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Lawmakers Override LePages Veto; Bill Will Allow For Transfers of Moose Permits

Lawmakers Override LePages Veto; Bill Will Allow For Transfers of Moose Permits

AUGUSTA – The legislature votes to over-ride the governor’s veto of a bill that would allow moose permit transfers to family members. The bill allows one family member to transfer a moose permit to another family member, but only in certain circumstances.   With strong bi-partisan support, the bill received unanimous committee approval.   Governor Paul LePage vetoed the … Read More

Senate Oks Cold Case Squad

Senate Oks Cold Case Squad, Measure Also Expected to Pass the House

AUGUSTA – An attempt to fund a cold case squad in Maine is moving forward. The Maine senate voted unanimously Tuesday to advance the bill. Last year lawmakers passed a bill to create the Cold Case Homicide Squad but did not receive the money needed to fund it.   This most recent bill would provide funding for … Read More

Brewer Budget Proposal Process Begins

Brewer Budget Proposal Process Begins

BREWER – It’s that time of year again, City and town governments working to agree on budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. In Brewer the city council had a first reading of their proposed budget.     Last year officials decided keep the mill rate the same from 2013-14 to 14-15.. That resulted in the need to cut … Read More

Three Arrested On Burglary Charges

Three Arrested On Burglary Charges

WEST GARDINER – Three are arrested after breaking into a State Police Trooper’s home. Trooper, Tim Black, found his kayak, mountain bikes, and other property items were taken from his West Gardiner home last week.     Those items were later found for sale on Craig’s list. 29-year-old Dustin Woodworth, 27-year-old Ian Watson, and 25-year-old Sarah Giam-Petro were … Read More

Moskovitz Re-Appointed to Seven Years

Moskovitz Re-Appointed to Seven Years

AUGUSTA – A controversial District Court Judge has won nomination from the Maine Senate. Judge Jeffrey Moskovitz was re-appointed Tuesday to another seven-year term.   Moskovitz is the judge who tried to ban the news media from covering a domestic violence case where the defendant was a prominent criminal defense attorney.   He later rescinded the gag order and … Read More

Fish Fry Fundraiser

Fish Fry Fundraiser

HULLS COVE – 2nd Annual Haddock Fish Fry Fundraiser, Saturday, May 30, 4 – 7 pm at Church of Our Father, 91 State Highway 3, Hulls Cove. Fried haddock, cole slaw, ceaser salad, french fries, desserts, lemonade, coffee, tea. $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under), $25 for families. Come help the Youth & Family … Read More

Bangor Municipal Golf Course Announces Two Events

Bangor Municipal Golf Course Announces Two Events

BANGOR – Bangor Municipal Golf Course is kicking off its weekly “Wine and Nine” events each Thursday beginning May 28 at 5:30 p.m.   For $18, participants can enjoy nine holes of golf with a wine social afterward at the course’s new Hero’s Sports Grill. Additionally, attendees can enjoy free monthly golf clinics with helpful instruction … Read More

The 2nd Annual Penobscot Music Festival This Weekend

The 2nd Annual Penobscot Music Festival This Weekend

BANGOR – The 2nd Annual Penobscot Music Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 24, from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.   The benefit concert will feature eight bands for a $3 cover at the door.     At Last years debut event more than 1,400 people attended and we raised close to … Read More

Committee To Vote On Bill To Stop EBT Cards From Being Used In Drug Trade

Committee To Vote On Bill To Stop EBT Cards From Being Used In Drug Trade

MDEA testifies EBT cards are increasingly being found at drug crime scenes AUGUSTA – Last month, Rep Wayne Parry (R) of Arundel introduced a bill designed to crackdown on the illegal trafficking of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in Maine. Authorities are increasingly finding EBT cards being used as currency for illegal drugs and other … Read More

Measure to Stabilize Funding for Homeless Shelters Moves Forward

Measure to Stabilize Funding for Homeless Shelters Moves Forward

AUGUSTA -The state’s Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development voted 9 – 2 in support of a measure to stabilize funding for Maine’s homeless shelters today.   “No one chooses to be homeless. Our shelters serve as the last line of defense for the neediest among us,” said Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond of Portland, the … Read More

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