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Bangor Area Homeless Shelter Celebrates Building Improvements

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

A new facade for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Wednesday folks gathered in front of the building for a ribbon cutting celebration.

This marks the completion of a two phase project that began in the spring.

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Student Q & A with Former ABC Sports & NFL Exec.; His Take on NFL Controversies

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

Husson University students had the chance to question one of the nation’s leading experts in professional sports and broadcasting Wednesday.

Dennis Lewin is a former ABC Sports and NFL executive. He’s also on the Board of Directors of Little League Baseball.

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Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft Fire Departments Receive Federal Grant Money

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

More federal money heading to Maine to support local firefighting.

The Bangor Fire Department will receive almost $500,000 to fill four positions lost through attrition.

The grant money comes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER Awards.

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Classic Childhood Toy to Be Made in Maine

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

One of the most popular toys in history will soon be made in Maine.

Lincoln Logs will now be manufactured at Pride Manufacturing in Burnham.

Officials from the K-Nex Company that makes Lincoln Logs joined Pride workers and Governor LePage to make the announcement Wednesday morning.

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$7.5 Million Bond Deal to Help Two Mills in Baileyville

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

State officials say a new bond deal will help two mills in Baileyville and retain about 400 jobs in the area.

The Finance Authority of Maine closed a deal with St. Croix Tissue to issue a $7.5 million taxable bond, through FAME’s Major Business Expansion Program.

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Bangor Man Charged With Unlawful Sexual Contact Of A Child

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor man is being charged with unlawful sexual contact.

Police say a guardian of a child told them that the child was being touched inappropriately by 66-year-old Herbert Conway, Conway was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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E-Waste Collection at Challenger Center

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

Get rid of those pesky old and out-dated electronics you have laying around the house.

The next e-waste collection event at the Challenger Learning Center in Bangor is Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

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State Representative Charged with Indecent Conduct at Park and Ride

Updated 5 days ago

A Waldo county legislator is facing criminal charges. Brian Jones of Freedom was arrested Monday night on the charges of indecent conduct and failure to give his correct name, according to state police.

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Traffic Stop In Maine Leads To Drug Bust

Updated 5 days ago

GRAY, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is facing drug charges in Maine after a police officer pulled her over for speeding and found hundreds of oxycodone pills in the vehicle.

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Probe Into Maine Police Chief Ends With Reprimand

Updated 5 days ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A city investigation into the conduct of Hallowell’s police chief has ended with an official reprimand but no punishment more than a year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate female officer.

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Augusta Murder Suspect Wants Statements Dismissed

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for an Augusta man charged with fatally stabbing his live-in girlfriend wants statements his client made to investigators dismissed as evidence.

A lawyer for Justin Pillsbury told a judge Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court that those statements should be kept out of any trial because his client was not properly advised of his rights and was too sedated after surgery to think straight.

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Maine’s Oldest Chocolatier Under New Ownership

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WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s oldest chocolate maker is under new ownership.

Erin Collins of Freeport this week took over 99-year-old Haven’s Candies in Westbrook, which counts Intel and HBO among its customers.

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LePage To Highlight Toy Brand Coming To Maine

Updated 5 days ago

BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is praising a toy company’s decision to manufacture in Maine.

LePage is visiting with Pride Manufacturing officials in Burnham on Wednesday to announce that an “iconic American toy brand” has selected the Maine company as its new manufacturer.

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Feds To Issue Recommendation On Cod Shortage

Updated 5 days ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are set to issue a recommendation about the future of the Gulf of Maine’s declining cod fishery.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss a recommendation, which could include shutting down the fishery or imposing a stricter quota.

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Conservation Group Targets Gov. LePage

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A powerful national conservation group is setting its sights on defeating Gov. Paul LePage.

The League of Conservation Voters added the Republican governor to its “dirty dozen” list of candidates it is targeting this year. The group says LePage is the first incumbent governor to make the list, reflecting the “urgency to stop his extensive anti-environment agenda.”

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Maine Communities To Share $1.2 Million In Grants

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is receiving more than $1.2 million in grants for community and economic development in distressed parts of the Northern Forest area.

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Oil Train Protester Convicted

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A jury has found one of two defendants who sat on train tracks to block a train carrying crude oil guilty of trespassing.

The jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Douglas Bowen Jr. of Porter. A second defendant, Jessie Dowling of Unity, was awaiting the outcome of her case, which was heard by a separate jury.

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Number Of Uninsured Mainers Rose In 2013

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the number of Mainers without health insurance grew in 2013.

According to data released Tuesday, Maine was one of two states that saw an increase in the uninsured rate between 2012 and 2013. The other was New Jersey.

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Bailey Island Residents Win Access To Cedar Beach

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HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has ruled in the public’s favor in a dispute over beach access on Bailey Island.

Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills ruled Monday that the public had earned an easement because Cedar Beach Road has been used for beach access for more than nine generations.

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Navy Prison Redevelopment Plan Moving Forward

Updated 5 days ago

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s shuttered prison.

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