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  • The 3rd Annual Burpees for Turkeys at Wilcox Wellness and Fitness - WABIThe 3rd Annual Burpees for Turkeys at Wilcox Wellness and Fitness - WABI

    WABIThe 3rd Annual Burpees for Turkeys at Wilcox Wellness and FitnessWABIBANGOR, ME. (WABI) - Folks at Wilcox Wellness and Fitness in Bangor worked out to support a local food bank and to raise money and awareness about hunger in Maine. "Food insecurity in Maine is a very big issue. As a mother that's just absolutely ...

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  • Concert Review: Elton John puts on spectacular show in Portland - Press HeraldConcert Review: Elton John puts on spectacular show in Portland - Press Herald

    Press HeraldConcert Review: Elton John puts on spectacular show in PortlandPress HeraldWhen news broke in May that Elton John was coming to Maine for a pair of performances, in Portland and Bangor, the excitement was palpable and both shows sold out quickly. It's been almost a decade since John, 70, has performed in Maine and the tour is ...

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  • Hampden historical society Christmas Bazaar fairHampden historical society Christmas Bazaar fair

    HAMPDEN - The Hampden historical society has been around for decades. Today they are trying to raise money to keep the facility going by having their annual Christmas fair.   The event helps pay for a lot of the maintenance for the year such as electricity and fuel.   Patsy Husson Board member and co chair for Christmas Bazaar said "It's wonderful to be a part of it because it's a good community project and we just like participating in it and supporting it."   The event raises close to $3,000 every year.They hope this year they will come close to that once again.

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  • Workout for waterWorkout for water

    BANGOR - Members of golds gym in Bangor are working out for a good cause. They are working with Les Mills and Unicef to raise money to install water pumps in East Africa.   There are 2.1 billion people in East Africa that don't have access to clean water.   One water pump cost $414 U.S.   Melissa Smith, group fitness manager said "In the online fundraising Les Mills has already raised enough money to install over 500 water pumps. So we're just wanting to boost that today with more online donations and then in person donations here at the workout."   If you would like to donate to the cause click here  

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  • Cub scouts 13th annual craft fairCub scouts 13th annual craft fair

    HERMON - Cub scouts is about raising boys that have scout qualities, and contribute to the community. The 13th annual craft fair get the scouts involved in every way.   Cole Andrei a cub scout said  "It helps us get our badges and raise money to everything else to go to events and fundraisers."   The scouts do a lot of community service projects which help them learn valuable lessons.   "Help people do nice stuff" said cub scout Logan Deschaine.   Hermon cub scout pack secretary Tammy Violette said "It's very important that we help raise boys that are ready to contribute to our communities."   Jacob Morissette a cub scout said "it gives back the boys learn how to help in a public way. It's great because the community gets to come out and be involved as well and we put on a great event here in hermon that just everybody wants to be apart of."   The scouts love being involved and helping out.   "It really feels good to help. It's fun because we get to do like fundraisers like selling popcorn and doing the fundraiser every year" said Morissette.   Den leader Michele Mahar said "It's really great you know I have been coordinating this event for the last five years and its been tremendous. We have over 75 vendors in house we have 30 boys in the packed so it helps everybody."   The vendors get a booth rental which also brings in money for the pack.   "It helps pay for our awards helps fund different activities that we do" said Mahar.   "This is a joy the boy are absolutely fabulous and its just absolutely wonderful" said Violette.  

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  • Families testifying at MMIWG inquiry say aftercare support is lackingFamilies testifying at MMIWG inquiry say aftercare support is lacking

    The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has come under fire from many directions, but some of the harshest criticism is coming from family members who have spoken at the hearings to date. They say aftercare - follow-up emotional and mental health support for the people testifying about losing their loved ones - is inadequate.

