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Larry Austin named director of security for Maine Department of Corrections

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — In a recent statement, Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick named Larry Austin as the department’s director of security. “Larry Austin’s extensive knowledge, vast experience and understanding in the areas of adult and juvenile field and facilities will serve him well in this new director of security role,” …

Augusta man pleads guilty to stealing mail, money orders while working at East Vassalboro post office

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 18, 2014, at 7:02 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former postal worker pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to stealing mail and postal money orders while on the job, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty announced in a press release sent Monday. Jason Stockmar, 28, of Augusta worked at a post office in East Vassalboro, …

Riverview patient arrested after allegedly assaulting his nurse

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 18, 2014, at 6:21 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Riverview Psychiatric Center patient was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly hit a nurse with a chair, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Meaghan Maloney. Maloney said the nurse was taken to the hospital after the incident involving Frank Stewart, 23, occurred on Saturday. She …
A screen shot from a security camera shows a man accused of robbing a pharmacy on Monday morning in Randolph.

Pharmacy robbed in Kennebec County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 18, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
RANDOLPH, Maine — A man robbed a Water Street pharmacy Monday morning, according to police. Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said the robbery was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Reardon said a lone robber handed a pharmacist at the Community Pharmacy, which shares the same …
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Ann LePage to host fourth annual Military Families Ice Cream Social

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 18, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s first lady Ann LePage will host the fourth annual Military Families Ice Cream Social 4-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, on the Blaine House lawn, 192 State St. Last year, more than 100 people joined the first lady for the Military Families Ice Cream Social, and between 100 and …
Two-year-old Maddison Foss-Greenaway shows a picture of her deceased sister, Brooklyn, while her mother talks to members of the media at her Clinton home on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Judge OKs newspaper ad as notice of a lawsuit in infant death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:24 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — After several attempts to serve an adult babysitter — the mother of the youngest Mainer ever charged with manslaughter — with a 13-count lawsuit for negligence in the death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, the courts have approved a newspaper ad as an alternative means to service the …
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Work to begin on Western Avenue overpass in Augusta

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 15, 2014, at 9:41 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Joint repair and wearing surface work will begin in Augusta on the Western Avenue overpass over Interstate 95 in the evening and overnight hours beginning on Sunday, Aug. 17, according to a Maine Department of Transportation press release.The work will be at the intersection of Whitten Road and …

Fire damages home on Sewall Street in Augusta

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff on Aug. 14, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A home on Sewall Street was heavily damaged by fire on Thursday morning, officials said. Crews from four towns were dispatched to the residence around 6:15 a.m., according to Augusta Deputy Fire Chief Dave Groder. Groder said the blaze started in the basement, and firefighters were able …
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International Marine Terminal bids received

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 13, 2014, at 3:52 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Project bids were received this morning at MaineDOT headquarters in Augusta for the contract to expand the International Marine Terminal on Commercial Street in Portland.The apparent low bidder is Shaw Brothers Construction of Gorham, with a low bid of $8.6 million. This is approximately $900,000 or 9 percent less …
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Students intern at Maine Department of Labor

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 13, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Six students are wrapping up their summer internships with the Maine Department of Labor. Michael Bailey of Waterville, Caroline Bowne of Falmouth, Erin Fitzpatrick of Marshall, Michigan, Jordan Kim of Dover-Foxcroft, MacKenzie Riley of Waterville and Jon Whittemore of Brunswick spent several weeks working on special projects in …
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$20 million question: What’s really at stake if Riverview can’t meet standards?

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 13, 2014, at 6:10 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Much of the talk about the recertification of Riverview Psychiatric Center by the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services focuses on the $20 million in annual federal funding that hinges on it, but advocates for mentally ill Mainers and the Department of Health and Human Services …
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Freedom Salute for 133rd Engineer Batallion, and 1035th Survey and Design Team

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 12, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Androscoggin Bank Collisee, 190 Birch St., Lewiston  AUGUSTA, Maine – A Freedom Salute ceremony will be held for the 133rd Engineer Battalion and 1035th Survey and Design Team at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Androscoggin Bank Collisee, 190 Birch St., Lewiston. Soldiers …
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Author Don Lord

Author Don Lord to Discuss Latest Book, The Gentle Revolutionaries, at Maine State Library

By Adam Fisher on Aug. 12, 2014, at 9:08 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Maine State Library, 230 State Street, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-287-5600 Augusta – The Maine State Library will host Maine author, Don Lord for an author talk on his latest book, The Gentle Revolutionaries, on Friday, August 22 at …

LePage: ‘Maine Day’ to promote state pride, support local businesses

By Mario Moretto, BDN Staff on Aug. 11, 2014, at 12:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday threw his political weight behind a new idea to promote the third Saturday in August as a time to celebrate the state by spending on Maine-made products or at Maine-owned businesses. It’s called “Maine Day,” and founder Gren Blackall said it’s not …
University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Handley

UMA President Allyson Handley to leave position for job in California

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 11, 2014, at 12:11 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Handley will be leaving her post at the beginning of September to take a job as executive director of the Sanford Education Center at National University in San Diego, California, the university announced Monday. Handley, 67, has served as president …

Driver charged after leaving scene of accident on I-95 in Augusta

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 10, 2014, at 8:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Richmond woman was charged with leaving the scene of an accident Sunday afternoon. Shortly after noon Sunday, a pickup truck was traveling south on Interstate 95, driven by Adam Breznkya, 29, of Winslow. Breznkya attempted to pass a Jeep Wrangler when it drifted into his lane. …
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Gov. LePage names Aug. 16 Maine Day

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has proclaimed the third Saturday of August as Maine Day. This year, August 16 will be a day to celebrate the State of Maine by encouraging people within and outside the State to try Maine-made food and beverage, and recognize the Pine Tree State as a great place …
Kelsey Stoneton, 17, of Winthrop, died of a pulmonary embolism, which is a blockage of arteries in her lungs.

Augusta restaurant raises more than $12,000 for family of Winthrop teen who died suddenly

By Beth Jones, CBS 13 on Aug. 08, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Hundreds of people lined up at Augusta’s Red Barn restaurant on Thursday night, not just for food but to honor the memory of Kelsey Stoneton and support her family. Stoneton, 17, died Saturday morning of a pulmonary embolism, which is a blockage of arteries in her lungs. …
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Overnight stoppages at Mile 91 for placement of structural steel

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 08, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Beginning Monday, Aug. 11, there will be 25-minute traffic stops on the Maine Turnpike in both directions at Mile 91 in Litchfield for the placement of structural steel at the West Road Bridge. Stoppages are expected to be a series of 25-minute intervals between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. …
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Josh Wege (left) and Rick Will of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team stand in the parking lot of The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach on Thursday night.

Wounded Warrior softball team comes to Maine ‘to show that life without limbs is limitless’

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 08, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Each one remembers the date. For Josh Wege, it was Oct. 4, 2009. He was in a light armored vehicle in Afghanistan when it rolled over an improvised explosive device — which, after nearly a decade and a half at war, many Americans know better …
 
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