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Economy to Blame for Closure of Weathervane Restaurants

Updated 4 days ago

Weathervane Seafood Restaurants has closed some of its restaurants in Maine.

The company says current economic conditions are behind it.

Weathervane’s in Brewer, Waterville, and South Portland all closed this morning.

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Police Warn of Door-to-Door Scam in Ellsworth

Updated 4 days ago

Ellsworth police are warning residents that a door to door solicitation is actually a scam.

They say that someone claiming to represent the Emmaus Shelter is knocking on doors, asking for money.

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Porch Fire in Rockland Ruled Accidental

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 days ago

A close call for some residents in Rockland early Saturday morning.

Fire fighters were called to Mechanic Street just before 4 a.m.

According to Rockland’s Interim Fire Chief Adam Miceli, a cigarette tossed from a window got caught behind some shelving, igniting paper and leaves on the covered porch.

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Maine Democrats name new Executive Director

Updated 5 days ago

Jeremy Kennedy is the new Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party.

And, former Maine Senate majority leader Troy Jackson was named to the Democratic National Committee.

Democratic State Committee members made those decisions yesterday.

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Augusta Armed Robbery

Updated 5 days ago

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Augusta quick mart on western avenue.

Investigators say a man came into the store around 8:30 last night and demanded cash from the register. the man was believed to have a handgun.

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Glenburn

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 days ago

Fire destroyed a home in Glenburn early Monday morning.

Crews were called to Misty Way around 4 a.m.

The occupants of the home were already outside when crews arrived.

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Maine Lawmakers Press To Find Funding For Cold Case Unit

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers from both parties are making a push this year to fund a unit in the attorney general’s office that would focus solely on investigating the state’s more than 100 unsolved homicides.

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Younger Generation Honors Fallen Soldiers at Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Wreaths Across America is a Maine-based non-profit organization dedicated to honoring veterans killed in war.

Sunday, they honored World War Two soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge..

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Ice Fishing Derby Raises Funds for Camp Capella

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Catching for a cause, that’s what many fishermen in Hancock County were trying to do out on the ice today.

Plenty of ice fishermen could be spotted on Phillips Lake, right outside Camp Capella in Dedham.

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Police Find Cocaine in Old Town Couple’s Bed

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

 

Police arrested two Old Town people after finding cocaine in their home..

Old Town Police say officers went to Sara Lemery’s house on Bennoch road for a probation check Friday night.

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Women Get Healthy Lifestyle Tips at Expo

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Women and girls of all ages got a chance to learn about healthy lifestyles today.

It was part of Maine General Health’s Ladies Lifestyle Expo. Several community resources gathered at the expo to share what they can do to help women keep healthy.

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FairPoint Strike Hits 100 Day Mark

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

FairPoint union workers are feeling hopeful on the 100th day of negotiations.

The Federal Mediation Service released a statement Friday saying progress is being made.

Union member James Fenney says it didn’t specify when or what that would be but he’s hoping for a resolution soon.

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UMaine Center Hosts Public Humanities Day

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

The University of Maine Humanities Center hosted their Downtown Bangor Public Humanities day Saturday.

The event highlights arts, literature and history surrounding the community.

Different series of events went on throughout the day including a group discussion of Edith Cobb’s “The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood,” and a performance by the Bangor Children’s Choir.

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Bucksport

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

A fire destroyed a mobile home on the Poverty Ridge Road in Bucksport early Saturday morning.

The call came in shortly after 11 Friday night when a neighbor heard a loud noise and saw the home on fire.

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Temporary Layoffs for Paper Mill

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

Madison Paper Industries began a temporary layoff Saturday that’s said to last through the first week of February as it cuts production.

The paper mill employs around 220 people, officials declined to comment on how many of them would be out of work.

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Bangor Catholic School Collects Items for Military Care Packages

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor families haven’t forgotten about military members still stationed overseas.

All-Saints Catholic School students and their families enjoyed ice cream while collecting items for care packages during a “Troops and Treats” event Friday.

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Bangor Teens Donate $3,000 to Camp Serving Kids with Cancer

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

A group of high school girls are helping send kids, who’ve been treated for cancer, to summer camp.

Members of the Queen City Club, Bangor High School’s service organization, presented a 3-thousand dollar check to the Bangor YMCA’s “Champ Camp” this afternoon.

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New Conservation Law Enforcement Program Coming to University of Maine at Machias

Updated 1 week ago

Come this fall, the University of Maine at Machias will launch a new program in Conservation Law Enforcement.

For officials at UMaine Machais, the launch of a conservation law enforcement program was a no-brainer.

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Augusta Man Changes Plea, Admits Robbing Pharmacy

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

One of two men accused of robbing a pharmacy and trying to rob another one in Augusta on the same day has changed his plea.

21-year-old Dominic Pomerleau pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.

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Hancock County Planning Commission Hosting Brownfields Sites Workshop

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Brownfields sites is the topic of a workshop in Ellsworth.

The Hancock County Planning Commission is hosting the *Striking the Balance* event which will focus on the potential reuse of these abandoned or underutilized properties whose development may be limited by contamination or perceived contamination.

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