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Nova Star Sees Surge In Motor Coach Bookings

Updated 1 day ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that runs the Nova Star ferry between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia says it has already received advance bookings for 43 motor coaches in 2015.

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Elver Fishing Quota May Be Slightly Reduced

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

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Lobsterman Jailed, Fined Over Illegal Lobsters

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman who kept undersized and V-notched lobsters has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined $50,000. The Department of Marine Resources is also suspending his license for three years.

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Agency Approves Poland Springs Water Deal

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FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission says Fryeburg Water Co. can enter into a long-term contract to sell water to Nestle Waters, bottler of Poland Springs.

The commission ruled Thursday that the contract between the privately-owned utility and Nestle could benefit the utility’s ratepayers. Nestle would pay higher rates than household customers.

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Senate Candidates Discuss Common Core Education Standards

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

During our sit down interviews with the candidates for senate, Republican Incumbent Susan Collins and her Democratic Challenger Shenna Bellows, they shared their thoughts on Maine’s education system.

We asked, “Maine’s education system is undergoing a big transition, converting to Common Core standards. Is this the best way to improve the educational experience for Maine students?”

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Democrat Cain Skipping 2nd District Debate

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine television station has canceled a debate in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat after Democrat Emily Cain said she wouldn’t attend.

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Woman Killed By Truck 1 Hour After Release

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Auburn police say a woman who was ticketed in a parking lot for theft early Thursday was run over by a truck less than an hour later in the same lot.

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Maine Man’s Ashes Launched Into Space

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man’s ashes that have been scattered all over the world have taken their greatest journey yet: to space.

Using her Facebook page, which has more than 17,000 likes, Hallie Twomey has connected with strangers willing to scatter the ashes of her son, who was 20 years old when he died four years ago.

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Pot Activist, Police Chief Debate Marijuana

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pro-marijuana activist and a Maine police chief sparred in a debate about referendums that would legalize recreational use of the drug in two cities.

The Portland Press Herald reports Marijuana Policy Project Maine political director David Boyer and South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins attracted a crowd of nearly 100 people to the Thursday night debate.

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Tense Moments at Late Night Fire

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Some tense moments for fire fighters along the Mid-coast Thursday night, when they thought an elderly woman was trapped in her burning home in Rockport.

Crews were called to Wellington Drive around 11:00 PM.

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Nor’easter Keeps Coast Guard Busy

Updated 2 days ago

Border patrol agents pulled a person from the water in Lubec.

They were seen clinging to a skiff and drifting towards the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Memorial Bridge.

The person was taken to a hospital. No word on their condition.

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Bangor Studio Offering “Thriller” Dance Lessons

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Robinson Ballet is looking for undead dancers, this Halloween.

The Bangor studio wants to teach you the Thriller dance, made famous by Michael Jackson.

Lessons began Thursday.

Next Friday, the trained zombies will perform the number of Maple St., in Bangor, for trick-or-treaters to enjoy.

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Cutler Gets Q&A with Moderator, Gubernatorial “Debate” Goes on without Michaud and LePage

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

The three men running for governor were invited to take part in, what would have been, the only debate to be broadcast state-wide, Thursday.

Just one of the candidates agreed to participate though.

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Maine Students Pick LePage In Mock Election

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Students from 130 Maine schools want to give Gov. Paul LePage another four years in the Blaine House.

The Republican governor won the annual mock election Wednesday with 38.5 percent of about 12,000 votes. Democrat Mike Michaud came in second with 35.8 percent and Cutler finished in third with 25.4 percent.

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“Cakes By Jan” Plans to Close Sweet Shop Soon

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

She’s sweetened the lives of so many in the Greater Bangor area and beyond.

Now the owner of “Cakes By Jan” will soon be moving on.

Caitlin Burchill has her story.

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Monson Inn Provides Haven for Appalachian Hikers

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

The Appalachian Trail is a 2200-mile trek from Georgia to Mt. Katahdin.

Most hikers take four to six months to complete it.

“Monson is a really pivotal place because it’s either the last trail town or the first trail town,” said Rebekah Anderson, owner of the Lakeshore House.

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Bucksport Family Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week

Tania Morales

Updated 1 day ago

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a family from Bucksport remembers this all too well.

A year has passed but the message has remained the same, “Think about your life on the road.”

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Downtown Bangor Halloween Trick or Treat Saturday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

 

Kids can celebrate Halloween early in Bangor.

The annual Downtown Bangor Trick or Treat event organized by the Downtown Bangor Partnership is set for Saturday.

30 businesses will be passing out candy to children.

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Two in Custody after High-Speed Chase with Police

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A high speed chase Thursday ended in Newport when a state trooper was able to stop the car by using his own cruiser.

David McGregor, 24, of Canaan, Christopher Daldwell, 25, of Pittsfield, were in the car, that turned out to be stolen.

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Lights On Late for Kids at Discovery Museum

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

The lights are staying on a bit later tonight at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor.

Kids are enjoying a free night there and at other museums around the state as part of Maine Afterschool Network’s Lights On Afterschool Event.

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