Maine's News, Sports, And Weather Leader - WABI TV5 http://wabi.tv Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:56:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Pet of the Week: Alfred http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/pet-week-alfred/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pet-week-alfred http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/pet-week-alfred/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:22:02 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=144070

Kristin Harmon from the Bangor Humane Society was back in the studio with our Pet of the Week, this time, a 12 year-old beagle mix named Alfred. Despite his age, Alfred is as playful and curious as a puppy, as Wayne found out when he poked his mic off during the interview!

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Kristin Harmon from the Bangor Humane Society was back in the studio with our Pet of the Week, this time, a 12 year-old beagle mix named Alfred. Despite his age, Alfred is as playful and curious as a puppy, as Wayne found out when he poked his mic off during the interview!

Due to the fact that Alfred was brought in as a stray, the humane society does not have a previous history with him, and therefore advise caution if you would be introducing him to children, cats, or other dogs.

Kristin also wanted to remind our viewers that even this late into the summer the humane society has a large influx of cats available for adoption, with cats 7 months or older 50% off the regular adoption fee. Kittens are regular price, but they have plenty, as well as dogs, which makes now a good a time as any to add another furry friend to the family.

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Did you attend any fairs this summer? http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/attend-fairs-summer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=attend-fairs-summer http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/attend-fairs-summer/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:12:22 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=144068 No     73% (256 Votes)

Yes    27% (96 Votes)

 

Total: 352 Votes

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No     73% (256 Votes)

Yes    27% (96 Votes)

 

Total: 352 Votes

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Man Arrested After Standoff In Rumford http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/man-arrested-standoff-rumford/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=man-arrested-standoff-rumford http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/man-arrested-standoff-rumford/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:11:04 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=144043 RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — A more than seven-hour police standoff in Rumford has ended peacefully.

Chief Stacy Carter says the standoff ended at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday without shots being fired.

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RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — A more than seven-hour police standoff in Rumford has ended peacefully.

Chief Stacy Carter says the standoff ended at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday without shots being fired.

It started at about 9 p.m. Monday when police responded to a home in the area of Route 2 and Andover Street in Rumford for reports of man on the porch, waving a gun and making threats when people approached him.

A woman was evacuated from the home, but Carter said it does not appear to be a case of domestic violence.

Police arrested 36-year-old Chad Bradbury and charged him with three counts of threatening with a dangerous weapon and creating a standoff. Guns were found in the home.

Bradbury was taken to jail and it’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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Woodstock Teen Found, Returned Home http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/woodstock-teen-found-returned-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woodstock-teen-found-returned-home http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/woodstock-teen-found-returned-home/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:03 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=144040 WOODSTOCK, Maine (AP) — A Woodstock girl who had been missing since Saturday morning has been found safe and returned home.

A spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety says the 15-year-old girl was reported missing on Saturday after she left her guardians’ residence late in the morning.

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WOODSTOCK, Maine (AP) — A Woodstock girl who had been missing since Saturday morning has been found safe and returned home.

A spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety says the 15-year-old girl was reported missing on Saturday after she left her guardians’ residence late in the morning.

She was found along a street early Monday morning in Norway by local police.

She was returned home.

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Woman Injured In ATV Crash In Athens http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/woman-injured-atv-crash-athens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woman-injured-atv-crash-athens http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/woman-injured-atv-crash-athens/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:07:39 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=144037 ATHENS, Maine (AP) — Authorities say the operator of an all-terrain vehicle has been flown to a hospital colliding with a jeep in Athens.

Fire Chief Travis Thompson says the accident was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday on a private road.

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ATHENS, Maine (AP) — Authorities say the operator of an all-terrain vehicle has been flown to a hospital colliding with a jeep in Athens.

Fire Chief Travis Thompson says the accident was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday on a private road.

He tells the Morning Sentinel that the vehicles met at a corner and hit each other.

The name of the driver was not made public, but Thompson said it was a woman. There were no other injuries reported.

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Oil Spill Reported In Kennebunkport http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/oil-spill-reported-kennebunkport/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oil-spill-reported-kennebunkport http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/oil-spill-reported-kennebunkport/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:05:33 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=144036 KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — An oil spill in Kennebunkport is expected to take a couple more days to clean up.

A sheen on the water off the village of Cape Porpoise was first reported Sunday night.

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — An oil spill in Kennebunkport is expected to take a couple more days to clean up.

A sheen on the water off the village of Cape Porpoise was first reported Sunday night.

The Coast Guard spent Monday overseeing the cleanup along a 100- to 150-yard stretch of shoreline.

Coast Guard Lt. Commander Timm Balunis says the exact amount and the exact source of spill remains under investigation, but he thinks it was probably a one-time spill from a boat.

Booms were set out to contain and absorb the oil, but some remains on the shoreline rocks and seaweed. That will be the target of the cleanup on Tuesday.

Balunis say it does not appear as if any wildlife was affected.