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  • With his father in prison, Husson standout learning to balance football, school, family - Bangor Daily NewsWith his father in prison, Husson standout learning to balance football, school, family - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsWith his father in prison, Husson standout learning to balance football, school, familyBangor Daily NewsBANGOR, Maine — Quan Soyini relishes one of the biggest challenges any football player could face. That's the one-on-one confrontation between cornerback and wide receiver, isolated on one side of the field matching physical skills and the ...and more »

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  • Seeking alternative addiction treatment, Mainers experiment with kratom - Bangor Daily NewsSeeking alternative addiction treatment, Mainers experiment with kratom - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsSeeking alternative addiction treatment, Mainers experiment with kratomBangor Daily NewsOver the past several years, calls to poison control centers involving the herbal supplement have increased tenfold in the U.S. Calls to the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, have also seen an uptick ...and more »

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  • Holiday electrical tips for decorationsHoliday electrical tips for decorations

    Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here and with celebrations can come fires. We spoke with officials who say you need to think about safety when putting up the holiday decor. It's that time of year again,holiday cheer is in the air. As many begin to venture out and get their trees, there's important safety tips to remember when putting up that perfect balsam.   "Placing a Christmas tree isn't as easy as one may think, you want to place it in the window so everyone outside can see it, but you don't want to block an exit," said Gary Saunders, Deputy Fire Chief of Ellsworth Fire Department.   According to the National Fire Protection Association between 2010 and 2014 U.S. Fire Departments responded to an average of 210 homes fires that started with a Christmas tree per year. Deputy fire chief Gary Saunders says to keep trees hydrated and away from any source of heat. Make to check lights sure lights so they don't end up like the tree on the right.   "When using Christmas lights, don't use the 30-year-old screw in bulbs.or the wires are frayed and things like that. There's technology out there," said Saunders.   What people don't realize is the amount of Christmas lights they put on the tree the limit is three, if you want to put more on you should grab a power strip.   "This works really well there's a surge protector on it so if you trip it, so if you overload this particular piece of equipment it will trip and shut things down," said Saunders.   If using extension cords make sure they're clear of carpets or clothing.   "When dealing with electricity you're dealing with resistance and resistance creates heat...clothing or combustibles stacked in or around extension cords that creates heat, theoretically it could create enough heat to cause an ignition," said Saunders.   If decorating the outside of the house, make sure to use the right kind of lights, have proper placement of candles, and make sure they're stable.   And as always check smoke detectors, and have a plan in place.  

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  • Children of the Opioid Crisis: The untold story part 2Children of the Opioid Crisis: The untold story part 2

    STATEWIDE- In the first part of "Children of the Opioid Crisis: The Untold Story," we learned what happens to babies born drug dependent inside the womb. In part two, we explain the overall effects as they grow and develop as children and what the state is doing about it. Studies have shown when a mom drinks alcohol or smokes cigarettes during a pregnancy, this significantly impacts how the child grows and develops long after they're born. It's unclear what kind of impact opioids will have.   "When you go back and look at those moms who were using opioids during pregnancy, how do you subtract out if they were using other drugs of abuse as well as alcohol as well as cigarettes? How do you decide, what was the percentage that each one affected the baby?" said Dr. Chris Pezzullo, Chief Health Officer with the Department of Health and Human Services in Maine.   Babies born drug dependent may be fussier and harder to soothe.   "And that in turn can be harder for parents to parent as a result because they're harder to console and it takes some intervention from the medical community in order to help with that as well,"said Kirsten Capeless, acting director for the office of Child and Family Services with The Department of Health and Human Services in Maine.   There's a mandate. Medical providers who care for pregnant women need to report to DHHS if there's a mom is using substances.   "Any baby that's really crabby that you can't quite console, our radars go-up and say, 'Ahh, does this baby has something going on in the withdrawal category?" said Dr. Mark Brown with Eastern Maine Medical Center.   "We're always viewing the cases from the child's safety perspective and we're looking at statutory authority in order to chose whether we can intervene or not with a family,"said Capeless.   In Maine, a new law has been implemented called the chapter 4-88 Prescription Monitoring Law (PMP) which takes a look at prevention, and tries to have fewer prescription opioids out in the community.   "Since that has been in affect, since last July, we've noticed a 10% reduction in one year in the number of opioid prescriptions that are being written in Maine. Which actually translates to about 10-million fewer doses of opioids out in the community in the past year," said Pezzullo.   There's also a pilot occurring for really high-risk families that have substance abuse within the family.   "Where there's both co-located intensive outpatient treatment as well as intensive parenting for the families to try to get a handle on having a better outcome for those families and for those children. Clearly those children are going to be faced with trauma with if they have parents who are not adequately treated who are currently addicted to a substance," said Pezzullo.   Even though the number of babies born drug-dependent has stayed roughly the same for the past 3-4 years, Dr. Pezzullo says he has hope things will change.   "It would be great if we see that decreasing. We're trying to really solve the problem by having access to treatment," said Pezzullo.  

