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Zombies are Attacking the Brewer Community School Next Weekend

Updated 5 days ago

Zombies are set to attack next weekend at Brewer Community School.

It’s the first ever zombies and witches 5k run which is part of the town’s annual celebration.

Darling’s is sponsoring the event.

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Three Hospitals Get Federal Grant Money

Updated 5 days ago

Three hospitals in the region are getting an infusion of federal money to make improvements.

Hospitals in Patten, Eastport, and Vinalhaven will split more than $700,000 dollars in grants.

It will be used on projects that improve quality of care and access.

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UMaine-Machias President To Resign In December

Updated 5 days ago

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — University of Maine officials say the president of the system’s Machias campus will resign at the end of December.

President Cynthia Huggins became the university’s president in 2005 after joining the faculty as an assistant English professor eight years prior. University officials say she announced her intent to retire during a “Welcome Back” breakfast event for university employees on Thursday.

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Electric Bike Proves to Be Asset to Belfast P.D.

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

The Belfast Police Department is welcoming a new patrol vehicle to its fleet-one with two wheels.

The department recently bought an electric bike to help them get to some of the harder-to-reach spots in town.

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Emera Employees Say Thanks to Helen’s

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

A gravel outline is all that’s left of Helen’s Restaurant in Machias. It burned down last month and since then, the support hasn’t stopped from people near and far.

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Back to Work at True North Salmon in Machiasport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

A salmon processing facility in Machiasport is running again and 40 people are back on the job.

Fresh Atlantic salmon from the gulf of Maine is being processing for sale at the True North Salmon plant in the small town of Bucks Harbor.

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Man Accused of Seriously Injuring Child With Household Appliance in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor man has been charged with aggravated assault on a child.

Police say 27-year-old Adam Morton seriously injured a young child earlier this month in Bangor with a household appliance.

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Brewer Days Will Have New Fun Plus Old Favorites

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

The people of Brewer are getting ready for another hometown celebration.

Brewer Days kicks off the first weekend of September.

People are gearing up for some new events this year – like a Zumba demonstration and bike auction.

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Penobscot County Fire Academy Continues with Hazmat Training

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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