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Governor Candidates To Speak At Energy Forum http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/governor-candidates-speak-energy-forum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=governor-candidates-speak-energy-forum http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/governor-candidates-speak-energy-forum/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:02:37 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=144034 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and the two candidates vying to replace him will lay out their positions on energy and the environment at an event this month.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and the two candidates vying to replace him will lay out their positions on energy and the environment at an event this month.

The three are scheduled to speak at the E2Tech event on Sept. 12 at University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland.

Patrick Woodcock, director the Republican governor’s Energy Office, and Michael Stoddard, executive director of Efficiency Maine, will also discuss programs Mainers can take advantage of this winter to lower their heating costs.

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Former President Clinton To Campaign For Michaud http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/former-president-clinton-campaign-michaud-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=former-president-clinton-campaign-michaud-2 http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/former-president-clinton-campaign-michaud-2/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:13 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=144033 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic candidate Mike Michaud’s campaign is getting a boost from former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton will be rallying the party faithful and raising money for Michaud and the Maine Democratic Party at events on Tuesday evening at the Portland Exposition Building.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic candidate Mike Michaud’s campaign is getting a boost from former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton will be rallying the party faithful and raising money for Michaud and the Maine Democratic Party at events on Tuesday evening at the Portland Exposition Building.

Michaud’s campaign said more than 1,500 people are expected to attend the rally, which is open to the public.

Michaud said he’s excited to have Clinton’s support. He says he has admired Clinton’s ability to work across the aisle, which he says is missing in Maine under Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

Republicans note that Clinton also visited Maine in 2010 to support Democratic candidate, Libby Mitchell, who came in third place with just 19 percent of the vote.

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Pingree: Biden To Tour Navy Shipyard http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/pingree-biden-tour-navy-shipyard/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pingree-biden-tour-navy-shipyard http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/pingree-biden-tour-navy-shipyard/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:57:48 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143933 KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard this week.

Joining him on Wednesday will be U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, along with Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud of Maine. The shipyard announced the visit on Sunday.

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard this week.

Joining him on Wednesday will be U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, along with Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud of Maine. The shipyard announced the visit on Sunday.

Pingree said Sunday that it’s important for Biden to see the shipyard and “get a good, close look” at the work that’s done there.

She also said she’ll reinforce the importance of getting federal funding to replace the Sara Long Bridge, which is critical to the shipyard.

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Health Centers Get $730K Through Health Law http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/maine-health-centers-get-730k-health-law/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maine-health-centers-get-730k-health-law http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/maine-health-centers-get-730k-health-law/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:54:03 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143905 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Three health centers in Maine are getting more than $730,000 in funding through the Affordable Care Act.

The US Department of Health and Human Services said that the money will fund patient-centered medical homes. The department says the team-based model aims to increase access to care and help a patient be treated for several needs at one time.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Three health centers in Maine are getting more than $730,000 in funding through the Affordable Care Act.

The US Department of Health and Human Services said that the money will fund patient-centered medical homes. The department says the team-based model aims to increase access to care and help a patient be treated for several needs at one time.

Eastport Health Care, Island Community Medical Services in Vinalhaven and Katahdin Valley Health Center in Patten are the health centers in Maine that are receiving the funding.

The grants are part of $35 million that’s being given to 147 health centers throughout the country.

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Unions Call For FairPoint To Return To Table http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/unions-call-fairpoint-return-table/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unions-call-fairpoint-return-table http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/unions-call-fairpoint-return-table/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:52:50 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143901 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of union workers are using a Labor Day rally to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table.

The workers gathered in Portland’s Longfellow Square on Monday after a Labor Day breakfast sponsored by the Southern Maine Labor Council. The group chanted slogans demanding an end to corporate greed, and for the company to resume negotiations.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of union workers are using a Labor Day rally to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table.

The workers gathered in Portland’s Longfellow Square on Monday after a Labor Day breakfast sponsored by the Southern Maine Labor Council. The group chanted slogans demanding an end to corporate greed, and for the company to resume negotiations.

Speakers included U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Senate candidate Shenna Bellows and Tefere Gebre, vice president of the AFL-CIO.

FairPoint has declared an impasse after four months of negotiations with unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Steve Elrick, a worker from Brunswick, said the company will hire contract workers and move jobs out of the region if it gets its way.

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For Sale: Century-old Cards Of Ty Cobb, Cy Young http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/sale-century-old-cards-ty-cobb-cy-young/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sale-century-old-cards-ty-cobb-cy-young http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/sale-century-old-cards-ty-cobb-cy-young/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:50:42 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143900 BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb.

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb.

Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford, Maine, says the collection is comprised of tobacco cards that were included in cigarette packs. He says the collector was a heavy smoker and baseball fan from New York.

Dubbed the “Portland trove,” the cards will be auctioned as individual cards and in small lots starting in January.

Scott Hileman from New Jersey-based SportsCard Guaranty graded the cards. He says most of them are in great shape. He describes the collection as “incredible.”

