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Sen. Collins Begins Campaign Bus Tour Across Maine

Updated 4 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins is starting her re-election campaign bus tour that will take her to all 16 counties.

The Republican senator’s “All of Maine” bus tour is kicking off in Bangor on Tuesday.

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3 Groups Apply To Open Maine Charter Schools

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three groups, including a virtual charter school that is applying for the third time, have filed papers to open charter schools in Maine.

There are four spots available for new charter schools in Maine under the state’s 10-school cap.

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Augusta Women’s Home To Close Soon

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A church-run home for poor women in Augusta is closing after nearly 150 years.

Leaders of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, which operates the St. Mark’s Home on Winthrop Street, voted last week to close the facility, which opened in 1870 but now has just four residents.

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Two Juveniles Blamed for Washington County Break-ins

Updated 4 days ago

Two juveniles are being blamed for a series of break-ins in Washington County.

Four seasonal camps at Oxbrook Lake were targeted.

Chain saws, guns and a four wheeler are among the things stolen.

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2015 Firefighter Calendar Released

Updated 4 days ago

Bangor firefighters are taking their shirts off for a good cause.

The Bangor Fire Department partnered with a local photographer to shoot the 20-15 Firefighter Calendar.

All proceeds benefit the Hose 5 Fire Museum.

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Hancock County Towns Want Resident Feedback

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

Officials in Amherst, Aurora and Great Pond would like feedback from residents.

The three towns, with help from the Hancock County Planning Commission, are conducting a public opinion survey.

The goal–to determine what concerns are important to citizens.

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Local Tribe to Receive Federal Funds

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

Changes are coming for the Passamaquoddy Tribal Administrative Building in Indian Township.

The tribe is getting nearly $55,000 in federal money for renovations.

The Admin Building is used to host many tribal functions and services.

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Penobscot County Firefighter Academy

Updated 4 days ago

Students from the Penobscot County Firefighter Academy are working on new skills that will make their communities a little safer. EMT’s, firefighters, and paramedics from Penobscot and Hancock Counties are working together in Old Town to finish the Firefighter 1 and 2 program.

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Orchard Reports Apple Theft, Excellent Crop

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

Michael Parsons of Conant’s Orchard was gathering apples for cider Monday when he saw something odd.

“There was a bushel of Empires on the wagon. I said why did you pick these. He said I didn’t, I found it right underneath that tree right there,” said Parsons.

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Augusta Man Accused of Burning Down His Apartment Building Found Not Criminally Responsible

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

An Augusta man accused of burning down his apartment building last year has been found not criminally responsible.

The Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office says 58-year-old Stephen Cormier will be staying indefinitely at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital’s forensic unit.

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Lowe’s Heroes Spruce Up Kenduskeag Stream Trail

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

One of Bangor’s more scenic pathways is getting back into ship shape.

Volunteer group Lowe’s Heroes is revamping part of the Kenduskeag Stream Trail.

They’re cleaning up the area from Franklin St. to Court St.

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Bangor Takes Step in Making City More “Age-Friendly”

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

Making Bangor a friendlier, more convenient place for its senior citizens – that was a focus on the panel discussion hosted by the city Tuesday.

Bangor has around 6,000 people age 55 or older.

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Trial Of Man Accused Of Raping 4-Year-Old Begins In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 days ago

The trial of a Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl and recording it on his cell phone began in Augusta Tuesday.

24-year-old Eric Bard is charged with 21 counts, most of them rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. He’s pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Acadia Administrators Invite Public Comment at Upcoming Meeting

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Acadia National Park leaders want to hear from you at a meeting next month.

The park’s Advisory Commission is hosting an info session on September 2nd at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor.

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Islesboro Crossing Raises 100-K

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

The 2nd Annual Islesboro Crossing was held Saturday.

60 swimmers, accompanied by personal kayak escorts and several safety boats, made the 3.1 mile journey across the channel from Lincolnville to Islesboro.

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Hermon Home Under Construction Damaged by Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

A Hermon home under construction was damaged by flames Tuesday.

Responders were called to the building along Sam’s Way just after 2 pm.

Nobody was home at the time.

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Overheated Cord Started Apartment Building Fire

Updated 4 days ago

Investigators say an overheated extension cord sparked a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Augusta yesterday.

They say the cord was pinched under a couch on the first floor of the two-unit building on State Street.

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Union Woman Admits Robbing Camden Pharmacy, Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

 

A Union woman accused of robbing a pharmacy in Camden will spend a year and a half in jail.

The Knox County District Attorney’s Office tells us that 24-year-old Hillary Johnson pleaded guilty Monday.

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Ordie Alley Responds to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

 

We told you last week that legendary Jonesport-Beals Coach Ordie Alley was removed from the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inaugural class and from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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Newport Man Killed in Accident at Rumford Mill

Updated 4 days ago

We now know the identity of the worker killed in a Rumford mill yesterday.

35-year-old Brant Munster of Newport was killed after he fell while working on a crane inside the New Page paper mill.

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