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Windsor Man Dies in Crash

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in around 1:15 am, that a car with a single occupant had crashed in to a tree at the intersection of South Road and Deer Hill Road.

State Police say that it appears that the driver, whose name has not yet been released, fell asleep at the wheel.

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Bethel Bank Robbed

Updated 6 years ago

They are looking for a woman in her 20s, about 5-foot, 5-inches tall.

According to public safety spokesman Steve McCausland, the woman confronted the manager of the KeyBank on Main Street in Bethel armed with a small handgun.

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Red Shield Will Sell

Updated 6 years ago

A lawyer for the company filed the paperwork Thursday to sell the mill – which has been in Bankruptcy since June.

An 11-and-a-half million dollar offer is on the table for the facility, but that’s basically just a starting bid.

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Vassalboro Family Relief Fund

Updated 6 years ago

Anyone wishing to help can make cash donations at Maine Savings Federal Credit union in North Vassalboro. Clothing donations and household items can also be dropped at Maine Savings.

Clothing sizes:

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Fortin Found Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

An Aroostook County Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday before finding 25-year-old Heather Fortin not guilty in the death of Teairra Leathers.

Fortin called police on June 18, 2007, reporting that Teairra was unresponsive. The baby was taken to a local hospital and airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she died the next day.

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Vassalboro Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Fire destroyed the French family’s home, leaving them with only the clothes on their backs. An 11-year-old boy has his mother to thank for that.

It all began at about seven o’clock Wednesday night. Teena French and her son, 11-year old Casey Grant were at their home on Willow Street.

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Playground to Re-Open

Updated 6 years ago

In July, a fire started near a rock climbing wall at Katahdin Pride Park. It quickly spread to other playground equipment.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested for setting the fire.

Since then, community officials have worked to sort out insurance issues and get the playground back.

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EMMC Kitchen tour

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:The kitchen is the heart of the home….going in to these kitchens you get a little peak in to perhaps a home you’ve always wanted to see.&quot:
For the last three years, the EMMC Auxiliary has hosted a kitchen tour, to raise money for Cancer Care of Maine….
They’re getting ready to do it again…..
&quot:We have six kitchens in the Bangor area that people who have tickets to go on the tour, will go in to those kitchens and just take a brief tour of the kitchens.&quot:
&quot:Some folks are getting ready to build a home, so they like to take a look at some of our new homes, some of the folks are renovating homes, and we have some kitchen renovations as well.&quot:
Kitchen tour chairperson, Cindy Curran, says this year’s proceeds will go to help cancer care build a cancer center in Brewer…..
&quot:As we all know, we have friends, neighbors, relatives that have been affected by cancer, and unfortunately, this area has a large need for the cancer center.&quot:
&quot:I got hooked on the kitchen tour a couple of years ago, and going on this and having the opportunity to see other people’s kitchens inspired us when we built our home.&quot:
Homeowner Anne-Marie Knowles will have her kitchen featured in this year’s tour…
She says it’s something a lot of people look forward to each year…..
&quot:I think its always been a really fun day, and you know that you’re giving to such a worthwhile cause, and it just inspires you to get out there and do it.&quot:

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Governor Baldacci in Milo

Updated 6 years ago

Baldacci toured the downtown, where fire destroyed five businesses and several apartments Sunday morning.

The Governor then met with town officials and representatives from state and federal agencies that may be able to assist the business owners affected by the fire.

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Brewer Vote on Backyard Fires

Updated 6 years ago

Your backyard fire pit might be in jeopardy in the city. On Tuesday night, the Brewer City Council voted on a measure that would ban people from having small fires in outdoor fireplaces or grills, except if they were cooking.

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Energy East Sold

Updated 6 years ago

Iberdrola’s $4.6 billion buyout of Energy East is a done deal.

Lawyers for Energy East closed the transaction on Tuesday.

Energy East owns Central Maine Power, which serves 80% of the Maine’s electrical customers.

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Milo Sets to Rebuild

Updated 6 years ago

The fire, which investigators are calling arson, wiped out five businesses on Main Street. It also left at least nine people homeless including a family of seven, with one child on the way.

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Skinny Dip

Updated 6 years ago

25-year-old Crystal Stillwell of Bath, 31-year-old Bernard Beckwith of Poland and 37-year-old Christian Simpson of Bethel pleaded not guilty to the charges this week.

They were charged in august after stripping at the Black Frog Restaurant in greenville, which offers a free prime rib sandwich to customers who skinny dip.

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Auclair Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

A jury in Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor returned two verdicts on Tuesday in the trial of John Auclair.

The charges stem from an incident back in in October of 2007 when, prosecutors say, Auclair sexually assaulted a woman.

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Money for LIHEAP

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s share of the heating assistance is 7 million dollars.

Each year about 48-thousand Maine households rely on LIHEAP to help with the costs of heating their homes.

The state has gotten more than 46-million dollars so far this fiscal year, the most it’s ever received.

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FairPoint Pushback

Updated 6 years ago

Officials with the North Carolina-based company said on Monday that they have pushed back the date by 60 days, from late November to the end of January, 2009.

Over the summer, FairPoint extended the date from September to November.

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Stock Ripples in Maine?

Updated 6 years ago

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points on Monday: the largest drop since September 11th, 2001.

It happened after news emerged that Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street institution for more than a century, is declaring bankruptcy, that Merrill Lynch is being purchased by Bank of America, and that insurance giant AIG is borrowing from itself, to stay afloat.

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Milo Fire Ruled Arson

Updated 6 years ago

The fire wiped out five business downtownMilo, and left at least nine people homeless: includingone family of seven, who are expecting another little bundle of joy soon.

Investigators say the fire began about 3:30Sunday morning, under a stairway in the back of the Hobknobbers Pub.

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Fatal Boat Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A blood sample was taken from Robert Lapointe three hours after the crash. It registered at 0.11.

Chemist Steve Pierce testified at Lapointe’s trial on Monday, and said Lapointe’s was more likely 0.15, or about twice the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle in Maine.

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Governors Converge

Updated 6 years ago

Protesters were also on hand Monday: concerned about what leaders from the two nations will be talking about.

People were outside protesting even before the first official meeting of the New England governors and eastern Canadian Premiers conference

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