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Vacation Safety Tips;  Keep Your Home Secure While You're Away

Vacation Safety Tips; Keep Your Home Secure While You’re Away

STATEWIDE – Millions of Americans are planning to take a break from the daily work grind this summer season. Many planning day trips with their families.   While others are going on an extended trip. But regardless of how long you stay away, it shouldn’t mean taking a break from safety. A security expert says there … Read More

Iconic Belfast Theater Up For Sale

Iconic Belfast Theater Up For Sale

BELFAST – The iconic Colonial Theatre is up for sale.   However, co-owners Mike Hurley and Therese Bagnardi are taking their time to find the next right person to take over.   The duo purchased the Colonial in 1995 and have done a lot of renovation over the years, including the addition of the “Dreamland” theater and … Read More

Old Town Down Revitalization Considered Heavily

Old Town Down Revitalization Considered Heavily

OLD TOWN – For more than a year city officials in Old Town have been looking into how they will revitalize the downtown area.   Community members gathering together last night to hear how plans could reshape the the area.     This process has been going since last year and we wanted to get the public and businesses … Read More

Contest to Win a Maine Inn Did Not Violate Gaming Laws

Contest to Win a Maine Inn Did Not Violate Gaming Laws

LOVELL – Maine State Police began an investigation with the Attorney General’s Office into the owner of The Center Lovell Inn after the “essay” contest sparked complaints from contest participants.   Spokesman Stephen McCausland says the investigation determines the essay was a “game of skill”, not a game a chance. State Police license games of chance … Read More

New England Umemployment Unchanged

New England Umemployment Unchanged

NEW ENGLAND – The unemployment rate in New England is unchanged for the month of May, but it’s still below the national average.   The US Bureau of Labor statistics reports the New England jobless rate was 4.9 percent last month. That’s down from 6-percent one year ago. The national unemployment rate for May was 5.5 … Read More

The Hampden Town Council Narrows the Search for a New Town Manager

The Hampden Town Council Narrows the Search for a New Town Manager

HAMPDEN – Finalist Ryan Pelletier is currently the Director of Economic and Workforce Development for the Northern Maine Development Commission.   The other finalist, Angus Jennings was a consultant for AG Jennings LLC in Concord, Massachusetts. The public is invited to meet Jennings next Tuesday, at 5:30 pm in council chambers.   A meet and greet will be … Read More

Countering Rallies Held at State House; Mainers Express Concerns

Countering Rallies Held at State House; Mainers Express Concerns

AUGUSTA – It wasn’t just lawmakers speaking out in Augusta – as rallies were held both in support, and against the governor.   Supporters of LePage urged lawmakers to vote against the state budget. Rally-goers say they came to support republicans who are upholding the party’s values. They also expressed support of LePage’s numerous vetoes.     “The governor’s … Read More

Horse Farm in Houlton Sparks Controversy

Horse Farm in Houlton Sparks Controversy

HOULTON- Nearly 2,800 people follow the Maine Equine Facebook page, and they are constantly exposed to photos of what appear to be a farm of underfed, neglected Caspian horses. The page has sparked a worldwide controversy. “Well I’m getting calls from Hawaii; Portland, Oregon; Colorado. I’ve gotten calls from Florida, I’ve gotten calls from people … Read More

Senator Susan Collins Speaks at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Martin Memorial Bridge

Senator Susan Collins Speaks at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Martin Memorial Bridge

RUMFORD — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, attended the Martin Memorial Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this afternoon and delivered remarks from the new bridge on the Androscoggin River.     In her remarks, Senator Collins stated that the “two central purposes of every transportation project are to … Read More

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