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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES WEEK 8

OXFORD HILLS  18

BANGOR 0

 

MESSALONSKEE 14

LAWRENCE 34

 

GARDINER 0

CONY 41

 

WESTBROOK 45

OCEANSIDE 12

 

WATERVILLE 42

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES WEEK 8

OXFORD HILLS  18

BANGOR 0

 

MESSALONSKEE 14

LAWRENCE 34

 

GARDINER 0

CONY 41

 

WESTBROOK 45

OCEANSIDE 12

 

WATERVILLE 42

MADISON 19

 

WINSLOW 62

HERMON 14

 

FOXCROFT 36

M-D-I 6

 

BUCKSPORT 36

STEARNS 0

 

MATTANAWCOOK 51

ELLSWORTH 6

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UMaine Men’s Hockey Notches First Win, Tops UAA http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/umaine-mens-hockey-notches-first-win-tops-uaa/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/umaine-mens-hockey-notches-first-win-tops-uaa/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:42:36 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=155140

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MCI’s Santiago Returns to Action Tomorrow, Hathaway Back Next Week http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/mcis-santiago-returns-action-tomorrow-hathaway-back-next-week/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/mcis-santiago-returns-action-tomorrow-hathaway-back-next-week/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:40:14 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=155133

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Jonesport Beals Falls at Washburn in Prelim Soccer http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/jonesport-beals-falls-washburn-prelim-soccer/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/jonesport-beals-falls-washburn-prelim-soccer/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:37:14 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=155128

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PCHS Wins Prelim Soccer Game at Madawaska http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/pchs-wins-prelim-soccer-game-madawaska/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/pchs-wins-prelim-soccer-game-madawaska/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:29:55 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=155125

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Hampden Academy Soccer’s Noah Parker is our Play of the Week http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/hampden-academy-soccers-noah-parker-play-week/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/hampden-academy-soccers-noah-parker-play-week/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:28:06 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=155122

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Mixed Sun & Clouds Saturday http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/mixed-sun-clouds-saturday/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/mixed-sun-clouds-saturday/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:12:18 +0000 Chris Ewing http://wabi.tv/?p=155112 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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As the storm system that brought all the rain and blustery conditions to our region continues to move northeast through the Maritimes of Canada the conditions across Maine will slowly dry out tonight. Weak high pressure will bring partial sunshine to Maine Saturday as it slips east across Southern New England. As the high slips off to our southeast later Saturday the wind across New England will turn into the southwest and temperatures throughout Maine during the afternoon hours will climb back up into the upper 40s north and low to mid 50s elsewhere.

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As the storm system that brought all the rain and blustery conditions to our region continues to move northeast through the Maritimes of Canada the conditions across Maine will slowly dry out tonight. Weak high pressure will bring partial sunshine to Maine Saturday as it slips east across Southern New England. As the high slips off to our southeast later Saturday the wind across New England will turn into the southwest and temperatures throughout Maine during the afternoon hours will climb back up into the upper 40s north and low to mid 50s elsewhere.

An energetic but somewhat moisture starved upper low along with its associated cold front will move southeast out of central Canada Saturday evening and cross through Maine later at night and early Sunday morning. The upper trough and surface cold front will once again bring some scattered showers to our region late Saturday night and part of Sunday. A lack of moisture with the front will limit the amount of showers that develop across Maine as it moves across the state, with the bulk of the showers falling over northern parts of our region. A gusty northwest breeze will develop behind the front later Sunday and a slightly cooler airmass will build into New England.

High pressure approaching New England from the west will bring fair weather to Maine both Monday and Tuesday. A northwest breeze on the eastside of the high Monday will keep temps running near normal for the later part of October. As the high slips off to our southeast Tuesday a milder southwest breeze will develop across our region and temps in some parts of Maine will likely reach up to the lower 60s. A storm crossing southern Canada will pull a cold front through New England either Wednesday night or Thursday, with another round of scattered showers followed by some rather chilly air for Halloween on through next weekend.

 

 

Saturday: Mixed sun and clouds, with the most clouds north and high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s from north to south.

 

Saturday night: Becoming mostly cloudy, with scattered showers late and low temps in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

 

Sunday: Breezy and mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Monday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Tuesday: More sun than clouds, with high temps in the mid 50s to low 60s.

