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USM program seeks to help youth ‘slipping between the cracks’

By Colin Ellis, The Forecaster on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
PORTLAND | The University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service has received a second round of grants from the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund to reconnect young people who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market to education and employment. Those 6.7 millions individuals …
Rusty Brace is shown in a 2012 file photo

Camden-based charity says former board president embezzled ‘substantial’ amount of donated funds

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
A prominent midcoast-area charity said Tuesday that its former board president embezzled a substantial amount of money from donations. Members of the United Mid-Coast Charities Inc. board of directors had confirmed Monday that an investigation was underway into the possible misappropriation of money from the nonprofit organization. …
Bangor Gas employee Greg Chambers attaches an electrofusion punch tee to the main natural gas line on Washington Street in Brewer in 2008.

Maine utilities watchdog appeals rates approved for Bangor Gas

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
PORTLAND | The office of the state’s utilities watchdog has asked Maine’s top court to invalidate natural gas rates approved for Bangor Gas Co., seeking use of a different rate-setting method for residential customers and new ratemaking processes for industrial customers such as Verso Paper’s Bucksport mill. Regulators earlier …
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Baked bean supper at Ellsworth Falls

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:13 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church, Route 179, Ellsworth Falls For more information: 207-667-7168 ELLSWORTH FALLS, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Ellsworth Falls Union Congregational Church, Route 179. The menu will include baked …
A single-vehicle crash on Monday in St. Agatha.

St. Agatha woman injured in single-car crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
A 38-year-old woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident on Monday on Route 162, police said. Monica Chamberlain of St. Agatha was traveling south when she apparently became ill and drifted off of Route 162, known locally as Main Street, Maine State Police Trooper Nick …
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Baked bean supper at Old Town

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road, Old Town OLD TOWN, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road. Price is $7 for adults; and $1 for …
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Challenger Learning Center’s annual spud drive

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way For more information: 207-990-2900 BANGOR, Maine — The Challenger Learning Center of Maine’s second annual Spud Drive fall fundraiser will be held during October. Advance orders may be made with payment of …

Gardiner man injured in motorcycle accident dies

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:06 a.m.
AUGUSTA | A Gardiner man injured in a motorcycle accident on Sunday in Lincoln County has died, police said Tuesday. Kenneth Black, 50, died of his injuries on Monday afternoon at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, according to Lt. Rand Maker of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Black …
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Blackwell Manor Murder Mystery dinner party

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington EDDINGTON, Maine – A murder mystery dinner party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Halloween-themed …

Five pit bulls attack basset hound in Corinna

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Officials are investigating an incident in which five pit bulls attacked a basset hound on Friday night on Nokomis Road. Four of the offending dogs were quarantined, while one was killed at the scene by a neighbor, according to Corinna Animal Control Officer Charles Gould. Gould could …

Rockland council debate set for Oct. 9

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:39 a.m.
The public will have an opportunity to pose questions to the three candidates for two City Council seats at a candidates night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. The debate will be held in the council room at City Hall on Pleasant Street in Rockland. Government access …

Workers’ compensation insurer reports record return of $18 million for Maine employers

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
PORTLAND | The Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. will issue an $18 million dividend to about 17,000 policyholders based in Maine. That dividend amount is the highest in the Portland-based company’s history, topping a $16 million dividend issued last year to Maine employers, which equaled about 13 percent of …
An aerial view of Portland's Thompson's Point peninsula provided by developers of a $100-plus-million project to the city's Planning Department.

State Theatre manager signs deal for outside concerts at Portland’s Thompson’s Point development

By Darren Fishell and Seth Koenig on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.
The general manager of The State Theatre has signed an agreement to operate a new outdoor concert venue at Portland’s waterfront Thompson’s Point, where developers Forefront Partners are working on a broader redevelopment effort. “Until Thompson’s Point, there has not been a feasible site in Portland that …
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UMM to host traditional cider pressing

By Sharon Mack on Sept. 30, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
Cider pressing using a traditional hand press will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 9, at the greenhouse at the University of Maine at Machias. The event is free and open to the community. October 10 is reserved as a rain date. Regina Grabrovac, creator of the Apple Project …

Second female police officer plans to sue Westbrook for sexual harassment

By Staff, CBS 13 on Sept. 30, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.
WESTBROOK, Maine – A second female police officer is planning to sue the city of Westbrook for sexual harassment. Sandy Mailman started working for the Westbrook Police Department in 2008. She claims the abuse started about three years later. In her 70-page complaint, Officer Mailman writes that she was treated …

Nabbed and then cleared by feds, NH man still intends to sell rhino trophy

By Doug Alden, The New Hampshire Union Leader on Sept. 30, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — A mounted rhinoceros head is back in the possession of a New Hampshire man — almost 2½ years after federal agents confiscated it as evidence in an animal-trafficking case. After receiving word the case was dismissed, Ari Goldenberg retrieved the rhino head from the U.S. Fish and …
Orrington officials are dealing with several abandoned properties in town, one of wihich is 5 Baker Lane (pictured).

Orrington working to clean up derelict properties, manager says

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Local officials are waiting for the legal green light needed in order to begin the cleanup of three properties belonging to residents who are deceased. At issue are houses at 5 and 12 Baker Lane and lot 32B, a land parcel, according to town documents. Only 5 …
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Somerset Avenue Mill & Fill Project in Pittsfield continues with a Tack Coat and Paving

By Kathryn Ruth on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:45 a.m.
TOWN OF PITTSFIELD PUBLIC NOTIFICATION SOMERSET AVENUE MILL & FILL PROJECT The project has made good headway with grinding completed by Lane Construction Company. MDOT is now working on the guardrail and catch basins. The next step is the application of a tack coat and paving. These steps will take …
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Somerset Avenue Mill and Fill Project in Pittsfield continues with a Tack Coat and Paving

By Kathryn Ruth on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:43 a.m.
TOWN OF PITTSFIELD PUBLIC NOTIFICATION SOMERSET AVENUE MILL & FILL PROJECT The project has made good headway with grinding completed by Lane Construction Company. MDOT is now working on the guardrail and catch basins. The next step is the application of a tack coat and paving. These steps will take …
Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck in a 2012 file photo.

Blacks in Portland arrested at ‘disproportionate’ rate, police chief admits

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 29, 2014, at 9:17 p.m.
Portland’s black population is underrepresented on the city’s police force and overrepresented in the arrest logs, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck told an audience of more than 50 people Monday night. Of Portland’s approximately 66,000 residents, 7 percent are black, according to 2010 U.S. Census figures. Sauschuck said …
 
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