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Glenburn Company Plans to Auction GNP Mill to Get $242K in Back Bills

Catherine Pegram

Updated 17 hours ago

A construction company in Glenburn is planning to auction off the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket to get back nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars GNP owes it.

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Food Mobile Coming to Brewer

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

Good Shepherd Food Bank is hosting their food mobile program in Brewer.

The event will be held September 19th from 10am to noon,  at the end of Acme Road.

Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Brewer and surrounding towns are welcome.

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Chinese Celebrations in Brewer During Mid-Autumn Festival

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

Maine China Network is organizing the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

The fun will be held in Brewer, September 19th and 20th.

The take off event will be held from 6 to 7:30 on the 19th where you can learn how to build miniature kites at the Creative Arts Center located at 54 Wilson Street, in Brewer.

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Norridgewock Woman Faces Eviction Over Service Dog

Updated 23 hours ago

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Norridgewock woman faces eviction from her home for allowing her daughter’s service dog to visit the house for five days in August in what her landlord says was a violation of the lease.

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NYC Man Faces Drug Charges

Updated 23 hours ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine drug agents have arrested a New York City man they say dropped a bag containing hundreds of oxycodone pills when police approached him.

Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were conducting an investigation about 8 p.m. Tuesday when they approached 31-year-old Pierre Dupera, of Brooklyn, New York, behind a supermarket.

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Christopher Buckley To Deliver Address In Biddeford

Updated 23 hours ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Political novelist and satirist Christopher Buckley is delivering a lecture in Maine.

Buckley is set to deliver the 5th annual George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture Thursday evening at the University of New England in Biddeford.

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Attorney Receives MacArthur Grant

Updated 23 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine civil rights lawyer who’s won a $625,000 MacArthur grant says she didn’t even know she’d been nominated.

Mary Bonauto of Portland is well known for her work with the Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, where she was involved with every major state and federal legal battle over same-sex marriage.

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Census: Poverty Down But So Are Wages

Updated 23 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest the number of Mainers living in poverty has dropped from 2012 to 2013. But the figures also suggest income dropped, as well.

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Oxford Networks Unveils Expansion In Brunswick

Updated 23 hours ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Oxford Networks has officially opened its expanded data center in a high-security building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

The data center that was unveiled Wednesday in a former Navy communications center will allow the company to expand its cloud computing, data storage and backup solutions. Company officials say it’s the largest facility of its kind in northern New England.

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Pingree, Michaud Reject Arms For Syrian Rebels

Updated 23 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree have voted against a proposal to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.

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Environmentalist Group Targets Gov. LePage

Updated 23 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A California billionaire’s environmental group is launching operations in Maine as it looks to defeat Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

The political action committee NextGen Climate says its targeting 90,000 Maine voters that it believes are concerned about climate change and hopes to use the issue to get them to the polls.

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Activists Go To Court To Get Pot On York Ballot

Updated 23 hours ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine pro-marijuana activists are going to court to try to force a town to put a question about legalizing possession of small amounts of pot on this November’s ballot.

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Mayor Offers To Help McGraw Find Portland, Maine

Updated 24 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn’t know where it is. And he doesn’t want to know, either.

The country singer included a song, “Portland, Maine,” on his latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” which came out Tuesday.

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Political Foes Slam New LePage Vacation Policy

Updated 24 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s political foes are criticizing a new policy that’s giving more vacation time to political appointees and staff.

The policy change allows 54 officials to count years worked before their appointment when calculating vacation time. The change was first reported Wednesday by the Bangor Daily News.

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Feds Issue Recommendation On Cod Shortage

Updated 24 hours ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are recommending a host of new restrictions to protect the Gulf of Maine’s declining cod fishery.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Oversight Committee on Wednesday recommended a battery of changes, including implementing expansions to existing inshore spawning closures. The panel also requested a review of the extent of cod bycatch in the lobster fishery.

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House Speaker Boehner To Raise Money For Poliquin

Updated 24 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is visiting Maine next week to raise money for 2nd Congressional District Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin.

Poliquin Finance Director Jessica Corbett said that Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, will host a closed-door fundraiser on Sept. 25. She declined to provide further details.

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Hope Elephants Adjusting To New Oklahoma Home

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

We have an update on the Hope elephants who are safely adjusting to their new home in Oklahoma.

This video from the Endangered Ark Foundation shows Opal befriending another elephant in the herd there.

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Brewer P.D. Seeks to Improve Neighborhoods

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

The Brewer Police Department has a new tool at its disposal to improve neighborhoods.

The city has passed an ordinance, suggested by Lt. Chris Martin.

The owners of houses or apartments with a history of noise complaints, excessive partying or arrests, or drug activity, will be subject to a meeting with the police chief to come up with a plan to improve things.

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PepsiCo to Close Two Maine Facilities

Updated 1 day ago

PepsiCo announced Wednesday the food and beverage corporation’s plan to close warehouses in Augusta and Portland.

The company says Operations at those warehouses will relocate, impacting about 50 employees at each site.

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Southwest Harbor Health Fair

Updated 1 day ago

Southwest Harbor Medical Center is hosting a health fair open to the community on September 20th.

There will be free screenings such as blood pressure, body composition, and dental available.

Several free physical therapy and rehabilitation service assessments.

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