 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and mild, with a few late day or nighttime showers possible and high temps in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

 

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Faculty Retirements Announced in Wake of Cutbacks http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/faculty-retirements-announced-wake-cutbacks/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/faculty-retirements-announced-wake-cutbacks/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:43:39 +0000 Shawn McVicar http://wabi.tv/?p=155095 Thirty-five faculty members plan to retire at the University of Southern Maine, according to the school’s president.

USM is cutting $16-million out of its budget, which means layoffs and the elimination of some programs.

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Thirty-five faculty members plan to retire at the University of Southern Maine, according to the school’s president.

USM is cutting $16-million out of its budget, which means layoffs and the elimination of some programs.

Twenty-five of the retirements come from departments slated for cutbacks.

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Accident Victim Ticketed Shortly Before Getting Run Over http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/accident-victim-ticketed-shortly-getting-run/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/accident-victim-ticketed-shortly-getting-run/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:33:12 +0000 Shawn McVicar http://wabi.tv/?p=155092 (AP) Auburn police say a woman who was ticketed in a parking lot for theft early Thursday was run over by a truck less than an hour later in the same lot.

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(AP) Auburn police say a woman who was ticketed in a parking lot for theft early Thursday was run over by a truck less than an hour later in the same lot.

Police say the tractor-trailer ran over Kassandra Lavoie, 33, of Mechanic Falls at 1:11 a.m.

Officers had responded to the parking lot less than an hour before the accident after a report of a suspicious person. They found Lavoie, who was a suspect in a Lewiston theft.

Police released her after issuing summonses for theft and unlawful use or possession of inhalants.

Police identified the driver of the tractor trailer as Hasan Williams, 40, of Pennsylvania.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Elver Quote Could Take a Dip http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/elver-quote-take-dip/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/elver-quote-take-dip/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:29:16 +0000 Shawn McVicar http://wabi.tv/?p=155090 (AP) Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

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(AP) Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

The panel’s recommendation will go to the American Eel Management Board, which is expected to vote on the recommendations next week at a meeting in Connecticut.

The fishermen’s catch topped 18,000 pounds in 2012 and 2013. The fishery has grown exponentially and is now Maine’s second-most-valuable fishery, after lobsters.

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Bangor Business Renews Old Practice http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/bangor-business-renews-old-practice/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/bangor-business-renews-old-practice/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:24:32 +0000 Shawn McVicar http://wabi.tv/?p=155087

One of Bangor’s oldest businesses is starting something new, re-starting it actually.

You can now get locally packaged meats delivered right to your door from W.A. Bean & Sons.

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One of Bangor’s oldest businesses is starting something new, re-starting it actually.

You can now get locally packaged meats delivered right to your door from W.A. Bean & Sons.

October was the beginning of their weekly Friday delivery service.

Custom meat packages, steaks, chicken, and, of course, Red Snapper hot dogs are on the products list.

According to W.A. Bean & Sons Director of Sales, Sean Smith, “Right now we’re gonna start with Bangor, Brewer, Old Town, Orono area and then as demand grows if we see a need for it we’ll expand outside of that.”

The company had a very popular delivery service back in the 1960’s.

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Two Face Several Charges After Police Chase http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/two-face-several-charges-police-chase/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/two-face-several-charges-police-chase/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:18:39 +0000 Shawn McVicar http://wabi.tv/?p=155083

Two men face several charges following a police chase that ended in Newport.

Police say David McGregor, 24, of Canaan and Christopher Caldwell, 25, of Pittsfield were in a car stolen from Howland Thursday morning.

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Two men face several charges following a police chase that ended in Newport.

Police say David McGregor, 24, of Canaan and Christopher Caldwell, 25, of Pittsfield were in a car stolen from Howland Thursday morning.

A trooper spotted the car around 3:00 p.m. on the interstate in Hampden, and tried to pull it over.

Police say the car sped off.  A trooper had to use his cruiser to bring the car to a halt in Newport.

Police say McGregor’s license is suspended, and he’s on probation for a home invasion armed robbery in Somerset County.

He was released from prison two week ago, but is now back in jail.

Caldwell was released on bail Thursday night.

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More than $6 Million to Maine for Rural Water Systems http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/6-million-maine-rural-water-systems/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/6-million-maine-rural-water-systems/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:52:24 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=155061

More than $6 million in federal funding will help improve rural water systems in Maine.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King say the money will help improve water and waste water infrastructure.

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More than $6 million in federal funding will help improve rural water systems in Maine.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King say the money will help improve water and waste water infrastructure.

Hartland will get the bulk of it – $4.8 million.

