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Recounts Taking Place In 5 Senate Races

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials will recount ballots to officially determine the winner in five close state Senate races.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says that five requests were submitted by Wednesday’s deadline.

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Man Who Defrauded Maine Town Sentencing Is Jan. 21

Updated 7 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for defrauding a Maine town is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 21, 2015.

Federal prosecutor Gail Malone says Craig Sanborn of Maidstone will be sentenced in federal court in Bangor that day. A judge convicted him in May of submitting $300,000 worth of false invoices to Brownville, Maine, for materials and services he never bought. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Documents say Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. will handle the case.

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Suspected Crack & Heroin Dealers Arrested in Auburn

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Three suspected drug dealers were arrested in Auburn Thursday.

State Police say 28-year-old Jonathan Banyan and 20-year-old Danish Purdy, both from Brooklyn New York, were taken into custody, along with 33-year-old Rebecca Thompson of Auburn.

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Bangor Humane Society Reaching into Downeast Maine

Updated 1 week ago

The Bangor Humane Society is partnering with the Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield, which covers Washington and Hancock counties, to help people in the area spay and neuter their pets.

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Old Town Mill Workers Ask Questions at Spaghetti Supper

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Furloughed mill workers were invited to a “Cabin Fever Reliever” spaghetti supper, Thursday night.

Mill workers learned this week that a Wisconsin company, Expera Specialty Solutions, is buying the mill with plans to re-open and resume pulp production.

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Answering the Call: Inside Dispatching 2

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Public safety dispatchers answer countless calls of distress and emergency every day. Most blend together, but some stand out.

“Suicide calls, homicide, child calls are really tough,” says Betty Stone, who’s been dispatching for 16 years.

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Final Artwalk of the Year in Downtown Bangor Friday

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

It’s an evening of arts and entertainment in downtown Bangor Friday, November 14th.

The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is hosting the final Artwalk of the year.

There’ll be a chance to help paint a community mural, decorate your own t-shirts and take walking tours, among other things.

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Price is Right Live Coming to Bangor, Augusta & Portland

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

The price could be right for some folks in Maine this spring.

The Price is Right Live Stage Show is coming to the state.

According to their website, you can catch the travelling game show on Thursday, April 2nd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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Orono Officials, PVCC Owner say Late Tax Payments are Routine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Harris Golf, owner of Penobscot Valley Country Club, is behind on tax payments to the town of Orono.

“They owe another $1200 in personal property tax from fiscal year 14 and 15 and they are current on their sewer, but there’s a bill for approximately $1600,” explains Orono Town Manager, Sophia Wilson.

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Art Studio Donates $17K+ From Copper Dome Jewelry to Library

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Pieces of the Bangor Public Library’s 100-year old dome will be preserved even longer, thanks to a local jewelry and art gallery.

Several pieces of the copper dome were given to Main Jewelry and Art in downtown Bangor for jewelry making.

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UMA Offering Accelerating Degree to Verso Workers

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

A Maine university is giving Verso Mill employees a chance to get an accelerated bachelor’s degree.

Admissions advisers at the University of Maine at Augusta say the university wants top help mill workers to take advantage of their specialized skills.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor from Machias Shares Story

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

A 90-year-old World War Two veteran from Machias has quite the story to tell from Pearl Harbor–and it’s soon to be the subject of a new book, written by a fellow vet.

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Leanna Norris Murder Trial Wraps in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

The murder trial of a woman who admitted to killing her daughter wrapped up in Bangor Thursday.

25-year-old Leanna Norris has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of 2-year-old Loh Grenda.

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Know Before You Go For Holiday Travels

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor International Airport officials say the upcoming holiday season is the busiest time of year.

“We know that your goal is to just get through the checkpoint as quickly and as easy as possible and onto your gate. That’s really a two-way street. We will be fully staffed up and ready to handle the high volume around the holiday travel season,” says TSA Spokesman Michael McCarthy.

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East Millinocket Mill Offer: Millions Less Than Debt

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

 

 

An unidentified buyer has come forward to buy the Great Northern Paper Mill in East Millinocket.

According to a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the buyer offered to purchase the mill and the land for $2.95 million.

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Town Manager Investigating Altercation Between 2 Warren Officials

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Warren’s town manager is investigating a physical altercation between the public works supervisor and the chair of the board of selectman.

The supervisor, Doug Gammon, has been placed on paid leave because of it.

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Anson Man Pleads Not Guilty To 2 Manslaughter Counts

Updated 1 week ago

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — An Anson man prosecutors say caused a head-on car crash that killed two people has pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter.

Mark Schobel was arraigned Wednesday in Skowhegan District Court in connection with the February crash on Route 16 in Emden. His passenger, 22-year-old Jennifer Nile, of Embden, as well as a passenger in the other vehicle, 67-year-old Ruth Souweine, of Bangor, died.

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Maine’s Second Online Charter School Up For Vote

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Charter School Commission is set to vote on a recommendation to authorize contract negotiations between the state and a group that wants to open Maine’s second online charter school.

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Festive Photo Fundraiser in Bangor this Weekend

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

A festive photo shoot this weekend will help the city’s homeless.

Photographer Cara Pelletier is raising money for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

On Sunday, you and your family can get your picture taken inside COESPACE, along Columbia Street.

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Bangor Library Hosting Holiday Season Consumer Info Sessions

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

The Bangor Public Library wants to help shoppers prepare for the holiday season.

They’re offering a series of workshops and info sessions.

You can learn how to find reliable product reviews online, also how to protect your privacy.

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