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Former President Bush Backs LePage For Governor

Updated 1 day ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are endorsing Maine Gov. Paul LePage in his re-election bid.

In a statement Wednesday, the Bushes called LePage a “get-it-done-leader” who’s committed to solving Maine’s problems.

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30 Maine Guard Members Home From Middle East

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — About 30 members of the Maine National Guard are home from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Thirteen members of the 243rd Engineering Installation Squadron arrived late Tuesday and another 15 arrived shortly before noon Wednesday to waiting family and friends at the Portland International Jetport.

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High Court Allows Grand Falls Wind Farm

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GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court is upholding a state Board of Environmental Protection decision to give a developer the go-ahead to build a wind farm on Passadumkeag Ridge in Grand Falls Township.

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Regulators Consider Future Of Shrimp Fishery

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are gathering findings to determine if there will be a commercial season for the Gulf of Maine’s northern shrimp next year.

Regulators closed the shrimp season for 2014 for the first time in more than 30 years because shrimp populations dipped to their lowest recorded levels. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Technical Committee is meeting in Portland on Wednesday to update the status of the shrimp stock. The technical committee’s findings will be the basis for regulators’ decision about next year’s season.

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Heating Prices Continue To Drop

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state of Maine survey indicates the average price of heating oil has dropped 4 cents over the past week to the lowest heating season price recorded in three years.

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Collins and Bellows Square-off in Bangor Debate

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows shared the stage at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday for the second of 5 televised debates.

The candidates clashed over issues such as healthcare, the minimum wage, the war on terror, campaign finance, and responsible spending.

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Father Accused Of Abuse Had Been Fired From Job

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man charged with throwing his infant son down a flight of stairs was fired from Riverview Psychiatric Center after authorizing the use of pepper spray on a woman who was restrained for hours with the irritating substance on her skin.

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Well Known Troop Greeter Passes Away

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

The Maine Troop Greeters are mourning the death of one of their own.

According to a Facebook post, Joan Gaudet passed away Wednesday.

Joan was featured in the 2009 film The Way We Get By.

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Ill Hunter Gets “Big One” Thanks to Stacyville Guide

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

While on a bird hunt, sisters Tina Alton and Joyce Grandmason, began planning a moose hunting trip for Joyce’s husband, who’s battling cancer.

The trip wasn’t possible until they met a hunting guide from Stacyville.

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Firefighters Train for Chimney Fire Calls

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

It’s the season for chimney fires — and firefighters in Orrington, Holden and Eddington are prepping for an increased number of calls.

“Chimney fire occurs with the build up of creosote,” says Firefighter Chad Bean. Creosote is a thick and highly flammable residue left behind by smoke.

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Rangers Caution Visitors of Dangerous Surf, Shore Conditions at Acadia

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

Rain is coming down and waves are crashing along the shore at Acadia National Park.

“Our number one concern is visitor safety and with the high seas washing up on the rocks, we’re concerned about people slipping and falling and potentially even going into the ocean,” explains Park Ranger Justin Flynn.

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Emera’s Storm Response Team Prepares for Possible Outages

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Emera Maine’s storm response team is preparing for possible power outages.

A company spokesperson says wind gusts could reach 45 miles-per-hour in coastal communities.

The team is readying trucks to respond to downed power lines.

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Maine Students Cast Their Ballots In Mock Election

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine students are casting their ballots for governor and representatives in Washington in a mock election.

Students from more than 125 schools are expected to participate in the “Rally and Tally” event at the Augusta Armory on Wednesday.

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Switch To Biomass Paying Off At S.A.D. 54

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

In search of some financial relief and cost predictability, officials at S.A.D. 54 in Skowhegan made the decision to install a biomass heating system two years ago.

“We installed it because we knew that there had to be an alternative to oil and the consumption was very, very high and the costs were hard to control,” said Darrell Mitchell, the Business Administrator for the district.

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Storm Prep & Safety

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

TV5 checked in with Bangor Public Works on storm preps.

We’re told most of the construction around the city has been put on hold until the storm is over.

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Support Ending Domestic Violence By Walking on Monday

Updated 2 days ago

An awareness walk originally scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled due to the rainy forecast.

Bangor Walks to End Abuse will now take place next Monday, October 27th, right in the heart of downtown.

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Husson Student Vets Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

The Student Veteran Association at Husson University is joining the fight against breast cancer.

Group President, Darren Ripley says he wanted student vets to support breast cancer awareness after a member of his family was diagnosed. Ripley says while breast cancer usually effects women ages 40 and up, it’s important to educate college students on ways to detect the disease.

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Husson Hosts Healthcare Workshop Focusing on Improving Patient Safety

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

Communication is critical to patient safety.

Husson University in Bangor hosted healthcare professionals, hospital employees, as well as professors for a daylong discussion with that theme in mind.

The school has a government grant to teach collaborative practices.

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Bangor Day Care Closes, Under Investigation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor day care has closed its doors and is under investigation.

The Department of Health and Human Services received a complaint about the “Almost Home Daycare” on Charles Street.

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Hampden Mayor: No Plans To Step Down After No-Confidence Vote

Updated 2 days ago

Hampden’s Mayor says, she has no plans to step down after a vote of a no-confidence by the town council.

The council took that unanimous vote against Mayor Carol Duprey at their meeting on Monday.

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