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Penobscot County Fire Academy Continues with Hazmat Training

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

Penobscot County Fire Academy continued today in Eddington.

Firefighters-in-training learned how to deal with hazardous material.

Instructor Scott Luciano says a lot of chemicals are transported through Maine and firefighters need to know how to deal with accidents and other emergencies.

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Bangor Looking For New Tenant for L.L. Bean Call Center

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

L.L. Bean will close it’s Bangor Call Center.

Workers have been told it will happen in 2016.

The company says fewer people are calling as more do their shopping online.

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After Tough Winter, It’s Harvest Time At Albion Peach Farm

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 days ago

The long and brutal winter has had an impact on some local agriculture and that includes the small amount of peach growers in Maine like Gordon Kenyon, owner of Locust grove Farm in Albion.

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Downtown Bangor Construction on Hiatus Labor Day Weekend

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

Construction will not get in the way of the three concerts in Bangor this holiday weekend.

Main Street by the waterfront stage should be paved this week.

We’re told construction equipment will be out of the road by noon Friday.

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Contractor Hospitalized After Falling through Schenck HS Roof

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

A worker was taken to the hospital after falling through the roof of Schenck High School in East Millinocket Thursday morning.

The school’s superintendent says the worker’s injuries aren’t life threatening.

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East Millinocket Receives Interest Payment From GNP

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

East Millinocket has received an interest payment from Great Northern Paper.

Town officials tell TV5 they were wired a little over $28,000 this week, which is the interest for real estate and personal property taxes.

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Bangor Man Previously Convicted for Selling Coke Pleads Guilty in Fed Court

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A man from Bangor who’s already served time for selling cocaine is going back to prison after admitting he was caught with it again.

63-year-old Glenn Watson pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Bangor.

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Watson, Glenn 8-28-14


FairPoint Declares Impasse, Unions Disagree

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont want the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate terms of their old contract. In the meantime, they’re evaluating options that include a strike.

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Old Town Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Bank Robberies

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

An Old Town man will spend the next decade behind bars for two bank robberies.

26-year-old Troy Gay was sentenced Thursday.

He pleaded guilty earlier this month to robbing the Camden National Bank in Corinth in March and the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono a month later.

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Gay, Troy 6-13-14


Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Orono Child Sex Case

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

An Orono man who admitted to sex crimes against children was expected to be sentenced Thursday.

Instead, a judge rejected a plea agreement, essentially sending this case back to square one.

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Woman Charged With Stealing $750,000 From Employer

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire woman charged with stealing $750,000 from her Maine-based employer has appeared in federal court in Portland.

Janis Woods of Conway, New Hampshire, a former bookkeeper at a drilling business in the town of Norway, was in court Wednesday to face a bank fraud charge. She did not enter a plea.

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Maine Pays $7.2M For Land On Portland Waterfront

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation has paid a Portland businessman $7.2 million for 18 acres of industrial waterfront land it seized from him this spring as part of a seaport terminal expansion project.

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Pest Spreads Territory In Knox County

Updated 4 days ago

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the hemlock woolly adelgid appears to be expanding its territory in Knox County.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says a tourist recently found the pest on two trees in Camden. The agency says the insect was found in forested areas of Friendship and Owls Head during detection surveys earlier this year.

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Large Wind Farm Gets Preliminary Approval

Updated 4 days ago

BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — A proposal to build what would be Maine’s largest energy-generating wind farm has received preliminary approval from state environmental regulators.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s draft decision, issued Wednesday by Commissioner Patricia Aho, means the department could issue a final decision as early as Sept. 5. The deadline is Sept. 8.

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Deal Reached To Sell Supermarket Chain To Ex-CEO

Updated 4 days ago

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.

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Scientists To Evaluate Plummeting Cod Fish Stock

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists are set to begin reviewing an assessment of the Gulf of Maine cod population that says the species is spawning at an all-time low.

A spokeswoman for the New England Fisheries Management Council says the scientists will review the assessment Thursday and Friday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The management council will consider the scientists’ report in late September and early October. The spokeswoman says the council might use the report to make an emergency action or to craft new regulations for the fishery.

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Lawyer Arrested For Child Porn

Updated 4 days ago

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police have arrested a Portland attorney on charges of possessing child pornography.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety says 63-year-old Lawrence Winger of Falmouth came to the attention of the Maine Computer Crimes Unit last month.

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Donations Can Double In Governor’s Race

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New donors will now be able to give up to $3,000 to a candidate for Maine governor.

The Maine ethics commission adopted the policy Wednesday after a federal judge ruled that supporters of independent candidate Eliot Cutler should be allowed to donate as much as they can to major party candidates.

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LOVE Artist Robert Indiana At Center Of Exhibit

Updated 4 days ago

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana will participate in International HOPE Day, a celebration of his art in countries across the world.

The artist is best known for his “LOVE” image, in which the L and O sit atop the V and E. His HOPE image follows a similar theme. The image will be a part of installations and events in Munich, Caracas, Miami, New York City and Vinalhaven, Maine on Indiana’s Sept. 13 birthday. He will turn 86 that day.

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Heating Prices Drop In August

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 6 cents from a month ago to $3.39 per gallon.

The Governor’s Energy Office said Tuesday that the average statewide price for a gallon of heating oil ranged from $3.08 to $3.87. It also found the average price of kerosene dropped 4 cents over the last month, to $3.87 per gallon. The average propane price is now $2.85, a 3-cent rise per gallon over the last few weeks. Heating oil and kerosene are both slightly less expensive than last August, while propane is 25 cents more expensive.

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