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Bear Trapping Season Begins Before Ban Vote http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/maine-bear-trapping-season-begins-ban-vote/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maine-bear-trapping-season-begins-ban-vote http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/maine-bear-trapping-season-begins-ban-vote/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:48:24 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143898 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s bear trapping season is set to begin about two months before a state-wide referendum that could ban the hunting method.

The state’s bear trapping season runs from Monday to Oct. 31. Trapping bears is one of three hunting methods voters could choose to ban in a November vote. The other two methods are hunting with bait and hunting with dogs.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s bear trapping season is set to begin about two months before a state-wide referendum that could ban the hunting method.

The state’s bear trapping season runs from Monday to Oct. 31. Trapping bears is one of three hunting methods voters could choose to ban in a November vote. The other two methods are hunting with bait and hunting with dogs.

Opponents of bear trapping say it is cruel, and pushed for the referendum. Many hunting groups and hunting outfitters oppose the ban because they say it will cost jobs and hurt tourism.

The general bear hunting season and the bait hunting season began Aug. 25. Hunting with dogs begins Sept. 8. Hunters can take two bears during the year, one by hunting and one by trapping.

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Law Leads To Stiffer Assault Charges http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/law-leads-stiffer-assault-charges-maine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=law-leads-stiffer-assault-charges-maine http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/law-leads-stiffer-assault-charges-maine/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:46:33 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143889

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine prosecutors are more likely to bring stiffer charges for choking someone after lawmakers updated the definition for aggravated assault.

A Portland Press Herald analysis found that the number of aggravated assaults charged by prosecutors increased 61 percent from 2011 to 2013. The number of times prosecutors charged defendants with showing extreme indifference to the value of human life jumped from 29 to 170 in 2013.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine prosecutors are more likely to bring stiffer charges for choking someone after lawmakers updated the definition for aggravated assault.

A Portland Press Herald analysis found that the number of aggravated assaults charged by prosecutors increased 61 percent from 2011 to 2013. The number of times prosecutors charged defendants with showing extreme indifference to the value of human life jumped from 29 to 170 in 2013.

The choking language was added to the statute in 2012.

Julia Colpitts from the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence says the spike in aggravated assault charges was exactly what she’d hoped for. She says that for years, choking was not treated as seriously as victim advocates believe it should have been.

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British Officials To Attend Climate Event http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/british-officials-attend-climate-event/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=british-officials-attend-climate-event http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/british-officials-attend-climate-event/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:42:50 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=143886 BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Several British dignitaries will attend a discussion about climate change at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine.

Topics for the Sept. 4 meeting will include ocean acidification, carbon capture and storage, and hydraulic fracturing. British Council General to New England Susie Kitchens and British Embassy Counsellor for Global Issues Rosalind Campion will attend. U.S. Deputy Director for UK Science and Innovation Sarah Hokanson also will be there.

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BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Several British dignitaries will attend a discussion about climate change at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine.

Topics for the Sept. 4 meeting will include ocean acidification, carbon capture and storage, and hydraulic fracturing. British Council General to New England Susie Kitchens and British Embassy Counsellor for Global Issues Rosalind Campion will attend. U.S. Deputy Director for UK Science and Innovation Sarah Hokanson also will be there.

A spokeswoman for the laboratory says the event also will include representatives from other climate- and ocean-related institutions. College and university officials may also attend.

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Warm & Humid Today With A Few PM Showers/T’storms Possible http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/warm-humid-today-pm-showerststorms-possible/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=warm-humid-today-pm-showerststorms-possible http://wabi.tv/2014/09/02/warm-humid-today-pm-showerststorms-possible/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:06:26 +0000 Todd Simcox http://wabi.tv/?p=144038 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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Lots of moisture in the low levels of the atmosphere is resulting in areas of dense fog this morning. Plan on a slow morning commute with many cities/towns starting the day with visibilities less than 1 mile. The fog is expected to burn off as the morning progresses followed by variably cloudy skies for the remainder of the day.  A cold front will be approaching the state this afternoon and so we may see a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly over northwestern and western areas otherwise it looks like the daylight hours will remain dry for most spots. We’re in for another warm and humid day with highs in the mid-70s to low 80s this afternoon. The cold front will cross the state tonight bringing us numerous showers and possibly a few thunderstorms. Any showers and thunderstorms could have very heavy downpours with them.

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Lots of moisture in the low levels of the atmosphere is resulting in areas of dense fog this morning. Plan on a slow morning commute with many cities/towns starting the day with visibilities less than 1 mile. The fog is expected to burn off as the morning progresses followed by variably cloudy skies for the remainder of the day.  A cold front will be approaching the state this afternoon and so we may see a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly over northwestern and western areas otherwise it looks like the daylight hours will remain dry for most spots. We’re in for another warm and humid day with highs in the mid-70s to low 80s this afternoon. The cold front will cross the state tonight bringing us numerous showers and possibly a few thunderstorms. Any showers and thunderstorms could have very heavy downpours with them.