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  • Hampden Academy officials investigating lewd fan comment at girls soccer game - Bangor Daily NewsHampden Academy officials investigating lewd fan comment at girls soccer game - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsHampden Academy officials investigating lewd fan comment at girls soccer gameBangor Daily News“I have been playing soccer for 12 years and I've never heard anything like that before,” said Lang, who is a junior. “It made me very uncomfortable. “There were other things that were being said to me that were more obnoxious than anything else but ...and more »

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  • Building the future: students experience construction trades at hands-on eventBuilding the future: students experience construction trades at hands-on event

    AUGUSTA - Looking into the future and choosing a job when you're in high school can be hard. An event in Augusta Friday helped students nail down a career path with a hands-on look at different construction trades. More than a thousand students were getting their hands dirty Friday in Augusta. "I think most of the programs here are pretty cool, even just watching them," said Chris Caldwell, a student at Mount View High School. The 18th Annual Craft Championships, hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine, gives high school kids from across the state a chance to try different trades. "When we bring them here, they can see them, they can touch them, they can see if they're good at something, and hopefully be encouraged to do more," said David Dorr, director of Somerset Career & Technical Center. "They are like 'I don't think I can do it', they him and haw, and they watch others go through and they say maybe I can and they surprise themselves," said Lawrence Campbell, site superintendent for Langford & Low. "I think it's really cool that everyone comes together and try new things, if you've never done anything like that," said Caldwell. "Like brick laying, I just tried that. I had never done that." Some who might not know what they're doing in the future are hoping to find a career path that sticks. "Masonry I've never done before, welding that was a cool experience for me," said Grant Jocobson, a student at Windham High School. "They find something fun, and they discover that they can do this for a living and make a livable wage and better," said Dorr. And with a shortage of skilled trade workers, companies benefit from the event as well. "Our companies have the work, they just can't find the employees to do the work," said Hope Perkins, president & CEO of Associated Builders & Contractors of Maine. This event aims to connect the wires, getting students interested in the trades while introducing them to companies with that may be their future employers. "Everyone here is helpful, we're all employees looking for good workmen, someone skilled or willing to learn," said Campbell. "It sets the stage for them to put their hands on it, see what each individual trade has to offer," said Perkins.

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  • New grant to help researchersNew grant to help researchers

    BEALS - We all know Maine is known for its seafood. A new grant will help researchers in the Downeast region make sure it can continue to meet demand and provide jobs for years to come.   Several years ago folks from the mussel aquaculture industry came to the Downeast Institute because they were having trouble putting out their ropes and having mussels settle on them.   Professor of Marine Ecology Brian Beal said "They were looking for a consistent supply of mussels that they weren't getting in the wild."   Executive director Dianne Tilton said "Sea grant will allow us to continue working with mussel farmers to commercialize different ways to supplement the wild."   According to officials it is important for Maine and the aquaculture industry because it could increase the size of the harvest.   "So you're basically being able to increase mussel production in the state without needing to take up more space in the ocean which is always a concern" said Tilton.   They hope by expanding their facility it will provide access to learning about the marine environment and enhanced collaboration efforts with local fishermen.   "The idea here is to create the infrastructure so that marine scientists and others who want to come and study marine habitat and marine systems have a place to stay" said Beal.   "We also think that it's going to be good for the local economy because people will come here they won't have research vessels so they'll want to get in touch with fishermen that could use their boats as research platforms. We're here to help commercial fisheries aquaculture to answer questions and to move production along to a better place" said Beal.  

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  • Senator Collins visits Fourteenth Street SchoolSenator Collins visits Fourteenth Street School

    BANGOR - The Fourteenth Street School in Bangor got a special visitor today. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, came by to participate in an assembly to celebrate the school's recent designation as a "National Blue Ribbon School."   It's one of only three schools in Maine and only 342 in the country to be recognized with the highly prestigious achievement in 2017.   Senator Collins said "This is a really big deal for the city of Bangor and it speaks so well to the efforts of the teachers, the students, the parents, the administrators, the staff, everybody coming together to ensure these children have the very best education."   The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools for overall academic excellence or for making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.   Senator Collins presented the school with her congressional record statement honoring the Fourteenth Street School's achievement.  

