of this month.

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President Obama is Coming to Maine

Updated 1 week ago

In support of Mike Michaud, Obama’s changing his campaign strategy.

Opting not to campaign in several senate races, instead he’ll work for democrats running for governor.

It includes a stop in Maine the week leading up to Election Day to support Mike Michaud who, along with independent Eliot Cutler, is challenging Governor Paul LePage.

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Maine Voters Already Casting Ballots

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The Bangor City Clerk’s Office is very busy this time of year.

“We have less than three weeks and it is really crazy here. we’re receiving absentee ballot requests. One right after another. We can’t fill them quick enough,” said Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin.

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Mainer Memoir Book Signing in Searsport

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

Aspiring artists in the Midcoast area are encouraged to head to the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Thursday for a book signing by a Maine artist, now author.

David Estey created a memoir, influenced by life events that have happened all over Maine.

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Darling’s Cuts Check to Komen Foundation

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Darling’s Auto Group has come through in a big way to help fight cancer.

Today Darling’s presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Maine a check for more than 31-thousand dollars.

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Bangor Man Admits to Firing Off Gun in His Apartment

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man from Bangor admitted to firing off a gun in his apartment but won’t go to jail if he can stay out of trouble for the next year.

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UMaine Grad Student Surveying Waste Collection Methods

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A University of Maine grad student is taking a closer look at how we throw out the trash.

Travis Blackmer is focusing on the “Pay As You Throw” program.

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Beauty Schools Raise $45K+ for Domestic Abuse Prevention

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

More than $45,000 dollars will go to anti-domestic violence programs thanks to beauty schools around the country.

Empire Beauty School in Bangor was part of the National Day of Beauty.

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Bangor Book Festival Kicks Off Thursday Night

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor’s 8th Book Festival kicks off Thursday night.

There will be events throughout dowtown Bangor and at the Library this weekend.

People can check out authors, illustrators and their new works.

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Waldoboro Defense Lawyer Ordered to 30 Days in Jail for DV Case

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A well-known defense lawyer from Waldoboro was ordered to serve 30 days in jail after violating a plea agreement designed to keep him out of jail for a domestic violence case.

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Emotional Ceremony Marks Unveiling Of Sinise Foundation “Smart Home” For Travis Mills

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

A war hero who lost all of his limbs in the War on Terror moved into his new “smart home” in Manchester Wednesday. It’s a day that’s been a long time in the making for Travis Mills and his family.

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Small Biz Forum Coming to Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting an open forum in Bangor on Tuesday, October 21st.

The group helps entrepreneurs start businesses and businesses owners grow and expand their small businesses.

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Bangor Mall Hosts Huge Career Fair

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Dozens of area companies took part in a huge career fair in Bangor Wednesday.

The fair at the Bangor Mall was a collaboration between the Bangor Career Center, Maine Department of Labor and several local organizations.

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Salvation Army Auction to Benefit Fuel Fund

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

The Salvation Army in Bangor will hold an auction this week to make sure local people stay warm this winter.

There will be both a live and silent auction.

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