 

Showers may linger mainly over eastern areas to start the day Wednesday but they are expected to clear the state early followed by clearing skies by late morning through the afternoon. Drier, more comfortable air will move in on Wednesday behind the front too. Temperatures won’t cool down much though as highs are still expected to top off in the mid-70s to low 80s Wednesday afternoon. High pressure will build in and bring us some great weather Thursday with sunshine, comfortable humidity and highs in the mid-70s to low 80s. Friday looks good too as high pressure slides to our east. A cold front will cross the area Friday night bringing us some showers and thunderstorms. Showers may linger into early Saturday morning.

 

 

Today: areas of fog this morning then variably cloudy, warm and humid. A few scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible mainly over northwestern and western parts of the state. Highs between 72°-82°. South/southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

 

Tonight: shower and thunderstorms likely. Patchy fog. Lows in the 60s. Light and variable wind.

 

Wednesday: an early shower possible then clearing skies, warm and turning less humid. Highs between 75°-83°. Northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

 

Thursday: partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 80°.

 

Friday: partly to mostly sunny with highs topping off a couple degrees either side of 80°.

 

Saturday: a few morning showers possible then brightening skies. Highs in the 70s.

 

 

Todd Simcox

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A stalled weak front will keep skies partly to mostly cloudy throughout our region today with just a few scattered showers and storms dotting our region. The best shot of seeing a shower or storm today will be across northern parts of the state, with the bulk of the sunshine being found over the southern parts of Maine. Humidity levels will remain high today and temps will range from the mid 70s to lower 80s.

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A stalled weak front will keep skies partly to mostly cloudy throughout our region today with just a few scattered showers and storms dotting our region. The best shot of seeing a shower or storm today will be across northern parts of the state, with the bulk of the sunshine being found over the southern parts of Maine. Humidity levels will remain high today and temps will range from the mid 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front will bring showers and storms to Maine tonight and early Wednesday morning as it crosses the state, with some heavy downpours possible. A northwest breeze behind the front will usher a less humid airmass into our region Wednesday, with the lower humidity levels continuing Thursday as well. High pressure building into the Northeast behind the cold front will produce partly to mostly clear skies throughout New England later Wednesday through most of Friday. Temps will remain milder than normal Wednesday through Friday, with high temps ranging from the upper 70s to mid 80s. A cold front will likely kick off some scattered showers early Saturday followed by cooler condition later in the day and on Sunday.

 

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy and humid, with scattered showers possible and high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

Wednesday: Any early showers ending then partly to mostly sunny, becoming less humid, with high temps in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

 

Thursday: Mostly sunny and warm, with high temps in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

 

Friday: Partly sunny and mild, with high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

Saturday: Scattered showers early then partly cloudy and cooler, with high temps in the 70s.

 

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Folks in Belfast are celebrating an unusual milestone.

It’s the 200th anniversary of what locals call “the inglorious surrender” to British soldiers during the war of 1812.

No shots were fired during the 5-day occupation.

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Folks in Belfast are celebrating an unusual milestone.

It’s the 200th anniversary of what locals call “the inglorious surrender” to British soldiers during the war of 1812.

No shots were fired during the 5-day occupation.

Instead, local leaders negotiated a truce with British military officials after 600 soldiers sailed into port.

The Belfast Historical Society hosted an event to mark the anniversary.

“Well we are actually going to make our way slowly up the hill, follow the same Main Street route that the British took and end up at Alexia’s Pizza, which is the site of the tavern where the British did meet with the town magistrate to negotiate the terms of the truce,” said Megan Pinette, President of the Belfast Historical Society.

Historians say the British soldiers wanted to be in Belfast so they could disrupt communication between Maine and Boston.

 

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Bangor Labor Day Road Race http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/bangor-labor-day-road-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bangor-labor-day-road-race http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/bangor-labor-day-road-race/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:14:11 +0000 Tim Throckmorton http://wabi.tv/?p=144012

There were 120 runners at the start line Monday morning for a very muggy running of the Bangor Labor Day five mile road race.

This is the 52nd year of the event put on by the Bangor rec department.

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There were 120 runners at the start line Monday morning for a very muggy running of the Bangor Labor Day five mile road race.

This is the 52nd year of the event put on by the Bangor rec department.

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Move-In Day for EMCC Students http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/move-day-emcc-students/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=move-day-emcc-students http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/move-day-emcc-students/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:14:05 +0000 John Krinjak http://wabi.tv/?p=143989

Thousands of students made their way to Eastern Maine Community College for the start of another school year.

It was move in day Monday on the Bangor campus for some 28-hundred resident students.

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Thousands of students made their way to Eastern Maine Community College for the start of another school year.

It was move in day Monday on the Bangor campus for some 28-hundred resident students.

Parents and students spent the day carrying furniture and belongings to the residence halls.

