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Furloughed Workers from Old Town Mill Learn Future Options

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The Department of Labor held a Rapid Response session to assist workers furloughed last week when Old Town Fuel and Fiber shut down.

Workers shared concerns for the future amid this indefinite furlough – one of the most pressing being healthcare coverage.

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Two Men Accused of Area Robberies to Go to Prison

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

Two men accused of robberies in Glenburn and Orrington last fall will be going to prison.

36-year-old Chester Birmingham of Patten pleaded no contest to robbery and burglary.

39-year-old Donald Getchell of Greenbush pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary and violating bail.

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Worst Road in Maine? That’s Route 15, Officials Say

Updated 3 days ago

It’s official…the worst road in Maine is a section of Route 15.

The Maine Better Transportation Association asked residents to submit their stories of treachorous travel.

Gabriel Zacchai of Camden won first prize for his entry about his springtime trip from Blue Hill to Stonington.

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Belfast Police Say They Have Identified Suspect From Pool

Updated 2 days ago

Belfast police say they have identified the man wanted for questioning about a suspicious incident last week at the city pool, but have yet to speak with him.

Police have stepped up enforcement around Belfast City Park after this man was reported to be hanging around the pool during children’s swimming lessons.

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Man Gets 4 Years in Prison for Role in Washington Co. Pot Farm

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

A man from Mexico is going to prison for four years for his role in a major pot growing ring in Washington County.

53-year-old Moises Soto was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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Belfast Bay Music Festival

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Folks will be grooving for a good cause in Belfast Friday.

Local Maine bands will be taking the stage at the steamboat landing from 2-10pm for the Belfast Bay Music Festival.

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Meth Lab Found: Police Say It’s the 18th This Year

Updated 3 days ago

State police say for the 18th time this year drug agents have dismantled a suspected methamphetamine lab.

Troopers responded to a home on River Road in Oakfield, Aroostook County, after being told someone was trying to burn the house down.

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Planned Power Outage in Eddington

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Some folks in Eddington should expect to have no power Wednesday beginning at 9am.

Emera Maine officials say the planned outage should last no more than 30 minutes.

It’s to conduct maintenance on the electrical system in the area of Field Lane, Rooks Road, Pine Tree Lane, Chestnut Road, Clark Hill Road, Mann Hill Road, Fisher Road, Gilmore Road, Harvest Road, Collett Road, Green Drive, and Loon Lane.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Belfast Murder

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

The husband of a Belfast woman who was shot and killed last summer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter.

James O’Connell, the lawyer representing Donald Arsenault Jr., says he filed the complaint last week.

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UMaine Schools See Jump In Out-of-state Enrollment

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An increase in the number of out-of-state students enrolled in University of Maine System schools this fall is providing a financial boost for the cash-strapped system.

The Portland Press Herald reports that as of Aug. 10 commitments from out-of-state students — who pay nearly three times the in-state tuition — are up 12 percent over the same time last year.

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Man Dies When Struck By Vehicle in Surry

Updated 2 days ago

Authorities have identified the man was struck and killed by a car while walking in Surry today.

It happened on Toddy Pond Road this morning.

Deputies say 54 year old James Miekka of Surry was walking with his guide dog when he was struck.

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Psychiatric Patient Charged With Attacking Nurse

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly using a chair to attack his nurse.

Police say 23-year-old Frank Stewart became angry with staff on Saturday evening in a dispute over an aluminum plate.

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Maine Environmentalists Rally About Climate Change

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine environmentalists will gather at a Portland hiking trail to rally about the impact of climate change on the state’s recreational opportunities.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is hosting the event Tuesday at Baxter Woods Trail. The council is assembling people from the medical, conservation and outdoor recreation communities to release a National Wildlife Federation report called “Ticked Off.” The report is about the impact of climate change on populations of pests like ticks and mosquitoes and the spread of plants such as poison ivy.

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South Portland Voters To Decide On Legalizing Pot

Updated 3 days ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland’s City Council has voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize possession of marijuana.

The council voted unanimously Monday night to put the question on the ballot. The measure would make it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

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Candidates In Governor’s Race To Speak In Bangor

Updated 3 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the race for Maine governor will be speaking at events for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce this fall.

The group says that independent candidate Eliot Cutler will speak at its chamber breakfast event on Sept. 11.

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Portland Police Looking For Missing Man

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Portland, Maine are seeking help to find a 52-year-old man who is missing.

The Portland Police said Monday that Robert Koch left his residence on Riverside Street on Friday and said he was going to the Trolley Park. He may have been seen on Saturday at the 7Eleven at Forest Ave and Riverside Street.

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City Manager For Portland Resigning

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city manager for Portland is resigning.

Mark Rees announced on Monday that he’s resigning to pursue other professional and personal opportunities.

Portland officials said that Rees, who has served as manager of the Maine city for three years, will step down on Sept. 3.

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Debit and Credit Card Information Breach Reported at Shaw’s Supermarkets

Updated 3 days ago

A debit and credit card information breach has occurred at Shaw’s supermarket stores in Maine.

The parent company released a statement saying it appears the unauthorized access may have started on June 22nd and ended July 17th.

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Saturday Bus Service Continues in Hampden

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

Hampden residents who take the bus on Saturday will be able to continue to do so. The town council voted Monday night 4 to 3 to keep the service.

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Mugception Gets National Attention

Updated 3 days ago

A young man from Pittsfield is garnering national attention for a t-shirt he was caught wearing to the county jail.

Bobby Burt, 19, showed up at the Somerset County Jail earlier this month to serve time, wearing a t-shirt designed for him by a co-worker.

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