Below is a list of funding recipients:

Eagle Lake Water and Sewer District will receive $300,000 in loans and $230,000 in grants

City of Gardiner will receive $188,000 in loans and $77,000 in grants

Town of Hartland will receive $1,200,000 in loans and $3,600,000 in grants

Indian Township Passamaquoddy Reservation will receive $249,400 in grants

Town of Bingham will receive $118,000 in loans and $177,000 in grants

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Locals Quick Action Saves Life in Belfast http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/locals-quick-action-saves-life-belfast/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/locals-quick-action-saves-life-belfast/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:15:20 +0000 Tania Morales http://wabi.tv/?p=155055

“I’m lucky I was here,” says Bryden Burleson.

There, was Belfast Harbor Thursday when 92 year-old Eva Lenfest accidentally drove her car into to the water.

“I was coming off the water and saw the car go rolling bye quite quick and just hit the water and I knew nobody was really around to get there as fast,” says Burleson.

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“I’m lucky I was here,” says Bryden Burleson.

There, was Belfast Harbor Thursday when 92 year-old Eva Lenfest accidentally drove her car into to the water.

“I was coming off the water and saw the car go rolling bye quite quick and just hit the water and I knew nobody was really around to get there as fast,” says Burleson.

Burleson, who works for Belmont Boatworks, and Assistant Harbor Master, Howard Whitcomb, were quick to react because they knew they had to do something.

“She did roll the windows down fortunately and I was able to get my arms underneath her, pull her up out of the car and just as soon as I got her part way out Howard, The Harbor Master Assistant was able to jump in and help me pull her the rest of the way out and get her into the inflatable. By the time her legs came out of the window of the car it went under. It was just split seconds. If I had been 10 seconds later getting there she probably would have gone down. It was scary,” says Bryden.

Authorities say the pavement and water were covered with autumn leaves. That and the rain Thursday were major factors for what could have been a tragic incident.

Eva Lenfest was taken to Waldo County General Hospital and later released.

“She was down here yesterday afternoon watching her car get towed out so she’s doing good,” says Burleson.

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Update: Active Search for Suspects Following Reported Break-in Attempt in Carmel http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/police-k9-unit-searching-carmel-woods/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/police-k9-unit-searching-carmel-woods/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:09 +0000 Terry Stackhouse http://wabi.tv/?p=155052

Law enforcement officials are looking for two people involved in a reported break-in attempt in Carmel Friday.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with State Police, were called to a home along Hampden Road, near the interstate, around 5 pm.

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Law enforcement officials are looking for two people involved in a reported break-in attempt in Carmel Friday.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with State Police, were called to a home along Hampden Road, near the interstate, around 5 pm.

The homeowner claims two white males, dressed in dark clothing, tried to break-in, then took off into the woods across the street.

Investigators couldn’t comment on the approximate age of the suspects, if they knew the homeowner, or if they took off with anything.

A police K-9 unit was called in to search the area but investigators say the wind and rain made the search difficult.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 947-4585.

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Augusta Police Investigating Theft of Manhole Covers http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/augusta-police-investigating-theft-manhole-covers/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/augusta-police-investigating-theft-manhole-covers/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:56:02 +0000 Terry Stackhouse http://wabi.tv/?p=155037


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Augusta Police say they’ve arrested a a man and woman accused of stealing manhole covers.

Jordan Achorn of Jefferson and Dustin Matthews of Gardiner are facing felony theft charges.

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Augusta Police say they’ve arrested a a man and woman accused of stealing manhole covers.

Jordan Achorn of Jefferson and Dustin Matthews of Gardiner are facing felony theft charges.

Gardiner is also accused of violating conditions of release.

During the week, investigators say they received a number of complaints related to un-manned open manholes.

Police have recovered some but not all.

Augusta Police ask anyone with information to give them a call at 207-626-2370. 

In a release Friday, police said:

Please understand that these missing manhole covers do create a substantial risk of both injury and damage upon being hit by motorists, cyclist or pedestrians.  The Greater Augusta Utilities District (G.A.U.D.) has worked expediently to replace them, in attempts to thwart injury or damage.  Any information you may have regarding the whereabouts of the stolen manhole covers or information on possible suspects, please contact the Augusta Police Department.   

 

 

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Cutler To Michaud: You can’t beat LePage. http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/cutler-michaud-cant-beat-lepage/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/cutler-michaud-cant-beat-lepage/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:44:02 +0000 Rob Poindexter http://wabi.tv/?p=155034

With less than two weeks before election day, Independent candidate for governor, Eliot Cutler, has declared he’s the only candidate with a shot at beating incumbent Republican Paul LePage. He even issued a challenge to Democrat Mike Michaud to give his supporters the green light to support Cutler if they feel the same way.