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  • Two men arrested on arson chargesTwo men arrested on arson charges

    SANDY RIVER PLANTATION- Two people have now been arrested in connection with an arson fire in Sandy River Plantation near Rangley. The fire destroyed a bulldozer. The burned Caterpillar bulldozer was discovered in a swamp by hunters on Tuesday. The damage is estimated at $100,000.   It's owned by by Cousineau Wood Products of Wilton which owns the land and took it to the site to repair a road on the property.   An excavator was also taken from the work site but was not damaged.   Alexander Allan, 37, of Dallas Plantation is being charged with arson in connection with the bulldozer fire. His roommate, Devon Clark, 18, was also arrested.   Investigators said more arrests are likely.

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  • New species of wasp found in MaineNew species of wasp found in Maine

    STATEWIDE - A new species of wasp has been found in Maine. Hillary Morin Peterson is a former University of Maine student that is now conducting thesis work in collaboration with the Maine Forest Service.   That's how she discovered the tiny, no-stinging species of wasp. Peterson named it ormocerus dirigoius in honor of Maine's motto Dirigo which means "I lead" in Latin.   The new specieies of wasp was swept up while she was collecting specimens of invasive winter moths that have invaded Maine from the south in recent in recent years.   The new discovery is detailed in a recently published paper.  

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  • Maine town official refuses to stand for pledge as protest against Trump - Bangor Daily NewsMaine town official refuses to stand for pledge as protest against Trump - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsMaine town official refuses to stand for pledge as protest against TrumpBangor Daily NewsA Damariscotta Planning Board member chose not to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the board's meeting on Monday. In an email response to a request for comment, Shari Sage said “allegiance from a nation's citizens is ...and more »

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  • 'What, no gravy?' How to honor food limitations for a healthy Thanksgiving feast'What, no gravy?' How to honor food limitations for a healthy Thanksgiving feast

    From delectable hors d'oeuvres and heady adult beverages to rich main courses and decadent desserts, Thanksgiving food traditions entice us all. The pleasure is only enhanced, in most cases, by the opportunity to share them with special friends and family.

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  • Police investigate threats against Medford schoolsPolice investigate threats against Medford schools

    Medford police are investigating threats that were made on social media. According to police they made references to both North and South Medford High Schools.

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  • Chart of shipbuildling on our MidcoastChart of shipbuildling on our Midcoast

    People quite often give me things they find for my "treasure trove" and I am always excited to receive them. Last week a friend of mine gave me a chart of vessels built by Robert B. Applebee listing from1792 to about 1920 in Camden, and its surrounding neighbors.

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  • Maine Troop Greeters Museum dedicatedMaine Troop Greeters Museum dedicated

    Over 1.5 million active duty military men and women have passed through Bangor International Airport on their way to and from their overseas assignments and many who have had multiple tours overseas have stopped in Bangor multiple times. These greetings have resulted in a collection of memorabilia consisting of over 5,000 challenge coins, more than 1,000 patches, over 500 dog tags, flags, banners and many letters of gratitude.

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  • Everything you need to know about Bangor's new winter parking ruleEverything you need to know about Bangor's new winter parking rule

    If you haven't noticed yet, the city's winter overnight street-parking ban has been put off until the first major snowstorm. The delay reflects a change in city policy that did away with an old, seemingly arbitrary deadline that banned overnight parking outside downtown Bangor starting Nov. 1. Instead, the ban will take effect the day of the first emergency downtown parking ban, which the city calls for major weather events that require city snow removal.

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  • Bangor City Council taps Ben Sprague for mayorBangor City Council taps Ben Sprague for mayor

    Bangor Councilor Ben Sprague, who was re-elected for a third term on Nov. 7, was selected unanimously to be mayor of the City Council on Monday. Bangor City Councilors, from left, Laura Supica, Clare Davitt and Ben Sprague take their oath of office during the Nov. 10 induction ceremony.

