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Nova Star Ending Service A Few Weeks Early

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Nova Star ferry that runs between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is ending its first season a few weeks early.

Company officials said Monday that the ferry will depart Portland for the last time on Oct. 14 instead of Nov. 2, as originally planned.

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LePage Re-election Team Launches First TV Ad

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s has released his first advertisement in the three-person race for Maine governor.

The ad titled “Our Governor” that was unveiled Monday features several Mainers, including Democratic and independent voters, highlighting LePage’s first-term accomplishments, like paying off a $400 million debt owed to Maine hospitals and enforcing one of the largest environmental fines in the state’s history.

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Deckhouse For Stealthy Destroyer Arrives In Maine

Updated 7 days ago

BATH, Maine (AP) — A composite deckhouse for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer has arrived at Bath Iron Works in Maine.

The deckhouse and helicopter hangar built at a shipyard in Mississippi arrived by barge on Friday. The structure will house radar and sensors, along with the bridge and combat operations center.

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Gas Prices Increasing In Maine

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have gone up nearly 2 cents in Maine in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.51 a gallon, down 6.5 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Spaghetti Dinner for the Wounded Warriors Project

Updated 1 week ago

There’s an opportunity on 9/11 this week to help soldiers in need and honor those killed in action.

Searsport Emergency Services and the Searsport Lions are holding a Spaghetti Dinner on September 11th.

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Exit Closure Due to Construction

Updated 1 week ago

As part of the Union Street bridge project, exit 184 northbound on-ramp has been shutdown to traffic.

The northbound travel lane in that area will also be closed during the overnight hours.

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Maine Republican Party: Michaud Has A Pattern Of Deceptive Ads

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

The Maine Republican Party is asking Maine television stations to stop running a new ad from Democratic candidate Mike Michaud they say is deceptive.

In the ad, a headline is shown that appears to be from a newspaper touting a Michaud accomplishment. Republicans say the headline is a fabrication and the quote is from a press release sent from Cichaud’s Congressional office.

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Portside Grill in Bar Harbor Demolished After Being Destroyed By Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

An excavator leveled all that was left of the Portside Grill in Bar Harbor.

Last Tuesday night, flames engulfed the building.

“We were here when it started actually. We were open and heard the fire trucks coming and I peeked out the door and there was just a little trickle of fire and in minutes it was just billowing smoke. Scary. It’s definitely a scary situation,” said Shawn Porter, owner of Little Village Gifts.

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Officials: Huge Goldfish in Belfast’s “Muck” Must Go

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

“The Muck” in Belfast, or Kirby Lake as it’s officially known, is in sad shape.

“It’s been sort of a dumping grounds for pet fish and other items,” said Belfast Director of Parks and Recreation Norm Poirier.

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Organizations Offering Free Services to Folks Who Fought Portside Grill Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The Bar Harbor community has rallied together to help those affected by the fire at the Portside Grill.

Hotels have taken in tenants who lived above the restaurant, and money was collected for the victims, amongst many other things.

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Maine Veteran’s Home, Air National Guard Step Up to the Plate

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Maine Veteran’s Home in Bangor kicked off their residential care week with a wiffle ball game against the Air National Guard.

Staff from the veteran’s home took to the plate while residents looked on.

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Four Hospitalized after Head-On Collision in Newport

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Four were taken to the hospital after a 2-car crash in Newport.

Newport Police say A car turned left to get onto Williams Road by Nokomis Regional High School road when it struck another vehicle head-on on Route 7.

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Maine Science Festival Announces Pixar’s Tony DeRose as Headlining Guest

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The Maine Science Festival, to be held in Bangor this year, has announced it’s headlining guest.

Tony DeRose, a lead researcher at Pixar, will be talking about the science behind the movies.

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Second Robbery in a Month at Manchester Rite Aid

Updated 1 week ago

For the sixth time in a month, Kennebec County deputies are investigating a pharmacy robbery, this time in Manchester.

We’re told a female entered the Rite Aid Saturday, threatened violence, and demanded drugs.

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UMaine Student Completes 4,000 Mile Charity Run

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

In January, we introduced you to Matt Dexter.

The then sophomore at the University of Maine was training for a coast to coast run in June.

Four thousand miles…all in the name of conquering cancer.

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Zoning Change Paves Way for Bangor Apartment Complex

Wayne Harvey

Updated 1 week ago

A plan to revitalize one Bangor neighborhood took a step forward Monday.

In a 7 -2 vote, the city council accepted a zoning change that paves the way for the Bangor Housing Development Corporation to begin construction of an apartment complex.

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Those Who Enjoyed The American Folk Festival Gave Generously

Updated 1 week ago

Organizers of last month’s American Folk Festival in Bangor say those who attended were generous with donations again this year.

They say the bucket brigade collected about $106,000.

That’s down about $16,000 from last year, but organizers say numbers in other areas have gone up.

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Court Documents Allege Two Year Old Was Put in Dryer

Updated 1 week ago

New court documents reveal shocking details into the alleged abuse last month of a two-year old boy from Bangor.

According to the documents, the boy suffered second degree burns on his back and arms as well as burns and blisters on his feet after being put inside a clothes dryer.

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Local Photographer Offers Program on Drones for Aerial Photography

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A local photographer is giving people a chance to learn more about using drones for aerial photography.

Josh Gerritsen is offering a free program at the Lincolnville Community Library on Wednesday, September 10th at 7 p.m.

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Machias Home Destroyed: Investigators Say It’s Arson

Updated 1 week ago

Investigators say a fire that destroyed a Machias home last week was intentionally set.

When crews arrived, they found flames at the rear of the house. They say the people who live there were not home at the time.

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