Moosehead Manufacturing Close to Hiring

Updated 7 years ago

Moosehead Manufacturing is spreading the word that it’ll soon be back in business making furniture. The company last winter closed its plants in Monson andDover-Foxcroft, putting about 120 people out of work. At the time,company officials said they couldn’t compete with cheap foreignimports. But new owner Tardy-Connors LLC is now taking orders for theMoosehead brand of furniture and plans to hire about 40 employeesin the next two weeks as manufacturing ramps up. Joshua Tardy says he’s optimistic that the company will be ableto start filling orders in the next three weeks.

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Wife Carrying Contest Winners

Updated 7 years ago

A Boston man has won the 2007 North American
Wife Carrying Championship at Maine’s Sunday River ski resort.
Keith Cardoza and Julia Stoner beat out a New Hampshire couple
by three-tenths of a second for the best time among 40 teams.
Competitors from seven different states competed on the 278-yard
For their efforts, Cardoza and Stoner take home a trophy,
Julia’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash, which
totaled $675. They also qualified for the world championship in
July 2008 in Finland.

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Maine Seafood Co. Indicted

Updated 7 years ago

A Maine seafood company has been indicted on

charges that it shipped thousands of pounds of potentially

dangerous shellfish to fish dealers in Philadelphia and New York.

Investigators say that in September 2003 Kip’s Seafood Company

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Woodward at UMaine

Updated 7 years ago

Bob Woodward says President Bush and top

officials mishandled the lead-up to war in Iraq and continue to be

in denial about the situation.

The Washington journalist told an audience at the University of

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Nurses to Strike

Updated 7 years ago

Unionized nurses at Eastern Maine Medical

Center have filed a 10-day notice to strike…after overwhelmingly rejectingthe hospital’s latestcontract offer.

More than 80 percent of the voting nurses opted to reject what the hospital called its &quot:last, best offer.&quot:

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Toy Recall

Updated 7 years ago

Dunkin’ Donuts is recalling about 1 million

pink and orange glow sticks distributed as part of a promotion at

its doughnut chain.

The company is voluntarily recalling the glow sticks because

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Forest Fire Hard to Access

Updated 7 years ago

But first they had to find the flames.

A woman reported seeing smoke on the top of the mountain, but it took crews more than an hour to locate the blaze.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Updated 7 years ago

The crash happened just before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday on Hancock St.

Police say 26-year old Richard Marshfield of Bangor began to brake his motorcycle when 20-year-old Dana Bowen of Bangor crashed into him with his motorcycle.

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Waldoboro Shooting Latest

Updated 7 years ago

The information comes from the use of force report filed by officer Zachary Curtis.

He shot and killed Gregori Jackson of Whitefield following a traffic stop on September 23rd.

The state attorney general’s office is investigating the shooting.

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Nurse Contract

Updated 7 years ago

Balloting by 870 registered nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association will continue Friday, with results to be announced that night.

After their three-year contract expired, nurses issued a 10-day strike notice Monday, but withdrew it the following day when the two sides entered an emergency bargaining session with a federal mediator. The union won’t say if rejection of the contract would automatically lead to another strike notice.

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Salmon Habitat

Updated 7 years ago

The agreement on a timeline settles a legal dispute in Maine between the fisheries service and the Conservation Law Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby signed off on the agreement yesterday.

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Nurses Strike?

Updated 7 years ago

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have withdrawn their intent to strike…for now.

The intent was withdrawn Tuesday morning just before a meeting with management in which nurses brought out a new proposal. A proposal they believed would sway management into an agreement.

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Hampden Fire

Updated 7 years ago

The fire started Tuesday afternoon, and had been burning for a while by the time fire crews were able to arrive.

Officials say that a dispatching error sent fire fighters to the Old County Road, rather than the County Road, giving the flames added time to spread.

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Emergency Notice To Contractors and Excavators

Updated 7 years ago

Central Maine Power Company has issued an urgent notice to contractors and excavators, or anyone else performing excavation with mechanical equipment in any community served by CMPC in the following counties: Franklin, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Waldo.

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Jail Webpage

Updated 7 years ago

Somerset County Commissioners are meetingthis evening to determine whether they should stop construction on a new jail in Madison. They’re concerned about a plan pitched by Governor Baldacci for the state to take over county jails. If that plan pans out then that could leave the county in debt because of the construction. Officials are expected to make a decision at tonight’s meeting. The statehas created an informational website detailing the governor’s prison and jail consolidation program.

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Judge Considering Murder Trial

Updated 7 years ago

A Judge is trying to determine whether the state has enough evidence to put thirty-seven-year-old Shannon Atwood on trial for murder. Atwood pleaded not guilty to killing Cheryl Murdoch, and his wife, Shirley Moon-Atwood. Murdoch’s body was found in August 2006 in woods near Atwood’s mobile home, Moon-Atwood’s body was never found.

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Swift Out On Bail

Updated 7 years ago

One of the two young men charged in the shooting death of a Franco-American entertainer in Augusta is free on bail. Corey Swift (18) was set free after relatives put more than 250-thousand dollars worth of property on the line to secure his release.

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Van Accident Cause Revealed

Updated 7 years ago

After several months of investigation, State Police believe the driver of the van, 23-year old camp counselor Yehoshua Hoffman, fell asleep at the wheel.

The van was carrying over a dozen boys between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. They had been driving through the night from Camp Seven Springs in Bethel, New York, headed for an outdoor expedition in northern Maine.

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EMMC Nurses Continue Talks

Updated 7 years ago

Unhappy with their contract offer, more than 850 nurses say they’re prepared to go on strike if they don’t get what they want: to have more say on how they do their jobs.

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Teen Laid to Rest

Updated 7 years ago

Jackson is the 18-year-old from Whitefield who was shot to death last weekend by a Waldoboro police officer.

Jackson’s father spoke at the service, expressing his hope that no other family would suffer a similar loss.

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