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Philip McIntyre

Bangor man involved in home invasion in which companion was fatally shot to serve 6 years

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man whose companion was fatally shot during a home invasion in 2012 pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to four charges and will serve six years behind bars. Philip McIntyre , 22, of Bangor pleaded guilty to one count each of Class A …
Scaffolding around the State House Dome, seen here Tuesday, will be a regular sight through October, as contractors work to replace the more than 100-year-old weather-damaged and oxidized copper patina with a shiny new one.

Old copper from State House dome may be available for Maine artists

By Mario Moretto on July 22, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine artists may have a chance to get their hands on a bona fide piece of state history if a proposal pending before a legislative leadership panel wins approval Thursday. As work continues to replace 7,000 square feet of more than 100-year-old copper on the Maine State …
Andrew E. Demers

Mental competency exam ordered for former Maine State Police chief charged with gross sexual assault against child

By Beth Brogan on July 22, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a young family member will undergo a mental examination after his attorney questioned his competency to stand trial. Andrew E. Demers, 74, of New Gloucester was arrested March 17 and initially charged with Class B unlawful sexual …
Scarborough resident Marc Lausier stands outside Revision Energy in Portland, talking about the Nissan Leaf.  Lausier purchased the first electric Nissan Leaf sold in Maine and helped promote a new Environment Maine report urging wider use of electric vehicles in Maine.

Charging station for electric cars opens, sparks interest in Portland area

By David Harry on July 22, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Turning over a new leaf has worked well for Scarborough resident Marc Lausier. “I can say with confidence that I’ll never own a gas-powered car again,” Lausier said, standing next to his Nissan Leaf parked outside Revision Energy on Presumpscot Street. Lausier bought the first Leaf sold …
Tamika Dias

Gorham woman to serve 8 months in jail for aggravated sex trafficking

By Beth Brogan on July 22, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Gorham woman who — with two men — was charged with holding a 19-year-old woman against her will and forcing her into prostitution will serve eight months in jail as part of a plea agreement. Tamika Dias, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cumberland County Unified Court …

Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzling nearly $3 million from bank accounts

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bucksport woman who admitted to embezzling nearly $3 million from a Maine bank and not reporting the stolen income on her tax returns was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years and one month in federal prison. Lynn M. Bowden, 62, also was sentenced …

Pennsylvania teen charged with alcohol possession after running boat aground off South Bristol

By Tim Badgley, Lincoln County News on July 22, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
SOUTH BRISTOL, Maine — A 17-year-old boy from West Chester, Pennsylvania, faces an alcohol possession charge after running a boat aground on Outer Thrumcap Island, off the southern shore of South Bristol, early Tuesday. South Bristol Fire Chief Mark Carrothers said he received a page at 12:42 a.m. regarding a …

Single-vehicle accident in Caribou sends multiple people to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — Local police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that sent multiple people to the hospital Monday night. Joseph Poisson, 30, of Limestone was heading east on Route 89 shortly after 7:30 p.m. when he lost control of his Buick, according to Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan. Gahagan said …
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Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Acadian Heritage Air Show Aug. 9 and 10 at Frenchville

on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Northern Aroostook Regional Airport, 74 Airport Ave., Frenchville For more information: 207-543-6300 By Anne Ward, Public Affairs FRENCVILLE, Maine –  This is the fifth year the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport will host the …

Beals residents oppose reduction in post office hours

By Tim Cox on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Standing room only in Beals town office as Postal Service official briefs residents on plans to cut hours at island’s post office.
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Rococo Artisan Ice Cream in Kennebunkport offers unusual flavors, such as sweet avocado cayenne and this cone made with local wheat beer, candied ginger and apricots.

Avocado, cayenne pepper, lobster, local brews among the many unusual ingredients Maine ice cream makers are scooping up

By Kathleen Pierce on July 22, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Going to the garden for fresh herbs, reaching into the pot for a Maine-caught crustacean and raiding the brewery for a seasonal ale — these sound like activities that would take place in a commercial kitchen, not an ice cream stand. But, like chefs, bakers and mixologists …
Michael Grant

Skowhegan man charged in central Maine copper thefts

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
WINSLOW, Maine — A Skowhegan man is facing multiple charges after a lengthy investigation regarding copper thefts in central Maine. Michael Grant was charged Monday with aggravated criminal mischief and felony theft in connection with copper thefts in Winslow, Waterville, Augusta, Farmingdale and Windsor, according to Winslow Police Chief Shawn …

Newport police arrest woman after complaints of drug activity at residence

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — A local woman was arrested on Monday afternoon after police had received numerous complaints of alleged drug activity occurring at her Highland Avenue home. Amy Boudreau, 40, was taken into custody without incident, according to Newport Police Chief Leonard Macdaid. Macdaid said police had been receiving calls …
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Madawaska Chamber decoration contest, lighting pole sponsors

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska Chamber of Commerce is reminding residents that the town has a Light Up Main Street for the 2014 World Acadian Congress, and for Christmastime. The cost is $6 per lighting pole. Checks may be mailed to Madawaska Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 144, Madawaska, Maine 04756. …

Gifford’s ice cream makes its Capitol Hill debut

By Kathleen Pierce on July 22, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
Is Maine-made ice cream rich enough to sweeten the sour gridlock on Capitol Hill? Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream is giving it a spin. On Monday, the Skowhegan frozen dessert maker was touted by state officials in Washington to herald the company’s expansion into the mid-Atlantic states. “The delicious and refreshing …
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Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

By Martin Chartrand on July 22, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St., Brewer, ME For more information: 207-989-5860; foodandmedicine.org/solidarity-harvest Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Food AND Medicine 20 Ivers St, Brewer 5-9 PM Dinner included. Donations accepted. ALL PROCEEDS of the benefit go …
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Aktan Askin, pictured earlier this year, with a lamb he raised on Lor Farm in Thorndike.

Thorndike farmers bring traditional cheeses from the hills of Turkey to the fields of Maine

By Emily Burnham on July 22, 2014, at 1:09 p.m.
Growing up on the southern coast of Turkey, Aktan Askin’s favorite summer dish was halloumi, a firm, protein-rich cheese made from sheep and goat’s milk, grilled until it slightly melted and served with cold watermelon. It’s salty, it squeaks a bit when you chew it and it’s addictive. “It was …
Yarmouth resident Tristan Goggin channels his inner superhero at the Creative Capes booth in the craft show section of the 49th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival.

Yarmouth Clam Festival draws estimated crowd of 130,000-150,000

By Kate Gardner, The Forecaster on July 22, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
YARMOUTH, Maine — Last weekend’s 49th annual Clam Festival, with its 6,000 pounds of clams and 145 craft show booths, attracted one of its biggest turnouts in recent years. According to Carolyn Schuster, executive director of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, there were 130,000-150,000 people at this year’s festival. Usually …
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Baked bean supper at Corinth

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:01 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth For more information: 207-285-3557 CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the church. The menu will be baked beans, …
Ron Weatherbee

Lincoln names interim town manager

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 22, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Cemetery, Parks and Recreation Director Ron Weatherbee was named Lincoln’s interim town manager, replacing William Lawrence, officials said Tuesday. The Town Council emerged from an executive session and voted 7-0 during a meeting Monday night to name Weatherbee as Lawrence’s temporary successor. The 60-year-old Weatherbee is a …
 
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