Monday is also orientation day, with events planned to help students get acclimated to college life.

Activities include information sessions, sporting events, even tours of Bangor for students who aren’t familiar with the area.

“Today is a great day for our resident student population to come in, get to know each other, get involved and get engaged in all our clubs and organizations, and get to know the campus prior to all the commuting students coming in on Tuesday,” said Dan Belyen, Director of Student Services.

Activities wrap up with an ice cream social Monday evening.

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A Levant couple welcomed a new addition to their family today-and the timing couldn’t be more fitting.

“I think giving birth on labor day is very fitting because it definitely was,” said Erin Straine of Levant, mom to newborn baby Emma.

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A Levant couple welcomed a new addition to their family today-and the timing couldn’t be more fitting.

“I think giving birth on labor day is very fitting because it definitely was,” said Erin Straine of Levant, mom to newborn baby Emma.

“Right at the stroke of midnight she was born,” said husband Daniel Straine. “Yeah, so she ended up being a September baby on Labor Day,” said Erin.

Emma seems to know it’s a holiday-she’s been resting all day.

“We don’t want to jinx it, but so far she’s been a pretty mellow, happy baby,” said Emma Straine. “Our last one came out looking all over the place and screaming, and this one came out quieter and kind of squinting,” said Daniel.

Now parents Erin and Daniel are looking forward to introducing Emma to her older sister.

“Pretty happy, it’s just an exciting time. Just to know you got through it and you did it and you have this gift, this bundle of joy in the end,” said Erin.

And to make today’s labor day birth even more special, it was the final delivery for Erin’s midwife Debbie Hill-Hunter.

“Well this was my last delivery after 34 years at Eastern Maine Medical, and I kind of had in my head–I had four births this week–and I thought how appropriate would it be if the last one happened on Labor Day,” said Hill-Hunter.

Hill-Hunter decided back in the 70s that she wanted to be a midwife after watching baby being delivered. Now her daughter’s taken up the same career.

“It’s a miracle. It’s awesome. It never gets old. It’s a high. I’m going to miss that,” said Hill-Hunter.

Hunter says she’s delivered about 3,000 babies over the course of her career.

“I have a whole bunch of people that I delievered them and now I’m delivering their kids,” said Hill-Hunter. “It makes me feel old. Yeah, it’s pretty cool.”

And after a smooth final delivery, midwife, mom, dad–and baby–couldn’t be happier.

“Happy and optimistic, it’s good to have a healthy baby. I think we’re both happy about that,” said Daniel.

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Emergency room staff at a Bangor hospital were treated to a free lunch on this Labor Day, courtesy of a local restaurant.

The Bangor Olive Garden brought pasta, salad and bread sticks for ER doctors and nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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Emergency room staff at a Bangor hospital were treated to a free lunch on this Labor Day, courtesy of a local restaurant.

The Bangor Olive Garden brought pasta, salad and bread sticks for ER doctors and nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

It’s part of a nationwide effort to honor America’s workers, particularly emergency staff and first responders, who aren’t necessarily off on holidays.

More than 800 Olive Gardens are participating in the Labor Day lunch program.

Restaurant officials say it’s the least they can do for those who keep us safe and healthy.

“It’s just our way of saying thank you to the local departments that are taking care of the communities around the area for us and we really appreciate it and that’s how we show our appreciation,” said Renee Ireland, general manager of the Olive Garden in Bangor.

“It’s always nice when people notice that we’re here–again we kind of just work through these holidays–it’s another day for us and it’s just the life in the ER. It’s real nice that Olive Garden came in and took care of that for us,” said ER nurse Jon Bell.

This is the 13th year Olive Garden has delivered lunches on Labor Day.

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Members of the Bangor Fire Department will take a moment on September 11th to honor two of their own – lost a century ago.

Lieutenant Walter Morrill and firefighter John Leonard were killed in the line of duty at a fire at the Bangor Opera House in January of 1914.

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Members of the Bangor Fire Department will take a moment on September 11th to honor two of their own – lost a century ago.

Lieutenant Walter Morrill and firefighter John Leonard were killed in the line of duty at a fire at the Bangor Opera House in January of 1914.

Firefighters will hold a graveside service for them at 10 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on September 11th.

Organizers want to share their appreciation with the families of the two men who sacrificed it all.

Firefighter John York says, “It’s really just about brotherhood at the fire service and how to treat our brothers and sisters in the fire service. And a way to remember. Everybody in America feels that September 11th is a day 343 firefighters lost their lives by going in and saving those people. And 100 years ago at the Opera House fire in January 1914, they did the same thing.”

Organizers are still trying to find relatives of John Leonard.

Contact Chandler Corriveau at 551-4804 if you have any information.

They’re also hosting a screening of the documentary “Toxic Hot Seat” on September 9th.

It shows how chemicals in everyday household products have increased the dangers to firefighters when those products burn.

That will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Penobscot Theater, inside the Bangor Opera House.

