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‘Maine Day’ Could Boost Local Economies

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

A recent proclamation from Governor LePage deemed today, the third Saturday in August, Maine Day.

It’s a day to celebrate the Pine Tree state as a great place to live, visit and work.

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Living Off The Grid: Self-Sufficient Home in Canaan On the Market

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

You might have considered going off the grid at one point or another.

One Canaan couple has been living that way since 2006.

“I’m an old granola,” says Bert Salisbury.  “I like being independent.”

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Visits Acadia

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior visited Downeast Maine Friday.

Sally Jewell delivered the keynote address at an event in Acadia National Park.

The Schoodic Institute is celebrating their partnership with the National Park Service.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Close to Hampden Family’s Heart

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

We’ve told you about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

It’s circulating in social media to raise awareness and money to find a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

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Maine’s Scallop Fishery To Face More Closures

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators want to shut down several waterways to scallop fishing in the coming season as they attempt to rebuild the fishery.

The news comes as Maine’s Department of Marine Resources is warning fishermen that the coming season could be subject to an emergency closure. The season runs from December to April.

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Searsmont Man Shot by State Trooper is Back in Jail

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A man from Searsmont who was shot by a state trooper who went to his house last fall is in back in jail.

43-year-old Leonard Maker is charged with domestic violence terrorizing and violating a protection from abuse order.

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Maker, Leonard 11-19-13


Winthrop Man Accused of Illegally Touching Young Girl

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A man from Winthrop is accused of illegally touching a young girl.

20-year-old Kyle Caret was indicted by the Kennebec County grand jury for unlawful sexual contact.

Prosecutors say the incident took place more than two years ago, when the girl was 13 years old.

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Caret, Kyle 8-15-14


Vassalboro Man Accused of Raping Woman with Mental Disabilities

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A man from Vassalboro who worked in a DHHS supported organization is accused of raping a client with mental disabilities.

50-year-old Marshall Cox is charged with two counts of gross sexual assault.

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Cox, Marshall 8-15-14


Mainers Opt-Out of Vaccines

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 days ago

Maine has one of the highest numbers of kids going to kindergarten without all their recommended shots, at a rate of 3.9%. This increasing number raises concern for doctors.

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Sen. Collins Sends Message to Mill Workers

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 days ago

Senator Susan Collins says she’ll do what she can to help workers just laid off in Old Town. The Old Town Fuel and Fiber plant shut down this week, putting about 180 people out of work.

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It’s Not Too Late! Champion the Cure Challenge Kicks Off Saturday

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

“Over 75-thousand people are living with cancer today and it’s really critical that people understand that,” says Helen McKinnon.  “We will never ever ever give up without a cure.”

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Bangor Artists to Auction Paintings for Orono Bog Boardwalk

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

Painters will be scattered around Bangor tomorrow, working on landscape pieces all for a good cause.

The Bangor Art Society will be auctioning off the paintings to raise funds for the Orono Bog Boardwalk.

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Jury Finds in Favor of Bangor PD Officers in Civil Suit

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A jury found in favor of two Bangor Police officers accused of using excessive force.

The jury found that Officers Joseph Baillargeon and now Deputy Chief Brad Johnston did not use excessive force in a December 2011 arrest.

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Bingham Food Pantry Likely To Close At The End Of August

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 days ago

Louise Carl founded the Bingham Area Food Pantry 33 years ago while working for the Salvation Army.

“I had some money given to me. $400, and they said ‘what do what you want with it?’ I said ‘can I start a food pantry?’ Because I knew there were elderly not getting as much as some of the younger people are,” Carl said.

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Truck Takes Down Wires, Pole, Causes Outage

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

More than 1200 customers lost power in Bangor, Friday. A tractor trailer hit power lines and took down a pole. It happened around 10:30 a.m. on Mt. Hope Ave.

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Shaw’s Customers May Be Impacted By Security Breach

Updated 1 week ago

This is the full statement from the corporate office:

 

BOISE, ID – August 14, 2014 – AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertsons stores under Albertson’s LLC and ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw’s and Star Markets under New Albertson’s, Inc., recently learned of an unlawful intrusion to obtain credit and debit card payment information in some of its stores. The appropriate federal law enforcement authorities have been notified, and AB Acquisition is working closely with its third party IT services provider, SUPERVALU, to better understand the nature and scope of the incident. Third-party data forensics experts are supporting an ongoing investigation. AB Acquisition has not determined that any cardholder data was in fact stolen, and currently it has no evidence of any misuse of any such data.

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Bingham Food Pantry Closing After 33 Years

Updated 1 week ago

BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — A Bingham food pantry is closing at the end of the month after more than three decades of feeding the area’s hungry because it has been unable to find a new home.

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Defendant In Baby Death Suit Can’t Be Found

Updated 1 week ago

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Authorities have been unable to find a Maine woman and her 12-year-old daughter who are being sued in connection with the 2012 death of a 3-month-old baby.

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Kennebunk Couple Plead Guilty To Welfare Fraud

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A husband and wife from Kennebunk who told authorities they did not live together so the wife could continue to collect welfare benefits have pleaded guilty to welfare fraud charges.

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Lawmaker Wants To Boost Immunizations

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Some lawmakers plan to renew efforts to increase the percentage of Maine children who are being inoculated against measles, whooping cough and other diseases.

Democratic Rep. Anne Graham of North Yarmouth, who’s a pediatric nurse practitioner, said a story in the Maine Sunday Telegram about the state’s high opt-out rate motivated her to find a solution.

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