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Democrats Continue Medicaid Expansion Push

Updated 10 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democrats are advancing a new bill to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income residents under the federal health care law, but its chance of getting past Republican Gov. Paul LePage is slim.

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Police: 3 Tied To Heroin Ring Arrested

Updated 10 hours ago

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police have arrested three men accused of being involved in a heroin trafficking network in Rumford and Bethel.

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Lawyer Disciplined After ‘robo-signing’ Scandal

Updated 10 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel has disciplined a lawyer accused of mishandling the response to the disclosure that home foreclosure documents were being signed without first being verified, a practice known as “robo-signing.”

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Locals Discuss National Park Proposal for Katahdin Area

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 20 hours ago

Proposed plans to create a new national park near Baxter State Park were discussed in Bangor Tuesday.

Elliotsville Plantation Inc. wants to donate 150,000 acres of their land to the federal government.

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President of Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank Speaks in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 20 hours ago

A leading economist spent his tax day talking to students in Bangor.

Eric Rosengren, the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank at Boston, spoke at Husson University Tuesday afternoon.

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Local Bank Helps Food Pantries Across the Region

Updated 20 hours ago

Food pantries across the region will benefit from the generosity of a local bank and its customers.

Last month Bangor Savings Bank collected nearly 6,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly.

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Job Fair in Calais on Thursday

Updated 20 hours ago

There will be a job fair in Calais this week.

It’s this Thursday at Washington County Community College from 11:30 to 3:30.

There will be more than 30 businesses, agencies and organizations there.

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5K To Benefit Old Town Animal Orphanage

Wayne Harvey

Updated 22 hours ago

The 2014 5K Pet Run or Walk in Old Town is planned for Sunday the 27th.

All proceeds will benefit the Animal Orphanage.

The event will start at the Old Town YMCA.

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$32 Million Budget Fix Sent To Maine Gov. LePage

Updated 22 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would close a $32 million hole in the Maine budget next fiscal year and reduce waitlists for services in the state’s Medicaid program is heading to Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

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Maine House OKs Bill To Expand Preschool Programs

Updated 22 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has given final approval to a bill designed to boost the number of public preschool programs in the state.

The measure endorsed Tuesday directs the Department of Education to use $4 million it receives in casino and slot machines revenues to cover districts’ startup costs for the programs for 4-year-olds.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Ellen Leach Home

Updated 22 hours ago

Some folks in Brewer had a little Easter fun today.

Residents of the Ellen Leach Home were treated to a special Easter egg hunt.

Staff hid 120 eggs throughout the building, and residents had the challenge of finding them all.

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Glenburn Kindergarteners to Perform Night of Theatre

Catherine Pegram

Updated 22 hours ago

Some popular childrens’ stories are coming to life in Glenburn.

Kindergarteners at Glenburn Elementary School are putting on a performance called A Night at the Theatre.

It’s Wednesday, April 16th.

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Brewer Students Have Fun at Health Fair

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 22 hours ago

Brewer students took some healthy lessons home Tuesday.

A health fair was held at the Brewer Community School.

Students had the opportunity to learn about a variety of health and safety topics, including healthy eating, exercising, bullying, dog safety, railroad safety, and texting and driving.

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Old Belfast Restaurant to Become Bowling Alley

John Krinjak

Updated 22 hours ago

Many people in Belfast have fond memories of eating seafood at Jed’s Restaurant on Route 1.

Jed’s closed its doors years ago, but now one man is in the process of transforming the space into a bowling alley.

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Acadia Opens for the Season

Erica Stapleton

Updated 21 hours ago

“Who cares about a little rain? ”

That was the mantra for several visitors at Acadia National Park on opening day.

“We were outside the car for thirty seconds and got soaked… It was still fun though”

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Unexpected Delivery Drops Tons Of Carrots On Skowhegan Animal Shelter

Rob Poindexter

Updated 22 hours ago

This is the time of year when animal shelters across the state are inundated with stray and unwanted pets.

But last week at the Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan, they got a call from a man who didn’t want to drop off an animal. He was looking to drop off carrots. Around 8,000 pounds of them.

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Autism Awareness Takes Center Stage In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 22 hours ago

Autism was front and center at the state house today.

Autism advocates from throughout Maine gathered in the Hall of Flags.

Heidi Bowden, the head of the Maine Autism Alliance, says new statistics show autism is on the rise.

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Waldoboro Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Child

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A Waldoboro man has been charged with sexually abusing a child.

Earl Leathers, 27, was arrested Friday.

Authorities  say it’s for an incident involving a girl under fourteen two years ago in Belfast City Park.

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Sidney Man Accused of Raping 4-year-old Enters Plea

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 21 hours ago

A man from Sidney accused of raping a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting has plead not guilty to the charges.

Police say Eric Bard, 23, recorded the attack with his cell phone.

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Fairfield Man Charged With Making and Trafficking Meth

Rob Poindexter

Updated 22 hours ago

Authorities arrested a Fairfield man they suspect was making methamphetamine in his house on Serenity Way.

Fairfield Police say they were investigating Jared Colby, 22, for an unrelated matter when they found a pot growing operation and a small meth lab.

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