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With less than two weeks before election day, Independent candidate for governor, Eliot Cutler, has declared he’s the only candidate with a shot at beating incumbent Republican Paul LePage. He even issued a challenge to Democrat Mike Michaud to give his supporters the green light to support Cutler if they feel the same way.

A few months ago, Cutler told his supporters if they didn’t think he could win the race for governor, they should vote for the candidate they think can win and do the best job for the people of Maine. It was a claim many staunch supporters of Michaud latched on to in hopes of trying to bully Cutler out of the race as election day neared. But the Independent is turning the tables and Cutler is calling on Michaud to issue the same proclamation to his supporters that he did months earlier.

A few weeks ago at a debate in Lewiston, featuring just Cutler and Michaud, the Democrat said this:

“I just asked Eliot whether or not, can we agree that the best thing for this state is to replace the dysfunction that we’ve seen over the past 3 1/2 years and vote someone new in for governor. And that’s one thing we actually both agree on.”

Friday, Cutler told TV5 that he now firmly believes he is the candidate best positioned to oust LePage. Cutler says with the amount of money being spent on this election on Michaud’s behalf, he should be well on his way to a landslide victory but that is simply not the case. After a series of rough outings in public debates, Michaud is in a tight race and many insiders believe he could be headed for defeat.

“Mike can’t do it,” Cutler said. “He’s had months and months and months. He’s spent millions of dollars and millions more spent on his behalf and it ain’t happening. And I think there are a lot of reasons for that. It could be he damaged himself in the debates, I don’t know, it doesn’t matter. If you want to get LePage out, then you gotta vote for me.”

There’s no hard polling data to support Cutler’s claim that Michaud can’t win. In fact a a Democratic leaning poll released Friday showed a dead heat.

LePage – 40%
Michaud – 40%
Cutler – 17%

Undecided – 3%

Margin of Error +/- 3.6%

However that poll is being called into question by Cutler and others as it was paid for by the Maine Conservation Voters, a group who publicly endorsed Michaud in the race. According to a published report, the group has also spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of Michaud and opposing LePage.

“This was a poll done for the purpose of trying to beat LePage and Cutler. It’s not a valid poll,” Cutler said. “The fact is that he’s sinking, I’m rising according to the serious polling. And it really is time for him to, I’m not asking I’m to get out of the race. I’ve never asked anybody to get out of the race. I wouldn’t do that. What I’m suggesting to him is that he really believes that the objective is to get LePage out of the Blaine House them he ought to give his supporters the same blessing I’ve given mine and the blessing Libby Mitchell never gave hers in 2010 and that’s what got us into this mess in the first place.”

Cutler’s assertions and challenge seemed to irk members of the Michaud campaign who quickly dismissed them as fiction. In a statement released this morning, Michaud spokesperson Lizzy Reinholt said:

“It’s sad to see Cutler trying to manipulate voters into thinking Congressman Michaud can’t win. It only helps Gov. LePage. Mike is the only person who can beat Gov. LePage, a fact that’s confirmed by all the public polling to date and reinforced by the fact that Republicans are spending tens of thousands of dollars propping up the Cutler campaign.”

Cutler acknowledged that Republicans are spending money to help his campaign but insists he never asked them to do it.

“I can’t do anything about it. I think it’s crazy for them to do it. I wouldn’t spend money for Paul LePage or for Mike Michaud. I mean, I’m running for governor and that’s really the end of it. They can do what they want. I can’t control them,” Cutler said.

Whether Cutler’s theory that Michaud can’t win holds water should become clearer next week when more accurate polling data comes out.

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Home Heating Fuel Regulations http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/home-heating-fuel-regulations/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/home-heating-fuel-regulations/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:38:13 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=155027 There are rules for fuel dealers and consumers this Winter– and the Attorney General is reminding everyone about them.

Fuel regulations take effect in Maine from October 15th-April 30th, they pertain to sellers of home heating oil, propane, natural gas, electricity and firewood.

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There are rules for fuel dealers and consumers this Winter– and the Attorney General is reminding everyone about them.

Fuel regulations take effect in Maine from October 15th-April 30th, they pertain to sellers of home heating oil, propane, natural gas, electricity and firewood.

For the complete list of regulations and rules surrounding Winter heating visit this link: http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=27939&an=1

You can also call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1(800)436-2131 or at consumer.mediation@maine.gov.

