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Maine Congressmen Take Different Stances on Bailout

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s two congressmen maintained their

positions as the House joined the Senate in approving a $700

billion government bailout of the financial industry.

As he did Monday, Tom Allen voted in favor of the bill Friday.

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Drug Arrest

Updated 6 years ago

Drug agents say the three were arrested early Thursday following surveillance of a drug transaction and a search of an apartment in Portland. Facing charges are 30-year-old Neal Higgins of Bangor, 52-year-old Joanne Munce of Bar Harbor and 25-year-old Sue Beeler of Portland.

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The Power of the Sun – Solar Tour 2008

Updated 6 years ago

Solar Tour in Maine, Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sites are open 9 AM to 5 PM unless otherwise noted.

Tour I: Downeast Jonesport-Columbia area. Contact: Richard Komp, MESEA, 17 Rockwell Rd SE, Jonesport ME 04649, Phone: 207-497-2204 E-mail sunwatt@juno.com, 6 Houses on tour, all rural.

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EMMC Expansion

Updated 6 years ago

EMMCgot word Thursday from Health and Human Services Commissioner Breanda Harvey that a certificate of need for the project has been approved.

The project includes added capacity for critical care and cardiac patients in private rooms, new surgical suites, consolidated and enhanced Heart Center space and a new floor for women and infants.

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Update: Motorcycle Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Corey Smith says it’s believed 51-year-old Karen Roberts of Belfast had gone into diabetic shock last July when her truck to cross the center line on Rt. 1, crashing into a motorcycle.

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McCain Looks to Maine

Updated 6 years ago

The McCain campaign told reportersThursday that it’s conceding the battleground state of Michigan to Democrat Barack Obama.

As November 4th approaches, both sides are adjusting their strategies daily to find the best state-by-state path to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory.

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Greene Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

Greene was arrested Thursday on a warrant that was issued on September 25th. He was wanted for failure to appear in court.

Greene resigned his city council seat in June after pleading no contest to forgery and theft. He served five days in jail on that charge.

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Miller Wants Appeal

Updated 6 years ago

31-year-old Bobby Miller was sentenced to four years in prison in 2006 after pleading no contest to aggravated assault.

But he now says he was unaware his was giving up rights to appeal when he entered his plea.

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Smoking Ban

Updated 6 years ago

But it allows smokers to light up again after 10 p.m.

Maine’s largest city enacted the ordinance to decrease the public’s exposure to second-hand smoke.

Mayor Ed Suslovic says second-hand smoke is a dangerous toxin. He says employees and patrons of restaurants and bars should be able to work or have a meal without exposure to such a serious health hazard.

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Name Change

Updated 6 years ago

Executive Director Michael Heath says the league’s now known as the Maine Family Policy Council. The organization’s board decided to change the name in early September.

Heath says the new name highlights the group’s ties with the national group Focus on the Family, with which it’s been associated since 1990. He said it also reflects the group’s mission of supporting and building stronger families.

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LURC Protestor Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

The Land Use Regulation Commission voted unanimously to approve staff recommended changes to Plum Creek’s development plan for the Moosehead lake region during their Wednesday meeting.

During that meeting, another protestor was arrested.

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Record Back in Blue

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Derrick Record is back on the job after State Police say his actions were justified.

On August 4th Record responded to a call at John Sullivan’s home on Main Street in Albion.

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Wage Increased

Updated 6 years ago

Starting Wednesday, the state’s minimum wage goes to $7.25 an hour: a quarter more than the old rate.

This is the first in a two-step increase that will lift Maine’s minimum wage to $7.50 per hour in October of 2009.

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Gentile Services Held Wednesday

Updated 6 years ago

21-year-old Michael Gentile, a native of Fairfield, was killed in an accident aboard the Navy submarine USS Nebraska on September 20th.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 pm, with a funeral service to begin at 6 o’clock at Lawry Brothers Funeral home in Fairfield.

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Auclair Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

45-year-old John Auclair faced a more serious charge during his trial back in early September, but the jury returned a split verdict.

Auclair was found not guilty of class A gross sexual assault, but was found guilty of class B gross sexual assault.

