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Grid Expansion Halted

Updated 6 years ago

Aroostook Wind Energy wanted the grid but has changed its stance after discovering unanticipated technical hurdles.

That company also says the economics have changed since the power grid expansion was first proposed.

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FairPoint Scam

Updated 6 years ago

FairPoint is investigating reports of people posing as FairPoint representatives contacting customers by e-mail asking for their passwords. The company said it does not make a practice of asking for that sort of information, and that customers should not respond to the e-mails.

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Passadumkeag Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Crews were called to a possible chimney fire around 10:30. When they arrived the fire had already ripped through the top floor, and there wasn’t much they could do to save the home.

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The Dangers of Cyberbullying

Updated 6 years ago

While this technology can make life more convenient, local educators warn kids it can also get them in to trouble.

&quot:if somebody gets mad at somebody, they’ll start talking about them over text message, or over the internet, and then some people say, well, this person said something about that person, and it keeps on going, until it gets to that person that they’re talking about, and then it just gets out of hand.&quot:

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Traffic Alert

Updated 6 years ago

Police are on the scene of two accidents at this hour.One of the accidents is on I-95 North, in the Carmel-Winterport area, around mile 177. State police have shut that portion of the interstate down while they clean up a tractor trailer that has overturned. That truck was loaded with lumber.The other accident is a three vehicle crash on Route Two in Skowhegan. We’re told there are serious injuries involved with that accident.WABI has crews on the way to both accidents, we will update you with more information as it becomes available.

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Drug Arrest

Updated 6 years ago

Four people from knox county are facing drug charges after several maine drug enforcement agency busts.All four were on probation for prior convictions. 43-year-old Charles Harris of Rockland is charged with aggravated trafficking of cocaine and suboxone and possession of hydrocodone. Police say his charges were upgraded due to the act taking place in a drug free zone. Also arrested, 30-year-old Amy Ashley of Rockland. She’s facing cocaine trafficking charges as well. 24-year-old Jaclyn Erickson of Rockland is charged with aggravated cocaine trafficking and violation of bail. 27-year-old Jeremy Yeaton of thomaston faces charges of aggravated heroin trafficking.In addition, all four are charged with probation violations. DEA agents were assisted by Thomaston and Rockland police and the Knox county sheriff’s office.

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FairPoint Issues Deadline

Updated 6 years ago

FairPoint Communications says problems with their e-mail and internet service in northern New England should be fixed by the coming weekend.Spokeswoman Jill Wurm says about 10% of their customers had problems switching to a FairPoint e-mail account when the company took over phone and internet service from Verizon at the beginning of February.FairPoint has been bombarded with calls since then, more than 13,000 calls in a three day-period.Wurm says the company has increased the number of people handling those calls and working the online help desk.A 24-hour technical support website and hotline have been launched to help customers.The website is www.myfairpoint.net

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Proposed Wind Project Delayed

Updated 6 years ago

Residents in the town of Dixmont say they need more time. They voted Wednesday night in favor of a 180 day moratorium on industrial wind farms by an overwhelming count of 111 to 20.The company Competitive Energy Services is considering a ridge in Dixmont as a potential site for turbines.Many people at the meeting said they’re not against the idea of wind power but given all of the potential effects of such a project they say it is reasonable to wait, and let everyone have a chance to get their questions answered. “I’d like to know what’s in it for the town of dixmont.” Said Dixmont Resident Scott Fish. “I’d like to know a little bit more about the people putting up these windmills. Who are their investors? One of the questions I’d ask is would they be willing to show us whatever proposal they presented to their investors?”The nearby town of Jackson, along with other Maine towns, have approved similar moratoriums to slow down such projects.

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Ban on Energy Drinks?

Updated 6 years ago

They are so-called energy drinks: a concoction of caffeine, sugar, and other ingredients.It’s the younger generations “pick me up” of choice, but there’s a move to ban the drinks for kids.On Wednesday afternoon lawmakers in Augusta heard from folks who think minors should not be allowed to have access to the drinks.Some health experts say young people already consume unhealthy amounts of caffeine, and don’t need a product that raises that intake.A work session is planned in the health and human services committee to further discuss the bill before any decisions are made.

