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|Fire destroys a home in EddingtonWVII ABC 7 / 4 h. 49 min. ago more|
EDDINGTON - crews were on scene of a structure fire on meadow lane. Crews arrived on scene around eight thirty Tuesday evening and found heavy fire showing through the roof. The homeowner was able to make it out of his home without injury. Crews from seven towns responded to the call but man power and water was said to be a major issue in trying to fight the fire. Crews had to bring water in from a hydrant near route 178 and route 9 intersection to the scene. They are expected to be at the scene late into the night extinguishing the fire. Eddington Fire Chief, James Ellis said "At this point, the home does appear to be a total loss even though it is still standing." One firefighter did get injured from the icy conditions. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
|Millinocket murder suspect sees courtWVII ABC 7 / 5 h. 47 min. ago more|
BANGOR - Tuesday was the beginning of a long process in Penobscot County court as police, attorneys, and a family search for answers to a brutal murder. Christopher Murray, 38, walked into the courtroom in chains for the first time to answer for the December 19th shooting of Wayne and Diem Lappierre. Wayne died after a week of fighting his injuries, and after fleeing back to North Carolina, police from both states brought Murray into custody. The initial hearing was a speedy one, as no plea was entered and Murray will be fully arraigned in mid-March. His defense attorney says a not-guilty plea should be expected. "We are looking forward to defending him," attorney David Bate said. "It's apparently a case where they got the wrong guy, and we're looking forward to the defense." If Murray is the wrong guy, that would likely make Tony Locklear, 43, the right guy. Police say he too was in the home for the murder, and they're trying to track him down in North Carolina. "Both the state of Maine authorities and North Carolina authorities work well, and they are assisting us in looking for Mr. Locklear," Deputy Attorney General Lisa Marchese said. And while the search continues for Locklear, the process is just beginning for the state as it builds a case against Murray.
|Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez enthralls fans at Bangor baseball talk - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 7 h. 8 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsHall of Famer Pedro Martinez enthralls fans at Bangor baseball talkBangor Daily NewsBANGOR, Maine — Pedro Martinez brought an electric presence to the mound throughout an 18-year Major League baseball career that led to his first-ballot induction to the Hall of Fame in 2015. But more than six years after his last pitch — save for ...and more »
|IN DEEP: Water main break causes headache for Bangor residents, businessesWVII ABC 7 / 10 h. 43 min. ago more|
BANGOR - A water main break caused a big headache for residents and businesses in downtown Bangor Tuesday. One business owner came in to find 8 feet of water in his basement. Water, and lots of it, flowed through the streets and basements of Downtown Bangor Tuesday morning. "We're down here trying to figure out what's going on," said Patrick Smith, an inspector with Bangor Water District. Around 6:30 a.m., Bangor Water responded to a water main break on Main Street. "We wanted to try to slow that down as much as we could, as fast as we could, to try to minimize the damage," said Smith. But early on, the damage was already done. "I heard some noise in the basement and I opened up the door and the water level was up to about the 5th or 6th step," said Gerald Winters, owner of Gerald Winters & Son Rare Books. Gerald Winters, who owns a store full of rare and vintage books, had 8 feet of water in his basement. "I was devastated," Winters said. "I put a lot of books into the basement to keep them safe and stuff before I got more space upstairs, and they're under water now. They're all destroyed." With the water shut off, businesses downtown struggled to operate. "So our business has been shut down, all nine employees are unable to work today so all that's lost," said Bob Gilgan, owner of Bella Hair Studio. And if they weren't shaken enough by the flooding, the drilling outside sent vibrations through the area. Crews spent most of the day breaking through layers of pavement and cobblestones before they could even figure out what the issue was. But officials say the recent weather trends could be to blame. "We got all that rain, the rain sits in the ground and then we get the cold snap again and the frost sets in, it's moving that old pipe," Smith said. "It doesn't take much to snap it when you get this cold." The city says the leak was from the fire service line, not the main water line. Water has since been restored to residents and businesses. The repair should be complete by late Tuesday evening.
