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1-126th Aviation Regiment to Iraq

Updated 7 years ago

Charlie Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment, is about to deploy again.

Tuesday they’ll gather at the Alfond arena in Orono for a sendoff ceremony.

First they’ll head to Texas for training, then on to Iraq.

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Mapleton Bus Crash

Updated 7 years ago

State police say the bus went out of control at a sharp turn, clipped a utility pole, landed on its side and slid down an embankment in a wooded area while taking children to schoolMonday morning.

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Housing Money

Updated 7 years ago

The funding, announced by the state’s U.S. senators, comes from the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance program.

Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins said the money will help homeless people &quot:make the difficult transition from joblessness and homelessness to a better and more productive life.&quot:

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FairPoint Deal Latest

Updated 7 years ago

New Hampshire and Vermont take center

stage now that Maine utility regulators said yes – with conditions

- to FairPoint Communications’ proposed 2.7 billion dollar buyout

of Verizon’s land lines in the three states.

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Fire Deaths

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities say the fire death total in

2007 tied the lowest number of fire deaths ever recorded in Maine.

Stephen McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says a

fiery car crash on Dec. 29 that claimed the life of a motorist in

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Guard Unit Set to Deploy

Updated 7 years ago

The public is invited to join in next week’s

send-off in Orono for a Maine Army National Guard unit making its

second deployment to Iraq.

About 130 members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation

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Investigation Continues into Eastport Man’s Death

Updated 7 years ago

A Machias hospital has launched an internal

investigation into the death of a 61-year-old Eastport man whose

body was found partially buried under fresh snow the day after he

was discharged at his own request.

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Football Party Food Ideas By Cathy Speronis

Updated 7 years ago

Turkey Chili

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Medium

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

1.3 lbs. ground turkey (85/15 fat ratio)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

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Wind Farm

Updated 7 years ago

Evergreen Wind Powers says its 38-turbine farm on Stetson Mountain in northern Washington County could be operational by the end of the year.

The company says the farm will generate enough electricity to power 27-thousand homes.

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Check Scam

Updated 7 years ago

Fake payroll checks from the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington were cashed at a number of businesses, including Machias Savings Bank, on November 30th.

The bank discovered the scam late last month.

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PUC

Updated 7 years ago

The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved the deal last night. One of the conditions says FairPoint cannot negotiate a purchase agreement in New Hampshire or Vermont that weakens provisions adopted in Maine to strengthen FairPoint’s financial condition.

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2007 Fire Deaths

Updated 7 years ago

Stephen McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says a fiery car crash on Dec. 29 that claimed the life of a motorist in Standish lifted the number of fire deaths to 12, a level reached only once before in 1991.

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Fire in Dexter Destroys Home

Updated 7 years ago

The Dexter fire department says that some friends of Jeff Richards were in his house when the fire started. But they were all able to get out unharmed.

Police had to shut down the Ripley Road for a few hours until all of the flames were extinguished.

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Eastport Man Found Dead

Updated 7 years ago

The body of 61-year-old Reid Emery of Eastport was found in a snowbank on Wednesday.

His family says Emery was being treated at Downeast Community Hospital when he decided to check himself out on Tuesday.

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Cooks Convicted

Updated 7 years ago

David and Daniel Cook received their sentences on Wednesday.

David Cook will spend a year and a half behind bars after being convicted on forgery and other charges.

Daniel Cook received a two year sentence.

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Postal Worker Charged With Theft

Updated 7 years ago

43-year-old Angela Russell was a part time employee of the Winn post office.

Police say she stole gift cards out of people’s holiday packages.

Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies say Russell stole several gift cards out of holiday mailings, then used them at local stores.

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Tremont Home Burns New Year’s Day

Updated 7 years ago

Witnesses could see smoke rising from a home on the Pasture Road at around noon.

Firefighters got to the scene within a few minutes, but they tell us there was nothing they could do to save the home.

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Wardens Find Missing Woman

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities were out for most of the night Tuesday, searching for a woman and two young boys who set out on a snowmobile and didn’t return.

Officials tell us that Jane Sullivan, her son, and his friend were all riding on a single sled.

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Bar Harbor Plunge

Updated 7 years ago

On Tuesday, they got together at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, to take a New Year’s Day plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Believe it or not, it’s become a yearly tradition.

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Augusta Killing

Updated 7 years ago

Justice Donald Marden ruled Monday that Mathiew Loisel’s interview with a reporter, in which he admitted to fatally shooting Jean-Paul Poulain, would be allowed as evidence at his trial. The interview was broadcast several times the day Loisel was arrested.

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