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Lisbon Falls Girl Killed in Snowmobile Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A 12-year-old girl was killed, and two other children injured when their snowmobile crashed in Lisbon Falls.Maine Warden Services say Ashley Stone of Libson Falls was driving the sled along a powerline trail when she lost control and struck a tree.Stone was pronounced dead at the scene.Her passengers were two boys, also from the Lisbon area, ages 10 and 13.Both were sent to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.One of the boys had a cell phone, and was able to call 911 for help.Wardens say all of the children were wearing helmets.

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FairPoint Issues Deadline

Updated 6 years ago

Spokeswoman Jill Wurm says about 10% of their customers had problems switching to a FairPoint e-mail account when the company took over phone and internet service from Verizon at the beginning of February.

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Proposed Wind Project Delayed

Updated 6 years ago

They voted Wednesday night in favor of a 180 day moratorium on industrial wind farms by an overwhelming count of 111 to 20.

The company Competitive Energy Services is considering a ridge in Dixmont as a potential site for turbines.

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Ban on Energy Drinks?

Updated 6 years ago

It’s the younger generations &quot:pick me up&quot: of choice, but there’s a move to ban the drinks for kids.

On Wednesday afternoon lawmakers in Augusta heard from folks who think minors should not be allowed to have access to the drinks.

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Lisbon Falls Girl Killed in Snowmobile Crash

Updated 6 years ago

Maine Warden Services say Ashley Stone of Libson Falls was driving the sled along a powerline trail when she lost control and struck a tree.

Stone was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Local Documentarian’s Film to Air in Austin

Updated 6 years ago

A documentary on troop greeters at Bangor’s airport will be screened next month at a film festival in Texas…Old Town native Aron Gaudet spent years making “The Way We Get By.”He says the South by Southwest Film Festival is the perfect place for the movie’s premiere.It’s an 80 minute film that focuses on the lives of three troop greeters who have welcomed hundreds of thousands of troops back to the U.S. as they pass through Bangor.Among the greeters is Joan Gaudet, the director’s mother.

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Mills’ Replacement Chosen

Updated 6 years ago

The results are in from Farmington and Industry in Tuesday’s special election…A special election took place to to fill the house seat vacated by Janet Mills as she assumes the responsibilities of Maine’s Attorney General.Voters in Farmington and Industry cast ballots on Tuesday to fill the house district 89 seat.According to several websites, the vote went to Republican Lance Harvell over Democratic nominee Dennis Haszko.

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DTV Transition Delayed

Updated 6 years ago

It looks like folks will have four more months to make the switch to digital TV. The house voted Thursday afternoon to extend the deadline for the switch over to June 12th, giving viewers more people time to get ready. The senate already had passed the bill, the white house says the president will sign it.So, if you have an older analog set, and don’t have cable or satellite, you’ll still need to get a converter box and, maybe, an upgraded antenna.You’ll have until June 12th to do that now, although some stations may make the switch sooner.

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Drug Arrest

Updated 6 years ago

Four people from knox county are facing drug charges after several maine drug enforcement agency busts. All four were on probation for prior convictions. 43-year-old Charles Harris of Rockland is charged with aggravated trafficking of cocaine and suboxone and possession of hydrocodone. Police say his charges were upgraded due to the act taking place in a drug free zone. Also arrested, 30-year-old Amy Ashley of Rockland. She’s facing cocaine trafficking charges as well. 24-year-old Jaclyn Erickson of Rockland is charged with aggravated cocaine trafficking and violation of bail. 27-year-old Jeremy Yeaton of thomaston faces charges of aggravated heroin trafficking.In addition, all four are charged with probation violations. DEA agents were assisted by Thomaston and Rockland police and the Knox county sheriff’s office.

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DTV Transition Delayed

Updated 6 years ago

The house voted Thursday afternoon to extend the deadline for the switch over to June 12th, giving viewers more people time to get ready. The senate already had passed the bill, the white house says the president will sign it.

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Corinna Fires Keep Crews Busy

Updated 6 years ago

That’s when crews were called to the Fox Dairy Farm on the Nokomis Road.

Firefighters arrived to discover the front part of a milking house covered in flames.

They were able to quickly get it under control.

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