Lighthouses part 2

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:Americans have a fascination with lighthouses.They plan vacations around lighthouses.People fall in love at lighthouses,they get married at lighthouses.When they die they have their ashes scattered at lighthouses.&quot:

Timothy Harrison is the former president of the American Lighthouse Foundation.Harrison says people may have a fascination with them but they haven’t always taken care of them.Automation marked a dramatic change.

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Maine Turns Out in Droves to Vote

Updated 6 years ago

Nearly a quarter million absentee ballots were cast in this year’s elections.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is projecting that 80% of Maine’s registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. That outnumbers the 2004 presidential election, which was a record of 74%.

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Red Shield Transition

Updated 6 years ago

About 160 workers were laid off when the mill shut down in back in June.

The company filed for bankruptcy, and earlier this week an investment firm in New York closed the $19,000,000 deal to buy the facility.

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Chasse Trial

Updated 6 years ago

The charges against chasse include kidnapping, aggravated assault, and terrorizing.

Prosecutors say Chasse took a prison worker and an inmate hostage during a seven hour standoff at the prison.

No one was seriously injured.

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Crackdown on Craigslist

Updated 6 years ago

The deal will require people who post &quot:erotic services&quot: ads on the Web site to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card. The Web site will provide that information to law enforcement if subpoenaed to do so.

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Reynolds Trial Continues

Updated 6 years ago

Reynolds stands accused of shooting his estranged wife.

The state rested its case late Wednesday afternoon, and the defense immediately asked for a motion for acquittal due to the state’s lack of sufficient evidence.

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Lighthouse Keepers part 1

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:I just loved the life.&quot:

Catherine Poor was 22 years old and a new bride when she moved to Ram Island Light with her husband Merrill.

&quot:Our first Christmas on Ram Island we went out there and came a storm.We hadn’t prepared except bought powdered milk.&quot:
&quot:We had sardines and crackers for Christmas dinner.&quot:
&quot:we didn’t know.First time we’d been on a lighthouse.Nobody warned us to get food and stuff.&quot:

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Presidential Race

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press has projected Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama has won the state of Maine.

Paper Mill Halts Machine for November

Updated 6 years ago

Company spokesman Bill Cohen says he’s not sure how many workers will be affected by the shutdown.

Cohen says there are no plans right now to cut back at Verso’s mill in Jay.

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Senate Race

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press has projected Sen. Susan Collins (R) Maine has won reelection to the U.S. Senate.

House Race

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press projects Rep. Michael Michaud (D) Maine has won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Question 1

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press projects Yes on Question 1 has won.

Question 1 reads:

&quot:Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that change the method of funding Maine’s Dirigo Health Program through charging health insurance companies a fixed fee on paid claims and adding taxes to malt liquor, wine and soft drinks&quot:

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Child Approached in Sherman

Updated 6 years ago

A 9-year-old girl was outside of her home on Route 2, when two men in an S.U.V. pulled up, waved to the girl, and told her &quot:come on.&quot:

The child ran inside and told her mother, and the vehicle took off down the road.

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Reynolds Trial

Updated 6 years ago

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Richard Reynolds shot and killed his wife, 37-year-old Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds, in January 2007. The day after he was served with divorce papers.

In a surprise move, the defense didn’t argue whether or not Richard Reynolds was responsible for the death of Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds.

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Question 3

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press projects Yes on Question 3 has won.

Question 3 asks:

&quot:Do you favor a $3,400,000 bond issue to support drinking water programs, to support the constructionof wastewaster treatment facilities to leverage$17,000,000 in other funds

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Hofland Speaks in Court

Updated 6 years ago

Those charges include kidnapping, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, and burglary.

Hofland is accused of holding nine students hostage at Stockton Springs Elementary School last week.

Hofland kept his eyes squinted shut during much of the court proceedings.

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Hart Sentence

Updated 6 years ago

The Lagrange manwas sentenced to 15 years in Penobscot County Superior Court, with three years suspended. He was charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

According to court affidavits, Hart shot his wife, Kristen Smart-Hart, at their home while she was naked and hiding under the couple’s bed. Several people were at the house at the time, and one man told investigators the shooting occurred after Jeremy Hart walked in and caught him kissing Hart’s wife.

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Trooper Justified

Updated 6 years ago

Johnathan Sullivan was fatally shot by Derrick Record after the trooper responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance at Sullivan’s home.

According to Attorney General Steven Rowe, the shooting occurred after Sullivan came at Record with a shotgun and ignored repeated commands to drop his weapon. When Sullivan raised the barrel of his gun, Record fired three rounds.

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Former Tribal Governor Goes on Trial

Updated 6 years ago

A former Passamaquoddy tribal governor at Indian Township and the tribe’s ex-business manager go on trial in U.S. District Court on Monday for allegedly misusing $1.7 million in federal funds, health care center funds and other tribal money over a 4-year period.

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Hunter Recovering from Gunshot Wound

Updated 6 years ago

A Waterville man suffered a gunshot wound to his left hand when unloading hunting gear with a friend as Maine’s deer season opened.

The incident occurred about two miles upstream from the Peltoma Bridge on the Sebasticook River in Pittsfield.

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