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Bangor Minimum Wage Discussions Continue

Bangor Minimum Wage Discussions Continue

BANGOR – After losing steam earlier this summer, a minimum wage hike in the city of Bangor is gaining traction again.   Originally put forward by councilor Joe Baldacci, the proposal failed to get the necessary votes to move forward.     Now councilor Josh Plourde has put forward an amended plan that would see a boost to pay … Read More

A Unity Man Is behind Bars for Allegedly Assaulting His Girlfriend.

A Unity Man Is behind Bars for Allegedly Assaulting His Girlfriend.

UNITY – Police arrested 28-year-old Andrew Stewart earlier this week.   They say he hit his girlfriend in the head during an argument. She claims Stewart threatened to kill her and burn down their apartment. The victim was able to make it to a neighbors home to call police.     Stewart is facing several charges including domestic assault … Read More

Author and Historian Will Speak at Southwest Harbor Public Library

Author and Historian Will Speak at Southwest Harbor Public Library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Author and historian, Tim Grove, will be speaking at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday evening, September 1, 5:30. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books. The Museum Educator’s Manuel was written for museum professionals. First Flight Around the World won the gold medal from the parents’ choice awards. A … Read More

Local Boy Raises Thousands for Homeless Pets

Local Boy Raises Thousands for Homeless Pets

BREWER – A local boy spent his birthday Thursday morning by raising money for homeless pets in the area. A group of bikers met at Pat’s Bike Shop in Brewer to ride 35 miles for the 4th annual Ride for Wet Nose. Matthew Gross began the bike ride four years ago after he and … Read More

Verso Paper Mill to Downsize; about 300 Positions to Be Eliminated in Jay

Verso Paper Mill to Downsize; about 300 Positions to Be Eliminated in Jay

JAY – About three-hundred mill workers in jay will be out of a job in the next 6 months.   Verso paper making the announcement today. Officials with the company say a decline in paper demand, energy cots and property taxes are major factors in the decision.     The factory will reduce it’s coated paper capacity from 150-thousand … Read More

Concert Cut Short; Some Concertgoers May Not Get Refund

Concert Cut Short; Some Concertgoers May Not Get Refund

MECHANIC FALLS – Some people are demanding refunds after a concert was cut short last weekend.   The power went out at Harvest Hill Farms the same site of a deadly hay-ride crash last fall.     Organizers of the concert here at Harvest Hill Farms say it was meant to be a healing event for the community, but … Read More

Stuff the Bus Event Today in Old Town; Helping Kids Get School Supplies

Stuff the Bus Event Today in Old Town; Helping Kids Get School Supplies

OLD TOWN – The start of school is just around the corner and that means a need for school supplies.   This year, McDonald’s in Old Town will help those who struggle to get all supplies they need. So today, “Cyr Bus” is providing a school bus that will be parked at the McDonalds. The goal … Read More

Knowlton Park Unveiled; Grand Opening to Be Held in September

Knowlton Park Unveiled; Grand Opening to Be Held in September

ELLSWORTH – A new addition in Ellsworth is making a big splash among residents.   City officials are giving folks a sneak peek of Knowlton Park, and it’s highly anticipated splash pad. The project has been several years in the making.     City officials estimate the cost of the park to be around 1-million dollars, but the mayor … Read More

AmeriCorps Graduation; AmeriCorps Members Complete Year of Service

AmeriCorps Graduation; AmeriCorps Members Complete Year of Service

BANGOR – Bangor’s AmeriCorps Opportunity Collaborative is wrapping up it’s second year.   The 1-year program focuses on students entering college, or young adults who are about to enter the workforce, but want to give back to their community in some way.     The collaboration is made possible through grant money with the goal of this year’s program … Read More

Social Security Scam; Thieves Targeting Maine Seniors

Social Security Scam; Thieves Targeting Maine Seniors

YARMOUTH– A warning this morning from the Social Security Administration. Identity thieves are targeting some Maine seniors trying to steal their monthly social security checks.   Brad rogers spoke with two seniors targeted from the same neighborhood.     Like most retirees, Judy Howe and her husband count on their social security checks coming in each month. They had … Read More

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