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Help for Bullett the dog

Updated 6 years ago

BULLET WAS NEARLY KILLED LAST MONTH WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A CAR IN CHERRYFIELD…
NOW, THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO MAKE SURE BULLET GETS BETTER – FOR THE SAKE OF AIR FORCE CAPTAIN CHRIS SNELL…
IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO, BULLET WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE….
HIS OWNER, CAPTAIN CHRIS SNELL, IS SERVING HIS THIRD TOUR OF DUTY IN IRAQ…. FOR NOW, BULLET LIVES WITH SNELL’S PARENTS, RICK AND BECKY, IN BANGOR…. RECENTLY, HE WENT WITH THEM TO CHERRYFIELD WHERE RICK SNELL PASTORS A CHURCH….
DURING THE SERVICE, BULLET WRIGGLED OUT OF AN OPEN TRUCK WINDOW AND WAS HIT BY A CAR…
&quot:Somebody traveling through town – actually a gentleman who lives out of state and to his surprise the dog just bolted from behind a hedge.&quot:
THE DRIVER AND OTHERS STOPPED, BUT IT WAS PAM GEEL AND HER DAUGHTER APRIL – CAREGIVERS AT THE ARK ANIMAL SHELTER – WHO RACED BULLET TO THE EMERGENCY CLINIC IN BREWER…
&quot:As bad as he was, the pool of blood he was laying in, I didn’t think he’d survive the trip to Brewer. I mean he was so beaten up.&quot:
THE DOCTOR HAD TO REBUILD ONE OF BULLET’S LEGS – ADDING THOUSAND OF DOLLARS TO HIS VET BILLS…
BUT FOLKS IN THE CHERRYFIELD AREA HAVE ALREADY COLLECTED MORE THAN 14-HUNDRED DOLLARS TO HELP…
&quot:When they found out that the dog belongs to a soldier serving overseas, they felt compelled and we’re overwhelmed, excitingly overwhelmed.&quot:
&quot:To see this all unfold and see a community and people rally around, it’s heart warming.&quot:
&quot:It’s been a big thing for a lot of people, they have family in iraq and not only do they feel like they’re helping the dog, they feel like they’re helping somebody else over there in iraq.&quot:
SCHOOL KIDS IN HARRINGTON AND STEUBEN ARE EVEN WRITING LETTERS TO CAPTAIN SNELL…
BECKY SAYS HER SON IS BLOWN AWAY BY THE SUPPORT….
&quot:He just cannot believe that total strangers would do this for him. And he of course is worried about the money, every e-mail, every phone call and we’re just basically telling him, you know let the people of the country take care of you. Because you’re taking care of us.&quot:
THIS SATURDAY, THE ARK ANIMAL SHELTER IS PUTTING ON A DOG SHOW TO RAISE MONEY FOR BULLET. IT’S A 2 O’CLOCK AT THE SHELTER ON BARBER LANE. THE ENTRY FEE IS $5. ADMISSION IS FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED. NEXT WEEKEND, THE LOCAL GIRLS SCOUTS ARE HOLDING A BOTTLE DRIVE, TOO. YOU CAN ALSO SEND DONATIONS TO ALL UNION TRUST BANKS IN MAINE, IN CARE OF BULLET SNELL.

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Escapee Detained

Updated 6 years ago

Director Jeff Morin says they noticed 31-year-old William McDevitt was missing during a routine check at around three o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

They believe he left an outside recreation area, and met a car that appears to have been waiting for him on Route 15.

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Maine Coast-Anthem Agreement

Updated 6 years ago

The contract was set to expire today, which would have affected about 6,000 patients. Here is the full text of the press release issued today.

South Portland and Ellsworth, ME September 30, 2008

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Fire in Bucksport Deemed a Close Call

Updated 6 years ago

Bucksport crews were called out at about 1 o’clock Tuesday morning to the Williams Orchard Road, off Route 15.

Fire fighters from Orrington and Orland were also called in to help.

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Fire in Etna Destroys Home

Updated 6 years ago

Crews from at least eight towns battled a house fire on the Lankinds Road in Etna late Monday night.

According to Etna Fire Chief Walter Gibbons, flames were already shooting through the second story roof when the first crews arrived.

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