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As Races Ramp Up, Maine Democrats Make Their Case To Voters

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

The battle is raging in the race for control of the Maine Legislature. While most eyes are on the candidates vying to become Maine’s governor, what some say is of equal importance, are the majorities in the Maine House and Senate.

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Whale Bones Being Exhumed In Lubec

Wayne Harvey

Updated 1 day ago

About 30 volunteers spent their Sunday digging in the mud just off the shore of Mowry Beach in Lubec.

They were hoping to remove a treasure buried there two decades ago. “It’s a Finback whale” said Chuck Kniffen the organizer of the Mowry Beach Recovery and Rearticulation Project. “It’s about 55 foot long, I’m thinking I’ve heard 70 tons as far as weight goes.”

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Unity College Students Participate in Climate March

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 day ago

Students and faculty at Unity College just returned from New York City.

They participated in the People’s Climate March Sunday.

Joy Hollowell spoke with the group about their experiences as well as what they hope will be accomplished at Tuesday’s United Nations Climate Summit.
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“It was kind of crazy enthusiasm. Just the amount of people and the amount of music and the amount of chanting for change.”

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$800,000 Coming to Acadia National Park

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 day ago

More federal funding is on the way for Acadia National Park.

An $800,000 grant will go towards the continued planning and construction of the Acadia National Park Welcome Center as well as the Acadia Gateway Intermodal Facility.

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Orrington Hit and Run Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 1 day ago

Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.

Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Fire at Drumstick Factory in Newport Contained to Metal Stairwell

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a drumstick factory in Newport.

The fire was contained to an area under a metal stairwell, which stopped it from spreading to where the drumsticks are produced.

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Part-Time Hampden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to DV Assault

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.

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Two Hospitalized After Motorcycle was Struck

Updated 1 day ago

Two were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle and SUV collided in Easton. According to state police, 18-year old Zachary Lamoreau of Easton was turning left into a driveway.

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West Paris House Fire Displaced 21 Residents

Updated 1 day ago

WEST PARIS, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an improperly installed wood pellet stove caused a weekend blaze in West Paris that destroyed a home and displaced 21 people.

About 60 firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities responded to the blaze reported just before midnight Saturday.

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Union Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

Updated 1 day ago

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Union man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in an allegedly stolen car.

Police tell WGME-TV that 23-year-old Anthony Baker took off when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding in Wiscasset at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

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Partnership To Help Resolve Rental Disputes

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness is partnering with the Augusta Housing Authority to offer training to landlords and tenants to prevent crises that might result in someone with mental illness becoming homeless.

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Former US Ambassador To Syria Speaking at UMaine

Updated 1 day ago

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Syria is speaking at the University of Maine.

Robert Ford, who held the position from 2011 until earlier this year, will discuss domestic policies and U.S. strategy in Syria on Monday at the Buchanan Alumni House.

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Man Who Pushed Wife Off Cliff Nears Sentence

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff is due to be sentenced this week.

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Trustees To Vote On Budget Proposal

Updated 1 day ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are meeting to consider asking the state for more money to continue a tuition freeze. They’re also discussing the elimination of three academic programs at the University of Southern Maine.

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Artists Hope To Turn Statehouse Copper Into Art

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a plan to sell or give some of the weathered green copper from the Statehouse dome to jewelers and artists.

Artists say that preserving the beauty and history of the 100-year-old copper through art is a no-brainer.

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Advocate Groups Gets $1 Million In Grants

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine groups working to eliminate elder abuse and violence against children are getting more than $1 million.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said the Maine groups will receive the funds through the Department of Justice.

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Bidding Closes On Historic Lighthouse

Updated 2 days ago

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A historic lighthouse in Casco Bay will likely have a new owner after the federal government closed out an auction for the structure.

The Halfway Rock Light Station, built in 1871, is located on a two-acre ledge of rock off of Bailey Island, near South Harpswell.

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Absentee Ballots Are Being Mailed Out

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Early voting is getting under way in Maine — for those in uniform.

Maine election officials say that they’re mailing absentee ballots for military service members and civilians living outside the country. There were 300 requests on file, and those ballots were due to be sent Saturday.

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Moose Populations Down As Winter Ticks Cull Herd

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hunters getting ready to hunt moose in northern New England will face a season of less competition and fewer moose, as winter ticks have cut down the states’ moose populations.

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1 Dies In Fire Believed To Be Arson

Updated 2 days ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, is now being investigated as a homicide after one of the fire victims has died.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Moore died Friday afternoon at the hospital.

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