|Bar Harbor Port Authority proposedWVII ABC 7 / 10 h. 47 min. ago more|
AUGUSTA - Legislators are being asked to create a Bar Harbor Port Authority. This comes after townspeople voted last June to purchase the vacant ferry terminal for use as a cruise ship terminal. It's located on route 3 or Eden Street. The plans call for the former international terminal to be rebuilt to accommodate cruise ships, which bring nearly 140 thousand visitors to bar harbor every year. A port authority would provide a management structure for the terminal. "So they would have some autonomy. They would be able to set rates for cruise ships. And would be made up of people from Bar Harbor," said Senator Brian Langley, (R) - Elllsworth. There's no question, a segment of Bar Harbor's population opposes the effort, but that group's attempt to stop the terminal purchase was rejected at the polls. "If the town wants a port authority as a way to manage that property, i really don't see anything wrong with it," said Representative Walter Kumiega, (D) - Deer Isle. The bill that would create the Bar Harbor Port Authority was carried over from the last session of the 128th legislature. Langley said, "All this legislation does is say, 'if you do a port authority this way, it's a legal entity in the state of Maine." Although, this legislation was introduced by Langley, he did so at the request of Bar Harbor officials. Kumiega said, "It's an opportunity to bring in more professional or knowledgeable people specifically for that purpose." Ultimately, it will be up to the bar harbor town council to decide whether a port authority makes sense to oversee the ferry terminal when renovations are complete.
|Horseback trail ride offers new way to fight back against cancerWVII ABC 7 / 11 h. 11 min. ago more|
GLENBURN - A horse back trail ride that offers a new way to fight back against cancer. Mainers of all ages will walk run and ride to support cancer research. The idea was started a year ago by one women who is a breast cancer survivor. D'arcy Main-Boyington a breast cancer survivor said "I asked why not horses you have paddling you have walking, running, biking, all sorts of other things so i said how about horses." The ride is part of the champion of the cure challenge. It's raising funds to support cancer research at Eastern Maine Medical Center cancer care. "People can choose whether they want to do a five mile or a ten mile it's going to be out in Corinna. It's gonna be a lot of fun and it's going to do a lot of good for the community" said Main-Boyington. D'arcy says this event hits home for her. "A year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I've had a lot of surgeries since then and not an easy year, but I got through it and I'm ready to hit the trails this summer. I'm really happy to be able to do something to help some other folks along the way." One participant who has a passion for riding also has a passion for the cause itself. Becky Cash a participant and community member said "My first position was working at a local breast cancer organization and through that I got to meet some wonderful people, and really got inspired buy their stories." She says any chance to support the community that she calls home is something she'll always want to do. "it's awesome I think more events like this should take place in the area because the opportunity to get out and support a great cause is fantastic" said Cash. To register for the trail ride click here for more information.
|Maine celebrates its non-profit organizationsWVII ABC 7 / 11 h. 45 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON D.C. - Non-profit organizations are the third leg of the state's economic stool. According to the head of the Maine Association of Non-Profits, the economy is supported by the public, private, and non-profit sectors. That was the message delivered to legislators today at the State House. Jennifer Hutchins, Maine Association of Non-Profit Organizations, said "One in six workers in Maine works at a non-profit. So when you look at it from that perspective nationally it's one in ten. In Maine it's one in six. So there's a significant portion of the non-profit sector that's contributing to our economy." That group has members from the health and human services, arts and culture, as well as economic development and education fields. Tuesday morning, nearly a dozen of the group's members were in the Hall of Flags to educate lawmakers.