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Partly Sunny Saturday http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/partly-sunny-saturday/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/partly-sunny-saturday/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:29:02 +0000 Chris Ewing http://wabi.tv/?p=155029 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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As the storm system that brought all the rain and blustery conditions to our region continues to move northeast through the Maritimes of Canada the conditions across Maine will slowly dry out tonight. Weak high pressure will bring partial sunshine to Maine Saturday as it slips east across Southern New England. As the high slips off to our southeast later Saturday the wind across New England will turn into the southwest and temperatures throughout Maine during the afternoon hours will climb back up into the upper 40s north and low to mid 50s elsewhere.

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As the storm system that brought all the rain and blustery conditions to our region continues to move northeast through the Maritimes of Canada the conditions across Maine will slowly dry out tonight. Weak high pressure will bring partial sunshine to Maine Saturday as it slips east across Southern New England. As the high slips off to our southeast later Saturday the wind across New England will turn into the southwest and temperatures throughout Maine during the afternoon hours will climb back up into the upper 40s north and low to mid 50s elsewhere.

An energetic but somewhat moisture starved upper low along with its associated cold front will move southeast out of central Canada Saturday evening and cross through Maine later at night and early Sunday morning. The upper trough and surface cold front will once again bring some scattered showers to our region late Saturday night and part of Sunday. A lack of moisture with the front will limit the amount of showers that develop across Maine as it moves across the state, with the bulk of the showers falling over northern parts of our region. A gusty northwest breeze will develop behind the front later Sunday and a slightly cooler airmass will build into New England.

High pressure approaching New England from the west will bring fair weather to Maine both Monday and Tuesday. A northwest breeze on the eastside of the high Monday will keep temps running near normal for the later part of October. As the high slips off to our southeast Tuesday a milder southwest breeze will develop across our region and temps in some parts of Maine will likely reach up to the lower 60s. A storm crossing southern Canada will pull a cold front through New England either Wednesday night or Thursday, with another round of scattered showers followed by some rather chilly air for Halloween on through next weekend.

 

 

Tonight: Showers Ending north, with a diminishing breeze and remaining mostly cloudy, with patchy fog forming and low temps in the upper 30s to low 40s.

 

Saturday: Mixed sun and clouds, with the most clouds north and high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s from north to south.

 

Saturday night: Becoming mostly cloudy, with scattered showers late and low temps in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

 

Sunday: Breezy and mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Monday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Tuesday: More sun than clouds, with high temps in the mid 50s to low 60s.

 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and mild, with a few late day or nighttime showers possible and high temps in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

 

Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist

 

 

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“Rockland Has Style” Coming to Mid-Coast http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/rockland-style-coming-mid-coast/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/rockland-style-coming-mid-coast/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:47 +0000 John Krinjak http://wabi.tv/?p=155023 High fashion is coming to the mid coast next week.

Rockland Has Style is a fashion show featuring clothing, accessories, hair and more.

Models will feature men’s, women’s and children’s fashions.

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High fashion is coming to the mid coast next week.

Rockland Has Style is a fashion show featuring clothing, accessories, hair and more.

Models will feature men’s, women’s and children’s fashions.

It’s Wednesday at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

There will be a cash bar and refreshments starting at 6, the show starts at 7.

Tickets are $15.

For more information call 593-6093.

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ME Attorneys Recognized for Giving Free Time http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/attorneys-recognized-giving-free-time/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/attorneys-recognized-giving-free-time/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=155012

Many in Central Maine find themselves at court, in need of advice, but without money to pay– Friday the lawyers who step up to help them were thanked.

A Searsport attorney says legal problems can happen to anyone.

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Many in Central Maine find themselves at court, in need of advice, but without money to pay– Friday the lawyers who step up to help them were thanked.

A Searsport attorney says legal problems can happen to anyone.

“They don’t necessarily discriminate between people that have money and people who don’t do so taking on a case like that every so often can be very rewarding,” says Aaron Fethke, a Searsport lawyer.

Law student, Scott Helmke, says seeing this is encouraging.

“This is where I grew up, I grew up in Brewer and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to return here to do my work and I’m glad to see there are so many people that feel the same way,” Helmke says.

Roberta Winchell has her own practice in Bangor and reaches out specifically to the elderly.

“They are the most vulnerable, they are the most trusting and they are the people that I will work to protect,” she said.

She says it’s no surprise to see so much giving in her home state.

