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Maine Health Officials Say EEE Found In York Pool

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus that causes Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in a mosquito pool in York.

The sample was collected on Aug. 27 and it was tested Friday.

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Orono Town Council Considering a Moratorium on Student Homes

Updated 3 days ago

The council could put a hold on any new student housing for the next six months.

That would give the town time to decide how to regulate these developments in zoning districts which were originally for single family and two family homes.

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State Police Officer Prepares to Retire

Updated 3 days ago

A state police officer made his last round in the Bangor Barracks today.

Lieutenant Wesley Hussey was honored by troop E as he prepares to retire at the end of the month after 36 years of service.

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Three Concerts in Bangor This Labor Day Weekend

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Bangor will be rocking this long weekend

There will be Waterfront Concerts three straight nights.

Friday night Steely Dan is in town. Saturday country act Lady Antebellum, and Sunday is the sold out Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line show.

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“The Juice Cellar” to Open Second Location in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

You may have had a sampling in Belfast, but soon there will be a place to sip in Bangor.

Another “The Juice Cellar” is set to open on Main Street next to the Maine Discovery Museum.

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Agriculture Plays Huge Role in Blue Hill Fair

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Like other fairs, there’s food, rides and fun – but the Blue Hill Fair also boasts an impressive livestock display.

“These show animals are different than the common meat animals,” explains Dwight Sargent, the fair’s livestock superintendent.  They’re washed, they’re bathed, they’re clipped, they’re groomed. It’s just like a woman grooming her hair. It’s a very hard job. They do a lot of hard work.”

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Penobscot Theatre Announces Dog Auditions for “Toto”

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Now a casting call for pups.

The Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor is seeking a docile dog with a dramatic flair to fill the role of “Toto.”

The Wizard of Oz will run through most of December.

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“Maine Hello” Welcomes Thousands of New Black Bears to the University of Maine in Orono

Updated 3 days ago

New “Black Bears” from around the world have found their home in Orono for the next few years.

“It’s really exciting, but it’s nerve-racking. It definitely made me feel much better coming in and everyone being so happy and welcoming and everything,” says incoming freshmen Nicole Marques of Connecticut.

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Car Rolls and Hits House in Winterport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

A car landed in a yard near a house in Winterport Friday afternoon.

It happened around 3:30.

Waldo County Deputies say a car going north on Route 1 crossed onto the other side of the road.

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Bucksport Teen Gets 10 Days for Vehicular Manslaughter

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

A 17-year-old took responsibility for causing the death of her friend, Friday in an Ellsworth courtroom.

The judge accepted a plea deal for Samantha Goode and sentenced her to 10 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter. Goode was also ordered to do community service and won’t be allowed to drive for 5 years.

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Three Arrested In Waterville Drug Raids

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days ago

A multi-agency investigation in Waterville has resulted in three arrests and significant amount of drugs off the street. It’s a culmination of a 4 month investigation by the Waterville Police, Somerset County Sheriffs Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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IRS Offers Tips for Taxpayers to Avoid Telephone Scams

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

The IRS wants to keep taxpayers from getting scammed and is offering some tips to help protect them.

The agency says it’s had a lot of reports of people calling, pretending to be from the IRS and demanding money.

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164th Springfield Fair Returns for Labor Day Weekend Fun

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

Some late-summer fun is coming to Springfield this weekend.

It’s the 164th annual Springfield Fair.

A fair favorite is back this year, too – fireworks. The last time there was a fireworks show was more than twenty years ago.

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Komen Maine Awards Breast Cancer Grants Totaling $200,000

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A half dozen organizations committed to breast cancer research, screening and treatment are getting some cash from Komen Maine.
It’s $200,000 in grant money.
The grant recipients include:
  • Breast Health Educational Outreach, as part of Fish River Rural Health in Aroostook County, offers comprehensive breast health education outreach program to patients and the community with a goal of serving more than 1,000 individuals.

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Bangor Man Arrested For Sex Crimes

Updated 3 days ago

A month long investigation has led to sex crimes filed against a Bangor man.

42-year-old Roger Severance was arrested today after Bangor police received a tip from the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force.

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School is Back in Session, Safety is Number One

Updated 4 days ago

Setting your alarm fifteen minutes earlier, giving yourself extra travel time and always planning ahead, for some, that’s easier said than done.

“If you’re somebody trying to get to work, do you really want to donate two, three, four hundred dollars to the state or do you want to lose your license for 30 days and have to find some other way to get to work? So if we plan ahead and know that we are going to have to take some additional time to get there and do everything safely, everybody’s going to go away with a win win situation.” says Sgt. Dan Stewart of the Hampden Police Department.

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Ex-publisher Appears In Court On Child Porn Charge

Updated 3 days ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has appeared in court for the first time since being charged with possessing child pornography.

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5 Things To Know About Maine’s Upcoming Election

Updated 4 days ago

Maine candidates are heading into the final stretch and all eyes are on the battle for the Blaine House. While the tight three-person race for governor is likely to get the most attention this fall, the contest for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat and local races that will determine which party controls the state House and Senate are also sure to be highly competitive.

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Westbrook Officer Claims Sexual Harassment

Updated 4 days ago

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A Westbrook police officer has filed notice of her intention to sue the city, claiming she was sexually harassed after issuing a speeding ticket to another officer’s girlfriend.

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Augusta School Crossing Guard Reports To Work

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Even though the Augusta school board eliminated crossing guards this summer, one dedicated crossing guard is reported for anyway.

Sherry MacArthur, with a hand-held stop sign, helped kids cross the street near Lincoln Elementary School on Wednesday and Thursday.

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