|Indivisible Bangor holds rally in support of DreamersWVII ABC 7 / 12 h. 6 min. ago more|
BANGOR - A group in Bangor wants to protect immigrant children who have grown up in the U.S. and are often called American Dreamers. Members of Indivisible Bangor gathered outside of the federal building in Bangor Tuesday to protest the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA immigration policy that protects those who moved to the U.S. as children. Bangor resident Melissa Berky said "We can choose to stand by and do nothing while a racist and bigoted white house forcibly deports almost a million immigrants who have had legal status, all of whom are deeply rooted in America." The group asked that Maine's congressional delegation take action before the federal budget passes on Jan. 19 to create a Clean Dream Act in order to protect those who have lived their whole lives in the U.S. and provide them a path to citizenship. Hampden resident Doug Poulin added "I think it's a question of whether or not we want a country that lives in the spirit of generosity, kindness and openness or if we want to live in a county that comes from a place of fear." Indivisible Bangor holds a weekly Tuesday protest outside the federal building.
|Three men arrested for robbery incidentWVII ABC 7 / 12 h. 23 min. ago more|
JACKSON - Three people are being charged with a robbery in Jackson. The 27 year old victim told police was invited to the Bog Road by a former girlfriend. Authorities said once he was there he was approached by Joseph Balla, 25, of Auburn, Charles Haskins, 22, of Jackson and Samuel Lear, 21, of Jackson. Police said during the confrontation one of the men displayed a knife and another displayed a handgun while demanding the victim turn over his wallet and empty his pockets. The victim told police he complied and was then repeatedly punched by the three men. He was able to leave and call law enforcement. A witness to the assault told police the three men told him he would also be assaulted if he contacted law enforcement. Balla, Haskins and Lear are all being charged with robbery, assault and criminal threatening. Bail has been set at $5,000 for each of them . All three remain in custody at the Waldo County Jail.
|Women's business group in Bar Harbor holds its first meetingWVII ABC 7 / 14 h. 57 min. ago more|
BAR HARBOR - The Ladies Who Launch will be holding their first meeting this week. The group, which meets at the Mount Desert YWCA, is designed to help women launch and grow their own businesses. Each month the ladies will meet to exchange ideas about business strategies that worked for them, and talk about ways to strengthen their skills. Anchorspace owner Nicole Oullette said "It's open to all women thinking about starting a business, who may have a business, or who are really established, or to help someone who is new to this." The free meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Desert YWCA. For more information about the group and how to get involved, visit HERE.
|Blanket drive hopefully will keep Bangor's homeless warmWVII ABC 7 / 15 h. 52 min. ago more|
BANGOR - With the January thaw now over, Temperatures are once again dipping below freezing. And the Health Equity Alliance in Bangor wants to make sure we don't forget our neighbors don't have a place to get warm. Heal will be holding a blanket and sleeping bag drive through the end of the month. You can donate new or gently used items at HEAL's office on 106 Pine Street in Bangor. This is the first time the organization has done a drive like this. HEAL director of development Andrea Littlefield said "Well it's cold outside, you know? And it had warmed up and gotten cold again, and we just thought it would be really helpful for folks that are in need that don't have a roof over their heads or don't have the comforts we have" Donations will be distributed to those who need them on Friday February 2nd in Pickering Square.
|Snow expected statewide Wednesday ahead of warmer weekend - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 16 h. 22 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsSnow expected statewide Wednesday ahead of warmer weekendBangor Daily NewsA winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire coast of Maine and for inland areas in anticipation of snowfall Tuesday night and Wednesday. Between 4 and 7 inches of snow are expected for eastern Maine from the coast as far inland as Dover ...and more »
|Where Stephen King's IT was filmed in and around TorontoBangor News / 1 d. 8 h. 44 min. ago more|
Toronto's extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn't always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto still revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or-in rare cases-proudly display our city.