“I think Maine is a state where people have been brought up to help and I think that helping tradition continues and it carries through to many of the professions including the law,” Winchell said, smiling.

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Halloween Bash at Bangor Y This Weekend http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/halloween-bash-bangor-y-weekend/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/halloween-bash-bangor-y-weekend/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:21:35 +0000 John Krinjak http://wabi.tv/?p=155016

The Bangor Y will be home to some ghoulish fun this weekend.

The Halloween Bash is this Sunday.

It’s fun for all ages.

There will be arts and crafts, games, face painting and more.

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The Bangor Y will be home to some ghoulish fun this weekend.

The Halloween Bash is this Sunday.

It’s fun for all ages.

There will be arts and crafts, games, face painting and more.

Today, workers were busy decking out the Isaac Farrar mansion, transforming it into a creepy haunted house.

They say there have been some sightings of real ghostly spirits within those walls–so who knows what you’ll encounter.

“A lot of spooks, things actually unexpected in little corners. We’re really lucky to be in the mansion–it’s a very old building,” said Jodie Burckhard, Director of Youth Development at the Y.

As for the home being haunted, Burckhard says, “Yes, we have heard that. Heard it being a little boy or a little girl, not sure.”

The Halloween Bash is Sunday from three to six at the Y on Second Street.

The cost is $3 per person, with a $15 maximum per family.

You can get $1 off admission for each canned good you bring in to benefit Manna Ministries.

For more information, call 941-2808 or visit bangorymca.org.

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Protecting Your Business from Data Security Breaches http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/protecting-business-data-security-breaches/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/protecting-business-data-security-breaches/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:11:26 +0000 John Krinjak http://wabi.tv/?p=155008

Business owners were all ears at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce as local experts spoke about data security breaches.

“It is a risk in terms of damage to customers, damage to the business’s reputation, its finances,” said attorney Berney Kubetz, a partner at Eaton-Peabody.

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Business owners were all ears at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce as local experts spoke about data security breaches.

“It is a risk in terms of damage to customers, damage to the business’s reputation, its finances,” said attorney Berney Kubetz, a partner at Eaton-Peabody.

From Target to Home Depot to the government, they seem to be happening more and more often.

Experts say the big box retailers aren’t the only ones vulnerable here. Small businesses and individuals can be just as big a target.

“So you have to be prepared as an individual, as a business, as a large corporation, a small corporation, because the attackers don’t really understand. It’s a random attack, and they’re trying to see what they can get in and get out,” said Joe Scully, Director of Enterprise Security and Fraud Management at Bangor Savings Bank.

So how can you protect your business?

“Know where your data is, and what’s important to your business and protect that information,” said Scully.

Kubetz says have a security plan: “Cyber risk security insurance, having controls in place with regard to employee computers, personal devices, access to information, storage of information, use of encryption.”

And businesses and individuals should monitor bank accounts closely.

“Either electronically through alerts, or even better, have an accountant always watching debits and credits coming in and out,” said Scully.

And if there is a breach, understand the legal implications-your business could be on the hook for negligence.

“There’s a requirement for immediate investigation, potentially identifying and communicating with law enforcement, potentially communicating with customers whose data may have been compromised,” said Kubetz.

Bottom line-just be vigilant.

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SPCA Pet Of The Week http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/spca-pet-week/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/spca-pet-week/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:08:57 +0000 Allison Arbo http://wabi.tv/?p=155009

Diana de los Santos from SPCA of Hancock County was in to talk about fostering kittens and that even though it is not the Spring of the year it is still very much kitten season.

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Diana de los Santos from SPCA of Hancock County was in to talk about fostering kittens and that even though it is not the Spring of the year it is still very much kitten season.

If you would like to foster animals you can give the shelter at call at 667-8088.

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Rain Tapers To Showers Today, Sunshine Returns Saturday http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/rain-tapers-showers-today-sunshine-returns-saturday/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/rain-tapers-showers-today-sunshine-returns-saturday/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:15:19 +0000 Todd Simcox http://wabi.tv/?p=154940 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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Low pressure will continue to slowly drift northeastward towards Nova Scotia this afternoon. The steadier rain will continue falling over northern Maine this afternoon while the rest of the state sees a few scattered showers and/or some patchy drizzle. Temperatures will top off in the mid-40s to low 50s. Showers will continue to taper off tonight as the storm pulls away from the area. Drier air moving in late will allow skies to partially clear after midnight. Temperatures will drop back to the mid and upper 30s for lows in most locales.

