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New, Cutting-Edge Nursing Home to Open in Ellsworth

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Out with the old and in with the new, and we’re not talking about the calendar year. Residents at Collier’s Healthcare will soon have a new, ultra-modern facility to call home.

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Former Pharmacy Tech to Jail for Stealing Drugs from Randolph Pharmacy

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A former pharmacy technician who stole thousands of hydrocodone tablets from a pharmacy in Randolph is going to jail for 30 days.

29-year-old Jon Twadelle of Pittson pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from Community Pharmacy and to falsifying records to try to get away with it.

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Blue Lobster Finds New Home in Trenton Classroom

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A funky blue lobster now has a new home in a Trenton classroom.

A Maine Marine Patrol Officer gave “Fred” the lobster to the Touch Tank at Trenton Elementary School.

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Five Arrested after Brewer Drug Bust

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is at a home in Brewer after police arrested several people last night.

Brewer Police suspected drug activity at an apartment on Maple Street and say they found a meth lab inside.

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Brewer Firefighters Turn Elves, Shop for Local Kids

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

There’s a few sneaky– but not necessarily small– elves wandering around the Brewer Walmart buying toys for little girls and boys.

“Firefighters in general, we are community minded people, we like helping people,” says Jason Gross a firefighter and EMT with Brewer FD.

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Fire Damages Sebago Lake State Park Headquarters

Updated 1 week ago

Firefighters from several towns battled a fire at Sebago Lake State Park in Casco Wednesday morning.

The blaze which was reported at 6:30, heavily damaged the State park headquarters.

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Mayhew Urging Attorney General to Act on Drug-Testing Law

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

In 2011 the state house and senate overwhelmingly passed a law to require drug testing for people applying for welfare benefits-if they’ve previously been convicted of drug felonies.

“This is a welfare program designed to transition people from dependency to work, from welfare to work. And using drugs is certainly completely contrary to that goal”

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Salvation Army “Kettle Blitz Day”

Updated 1 week ago

The Salvation Army is making a big push Thursday in their well-known holiday fundraiser.

It’s “Kettle Blitz Day,” a one-day competition among Salvation Army corps throughout Northern New England.

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Top Ranked String Quartet to Perform in Winter Harbor

Updated 1 week ago

A quartet named “Best Music Group” in Maine for this year will be performing Friday night in Winter Harbor.

The Daponte String Quartet will offer a Christmas concert at Schoodic Arts on Main Street.

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AG: Trooper Was Justified for Shooting of Ellsworth Man

Updated 1 week ago

Maine’s Attorney General says a state trooper who shot an Ellsworth man in June was justified in his actions.

The AG’s report on the shooting shows Trooper Scott Duff reasonably believed he and others were in danger after 50-year-old Jeffrey Barnard barricaded himself and his wife in a camper.

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Nearly $15 Million to Maine to Expand Preschools in the State

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Maine’s getting nearly $15 million over the next four years to expand preschools in the state.

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King say the money will be used to help 13 school districts create or grow existing preschool programs.

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Candlelight Vigil in Bangor to Remember Sandy Hook Victims

Updated 1 week ago

A vigil will be held in Bangor on Sunday to mark the two year anniversary of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

It’s in Pierce Park beside the Bangor Public Library.

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Holiday Spirit on Husson University Campus

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

A family friendly Christmas concert will be held Sunday at Husson University.

The Bangor Band will play many holiday favorites starting at 3 inside the Gracie Theatre.

Bangor Brassworks will be set up in the lobby at 2:15 to kick start the event.

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Santa’s “Making Waves” in Belfast Harbor

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

A special guest will be riding waves all the way into Belfast Harbor on December 13th to join in the city’s holiday celebrations.

Santa Claus will arrive in the harbor by boat.

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Gun Violence Vigil to be Held in Machias

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

The University of Maine at Machias is honoring victims of gun violence.

A vigil will be held on Thursday, December 10 from 4 to 5:30 at Portside in Kimball Hall on campus.

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Brewer Girl Battling Leukemia Meets Katy Perry

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A Brewer girl battling leukemia got a wish granted this fall.

7-year-old Wynter listens to her favorite song “Roar” by Katy Parry when she gets chemotherapy treatments.

Wynter met Perry at a concert in New Orleans thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

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Bangor High School Math Teacher Enters Not Guilty Plea

Updated 1 week ago

A not guilty plea has been entered by the attorney of a Bangor High School teacher accused of unlawful sexual contact.

The Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed that the plea was entered on behalf of 48 year old James McHenry.

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Maine To Receive $5M For Preschool Programs

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will be receiving more than $5 million in federal funding for pre-school programs and childcare centers.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and the U.S. Department of Education announced the funding on Wednesday and said it will help local communities that have tight budgets and cannot sustain early education programs on their own.

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Storm Likely Factor In Fatal Crash

Updated 1 week ago

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Investigators say poor road conditions caused by the winter storm may have contributed to a fatal accident in Fryeburg.

Police said 47-year-old Rhonda Robblee of Brownfield was a passenger in a truck that slid off Route 5 on Tuesday and hit a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Maine’s Tallest Ski Mountain Names New Leader

Updated 1 week ago

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Sugarloaf has named a successor to the resort’s retiring president and general manager.

The ski mountain announced Tuesday that Karl Strand will take over when John Diller retires in April.

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