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I Love My Pet: Monday, September 1, 2014 http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/love-pet-monday-september-1-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=love-pet-monday-september-1-2014 http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/love-pet-monday-september-1-2014/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:43:41 +0000 Allison Arbo http://wabi.tv/?p=143965

On Monday’s I Love My Pet, meet Molly and Maggie.

These two half sisters belong to Linda and Frank.

Molly and Maggie are a very bonded pair who love their Mom and Dad so much that they miss him when they leave them for just a little while.

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On Monday’s I Love My Pet, meet Molly and Maggie.

These two half sisters belong to Linda and Frank.

Molly and Maggie are a very bonded pair who love their Mom and Dad so much that they miss him when they leave them for just a little while.

Katie is looking for a forever home, she’s at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.

She is about 3 years old.

Katie has a friendly personality and has previously lived with dogs, cats, children, birds, and other rabbits.

She loves being petted, but being picked up is not her favorite.

Katie would make an excellent new addition to anyone’s household.

If you are looking to adopt Katie, or you would like to adopt another pet from the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, call 626-3491 or go to pethavenlane.org

To have your pet featured, send us a photo by e-mail to wabi@wabi.tv, put “attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line, or you can mail it to WABI-TV5, attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like your picture returned.

Be sure to include your name, your pet’s name and tells us what makes them so special.

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Dr. Robin Aston was on for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about hypnotism and seniors, and how hypnotism can help people dealing with chronic pain.

 

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Dr. Robin Aston was on for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about hypnotism and seniors, and how hypnotism can help people dealing with chronic pain.

 

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Millinocket Apartment Fire Leaves Eight Families in Need http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/millinocket-apartment-fire-leaves-eight-families-need/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=millinocket-apartment-fire-leaves-eight-families-need http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/millinocket-apartment-fire-leaves-eight-families-need/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:59:51 +0000 Shawn McVicar http://wabi.tv/?p=143955

The Red Cross is helping eight families following an apartment fire in Millinocket, this afternoon.

A dispatcher tells us responders were called to the building on Wassau St. around 2:00 p.m.

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The Red Cross is helping eight families following an apartment fire in Millinocket, this afternoon.

A dispatcher tells us responders were called to the building on Wassau St. around 2:00 p.m.

Crews from neighboring East Millinocket were called in as well.

Red Cross workers say they will provide food, clothing, and emergency shelter as needed.

No official word on the extent of the damage.

 

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Investigators Trying to Figure Out Cause of Searsport Fire http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/investigators-trying-figure-cause-stockton-springs-fire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=investigators-trying-figure-cause-stockton-springs-fire http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/investigators-trying-figure-cause-stockton-springs-fire/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:38:55 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=143951

Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Searsport Monday afternoon.

It was a rental and the new tenants just started moving in Sunday.

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Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Searsport Monday afternoon.

It was a rental and the new tenants just started moving in Sunday.

Searsport’s Fire Chief says crews were called to Sanborn Valley Road shortly after noon.

The new tenants said they were getting ready to bring in some boxes and turned around and saw the place on fire.

We’re told it’s a total loss.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into it.

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Crash in Ellsworth Sends Two People to the Hospital http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/crash-ellsworth-sends-two-people-hospital/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crash-ellsworth-sends-two-people-hospital http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/crash-ellsworth-sends-two-people-hospital/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:27:59 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=143948 Three people were taken to the hospital after an accident in Ellsworth Monday afternoon.

It happened near the intersection of Bucksport and Happytown Roads, just after 1 p.m.

Responders say an SUV driven by 47-year-old Michelle Novak of Ellsworth collided with a car.

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Three people were taken to the hospital after an accident in Ellsworth Monday afternoon.

It happened near the intersection of Bucksport and Happytown Roads, just after 1 p.m.

Responders say an SUV driven by 47-year-old Michelle Novak of Ellsworth collided with a car.

Police tell us she was trying to edge out onto Happytown Road but a truck towing a boat  parked in the break-down lane and blocked her view.

91-year-old William Conary of Massachusetts wasn’t able to stop in time.

He, his passenger and Novak were taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two young kids were also in the SUV but they were not hurt.

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Two People Injured in Four-Car Crash in Searsport http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/two-people-injured-four-car-crash-searsport/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=two-people-injured-four-car-crash-searsport http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/two-people-injured-four-car-crash-searsport/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:23:16 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=143944

Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident involving four cars in Searsport Monday afternoon.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. along Route 1, in front of Hobby Horse Antiques and Flea Market.

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Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident involving four cars in Searsport Monday afternoon.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. along Route 1, in front of Hobby Horse Antiques and Flea Market.

Police say the accident was caused, in part, by a driver who didn’t notice a car parked in the break-down lane.

The road was brought down to one lane while crews cleared the scene.