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  • Bangor digitizes city records, makes them searchableBangor digitizes city records, makes them searchable

    If you've ever wondered how much the city of Bangor spent to maintain cemeteries in 1955 or how many times a city council member abstained from a vote in 2004, you're in luck. In an effort to enhance government transparency and cut down on paper costs, Bangor has digitized many of its records in a searchable database , which means the public can easily scour thousands of documents from the comfort of their own computer screens.

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  • LePage administration should stop blocking job training fundsLePage administration should stop blocking job training funds

    It has surpassed ridiculous that Gov. Paul LePage has continued to block $8.4 million from flowing to services for the unemployed this year. There is simply no reason for the LePage administration to keep preventing the federal funding from going to Maine's three regional workforce development boards, which distribute the money meant to help laid-off workers and adults in poverty find work.

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  • Jackson NewsJackson News

    Where do I start? First of all, I apologize that the news didn't get in last week. With the storm, no power, etc., I didn't get a chance to get it written up, let alone Lisa having time to type it if I had gotten it written.

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  • Why delivering babies is draining Maine's small hospitalsWhy delivering babies is draining Maine's small hospitals

    Newborn Colton Scott Geel is greeted by his two-year-old sister, Cora, shortly after being born at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Oct 28. Parents Celia and Scott Geel had to choose between EMMC and Down East Community Hospital in Machias after Calais Regional Hospital announced earlier this year that it would phase out obstetrical services and close its labor and delivery department. Colton Scott Geel of Calais was born Oct. 28, 2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after Calais Regional Hospital phased out obstetrical services and closed its labor and delivery program.

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  • Maine Harvest Festival will launch new potato varietyMaine Harvest Festival will launch new potato variety

    This year's Maine Harvest Festival is also serving as a launch party for something Mainers celebrate: a new potato. The Caribou Russet potato will be available at the festival, which is Saturday and Sunday at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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  • Mountain biking takes off in the Bangor areaMountain biking takes off in the Bangor area

    Tiffany Carlisle from Old Town , along with 14 other women, participates in a group bike ride organized by the group Slipping Gears Ladies Rides on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Bangor City Forest. Emily Odermann of Bangor leads the Slipping Gears Ladies Rides group ride on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Bangor City Forest.

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  • This Veterans Day, honor veterans by serving them betterThis Veterans Day, honor veterans by serving them better

    Korean War veteran Joe King of Veazie is thanked for his service by people lining the streets of Bangor during the 2016 Bangor-Brewer Veterans Day Parade. It's important to recognize Veterans Day is set aside for the people among us - our friends, neighbors and family members - who have served.

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  • Veterans Day events for 2017 - Bangor Daily NewsVeterans Day events for 2017 - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsVeterans Day events for 2017Bangor Daily NewsBANGOR — The Cole Land Transportation Museum invites veterans and the community to join them in celebrating servicemen and women on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Veterans Day parade steps off at 10:15 a.m. at the Brewer Shopping Mall. Veterans should ...and more »

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  • Man surrenders to Bangor police after Union Street standoff - Bangor Daily NewsMan surrenders to Bangor police after Union Street standoff - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsMan surrenders to Bangor police after Union Street standoffBangor Daily NewsA standoff between Bangor police and a suspected armed man that closed down three intersections around Union Street on Wednesday afternoon ended peacefully after two hours of negotiations, authorities said. Police had been negotiating over the phone ...and more »

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  • Many roads remain closed after wind, rain slam Maine - Bangor Daily NewsMany roads remain closed after wind, rain slam Maine - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsMany roads remain closed after wind, rain slam MaineBangor Daily NewsA storm bringing high winds and heavy rains to Maine left a path of destruction and hundreds of thousands without power Monday. The storm threw a quick, powerful punch, arriving in southern Maine on Sunday evening and hammering the state throughout ...Several Maine Towns Suggest Postponing Trick-or-Treating Due to Storm DamageWABIall 524 news articles »

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  • How 4 people survive as inventors in Bangor - Bangor Daily NewsHow 4 people survive as inventors in Bangor - Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Daily NewsHow 4 people survive as inventors in BangorBangor Daily NewsEditor's note: This is the seventh piece in an ongoing series seeking to understand how the Bangor region could grow its economy. Read the rest here. Many of Maine's most innovative products are the result of people's desire to improve the world around ...

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