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Funding Supports Stable Housing for Individuals and Families at Risk for Homelessness

Funding Supports Stable Housing for Individuals and Families at Risk for Homelessness

BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $3,796,621 to three local HIV-AIDS housing programs in Maine to help extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.  (See below for local grantee information) In addition to housing … Read More

School Gun Scare

School Gun Scare

THORNDIKE – A potential threat was quickly resolved this morning at Mount View High School in Thorndike.    It was placed into lock out mode while the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department investigated a student who they feared could be bringing a gun to school.      It began this morning when a driver spotted the student with a handgun … Read More

Giant Camera on Display in Searsport

Giant Camera on Display in Searsport

SEARSPORT – As cameras are become more and more high tech, the basic principles remain the same. Over at the Penobscot Marine Museum, they are turning that piece of basic technology into a life size interactive exhibit.   This year, the Maine Curators Group launched the Maine photo project, and different cultural institutions throughout the state will … Read More

Police are Ramping up the Click it or Ticket Campaign

Police are Ramping up the Click it or Ticket Campaign

STATEWIDE – The state’s bureau of highway safety, State police, And 54 local departments will be teaming up – focusing on seat belt enforcement for the two week effort.   Each year the initiative centers around memorial day – which is one of the most traveled weekends. It also coincides with national EMS week.

Lobster Mobile to Enjoy A "Maine Retirement"

Lobster Mobile to Enjoy A “Maine Retirement”

BATH – Not to be outdone by L.L. Bean’s Bootmobile, the Maine Maritime Museum is getting its own eye-catching ride. The Lobster Mobile is right now working its way up the East Coast and will be arriving at the museum in Bath today.   The car is a bright red Volkswagon Beetle with a very large red … Read More

Tuition Freeze for UMaine System; Fourth Freeze is Longest in History

Tuition Freeze for UMaine System; Fourth Freeze is Longest in History

Tuition rates in the University of Maine System will remain the same for the fourth year in a row. The UMaine System Board of Trustees voting unanimously to extend the tuition freeze for the 2016 budget.     The fourth annual freeze of rates is the longest in the history of a public university system. The 17.35 million … Read More

Education Bills Are Making Their Way Through Augusta

Education Bills Are Making Their Way Through Augusta

AUGUSTA – The Maine Education Association is weighing in on a few education bills making their way through Augusta. The first would end a contract with Smarter Balanced, an online assessment test which MEA officials say has had multiple issues.   The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voting unanimously to end that contract and work toward creating … Read More

A New Opportunity for Students Who Have an Interest in Cyber Space.

A New Opportunity for Students Who Have an Interest in Cyber Space.

Trustees for the University of Maine System approved a new Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a 37-percent growth in employment in the cyber security field by 2020.   UM officials say the new program also will fill a predicted gap in Maine’s informational technology field. The new major … Read More

Swanville Weekend Accident; Speed is a Factor

Swanville Weekend Accident; Speed is a Factor

SWANVILLE – Police say speed is a factor in an accident that seriously injured a Swanville man Saturday night. 45-year-old Steven McFadden was ejected from his car after he crashed into a tree on Oak Hill Road.   He was taken by life flight to Eastern Maine Medical Center. Waldo County Sheriff’s are investigating with help from … Read More

New Company To Create Hundreds of Jobs in Belfast

New Company To Create Hundreds of Jobs in Belfast

BELFAST- Large companies like Bank of America and Athena Health have been moving to Belfast, creating many benefits in the area. And now, another big company is on the way. “I’m excited about this company coming, I’m excited about all the companies we’ve had come. We’re open for business here in Belfast, and it’s a … Read More

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