|Fresh snow to fall over Bangor as mid-week storm approaches - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 1 d. 12 h. 29 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsFresh snow to fall over Bangor as mid-week storm approachesBangor Daily NewsSnow arriving overnight Tuesday is predicted to fall throughout the day Wednesday, amounting to about half of a foot in parts of southern Maine. The storm will hit the coastline hardest, and lose strength as it moves south to north, dropping lesser ...and more »
|Maine lawmaker to Orono MLK Day crowd: 'We still have a long way to go' - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 1 d. 13 h. 1 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsMaine lawmaker to Orono MLK Day crowd: 'We still have a long way to go'Bangor Daily NewsMaine state Rep. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop, talked about his personal experiences and told an Orono crowd of more than 250 people Monday that more work must still be done to realize Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream of equality. Hickman was the keynote ...and more »
|14 years ago today the Masonic Hall in downtown Bangor burnedBangor News / 1 d. 13 h. 15 min. ago more|
Fire crews from Bangor, Brewer and Orono battle the stubborn fire at the Masonic Block on Main Street in Bangor. Crews began to tear down the building in the evening to prevent an uncontrolled collapse of the unstable structure.
|Fresh snow to fall over Bangor as mid-week storm approachesBangor News / 1 d. 17 h. 55 min. ago more|
Claire Sellnow, right, Lee Rowe, center, and Anna Sellnow shovel snow from the driveway of their Bangor home on Christmas Day. Snow arriving overnight Tuesday is predicted to fall throughout the day Wednesday, amounting to about half of a foot in parts of southern Maine.
|First-half blitz carries UAlbany past UMaine men's basketball team - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 3 d. 4 h. 13 min. ago more|
WNYTFirst-half blitz carries UAlbany past UMaine men's basketball teamBangor Daily NewsAlbany also generated more blocked shots (six) during the opening half than Maine's offense made field goals (four). “I can't explain it,” said Maihe coach Bob Walsh, whose team fell to 4-15 overall, 1-3 in conference with another huge challenge at ...MEN'S BASKETBALL: UAlbany routs Maine, 84-66The Saratogianall 12 news articles »
|Horror master Stephen King to receive PEN America awardBangor News / 4 d. 10 h. 1 min. ago more|
The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Bangor, Maine, resident's new novel, "The Outsider," is being published on that date.
|It's complicated: Rain, sleet, snow, ice jams, coastal flooding all in the forecastBangor News / 4 d. 12 h. 12 min. ago more|
Mainers should be prepared for a little bit of almost everything over the next couple of days, which the National Weather Service says will be bring rain, snow, ice jams, rising temperatures, fall temperatures, rising rivers and coastal flooding. Friday's drenching rain and temperatures as high as 50 "will lead to river rises and potential for ice jams," according to the weather service.
|Bangor had some pretty futuristic ideas in this 1965 city planning bookletBangor News / 5 d. 2 h. 5 min. ago more|
Some of the futuristic-looking sketches for proposals in the City of Bangor's urban renewal comprehensive plan, published in 1965. Some of the futuristic-looking sketches for proposals in the City of Bangor's urban renewal comprehensive plan, published in 1965.
|Penobscot Theatre Co. Books Extra Acts To Delight Audiences Between ProductionsBangor News / 5 d. 4 h. 15 min. ago more|
Tickets now on sale for four weekends of extraordinary entertainment in Downtown Bangor Bangor, ME--Penobscot Theatre Company is thrilled to announce a series of special events it has planned between February and July, four Extra Acts to delight audiences between the company's production runs.
|State tries to fill public nurse shortageBangor News / 5 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
After several years of efforts by members of Governor Paul LePage's administration to leave those positions vacant, one state senator says the legislative-mandated hirings are critical. "They'll be working with drug-affected babies.
|Bangor police identify victim in city's first homicide of 2018Bangor News / 5 d. 13 h. 31 min. ago more|
Bangor police are investigating the death of a 51-year-old man found dead inside a Second Street rooming house as a homicide. Police found Israel Lewis dead in his room at 40 Second St. Wednesday morning after they were called there around 9:45 a.m. After an autopsy was conducted Thursday morning, the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta ruled the death a homicide, according to Det.
