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St. Joseph Healthcare and The Salvation Army are Collection Laundry Detergent

Updated 1 week ago

St. Joseph Healthcare and the Salvation Army are working to ensure people are able to do laundry.

They will be collecting liquid and powder detergent through December 16th.

They say there is no assistance for families to buy laundry detergent.

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Lewiston School Leaders Want State to Lower the Age at Which Children Must Go to School.

Updated 1 week ago

It’s an attempt to lower chronic absenteeism.

Lewiston superintendent Bill Webster says about 15% of students miss at least 10% of their classes.

He says with children younger than seven, very little can be done.

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Transition Team to Help Bucksport Mill Workers

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The Orland Community Center will soon be a hub to help Bucksport mill workers get back on their feet.

The workers are being paid through the end of the month, but there are still a lot of questions about the future.

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A Town’s Chief Gives “Hero” a Deeper Meaning

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Ask anyone at Baileyville Elementary School who the town hired to lead their police department, they’ll tell you “Superman”.

“The town, the school, the area, everything. He’s involved in every school function we have here. He’s a nice presence in our school,” says Pre-K Teacher Bonnie Troiani.

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Bangor Declared Maine’s Best-Tasting Water

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

If you’ve ever wondered which town has Maine’s best tasting water–well, that debate’s been put to rest tonight.

Today was the Maine Rural Water Association’s annual conference and drinking water taste test.

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Rockwood Man Admits to Illegally Selling Lobster, Tax Evasion

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man from Rockwood pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally selling lobster and tax evasion.

53-year-old Robert Thompson appeared in federal court in Bangor.

He was the dock manager of the Spruce Head Fisherman’s Co-op in South Thomaston.

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Researchers Publish “Historical Atlas of Maine”

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

A visual history of Maine is on display in Orono.

The University of Maine hosted a launch event for The Historical Atlas of Maine, Thursday afternoon.

UMaine researchers have been working on the project for the last 15 years.

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Advocates Push for Rail Service Restored to Augusta

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Travelers and commuters in Maine might have a new way to get to Augusta from southern parts of the state.

A group of rail supporters is hoping to bring passenger rail service back to the capital city.

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UPDATE: UMaine Clarifies Position on Decorations

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Wednesday night we told you about an email sent to auxiliary staff on campus from a supervisor — effectively banning them from placing quote, “Christmas or other religious themed decorations” in public places on campus.

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Waves Create Incident Aboard Transport Ferry

Updated 1 week ago

High waves caused heavy duty vehicles to tip over aboard a ferry boat off North Haven today.

It happened around 9:30 this morning when waves were reported to be six to ten feet.

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Drugs Sold in Augusta Linked to Pair from New Jersey

Updated 1 week ago

Two people from New Jersey are accused of selling drugs in Augusta.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents say they were watching 43-year-old Otis Tosen and 47- year-old Kimberly Maldonado for several months.

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Still Time to Sponsor a Wreath for Wreaths Across America

Updated 1 week ago

Wreaths Across America needs more wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery.

To help them get there, Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage has issued a challenge to the organization’s founder.

Morrill Worcester has accepted that challenge, and will match each $15 sponsorship until midnight tomorrow, hoping to reach the goal of placing a wreath on every gravestone in Arlington.

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Calling All Bird Lovers, It’s Time to Count

Updated 1 week ago

If you’re a bird watcher or bird feeder, you can get involved with the annual bird count.

The Fields Pond Audubon Center wants to hear from people who are willing to count their feathered friends.

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Restoration of Little River Lighthouse Is Complete

Updated 1 week ago

A historic lighthouse on a remote island Downeast is ending the season with a new look.

The restoration of the Little River Lighthouse Station off the coast of Cutler is now complete.

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Sirius XM Radio Settles with Maine, Other States for $3.8 Million

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Sirius XM Radio customers in Maine could get some money back from the company.

It’s part of a settlement over claims of misleading advertising and billing practices.

The satellite radio company has also agreed to pay Maine and other states $3.8 million.

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Shawmut Man Charged with Unlawful Sexual Touching

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man from Shawmut is accused of grabbing a woman’s breast while she and another person were parked along the Kennebec River.

42-year-old Jonathan Dubois is charged with unlawful sexual touching.

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Natural Gas Company Agrees to Pay $25K Fine to PUC

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Summit Natural Gas will pay a $25,000 fine to settle up with the state over safety violations found by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

A PUC official had recommended a $100,000 fine.

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Bangor School Committee Fires Math Teacher

Updated 1 week ago

The Bangor School Committee has officially dismissed the high school math teacher accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile.

A statement from Superintendent Betsy Webb confirms that last evening, the Bangor School Committee voted to fire 48-year-old James McHenry.

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UMaine to Clarify Decoration Policy

Updated 1 week ago

We have removed our question of the day regarding the UMaine decoration policy from both our website and facebook page.

TV5 made every attempt to reach out to UMaine officials yesterday while gathering the story and we aired the statement that was provided to us at the time.

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Police Investigating Manchester Accident

Updated 1 week ago

Police are investigating to see if alcohol may have been a factor in an accident in Manchester Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher Corliss, 37, of Augusta had to be cut out of his vehicle after he reportedly crossed the center line of Route 202 and hit a box truck.

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