Waterville Flooding

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Fire crews arrived around mid-morning, and found significant flood damage to five restaurants on Silver Street.

Those businesses include Steve’s Restaurant, Midnight Blues, and The Last Unicorn, which at one point had five feet of water in its basement.

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Blueberry Growers Paying More for Bees

Updated 7 years ago

Maine’s blueberry growers are expecting to pay higher prices for honeybees to pollinate their fields this

spring following a die-off of bees across the country.

Maine’s blueberry crop requires about 50-thousand beehives for

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Holman Remembered

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Thelegislator was killed in a skiing accident at Sugarloaf USA. Sheis remembered as a dedicated public servant and a strong political force.

45-year-old Abigail Holman of Fayette died Saturday afternoon at the resort in Carrabassett Valley when she struck a tree after crossing the finishing line in an annual fund-raising ski race.

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Head of I Care Pharmacy Arrested

Updated 7 years ago

The man who recently took over the mail-order pharmacy operation on Indian Island has been arrested as a fugitive from justice.

That’s according to a report in the Bangor Daily News.

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Holman Dies in Skiing Accident

Updated 7 years ago

A member of the Maine Legislature died Saturday afternoon in a skiing accident at Sugarloaf U-S-A in Carrabassett Valley.

Representative Abigail Holman of Fayette was participating in an annual fund-raising ski race when she hit a tree. Holman, who was 45, was pronounced dead at Sugarloaf’s first aid clinic.

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Pingree to run for Congress

Updated 7 years ago

A former state senator from North Haven says she wants Tom Allen’s congressional seat.

Chellie Pingree has filed papers to officially launch a bid for Maine’s first district congressional seat.

Her fellow Democrat, Tom Allen, has said he plans to run against US senator Susan Collins next year for her seat.

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Outages Update

Updated 7 years ago

Good news from Central Maine Power…fewer than 500 customers are still without power in the wake of this week’s snowstorm.

That’s a big improvement from Friday, when 117-thousand customers were in the dark.

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Tax Study

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – That’s according to a study on the topic by the tax foundation.

New Hampshire is the second friendliest state in the nation for taxes. Folks who live there, on average, shell out about 8% of their income for state and local taxes.

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Soldier Mourned

Updated 7 years ago

An Irish-style wake is planned this afternoon for a Maine soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Army Sergeant Edmund Wayne McDonald died last week in a crash while he was riding in a military convoy in Afghanistan.

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Guard Returns

Updated 7 years ago

Hundreds of eager family members and friends were there to welcome home the 240th Engineer Group, from the Maine Army National Guard.

82 soldiers arrived at eight o’clock and before they were reunited with their loved ones there was a short ceremony including the National Anthem and unveiling of the troup.

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Training Flights

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Baldacci sent a letter yesterday to Maine’s congressional delegation saying he doesn’t believe enough time’s been allowed for public comment on the proposal. The governor’s also concerned that the environmental impact of the flights has not been fully considered.

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Portland Explosion

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – The owner of the home near the corner of Salem and Clark Streets, Jo Coyne, was outside clearing snow at the time of the late morning blast and was uninjured. No one else was believed to be inside the building.

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Arrest Made in Baby Death

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Arrested and charged with murder is 23 year old Todd Gamache of Auburn.

Emily Leigh Cole died in a Portland hospital last month.

Police say she was left in the care of Gamache, who is the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, 32 year old Libby Saint Pierre.

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SAD 37 Meeting

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – It’s gotten to the point where the school board is now considering whether to cut some teaching positions, and maybe even eliminating some schools.

A special meeting was held at Harrington Elementary School Wednesday night.

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Sumner Fatal Accident

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Police say Amy Cerrato’s SUV crossed the center line, and collided with the bus.

She was rushed to the hospital where she passed away.

Six passengers on the bus, as well as the bus driver, were also brought to the hospital to be checked out.

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State Bonds

Updated 7 years ago

They’re recommending three separate referendum votes in June and November of this year, and then again in June of next year.

The first vote would give a thumbs up or thumbs down for 131-million dollars in borrowing, mostly for road and bridge repair.

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Pet Food Recall

Updated 7 years ago

Menu Foods has a long list of products that it recalled. To check out the list you can go to, or call them at 1-800-551-7392.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. also recalled some products. You can check those out at, or you can call them at 1-800-445-5777.

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Bangor Soldier Dies in War

Updated 7 years ago

Specialist Christopher Wilson was killed on March 29th, while supporting operation enduring freedom.

The Pentagon says the 24-year old died from wounds suffered when a rocket propelled grenade exploded.

The Department of Defense says Wilson was from Bangor, although Governor Baldacci says he actually has a young daughter in Maine, the rest of his family is in Massachusetts.

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Dumas Behind Bars

Updated 7 years ago

On Monday, a judge sentenced Albert Dumas to40 years behind bars, but Dumas could serve only 34 years with good time. He’d remain on probabtion until he’s 80.

Dumas grabbed a teenager last August, at knifepoint. He bound her wrists, threatened to kill her, then raped her several times.

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Girl Hospitalized After Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A 16-year-old girl is hospitalized after a snowmobile accident.

It happened in the Somerset county town of Brighton Plantation around 8:30 a-m Saturday.

Game Wardens say the girl, who is from New Hampshire, rode through an intersection without stopping…and into the woods.

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