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Bishop Wants to Keep Tax

Updated 6 years ago

In calling for a &quot:no&quot: vote on Question 1, Bishop Richard Malone says people need to understand the reasoning behind the law, which aims to provide a stable funding source for Gov. John Baldacci’s Dirigo Health initiative.

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Brewer Public Safety Building Part 1

Updated 6 years ago

The President of the firm that constructed the building and Brewer Public Safety Officials brought the pieces home from New York Wednesday.

TV5 Reporter Sarah Komuniecki joined them for the trip.

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A Piece of the Twin Towers Arrives in Brewer

Updated 6 years ago

A steel beam from the twin towers arrived in Maine Wednesday. It will be put on display at the new public safety building in Brewer.

The idea came from the president of Nickerson and O’Day, the construction company building the public safety building.

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Living Off the Grid Part 1

Updated 6 years ago

Nearly all of Maine’s 1-point-3 million people rely on power companies for their electricity. Nearly all, but there are some exceptions, folks who don’t depend on anyone else when they flip on a switch. They are energy self-sufficient. Tonight we take a look at those who are &quot:living off the grid.&quot:

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Bass Harbor Dock Damaged

Updated 6 years ago

The wind tore off a large section of the ferry wharf, and left behind a gapping hole.

All ferry boat trips to Frenchboro and Swans Island had to be cancelled.

Everything from mail deliveries to getting high school students off the island for school was affected.

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Living Off the Grid Part 2

Updated 6 years ago

Continuing our series on living off the grid we meet a man from Hallowell that has the largest solar panel system in the state and then tell you how you can put more money in your pocket.

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McCain Cancels Maine Trip

Updated 6 years ago

Maine GOP Chairman Mark Ellis announced the visit earlier Thursday, but provided no details about the time and location of the visit.

A statement issued by the McCain New England campaign Thursday night said that while Maine &quot:is key to the McCain campaign’s strategy,&quot: his schedule &quot:reflects the demands of an aggressive campaign.&quot: A campaign official said he would not visit.

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McCain to Visit Maine

Updated 6 years ago

McCain has been making a push in Maine in hopes of getting at least one of the state’s four electoral votes.Governor Sarah Palin and her husband have both made visits to Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in recent weeks.

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Students Across Maine Cast Their Ballots

Updated 6 years ago

They took part in a mock election, casting ballots just like their parents will do next week.

Some of the students gathered at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor for their lesson in democracy.

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Brewer Public Safety Building Part 2

Updated 6 years ago

Sarah Komuniecki joined the president from the construction company that’s building the new Public Safety Building in Brewer, and city officials, on this emotional journey.

Hangar 17 at JFK International Airport is closed to the public. The pieces the group from Brewer brought back offer a small glimpse of what was left after 9-11.

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Embezzler Faces 3 1/2 Years

Updated 6 years ago

52-year-old Paula Caron was sentenced in Kennebec County Superior Court to 9 years in prison with all but 3 1/2 years suspended and3 years’ probation at a hearing in which her parents, children and friends asked for mercy for her.

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New England Man Dies of EEE

Updated 6 years ago

A 73-year-old Massachusetts man who contracted eastern equine encephalitis from a mosquito in either Maine or New Hampshire has died from the disease.

The state Department of Health confirmed the death on Tuesday: calling it a sad reminder of how serious EEE can be.

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Tucker Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say that 62-year-old Raymond Tucker, a long time animal control officer, was found guilty on Tuesday of class A gross sexual assault, class B unlawful sexual contact, and class C visual sexual aggression against a child.

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Power Out

Updated 6 years ago

Crews have been out all night working to restore power to hundreds of homes effected by the high winds generated during Tuesday night’s storm.

As of 7 o’clock Wednesday morning, Bangor Hydro listed eight hundred customers without power, down from a high of over 2,000 customers earlier in the morning.

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Six Month Behind Bars for OAS

Updated 6 years ago

50-year-old Stella Briel accepted a plea agreement in the case.

On the 27th of December, 2007, 40-year-old Heather Barrows of St. Albans was killed when Briel lost control of her SUV and struck Barrows’ car during a snowstorm.

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Missing Lobsterman Update

Updated 6 years ago

The Coast Guard made its decision after a Falcon jet completed a final sweep at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, without any sign of 24-year-old Chris Whittaker. Officials say Whittaker left the day before, aboard a 21-foot skiff and was last seen about two miles east of Matinicus.

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Economic Symposium

Updated 6 years ago

In Maine, there are more than 130,000 people categorized as low income. On Monday hundreds gathered at the capital to talk about poverty and plead for action.

The conference featured workshops on affordable housing, energy, health care, and hunger.

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Gas Terminal Terminated

Updated 6 years ago

Quoddy Bay LLC has withdrawn its request for state permits.

It happened after federal regulators dismissed the company’s application.

The commission said Quoddy Bay failed to provide information needed to move forward with an engineering review and environmental assessment.

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Prescription Drug Scheme Conviction

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say Christine Hesseltine worked for a Bangor doctors office for two years.

During that time, she wrote a number of bogus prescriptions so that others could pick up drugs at local pharmacies.

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Soldier With Maine Ties Killed

Updated 6 years ago

Deon Taylor was killed in action last Wednesday. The 30-year-old Taylor, who was a New York City police officer, had attended Carrabec High School in North Anson for two years before graduating in 1995.

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