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Man with lengthy criminal history set to be released from jail

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 24, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
A man with a lengthy criminal history is scheduled to be released from jail Friday, and police consider him to be a high risk to reoffend.
Timothy Mclain

Steuben man charged with assault

By Johanna S. Billings on June 24, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
A Steuben man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking another man with a “blackjack” type weapon.

Three men charged in connection with credit card ‘cloning’ scheme

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men from out-of-state on Saturday in Brunswick and charged them with forgery.
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U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree

Pingree says gun-control push will continue

By Jake Bleiberg on June 24, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Chellie Pingree acknowledged the sit-in achieved little more than continuing the conversation on gun-control and signaling its importance for Democrats. But she rejected charges from Republicans that the action was political theater designed to raise campaign funds.
Orono Superintendent Joanne Harriman (center) announced Wednesday that she is leaving her post. She is pictured at Tuesday's school board meeting with Orono Middle School principal Jeff Paul, left, and school board members Mark Brewer, Jacob Eckert, Chairman Brian McGill and Leo Kenney. Board member Michelle Michelle was at the meeting but is not pictured.

Orono superintendent leaving for Steuben principal job nearer to home

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 24, 2016, at 1:54 p.m.
Superintendent Joanne Harriman announced Wednesday that she is leaving her post of three years for one that is closer to her coastal home.

Driver charged in chase that ends with crash in Warren

By Stephen Betts on June 24, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
A Jefferson man is behind bars after police say he led them on a chase that reached 100 miles per hour and ended in the suspect crashing his pickup truck.
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Alban Levesque

on June 24, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Alban Levesque, 75, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was born November 8, 1940, the son of Carice and Yvonne Levesque. Alban was an avid outdoorsman; he loved fishing and hunting at Estcourt Station, Maine where he felt most at …

Ellsworth police seek alleged school vandal

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 24, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
City police are seeking a young man allegedly responsible for vandalizing the city’s new school, according to a posting on Ellsworth police’s Facebook page.
Deputy Kim Emery of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office operates the department's robot outside the Law Enforcement Center in Portland.

Maine sheriff adds robot deputy ‘Rosie’ to force

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
“It’s another tool to protect our officers and everybody that we serve,” Sheriff Kevin Joyce said. “It provides use the ability for intelligence-gathering and to deliver phones, where before this we would have put people in harm’s way.”
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Paul Robert Harris

on June 24, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine / AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Paul Robert Harris, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 19, 2016 due to medical complications. He was born January 9, 1944, the son of Henry and Dorothy Harris. He graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and was a veteran …
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Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, makes a statement after Britain voted to leave on the European Union in London, Britain, June 24, 2016.

Ripple effects from ‘Brexit’ vote could impact Maine trade

By Darren Fishell on June 24, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
The UK was Maine’s ninth-largest export market in 2015.

Maine shop owners with British ties wary of EU exit vote

By Beth Brogan on June 24, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
Maine merchants who sell British goods were, like most of the world Friday, still reeling from the news that residents of the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union and said it was too soon to tell how the vote might affect their businesses.

Cary Medical Center Birth Announcements

By Cary Community Relations on June 24, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
The following births were recently announced at Cary Medical Center: Gogain- A boy, Elijah Aaron Gogain born to Melissa and Aaron Gogain of Presque Isle on May 9th, 2016. Slike- A girl, Eliana Leigh Slike born to Michelle and Levi Slike of Caribou on May 11th, 2016. Murchison- A boy, …
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Paul Robert Harris

on June 24, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
  FORT KENT, Maine / AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Paul Robert Harris, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 19, 2016 due to medical complications. He was born January 9, 1944, the son of Henry and Dorothy Harris. He graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and was a …
Gathered for a check presentation in front of First National Bank in Damariscotta are Amy Root, Director of Development for the LifeFlight Foundation, and Tony McKim, President and CEO of First National Bank.

First National Bank donates to LifeFlight of Maine

By Stacy Flagg on June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
DAMARISCOTTA, ME – First National Bank announced a gift of $50,000 to support the LifeFlight Foundations fundraising efforts for a third helicopter. The generous gift was recently recognized during a check presentation at First National Bank. “LifeFlight cares for critically ill and injured patients all across the state,” said Thomas …
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From Our Files – June 15

on June 24, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
Valley happenings since 1957 50 Years Ago — June 16, 1966 “Swamp gas” sighted in Van Buren — More “swamp gas” was sighted in the Van Buren area Tuesday night. The person who sighted it, very cautiously called it “swamp gas” and refused to be identified because as he said, …
Mike DeVito of Kansas City Chiefs speaks at Husson University's Gracie Theatre, March 24, 2014.

Former UMaine football star DeVito to join Black Bear broadcasting team

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 24, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
“I couldn’t be more excited to reunite with my Maine Black Bear football family,” DeVito said.
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on June 24, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
Jimmy Do Right and the Pop Go Boom

Madawaska Town Manager Elected to NMDC Executive Board of Directors

By Town of Madawaska on June 24, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.
Madawaska – After a six year hiatus, Ryan Pelletier will be returning to the Board of Directors of Northern Maine Development Commission, an organization which he previously served 12 years as a Board member and was employed by for over 5 years. “It was a complete surprise. Pelletier stated. NMDC …

Gay couple speaks out against hate after slur scratched into their car

By Micky Bedell on June 24, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
A gay couple who moved to the Queen City from Colorado six months ago, and who were victims of a homophobic act of vandalism last weekend, is sending a public message against hate and intolerance.