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Bangor Murder Suspect Arrested In Baltimore

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A Massachusetts man wanted for murdering 15-month-old Damien Lynn in Bangor last week has been arrested by the FBI in Baltimore, Maryland. The FBI has not released any further information about Edgard Anziani’s arrest.Tuesday morning, police were called to the home on Bald Mountain Drive in Bangor where the boy lived with his mother. Edgard Anziani was charged Thursday morning with murder in connection with the boy’s death. According to police Anziani was not the boy’s father.Police say Anziani told them he had been staying there off and on for several months. Friends of the mother say the couple had recently broken up.Police say Anziani told them the boy fell down the stairs. He had been alone with the child at the time.

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Jury Selection Begins For Matinicus Lobstermen

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Jury selection begins today in the case of a Matinicus lobstermen and his daughter charged in connection with the shooting of another lobsterman last summer.Edwin Bunker faces 2 counts of elevated aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of 41-year-old Chris Young. Bunker’s also charged with criminal threatening and reckless conduct against another man.Bunker’s daughter, Janan Miller, is charged with reckless conduct with a firearm in connection with the shooting.According to police, the shooting stemmed from a territorial dispute in the fishing waters off matinicus. The shooting victim, chris young, has already pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing for refusing to leave bunker’s boat on the day of the shooting.

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration

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Get ready for a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration.On Tuesday, March 2nd at 4:00pm the Bangor Public Library will host a birthday bash for the late author.He would have been 106 years old.Volunteers will read Dr. Seuss’ books and play games with the children.There will be cake at the end of the celebration.For more information call 947-8336 and ask for the children’s department.

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European Inspired Farmer’s Market in Bangor

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The European Farmers Market has been held held in Bangor every Saturday morning since 1996.It’s hosted by Rick Gilbert at the Sunny-Side Greenhouse across from the Bangor Auditorium parking lot.The market runs from 9:30 am. to 1:00 pm.Gilbert says the market is modeled after those he and his wife often visit in Europe. “It gives people a social chance to get together and talk and also buy food that’s been produced or grown by a vendor,” Said Gilbert.The european market in Bangor offers a selection of vegetables, fruits, local specialties, organic food, and crafts.

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Local Foods Subject of Weekend Fair

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Several farms and small fisheries were represented at the Community Supported Agriculture fair Sunday.According to Ryan Parker, one of the fair’s organizers, it is an annual event.He says it is co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and the Maine Council of Churches. It’s an informational fair open to the public where people can learn about fisheries and organic farms.This was the first time this fair has been held in Bangor.Organizers say it’s an opportunity to talk to farmers about buying shares in their operations. “By buying a share that means they’re supporting that local business and that they’ll be getting deliveries or picking up the produce or the fish that this particular producer is providing,” Said event organizer Laurie Osher.Organizers say buying shares is one way to live simply, reduce personal impact on the planet, and support local farmers.

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If You’re Planning on Hitting the Trail, Respect the Property you Tread Upon.

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A national organization has a message for folks who ride off-road recreational vehicles:Respect private property.The group called Tread Lightly held a class at Friend and Friend in Orono this weekend.The eight hour course is designed to educate people on how to behave when they’re riding their off road vehicles on other people’s property.Organizers fear that if this message doesn’t spread quickly, it could have a serious impact on where A.T.V.’s are allowed to ride. “Well it’s certainly been a big issue. Anyone who follows the news knows that the problems with ATV’s and four wheel drives going off road is a big issue,” Said Steve Salisbury from Friend And Friend. “But actually it goes beyond that with mountain bikes and hikers if they don’t respect land owners property and leave it better than they found it there may be some issues with closures.”Tread Lightly will offer one more class in the coming weeks.For more information you can check out their website, www.treadlightly.org

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Skiers Found on Sugarloaf

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Maine Game Wardens have found four snowboarders missing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley since Sunday evening.It is unknown whether they intentionally went off the marked trail or if they became lost.The snowboarders used cell phones and text messages to contact family, friends and public safety dispatch crews throughout the night.The people who were missing are: Luke Poisson, 18, of Lewiston, he was on his own: Cory Koop, 18, of North Pole, AK, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington: Machali Belluscio, 19, of Keene, N.H., also a student at UMF: and Aaron Nadeau, 15, of New Portland.The search was focused at the 3,500-foot elevation mark on what’s called the “backside” of Sugarloaf Mountain, a heavily forested area with extremely steep terrain and ravines.The Sugarloaf Ski Patrol also helped in the search.

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Arts and Crafts With Tracey Marceron

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To learn more about Monday morning’s Arts and Crafts segment with Tracey Marceron, click, or log on to www.betweenfriendsartcenter.com


Maine Access to Dentists

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The Legislature has enacted a bill to improve access to dentists across the state.The new law will take effect later this year. It allows a dental resident serving under the supervision of a licensed dentist in a board-approved dental residency program to receive a temporary permit to practice in Maine. The sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dick Blanchard of Old Town, said lack of access to providers, particularly in more rural areas, has been a barrier to obtaining dental care in Maine. Blanchard said his bill helps to remedy that.Gov. John Baldacci has signed the bill, which will take effect 90 days after the present session adjourns.