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Low pressure will continue to slowly drift northeastward towards Nova Scotia this afternoon. The steadier rain will continue falling over northern Maine this afternoon while the rest of the state sees a few scattered showers and/or some patchy drizzle. Temperatures will top off in the mid-40s to low 50s. Showers will continue to taper off tonight as the storm pulls away from the area. Drier air moving in late will allow skies to partially clear after midnight. Temperatures will drop back to the mid and upper 30s for lows in most locales.

 

A ridge of high pressure is forecast to move into the state Saturday bringing us some drier weather to start the weekend. Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs mainly in the 50s. Low pressure is forecast to cross the state on Sunday bringing us mostly cloudy skies and the chance for some scattered showers. Drier weather will return on Monday with a good deal of sunshine and highs in the 50s to near 60°.

 

 

Rest of Today: periods of rain north, scattered showers and patchy drizzle elsewhere. Steadiest/heaviest rain will fall from Greenville to Millinocket northward. Breezy. Highs between 45°-52°. North wind 5-15 MPH with gusts to 20 MPH possible.

 

Tonight: mostly cloudy with scattered showers ending. Partial clearing late. Lows between 35°-41°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

 

Saturday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs between 50°-60°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH becoming southwest.

 

Sunday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Highs in the 50s.

 

Monday: partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s to near 60°.

 

Tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Highs in the 50s.

 

 

 

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW

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Holden Police Looking for Driver Responsible for Hit and Run http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/holden-police-looking-driver-responsible-hit-run/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/holden-police-looking-driver-responsible-hit-run/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:57:40 +0000 News Desk http://wabi.tv/?p=154983 Holden police are looking for a hit-and-run driver.

Police say 35-year-old James Furrough of Holden was riding a bicycle to work on Main Road near the Brewer line around 5:20 Thursday morning.

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Holden police are looking for a hit-and-run driver.

Police say 35-year-old James Furrough of Holden was riding a bicycle to work on Main Road near the Brewer line around 5:20 Thursday morning.

Witnesses say he was struck from behind by a small black sedan.

Police say Furrough suffered serious injuries to his ribs and shoulder as well as a concussion.

A passenger side mirror found at the scene belongs to a Subaru, a 2000 or older model, police say.

Anyone with information is urged to call Holden Police at 843-5442.

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State Launches New Ebola Information Website http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/state-launches-new-ebola-information-website/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/state-launches-new-ebola-information-website/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:43:02 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=154978 The state is launching a new website in response to concerns about Ebola.

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the site includes fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions about the virus.

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The state is launching a new website in response to concerns about Ebola.

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the site includes fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions about the virus.

There are also pages for health care providers, which have information and guidance from federal health officials.

You’ll find the website at www.maine.gov/ebola

Maine CDC Director Sheila Pinette reminds people Ebola is only transmitted through direct contact with blood or bodily fluids from a person who is showing symptoms and it is not airborne.

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Firefighter: Only 1 Working Detector in Hermon Home http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/firefighter-1-working-detector-hermon-home/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/firefighter-1-working-detector-hermon-home/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:22:20 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=154974

A fire Friday morning in Hermon caused minimal damaged to a home in Hermon.

Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of a home on Swan Road.

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A fire Friday morning in Hermon caused minimal damaged to a home in Hermon.

Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of a home on Swan Road.

Two adults and two dogs were in the home, we’re told they got out with no problems.

“They only had one working smoke detector in this residence, so it’s very important to have a smoke detector in each bedroom and on every level of each floor,” says Captain Chandler Corriveau, Hermon Fire Department.

The Captain says smoke damaged the first and second floors of the building…

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Fire Spreads from Vehicle to Home in Dedham http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/fire-spreads-vehicle-home-dedham/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/fire-spreads-vehicle-home-dedham/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=154970

Fire spread from a vehicle to a home in Dedham early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to a vehicle around 4:00 am, they say it quickly spread to the nearby residence.

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Fire spread from a vehicle to a home in Dedham early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to a vehicle around 4:00 am, they say it quickly spread to the nearby residence.

One person and a dog were home at the time but they got out with no injuries.

“Homeowner was awoken to the horn of the vehicle going off, came outside, there was heavy fire in the vehicle which was parked close towards the residence,” says Chief  Craig Shane of the Dedham and Lucerne Fire Departments.

The Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause.

