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Maine Senate To Decide Close District 25 Race

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate will decide the winner of a close race for one of the chamber’s seats.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says a recount of ballots Tuesday showed Republican Cathleen Manchester beat Democrat Catherine Breen by 11 votes in the race for Senate District 25, which covers part of Cumberland County. But unofficial results before the recount showed Breen beating Manchester by 32 votes.

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Panel Finds Religious Discrimination At Restaurant

Updated 5 days ago

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) — The Maine Human Rights Commission says a Waldoboro restaurant worker was right when she alleged that her employer discriminated against her on religious grounds after she began dating the son of the restaurant’s co-owner.

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Group To Unveil Marijuana Legalization Plan

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana use in Maine is set to present a draft of its plan at the Maine State House.

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Regulators Cut New England Cod Quota

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are cutting the maximum amount of cod that fishermen can take from the Gulf of Maine by 75 percent.

The New England Fishery Management Council voted Tuesday to reduce the total allowable cod catch limit from 1,550 to 386 metric tons. Regulators say the level of cod spawning in the Gulf is at an all-time low.

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Maine’s Top Court Rules Against Housecleaner

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court says a lower court was right to deny an appeal from a housecleaner who asked the court to suppress a confession she offered about stealing drugs after she failed a polygraph test.

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Mother of Husson Student Killed in Domestic Violence Incident Speaks at Vigil

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Husson University hosted a vigil in memory of Brooke Locke, Tuesday night.

On this day one year ago, police say, the 21-year-old was raped, kidnapped, and murdered by her boyfriend.

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Vachon Sworn in as Brewer Mayor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Brewer has a new Mayor.

Matthew Vachon was sworn in at Jeff’s Catering Tuesday during the Brewer City Council’s Annual Meeting.

He’s been on the council for two years.

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Z107.3 “Free The Z” Turkey Drive Starts Strong in Brewer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

It’s time to talk turkey.

The Z107.3 radio team is helping collect Thanksgiving dinner for folks in need.

The radio crew is stationed in the Brewer Hannafords parking lot until they reach their goal, 2014 turkeys.

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United Way Looking For CA$H Coalition Volunteers

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

United Way is looking for volunteers to help with it’s Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition.

Each year volunteers assist in free tax returns for people with low to moderate incomes.

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Franklin Veterans Club to Raise Money for Wounded Vets

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

The Franklin Veterans Club wants to help out wounded vets.

They’re putting on an auction to raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation.

Mills lost parts of both arms and legs when a bomb went off beneath him, while serving in Afghanistan.

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Maine Coast Mall Hosts Holiday Window Painting Contest for Kids

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

The Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth is looking for some young artists to help shoppers get into the holiday spirit.

They’re putting on a window painting contest.

The theme is “Nautical Holiday”.

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Holiday Fair Coming to Ellsworth

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

If you want to get in the holiday spirit a little early this year, you may want to head to Ellsworth this weekend.

Saturday is the Holiday food and Fine Crafts Sale at Saint Dunstan’s Church on State Street.

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Orono Student Honored in Glamour Magazine

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

A transgender student from Orono who made national headlines after winning a lawsuit against her school is being honored by Glamour Magazine.

17-year-old Nicole Maines is featured as one of the magazine’s “50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference.”

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“Winter Walkers” Provides Free Indoor Exercise

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Now that the weather is getting colder, it can be tougher to get in your daily exercise.

That’s why the Brewer Auditorium is offering a free program called winter walkers.

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Hermon Residents To Vote on Using Tax Reserve for Town Improvements

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

Hermon’s town manager says some long-sought after improvements to the town’s village district can be completed in three phases.

“The first phase is the full reconstruction of the intersection of the Billings Road and Rt. 2,” explains Town Manager Roger Raymond.

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Local Gun Owners Opting for Utah Concealed-Carry Permit

John Krinjak

Updated 3 hours ago

“Every state has their own set of laws and what you can carry and where you can carry and who can carry,” said Kevin Schmersal, a certified firearms instructor based in Bangor.

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Beal Students Clowning Around for a Good Cause

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

Medical Assisting students at Beal College were looking for a way to raise money for their program and the community.

They decided to help those who suffer from depression.

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Augusta Crash Hospitalizes Two

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A head-on collision in Augusta has hospitalized two people.

The Kennebec Journal ( ) reports two women were removed from cars after the Tuesday morning collision. One was taken to a hospital by helicopter and the other by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. Police say a snow squall prevented a second helicopter from landing at the scene.

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LePage: Medicaid Fight May Go To Supreme Court

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage he expects that the state’s fight with the federal government over whether it can remove thousands of low-income young adults from the state’s welfare rolls will end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Convicted Drug Dealer from Waterville Sentenced

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

A convicted drug dealer from Waterville will spend more than 15 years in prison.

34-year-old Maurice McCray was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

According to court documents, between January and March of 2012, McCray brought more than 500 grams of cocaine and 6,500 oxycodone tablets to Waterville from New York City.

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