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University of Maine Members Safe After Earthquake in Chile

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Four members of a climate change research study group from the University of Maine who are studying in Chile are all safe tonight after the devastating earthquake over the weekend according to a university spokesmen.A University of Maine official tells TV5 the two professors, Andrei Kurbatov and Paul Mayewsky, along with their two grad students have phoned their families to tell them they are safe. The State Department is urging Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Chile. U.S. citizens in Chile are being asked to contact family and friends in the United States by phone, Internet or cell-phone text messaging. Those without such access are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

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Message To Outdoor Enthusiasts: Respect Private Property

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A national non-profit organization has a message for folks who ride off road recreational vehicles. They’re trying to get them to respect private property. The group, called “Tread Lightly,” held a class Sunday at Friend and Friend in Orono. They want to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education. Organizers fear that if riders don’t start respecting private property they will face more and more closures.The 8 hour course is designed to educate people on how to behave when they’re riding their off road vehicles on other people’s property.Steve Salisbury is the business manager at Friend & Friend in Orono. He was the instructor for the courese. He says this is becoming a very big problem. “Well it’s certainly been a big issue,” says Salisbury, “anyone who follows the news knows that the problems with ATV’s and four wheel drives going off road is a big issue. But actually it goes beyond that with mountain bikes and hikers if they don’t respsect land owners property and leave it better than they found it there may be some issues with closures.”Tread Lightly will offer one more class in Maine in the coming weeks. Reynolds Motor Sports in Buxton will host the course on March 14th. For more information you can check out their website.www.treadlightly.org.

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Empire Grill In Skowhegan Closes Doors

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A landmark restaurant in skowhegan served it’s last meal Sunday afternoon. The Empire Grill closed it’s doors for good today. The news has hit this town hard. Kerry Pomelow and Tom Miller, owners of the Empire Grill in Skowhegan say they made the final decision to close about a week ago. “It’s emotional, it’s bittersweet,” says Miller.”I’m sure the economy played a part in it,” says Pomelow, “there’s an awful lot of unemployed people in this town. “Our expenses are really what killed us. Our propane, our electricity, everythings gone up but our profits.”Sunday was the last day of business and the mood of the customers was expectedly somber. Jen Stockford and her daughter had one final lunch at the Empire Grill. “Sad,” said Stockford, “we’re getting a lot of businesses that are closing down in the area we don’t need anymore closing.” Folks here say the restaurants famous roots are just a part of this place, but regulars, like Betty Austin, say it’s meant much more to them “Actually my favorite part, there was a group of us ladies that used to come down on Friday nights,” says Austin, “just being able to see the people, visit with people, seeing the traffic go by, those kinds of things.”Paula Berry, a Skowhegan resident, sat playing cards with her son in a booth there for the last time. She and the owner, Kerry Pomelow, are best friends. “It feels very much to home to me and to a lot of people,” says Berry.The people who work here are saddened but they realize it’s time to move on. Server Michelle Nook says she knows what she has to do. “Go out an look for a job tomorrow,” she says, “start job hunting so that’s what’s on the agenda. I’m a single parent, on my way i’ll go.””In show business the old adage is always leave them wanting more,” says owner Tom Miller, “it would have been really sad to stay open for another two months or three months and not be able to put flowers on the table and run out of ketchup and not have whatever sweetener everybody has to have and so I feel like we’re leaving people wanting more.”

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Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Emergency Center

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The public was invited to the ribbon cutting of a new $10 million emergency center at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The grand opening held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th was followed by tours of the new center. Hospital officials say they expect the new F. Eugene Dixon, Jr. Emergency Center will be open on Monday, March 1st.Officials say Donations are still being received for this project with $300,000 remaining on the matching grant. To help complete this campaign call the Campaign Office at 664-5548.

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2010 Engineers Exposition

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More than 500 budding scientists and engineers of all ages were expected to attend the 2010 Maine Engineers Week Exposition, held at the University of Maine Field House.The event included hands-on exhibits from Maine’s top engineering firms, engineering schools, educators, government agencies, industry and engineering societies. The Exposition is organized by the Maine Engineering Promotion Council and presented by Time Warner Cable as part of its new science and technology education initiative, Connect a Million Minds. Other sponsors include General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works, the state of Maine Professional Engineering Board, the University of Maine College of Engineering, the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Turnpike Authority.