 

 

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Cleanup Begins after Three Days of Concerts on Bangor Waterfront http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/cleanup-begins-three-days-concerts-bangor-waterfront/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cleanup-begins-three-days-concerts-bangor-waterfront http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/cleanup-begins-three-days-concerts-bangor-waterfront/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:17:49 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=143937

After a weekend full of Bangor waterfront concerts, Monday was clean up day.

Crews started putting away chairs and picking up the area immediately after Sunday night’s show and were back at again Monday morning.

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After a weekend full of Bangor waterfront concerts, Monday was clean up day.

Crews started putting away chairs and picking up the area immediately after Sunday night’s show and were back at again Monday morning.

The place has been packed since Friday night, with three concerts in three days.

Friday night, Steely Dan was in town – Saturday night, country act Lady Antebellum – and Sunday night was the sold out Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line show.

Organizers say this Labor Day weekend was similar to 2012 with back to back to back shows.

The folks with Paramount Lawn Care says it’s lot to maintain.

Nate Baker says, “It’s crazy. It’s not just clean up but before the show you gotta mow the lawn, you gotta string trim, you gotta make sure there’s no grass for the vendors, it’s pretty intensive and there’s a lot more than what meets the eye, for sure. ”

Organizers are working on the Waterfront Concerts schedule for next year but haven’t announced any of the acts yet.

You can keep with what’s going on at www.waterfrontconcerts.com or check out the Facebook page Waterfront Concerts Bangor.

 

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House in the Woods Offers Bear Hunt http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/house-woods-offers-bear-hunt/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=house-woods-offers-bear-hunt http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/house-woods-offers-bear-hunt/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:56:44 +0000 Joy Hollowell http://wabi.tv/?p=143926

As Maine’s bear hunting season enters its second week, a group of veterans has arrived in Lakeville hoping to bag some.

They’re here through the House in the Woods program. It’s named in honor of Sergeant Joel House. The Lee native was killed in Iraq in 2007.

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As Maine’s bear hunting season enters its second week, a group of veterans has arrived in Lakeville hoping to bag some.

They’re here through the House in the Woods program. It’s named in honor of Sergeant Joel House. The Lee native was killed in Iraq in 2007.

Joy Hollowell tells us how a condolence letter led to this latest retreat.

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“I was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. And I went to First Baptist Church of Coppers Cove, in Copper’s Cove, Texas. And that’s the same church that Joel, Paul’s son, was going to.”

Ron Gooding and Joel House never met, but it turned out the two men had more than just religion and army bases in common. Gooding runs Hunting with a Hero. Their motto? Combating PTSD, one hunt at a time.

When Gooding heard about the work Paul and Deanna House were doing in honor of their fallen son, he contacted Paul.

“I sent him a letter with my apologies and my sympathy. And we started talking about what I do and what he does. And he said- Ron, we have to get together.”

Gooding was in Afghanistan at the time.

“He and I conversed on the phone,” says Paul House.

The conversations lasted nearly two years. Then, came this phone call from House.

“He said- I have this bear hunt. We have six slots ready for you.”

Veterans from South Carolina and Oklahoma are spending the week on Upper Dobsis Lake. Bagging a bear is only part of the reason why they’re here.

“I’m suffering from PTSD,” says Joseph Gonzalez. “I got injured in an IED blast, August 6th, 2011.”

Gonzalez medically retired from the army just last week. This is his third time in Maine.

“The other two times were for my deployment from Iraq and Afghanistan,” says Gonzalez.

Being back at BIA triggered Gonzalez’s PTSD.

“Going to the airport and everything else, it’s pretty bad,” he says. “And then I get here and wow- this is awesome. I can do this.”

“The camaraderie here is amazing,” says Paul House. “We’ve got vets who have gone through our program who are now helping us. They’ve gone out and gotten their guide licenses and that speaks loudly as to what this program does.”

Deanna House says the sadness of losing their son is always there. But helping these soldiers find peace and comfort, helps her as well.

“I’m taking care of them,” she says. “I can’t take care of my son, he’s in a better place and we’ll see him again one day.”

“I’ve had vets approach me many times, different vets, and say what you did here saved my life,” adds Paul House. “So when you hear that, I get goose bumps now even talking about it. It’s been an amazing journey and it will continue.”
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This summer, ground was broken on a lodge for House in the Woods. The first permanent structure for the program will sleep 24 people. It’s expected to be completed within the next five years.

If you’re like more information on House in the Woods, log onto http://www.houseinthewoods.org/

For more information on Hunting With a Hero, log onto http://www.huntingwithahero.org/

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Winslow Boy Scout Aims For Honor Not Bestowed In Maine In 72 Years http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/winslow-boy-scout-aims-honor-bestowed-maine-72-years/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=winslow-boy-scout-aims-honor-bestowed-maine-72-years http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/winslow-boy-scout-aims-honor-bestowed-maine-72-years/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:50:51 +0000 Rob Poindexter http://wabi.tv/?p=143921

A Boy Scout from Troop 433 in Winslow is spearheading an effort to clean up Maine’s lakes and earn a prestigious award that hasn’t been given out in Maine in more than 70 years.