|I'm active businessman in the city of Bangor. That shouldn't be seen as an ethical conflict.Bangor News / 5 d. 20 h. 47 min. ago more|
Bangor City Councilor Cary Weston greets people as they arrive to vote at the Cross Insurance Center in 2014. The City Council voted Monday to direct the city's board of ethics to probe whether Weston violated the city's conflict-of-interest rules.
|Multiple drugs found in man charged in fatal Etna crashBangor News / 6 d. 7 h. 58 min. ago more|
The man charged with manslaughter in the death last year of an Etna grandmother had at least four different drugs in his system and was driving more than 80 miles an hour on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash, according to a court affidavit. Debra Calderwood, 73, died instantly at about 3:13 p.m. on Aug. 4 when the car driven by Richard Lupo II, 32, of Etna struck her vehicle head on along Route 2 in Etna.
|Icy rain will create treacherous travel across state - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 6 d. 9 h. 37 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsIcy rain will create treacherous travel across stateBangor Daily NewsThen, more rain is expected to arrive Thursday evening in Portland and then to head northeast toward Bangor overnight. Rain will fall throughout the state Friday as temperatures climb to nearly 50 degrees during the day. The thawing temperatures could ...and more »
|After warm up, Saturday storm expected to cause hazardous travel in MaineBangor News / 6 d. 10 h. 19 min. ago more|
A car drives on Main Street in Presque Isle in the late afternoon hours of Jan. 4. Temperatures will warm later this week, while freezing rain on Saturday will cause dangerous driving conditions in northern Maine. After getting a respite Wednesday from wintry precipitation, Mainers can expect a mixture of rain, freezing rain and sleet over the next several days, followed by a Saturday storm.
|Bangor police investigate suspicious death at rooming house - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 6 d. 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsBangor police investigate suspicious death at rooming houseBangor Daily NewsBetters described the white clapboard residence near the intersection of Cedar and Second streets as “a rooming house.” The man's body was removed through an entrance at the rear of the building at about 3:30 p.m. and taken to the Office of the Chief ...
|Physician Assistant Placed on ProbationBangor News / 6 d. 15 h. ago more|
Timothy Terranova, Assistant Executive Director Board of Licensure in Medicine 137 State House Station Phone: 287-6930. Fax: 287-6590.
|Sununu set to nominate state's first child advocate directorBangor News / 6 d. 22 h. 19 min. ago more|
Jorge Gomez - who owns two Mexican restaurants on Manchester's Second Street - will relocate his Puerto Vallarta Mexican Grill about four miles to the former Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse... CONCORD - Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday he would nominate a former Connecticut state executive and current Maine college educator to become New Hampshire's first ... (more)
|Maine to emerge from deep freeze Monday with rising temperatures, light snow - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 9 d. 16 h. 46 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsMaine to emerge from deep freeze Monday with rising temperatures, light snowBangor Daily NewsCempa said, of the string of cold weeks that have chilled Maine since Christmas. On Saturday, the overnight freeze pushed Portland toward a record low of 11 below zero for Jan. 6. In Bangor, it was 8 below, but the wind chill made the air feel like it ...and more »
|Maine returns to the deep freeze this weekend - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 10 d. 20 h. 49 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsMaine returns to the deep freeze this weekendBangor Daily NewsMeteorologists at the National Weather Service said that after temperatures plummet on Friday back into the single digits, wind chill-adjusted temperatures on Saturday could could drop as low 40 below zero Fahrenheit in some mountain areas. Some Maine ...and more »
|Maine feels blizzard's blast with heavy snow and high winds - Bangor Daily NewsGoogle News / 12 d. 11 h. 20 min. ago more|
Bangor Daily NewsMaine feels blizzard's blast with heavy snow and high windsBangor Daily NewsMost snowfall counts registered by the National Weather Service in Maine were for half a foot or more, with a high reading of 15 inches in Turner and readings of 2 inches in Linneus and Cutler. NWS snow counts included 9 inches in Bangor, nearly a foot ...and more »