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FBI Offers Reward for Suspect Wanted in Bangor Baby’s Death

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According to a Special Agent Gail A. Marcinkiewicz the FBI is now offering a $10,000 reward for 27-year-old Edgard Anziani. He’s wanted for the murder of 1-year-old Damien Christopher Lynn at an apartment on Bald Mountain Drive in Bangor. Officials say Anziani, who is not the boy’s father, is likely headed out of state. Now, a federal fugitive warrant has been issued for his arrest.Tuesday morning, police were called to the home on Bald Mountain Drive where the boy lived with his mother.Police say Anziani told them he had been staying there off and on for several months. Friends of the mother say the couple had recently broken up.Police say Anziani told them the boy fell down the stairs. He had been alone with the child at the time.An official in the medical examiner’s office says Damien’s injuries weren’t consistent with that claim. Injuries included head trauma, broken bones and a human bite mark.

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Flannery Brothers Release CD

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Several children were singing and dancing to the beat of the music in Bangor Saturday.The Maine area band, The Flannery Brothers, released their CD called “Wake up Songs” at Borders.Every track on the CD is aimed at children.The band consists of three members, and two are brothers.The kids got a chance to hear some of their new songs.And by the looks of all the happy faces, the kids seemed to like what they we’re hearing.Both of the brothers co-write the songs.They say children are the best audiences.And their trick to writing songs for children.” The best part about writing for kids is that it lets me continue being a kid. I don’t have to pretend to be cool.”If you missed their CD release today, you can still purchase a CD on their website www.flannerybrothers.com.

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Dental Clinic in Bangor

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The Grace United Methodist Church in Bangor held a dental clinic for children and adults Saturday.Meghan Hayward has the story.Tooth Protectors Inc. has only been around for a year but has already served over 1,700 people.” Due to the shortage of dentists in Maine and the limited number of locations where people can access care we started Tooth Protectors to increase access to care and provide services in alternative settings.”There is no charge for children with MaineCare and a low cost for others.President of Tooth Protectors, Sabrina Toye says they started in schools and saw a much bigger need.” We expanded into medical offices, pre-schools, WIC clinics and our newest project is nursing homes.”Toye says they currently serve about 200 alternative settings.Where they provide oral hygiene assessment, oral cancer screening, cleaning, flouride and sealants if needed.Dental hygienist Tammy Chouinard says she can easily relate to her patients.” I was a single mom on State Aid at the time I knew how hard it was to go anywhere and get seen and also how humiliating it could be. So I chose this career because I like to help people and I don’t want to make them feel the way I had to feel when I went in and asked for help.”The most common advice she’s always giving out.” Brush and floss, brush and floss.”Chouinard says it’s also important to remember.” It does not replace a dental exam and X-ray. We’re here to help and work with the dentist not against them.”But all the patients who did walk through the door were satisfied with the services.” If I would have gone to my regular hygienist it would have been double the price.”If you would like more information about Tooth Protectors or try and get them to come to your school or business you can contact them at 513-1111.

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Train Derailment in Brownville Junction

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Railroad workers had their hands full cleaning up the scene of a train derailment in Brownville Junction Friday.It happened at the intersection of Maine and Railroad streets.A witness told TV5 it happened around 6:30 a.m.Our crew on the scene saw what appeared to be damage to the rails, and an engine from the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad off the tracks.No word if there were any injuries, or what caused it.

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Debris from Rockland Roof Blocks Main Street

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In Rockland, Main Street was closed this morning after high winds blew debris from the roofs of two houses into the street.Debbie Morrison, owner of PDQ Photo and the apartments above says when she reached her building around 2:30 Friday morning it was a mess. She says, “The people beside us lost their deck and all of their roof so it was a tremendous amount of wind that just ripped it all apart. The ceiling was leaking and we were laying down towels and buckets. As fast as they could dump it out, they would fill up again.” Fire and police were already on scene when Morrison arrived. They had blocked off Main Street. The damage to the building is substantial. Morrison and family had recently installed three solar panels, a project that cost them about 14 thousand dollars. The family does have insurance to fix the damage. No one was hurt.

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Warming Centers Opened

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Warming Centers Opened ##Knox County St. George Fire Station7 School Street, St. GeorgeOpening at 6:00 pm, open until power is restored##Lincoln CountyWiscasset Fire Department51 Bath Road/Route 1 Waldoboro Fire Department1600 Atlantic/Route 1 Bremen Fire Department6 Ledge Land Dresden Fire Department1075 Middle Road Boothbay Center Fire Department911 Wiscasset Road/Route 27Note: Warming Centers are locations where the public can go for briefperiods of time to warm up if they have no heat sources at home.Warming Centers do not provide meals or overnight accommodations.##Open Red Cross Shelters##York CountyRed Cross Shelters opening at 5:00 pm 2-26-10Saco Community Center (Pet Friendly)75 Franklin StreetMarshwood High School (Pet Friendly)626 Dow Highway/Route 236Pet Sheltering is available at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk,46 Holland Road, West Kennebunk. Please go through York County EMA(324-1578) for a referral. They have room to accommodate 6-8 dogs, 10cats and unlimited smaller animals.##Sagadahoc CountyAmerican Red Cross Midcoast Chapter Office16 Community Way, Topsham

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