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Fitness Fridays: The Benefits of Working Out http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/fitness-fridays-benefits-working/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/fitness-fridays-benefits-working/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:48:48 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=154963

Josiah Hartley from Bangor’s LA Training was on the interview set for this week’s Fitness Friday, speaking to Wayne about the benefits of regular exercise. Josiah says working out releases endorphins into the brain that allow for a big stress relief, better sleep, and that general “good” feeling you get after a solid workout.

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Josiah Hartley from Bangor’s LA Training was on the interview set for this week’s Fitness Friday, speaking to Wayne about the benefits of regular exercise. Josiah says working out releases endorphins into the brain that allow for a big stress relief, better sleep, and that general “good” feeling you get after a solid workout.

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Do you think the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife should be allowed to use its resources to campaign against Question One? http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/think-department-inland-fisheries-wildlife-allowed-use-resources-campaign-question-one/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/think-department-inland-fisheries-wildlife-allowed-use-resources-campaign-question-one/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:43:35 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=154961 Yes      72% (476 Votes)

No       28% (183 Votes)

 

Total: 659 Votes

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Yes      72% (476 Votes)

No       28% (183 Votes)

 

Total: 659 Votes

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Nova Star Sees Surge In Motor Coach Bookings http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/nova-star-sees-surge-motor-coach-bookings/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/nova-star-sees-surge-motor-coach-bookings/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:42:24 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=154943 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that runs the Nova Star ferry between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia says it has already received advance bookings for 43 motor coaches in 2015.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that runs the Nova Star ferry between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia says it has already received advance bookings for 43 motor coaches in 2015.

The company said fewer than 20 motor coaches took the trip during the inaugural 2014 season.

Nova Star Cruises says it expects to book even more of the luxury buses for next season because company officials plan on attending several trade shows this fall.

The ferry service ended early this year because it failed to meet ridership goals. Service next year depends in part on how much the Nova Scotia government decides to subsidize it.

The Portland Press Herald reports that according to records the company provided to the city, 59,018 passengers and 19,814 vehicles used the ferry this year.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald,

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Elver Fishing Quota May Be Slightly Reduced http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/elver-fishing-quota-may-slightly-reduced/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/elver-fishing-quota-may-slightly-reduced/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:41:06 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=154781 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

The panel’s recommendation will go to the American Eel Management Board, which is expected to vote on the recommendations next week at a meeting in Connecticut.

The fishermen’s catch topped 18,000 pounds in 2012 and 2013. The fishery has grown exponentially and is now Maine’s second-most-valuable fishery, after lobsters.

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Lobsterman Jailed, Fined Over Illegal Lobsters http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/lobsterman-jailed-fined-illegal-lobsters/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/lobsterman-jailed-fined-illegal-lobsters/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:39:10 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=154780

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman who kept undersized and V-notched lobsters has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined $50,000. The Department of Marine Resources is also suspending his license for three years.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman who kept undersized and V-notched lobsters has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined $50,000. The Department of Marine Resources is also suspending his license for three years.

The Maine Marine Patrol says Theodore Gray, who fished from Stonington, was caught with 269 undersized lobsters and 123 known breeding lobsters. Officials say he also had 20 traps belonging to others.

Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher said Thursday the penalties send a message that the state will use all tools at its disposal to “remove law breakers from the water.”

Gray couldn’t be reached Thursday.

Maine law sets a minimum size and requires lobstermen to carve a V notch in the tail of egg-bearing females to declare them off-limits. Both practices are key conservation tools.

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Agency Approves Poland Springs Water Deal http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/agency-approves-poland-springs-water-deal/ http://wabi.tv/2014/10/24/agency-approves-poland-springs-water-deal/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:33:58 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=154772 FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission says Fryeburg Water Co. can enter into a long-term contract to sell water to Nestle Waters, bottler of Poland Springs.

The commission ruled Thursday that the contract between the privately-owned utility and Nestle could benefit the utility’s ratepayers. Nestle would pay higher rates than household customers.

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FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission says Fryeburg Water Co. can enter into a long-term contract to sell water to Nestle Waters, bottler of Poland Springs.

The commission ruled Thursday that the contract between the privately-owned utility and Nestle could benefit the utility’s ratepayers. Nestle would pay higher rates than household customers.

The contract runs for 25 years. Renewals could make it 45 years. Nestle says the deal allows the water company to reduce or suspend Poland Spring’s water withdrawal if there is a shortage or emergency. Nestle spokesman Mark Dubois says the deal provides the utility “a reliable source of income.”

Advocacy group Food & Water Watch criticized the deal. Organizer Nisha Swinton says Nestle is “only interested in profit” and the ruling “sold out the families of our state.”

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