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A Boy Scout from Troop 433 in Winslow is spearheading an effort to clean up Maine’s lakes and earn a prestigious award that hasn’t been given out in Maine in more than 70 years.

Cameron Patterson is about to become an Eagle Scout, quite an accomplishment for a 15 year-old. But Cameron Patterson is not your ordinary teenager.

A bout with bacterial meningitis almost took his life when he was younger and now he says he uses scouting to prove that nothing in life is impossible. When his scoutmaster challenged him to qualify for the William T. Hornaday Award in addition to his Eagle Scout, he jumped in with both feet.

The Hornaday Award is the highest environmental award that can be given to a scout. Only three have ever been earned in Maine, the last was awarded 72 years ago. The fact Patterson is trying to become the first recipient since 1944 isn’t surprising considering how daunting of a task earning the award is.

In order to qualify for the Hornaday Award, a scout must earn five merit badges based on conservation issues. Some of the qualifying merit badges include Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management and Soil and Water Conservation. Patterson has earned eleven such badges in his time in the scouts.

Patterson must also plan, lead and carry out one major conservation project and follow the progress of the project over time and document that progress.

After meeting with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, he learned of the staggering amount of soft plastic lures being dumped in Maine waters. Patterson will be putting out recycling containers near boat landings in central Maine for anglers to discard their unwanted soft plastic lures.

“Most of the boat landings in Belgrade, both the boat landings in China and in Unity,” he said.

Once the lures are collected, they will be recycled and new lures made. Some will be donated to kids fishing clubs while others will be used as part of a study to determine if the soft plastic lures are harmful to Maine waters.

“We’re going to have three non-biodegradable ones and three biodegradable ones and we’re going to be putting them in Unity Pond. We’re going to have them in water seeing how quickly they biodegrade and seeing if the biodegradable ones biodegrade as the package says,” Patterson said.

But his project doesn’t end there. Patterson is also organizing a massive cleanup of a quarter mile stretch at Trickey Pond in Naples, picking up lures and garbage that’s been left behind.

“The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is going to have their dive teams out farther deep in the water as the volunteers and the boy scouts do up close.”

Patterson says they are in need of volunteers for the cleanup effort that is happening this Saturday.

Anyone interested can meet at the Trickey Pond boat landing at 10:00 a,m.

For more information check the website: helpsaveourfish.com

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A bus full of books is scheduled to make a pit stop in Bangor Tuesday, September 2nd.

Bess the Book Bus travels across the country and gives kids a chance grow their love of reading.

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A bus full of books is scheduled to make a pit stop in Bangor Tuesday, September 2nd.

Bess the Book Bus travels across the country and gives kids a chance grow their love of reading.

They all get to pick a free book from the mobile library, too.

Bess will be at the Big Apple store at 146 State Street in Bangor from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can follow her travels on Facebook or at www.bessthebookbus.org.

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Local “Bee Whisperer” to Hold Beekeeping Classes http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/local-bee-whisperer-hold-beekeeping-classes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-bee-whisperer-hold-beekeeping-classes http://wabi.tv/2014/09/01/local-bee-whisperer-hold-beekeeping-classes/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:00:45 +0000 John Krinjak http://wabi.tv/?p=143896

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about beekeeping, here’s your chance.

Peter Cowin, AKA “the Bee Whisperer,” has been keeping bees since age 11.

This fall he will be teaching six adult courses geared toward making a successful start in beekeeping.

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about beekeeping, here’s your chance.

Peter Cowin, AKA “the Bee Whisperer,” has been keeping bees since age 11.

This fall he will be teaching six adult courses geared toward making a successful start in beekeeping.

Classes will be held in Bangor, Bucksport, Hampden, Newport and Mount Desert Island starting next week.

You can sign up online:

For Beginners:
Bangor
Mondays Sept 8 – Sept 22
6:30-8:30pm
207-992-5523
https://bangor.coursestorm.com/searchResults?search=beekeeping

Newport
Tuesdays Sept 9 – Sept 23
6:30-8:30pm
207-368-3290
https://rsu19.coursestorm.com/searchResults?search=beekeeping

Bucksport
Wednesdays Sept 10 – Sept 24
6:00-8:00pm
207-469-2129
https://rsu25.coursestorm.com/searchResults?search=beekeeping&x=34&y=17

Hampden
Tuesdays Oct 21 – Nov 4
6:30 – 8:30pm
207-866-4119
https://orono-hampden.coursestorm.com/searchResults?search=beekeeping

Mount Desert Island
Wednesdays October 22 – November 5
6:30 – 8:30pm
207-288-4703
https://mdi.coursestorm.com/searchResults?search=beekeeping+for+beginners&x=32&y=9

Intermediate:
Bangor
Mondays October 20 – Nov 3
6:30 – 8:30pm
207-992-5523
https://bangor.coursestorm.com/searchResults?search=beekeeping

For more information call 299-6948.

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