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Memorial Vigil to be Held in Bangor

Updated 20 hours ago

People are invited to get together in Bangor on Sunday to remember homeless people who have died this year.

A vigil will take place at the Hammond Street Congregational Church beginning at 4:45 Sunday afternoon.

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Saturday Matinee of Christmas Classic Free at Bucksport’s Alamo Theatre

Catherine Pegram

Updated 21 hours ago

A classic Christmas story will be on the big screen in Bucksport this weekend.

And you can catch the Saturday matinee for free.

The Alamo Theatre will be playing “It’s a Wonderful Life”, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

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Senator Collins Joins Veterans in Bangor for Military Card Signing

Catherine Pegram

Updated 15 hours ago

 

Senator Susan Collins joined veterans in Bangor Friday to sign holiday cards for military men and women currently on duty.

It’s part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, organized by the American Red Cross.

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Man Pleads Guilty In Bleach Attack

Updated 1 day ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who threw bleach in the face of a 60-year-old woman has pleaded guilty.

Charles Cortright III was sentenced to serve about five months of a three-year jail sentence in Kennebec County Superior Court this week, but was freed because he was given credit for time served.

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Police Continue To Investigate Saco Double Shooting

Updated 1 day ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine continue to investigate a home invasion in Saco in which one of the homeowners as well as a house guest were shot multiple times.

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New Toll Plaza Plan Presented For York

Updated 1 day ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority’s plan to build a high-speed toll plaza in York is back on the table.

Area residents have long opposed the plan, but a proposal presented Thursday to the board of directors would build the new plaza a few hundred feet north of the existing plaza on land the authority already owns.

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Striking FairPoint Workers To Rally In Concord

Updated 1 day ago

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — FairPoint Communications workers and their supporters are marking their tenth week of their strike with a rally outside the New Hampshire Statehouse.

Unions that represent more than 1,700 workers across Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say FairPoint has rejected virtually all of their proposals. The company’s chief executive officer says the unions have refused to bargain in good faith.

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Sen. King To Unveil Vets Legal Assistance Program

Updated 1 day ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is getting ready to announce an initiative to improve civil legal assistance for veterans, with a focus on women.

The Independent senator and representatives from Pine Tree State Legal Assistance will unveil the initiative on Friday at Portland City Hall at 1 p.m. King says the effort will assist in expanding StatesideLegal.org, a legal assistance website for military service people, veterans and their families.

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LL Bean To Give $1.9 Million To Nonprofits

Updated 15 hours ago

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is giving nearly $2 million to more than 100 community organizations.

The family-owned retailer’s board of directors approved gifts ranging from $5,000 to $225,000 to organizations involved in conservation and recreation, health and human services, education, and culture and the arts.

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Police: Waterville Man Reportedly Kidnapped, Raped Teenage Girl Before Killing Himself

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

A Waterville man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of an elementary school in Benton Wednesday after, police say, he kidnapped and raped a teenage girl.

Sgt. Brian Gardiner of the Waterville Police Department says 41-year-old Anthony Harding took the girl from a home in Waterville and brought her to a storage unit that had a hidden makeshift room.

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Brewer Hospital Hosts “Lights of Hope”

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

A hospital in Brewer hosted a bright event to benefit cancer patients Thursday.

Eastern Maine Medical Center invited locals to their 14th Annual Lights of Hope Ceremony at the Lafayette Family Cancer Care Center.

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Multiple Accidents Causes Temporary I-395 Closure

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

There were 15 accidents Thursday along a slick section of highway between Bangor and Brewer, according to State Police.

Troopers say they temporarily closed both the East and West lanes along Interstate 395.

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2 Shot In Maine Home Invasion

Updated 2 days ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating an early morning home invasion in Saco (SAH’-koh), Maine in which two people were shot and injured.

WGME-TV ( ) reports the home invasion happened at 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Police Chief Brad Paul says a man and woman were shot and are being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Paul says one other person was in the home at the time of the shooting and was not injured.

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LePage The Most Frugal In Maine Governor’s Race

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — In the three-way race for Maine governor, the candidate that spent the least amount of money came out on top.

Final finance reports filed this week show that incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage spent just under $2 million over the course of the heated campaign.

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Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Leaving

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The executive director of the Maine Democratic Party is stepping down.

The party said Thursday that Mary Erin Casale is leaving her post and will be replaced by Finance Director Jeremy Kennedy until a new executive director is announced next month.

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Kindergarteners Get a “Taste” for Opportunity in Ellsworth

Tania Morales

Updated 1 day ago

They’re only in kindergarten, but kids in six classrooms at Ellsworth Elementary are already thinking about their future.

“It’s good for them to come in. You can see HCTC and what we do and they can be like, oh I want to become a baker when I get older or I want to become a diesel mechanic,” says Culinary Arts Student, Sarah Hillock.

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More Than 550 Cards on the Way to Local Military Heroes

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

More than 550 holiday wishes are on their way to local heroes.

Manpower Maine and The American Red Cross worked together for an effort called Holiday Mail for Heroes.

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“Delivering Dreams” in Brewer: Busiest Package Delivery Day for USPS

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

Thursday is the US Postal Service’s busiest holiday package delivery day.

USPS says they expect a 12% increase in package volume this holiday season.

Wednesday was the busiest day for holiday card delivery.

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Husson Student, Professor talk U.S., Cuba Diplomatic Thaw

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

After an embargo of more than 50 years, the United States and Cuba are trying to rekindle diplomatic ties.

David Haus, Associate Professor of History at Husson University, says there are many reasons President Obama makes this move now, like domestic agendas and international pressures.

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Troop Tribute Marks Blaine House Christmas Decor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Decorations at the Blaine House are beautiful every year, but this year they say more than “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”.

“The women who decorate have lost sons, husbands, says Blaine House expert, Vicki Pratt.

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