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Former Sangerville Fire Chief Admits to Taking Town Money

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

The former fire chief in Sangerville has admitted to using town money to buy gas for his own vehicles.

Charles Beane pleaded guilty last week to theft.

He resigned from the chief position in February, citing medical reasons.

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Old Town and Monroe Fire and Rescues to Share $133K

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

Fire and rescue departments in Old Town and Monroe will be sharing more than $133,000 in federal money.

Maine’s congressional delegation announced the awards Wednesday.

Old Town will receive nearly $73,000 for cardiac monitors and AEDs.

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Forest Foraging: Mushrooms with Chef Brian Ross

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

Maine woods are home to several species.  Some only drawing attention if a person knows what to look for.

Brian Ross has developed an eye for some fungi.

“It originally started when I found a few mushrooms on our property so I started thinking about cooking with them.”

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Eliot Cutler Unveils Plan To Fix Welfare In Maine

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Welfare reform is perhaps the most polarizing issue in this year’s election cycle. Wednesday, Independent Eliot Cutler unveiled his plan, that his campaign calls “innovative,” aimed at fixing Maine’s welfare system. According to a release from the Cutler campaign, his plan to fix welfare is based on three broad goals:

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Maine Congressional Delegates Urge For Federal Support for Displaced Old Town Mill Workers

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Maine’s congressional delegation is urging the Secretary of Labor to approve Trade Adjustment Assistance for Old Town mill workers out of a job.

200 workers at the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Mill were displaced earlier this month.

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Bangor School Budget Freeze Executed Before Start of School Year

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Before Bangor students even begin classes, school officials have implemented a budget freeze.

Superintendent Betsy Webb says the school department is facing about $440,000 of unexpected costs.

A $43-million school budget was passed earlier this summer.

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“The Nite Show” Presents a “Roast” of George Hale

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

TV5 broadcasting legend George Hale will be in the spotlight next week.

This time for what’s being called a “celebrity roast.”

The Nite Show With Danny Cashman says it’s similar to something you’d see on Comedy Central.

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Sidney Man Pleads Guilty To Raping 4-year-old Girl, Recording It On Cell Phone

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

A Sidney man who repeatedly raped a 4-year-old girl and recorded many of the assaults on his cell phone has conditionally pleaded guilty. Eric Bard, 24, wiped tears from his eyes Wednesday morning as Assistant Attorney General Paul Rucha outlined the case against him.

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Unions Delivering Another Proposal To FairPoint

Updated 7 days ago

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are delivering another contract proposal to the company in hopes of ending a stalemate.

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FDA Investigating Large Maine Lobster Processor

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of Maine’s major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA says it has not yet cleared Rockland-based Linda Bean of violations. The FDA in February sent a letter citing the firm for “significant violations” in the way it processed seafood. Company owner and namesake Linda Bean says she has “addressed everything” and the FDA’s letter of violations was “reasonable.”

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Drowning Claims Life of Farmington Man

Updated 7 days ago

Game wardens say a Farmington man is dead after diving from a pontoon boat yesterday in Wilton.

63 year old Jeffrey Mitchell had been boating with a friend on Wilson Lake.

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Van in Waterville

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a van in Waterville Wednesday morning.

Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey says it happened just before 8am at the intersection of Main Street and Armory Road.

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Energy Expo Coming to Norridgewock

John Krinjak

Updated 7 days ago

If you’re looking for ways to save energy and money at your home or business, you may want to head to Madison next weekend.

Representive Ann Dorney of Norridgewock is hosting the second annual community energy expo.

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Augusta Property Owners Get Confusing Tax Bill

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Thousands of Augusta residents may have been confused when they got tax bills recently that appeared to be from another city.

The mistake involved about 2,500 residents who received bills with the city of South Portland on the letterhead. The communities are about 60 miles apart.

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Inmate Collected Jobless Aid From Prison

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who collected unemployment benefits while behind bars is going back to prison.

Joshua Harwood was sentenced to serve 30 days of a 2 ½-year prison term after he was convicted of theft by deception for fraudulently receiving thousands of dollars in unemployment insurance payments while he was incarcerated for a prior conviction.

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3 South Portland Teens Face Burglary Charges

Updated 7 days ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in South Portland have arrested three teenagers in connection with a burglary spree in the city.

There have been about 30 burglaries in private homes in South Portland in the past two months, some during daylight hours and at least one when the homeowner was home and asleep. The teens arrested Tuesday are thought to be responsible for many, but not necessarily all of them.

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Pot Activists To Deliver Petitions In York, Maine

Updated 7 days ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults is ready to submit its petitions to the town of York.

Citizens for a Safer Maine collected more than 900 signatures. That’s far more than the 641 valid signatures of registered town voters needed to qualify for the ballot.

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CNR Drops Service To Auburn Facility

Updated 7 days ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Officials in Lewiston and Auburn are determining the impact of a Canadian National Rail decision to suspend service to Auburn’s truck-and-rail hub.

Canadian National announced it’s discontinuing service effective Nov. 15. Spokesman Mark Hallman said shipping via the Auburn facility no longer made financial sense.

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Maine Governor LePage Embraces Candor In Campaign

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can’t help mouthing off. He’s told the NAACP to “kiss my butt,” called the IRS “the new Gestapo” and has said he wouldn’t be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell.”

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Former President Clinton To Campaign For Michaud

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Maine next week to campaign for Democrat Mike Michaud.

Clinton is the headliner for a rally and fundraising reception for Michaud and the Democratic Party Tuesday evening at the Ocean Gateway.

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