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Senate Candidate Bellows Stops in Bangor During Walk Across Maine

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows trekked through Bangor Tuesday.

The democrat who’s hoping to defeat incumbent Republican Susan Collins is walking 350 miles across the state. She started in Houlton.

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Bangor Campers Spend Week Learning About Life in the Media

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

Some campers in Bangor are spending the week learning about life in the media.

They’re taking part in Maine Media Camp at the New England School of Communications.

Three dozen high school students from seven states are there.

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DEP Holds Public Hearing On Phthalates

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

The Maine DEP heard from the public Tuesday afternoon as they try to decide what to do about some potentially dangerous chemicals found in ordinary household products.

The chemicals being called into question are called phthalates and they’re commonly found in soft plastic products like shower curtains, rain coats and garden hoses.

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Fatal Vassalboro Two-Car Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Windsor man died in a two-car crash in Vassalboro Tuesday.

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office says 91-year-old Clifford Welch was a passenger in a car that was struck by a pickup truck while pulling onto Route 3 from Legion Park Road.

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Nicholas Hutchinson Sentenced For 2012 Greenbush Home Invasion

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

One of two men accused of attacking a woman during a home invasion in Greenbush in 2012 has been sentenced Tuesday.

25-year-old Nicholas Hutchinson of Medway will serve 9 years in prison with four years of probation for charges including robbery, aggravated assault and terrorizing.

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Waterville Police Hunt Stabbing Suspect Despite No Cooperation From Victim

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

Waterville Police are searching for the person they say stabbed a city man last night. According to a release from the department, the incident happened around 9:00 Monday night. Police Chief Joe Massey says a group of men went to a residence on Carey Lane in the South End of Waterville to confront another man over a “personal dispute.”

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Property Tax Break On Way For Seniors

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Property tax relief is on the way for some Maine residents.

The Portland Press-Herald reports that the Property Tax Fairness Credit designed to help seniors and lower-income families takes effect on Friday.

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York Officials Reject Marijuana Plan

Updated 2 days ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — Selectmen in York have said no to placing a proposed ordinance to legalize marijuana in the town on the November ballot.

The 3-2 vote on Monday does not end the issue, however. Supporters of the proposal must now collect 613 signatures to force the question on to the ballot.

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LePage: State Should Fund Psychiatric Center

Updated 2 days ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine should no longer seek federal money for a state run psychiatric hospital because the federal certification requirements are doing more harm than good.

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Hearing On Phthalates Scheduled In Augusta

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is set to hold a public hearing about the use of chemicals called phthalates in household products in response to petitions from parents.

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Democratic Lawmaker From York Dies Unexpectedly

Updated 2 days ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who represented parts of southern Maine in the Legislature has died.

Democratic legislative leaders say Rep. Paul McGowan of York died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday. He was 67.

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DNC Chair Says Maine Races A Bellwether For Dems

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says defeating Maine’s sitting governor is critical to the party’s efforts to raise minimum wage and expand residents’ access to health care.

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Head Of California Science Museum Speaks In Maine

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The executive director of the California Academy of Sciences will give a presentation about global environment, climate change and land use at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.

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Maine Ocean Acidification Group Meets For First Time

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Ocean Acidification Committee will hold its first meeting on Aug. 1.

The committee is studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment and its economy. It is slated to meet in Walpole.

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Free Concert Fills Bangor Church

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

A free concert filled Bangor’s All Souls Congregational Church Monday.

Members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performed as part of the 9th annual Summer Evening Musicale.

The event was organized between All Souls and their neighbors at Beth Israel Congregation.

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Machias Planning Board Approves New Helen’s Permit, Following Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

The owners of a landmark Machias Restaurant are ready to rebuild, just weeks after the eatery was destroyed by flames.

The town’s planning board unanimously approved a permit Monday that paves the way for Helen’s Restaurant to break ground.

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Hernandez Kidnapper Set to Appear in Court

Updated 3 days ago

Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen who returned home recently after vanishing for nine months.

Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his Gorham home Monday afternoon.

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Dollar Tree to Acquire Family Dollar

Updated 3 days ago

Dollar Tree is spending $8.5 billion to take over discount rival Family Dollar.

It’s a cash and stock deal.  Family Dollar shareholders will get about $60 in cash and $15 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own.

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Belfast Escapee Arrested in Boston

Updated 3 days ago

A man who escaped from a minimum security jail in Belfast is back in jail.

Tyler Malmstrom, 23, was arrested in Boston.

He left the Maine Coastal Regional Re-entry Center July 10th.

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Callahan Mine Cleanup Community Update in Brooksville

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

The Callahan Mine Superfund Site is the topic of a meeting in Brooksville Tuesday night.

One phase of the cleanup–the toxins and residential property part–was completed last year.

We’re told there will be inspections and some site maintenance and sampling this year and more clean up next year.

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