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Milbridge Man Accused of Theft of Services

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A Milbridge man is accused of stealing nearly $19,000 from the US Cellular store where he worked.

35-year-old Trenton Willey is charged with theft of services.

Ellsworth Police say he worked at the Ellsworth store for a couple of years. They say he credited the money to his own account  from January to July.

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Forum to Discuss Continued Growth of Downtown Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor residents and business and property owners are invited to a community forum.

The Downtown Bangor Partnership is hosting the “town hall” meeting at Bangor Public Library’s Lecture Hall.

It’s to discuss topics relevant to the downtown’s continued growth. West Market Square renovations and downtown parking included.

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Frankfort Company Becomes First In Maine To Manufacture Snow Shovels From Scratch

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

It’s the first full day of fall, which also means winter isn’t too far away. A new business that’s just opened in Frankfort is hoping for a lot of snow in the coming months.

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East Millinocket Leaders Hold Off on Liens Against GNP

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

East Millinocket town leaders have decide to wait on pursuing any liens against Great Northern Paper Company to try to get back some of the money owed to the town.

The mill, which shut down in February, is overdue on paying more than $658,000 for 2014, with a bill for more on the way.

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Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications in Bangor on Wednesday

Updated 1 week ago

You can get rid of prescription drugs in Bangor tomorrow.

Penobscot Community Health Center is hosting a medication take-back day at their Union Street location.

You can bring any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs. Local police will be there to safely dispose of them.

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Lawmakers Call For Riverview Investigation

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Key Maine lawmakers are calling for a full investigation into the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center following a newspaper article alleging abuse of patients by workers.

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Suspect In Augusta Stabbing Arrested

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The suspect in a weekend stabbing in Augusta has been taken into custody after a brief standoff with police.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills says officers acting on a tip went to an apartment on Cedar Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and knocked on the locked door.

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Brewer Woman Dies Days After Hit-and-Run Crash

Updated 1 week ago

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Brewer woman injured in a hit-and-run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died, and authorities are looking into whether the other driver should be charged.

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LePage To Help Kick Off State Workers’ Fundraiser

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is helping kick off the state employees and retirees’ annual charity fundraiser.

The Republican governor will join with state workers at the Statehouse Hall of Flags on Tuesday to mark the beginning of the Maine State Employees’ Combined Charitable Appeal.

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Former Maine Town Official Guilty On Tax Charges

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ACTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine jury has found a former Acton town official guilty of 19 counts of income, sales and use tax evasion.

Attorney General Janet T. Mills says the eight-day trial ended with a guilty verdict for 67-year-old Richard Weymouth. He was elected to several terms on Acton’s budget committee and road committee. He also worked for the town plowing roads.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Environmental Policy

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is launching an attack on the environmental records of his opponents.

Cutler, an independent, is running against Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud. He says LePage has “demonstrated outright disregard” for environmental protection, and Michaud’s record is “at best uneven.”

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Michelle Obama Coming To Orono

Updated 1 week ago

ORONO, Maine (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Maine to campaign for Democrat Mike Michaud in the governor’s race.

The Michaud campaign said Monday that Mrs. Obama and Michaud will appear together Oct. 3 at the University of Maine. They’ll be joined by Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards.

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University Of Maine System Seeks More State Funds

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System will ask lawmakers in Augusta for more funding in order to maintain a freeze on tuition rates.

The proposal unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on Monday calls for increases in state funding from the current $176.2 million to $182.2 million for fiscal year 2016, and $189.1 million for fiscal year 2017. If approved by the Legislature and governor, the system will be able to maintain for an additional two years a tuition freeze that’s been in place since the 2012-13 school year.

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St. Albans Man Dies In Car Crash

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PALMYRA, Maine (AP) — Police say excessive speed is to blame for a car crash in Palmyra that took the life of a St. Albans man.

State police say 51-year-old Earl Hanson died when he lost control of his car, left the road and struck a utility pole at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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Governor LePage Will Not Debate Michaud Until Ad is Denounced

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Governor LePage says he’s leaning toward not participating in any debates this fall in the race for the Blaine House. The Republican incumbent made the comment Monday during an interview with WMTW political reporter Paul Merrill. He met with Governor LePage at the Portland Public Library to shoot an interview for a candidate profile piece that is scheduled to air next month. As they were wrapping up, Merrill asked the governor about the station’s scheduled gubernatorial debate when the governor made the announcement.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria visits UMaine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The University of Maine welcomed a special guest earlier this evening.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, discussed ongoing conflicts in Syria and the Middle East.

He shared experiences from his time in Syria, including his work with opposition forces during the state’s civil war.

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Orono Town Officials Talk Change to Property Policies

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

After recent riots involving UMaine students on off-campus residences, Town of Orono officials are looking to make changes to property ordinances.

The council meeting Monday night addressed the disorderly property and fee for police services ordinances.

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University of Maine System Planning Shut Down of Bangor Office

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The University of Maine System board of trustees is planning to shut down its Bangor office.

The vice chancellor made the proposal at a trustees meeting at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Monday.

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Summer Fades to Fall Monday Night

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Soak up the last minutes of summer.

It’s officially fall at 10:29pm Monday.

“We love the fall. We love Halloween. What are you going to be for Halloween?, Kae Cooney of Brewer asks her 4-year-old daughter Lucy. “A fairy princess,” she responds.

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