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National Bioenergy Day Recognized at Northern Maine Community College

| October 22, 2014

Today, October 22nd, is National Bioenergy Day. It recognizes the increased use of forests to generate heat and power for homes and institutions. News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos has more on a County college that not only utilizes biomass to heat it’s campus, but also has a program to train students how to use the […]

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Maine Home Sales Rise in September

| October 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Sales of existing Maine homes rose 6.58 percent last month. The Portland Press Herald reports the median sales price in the state was $175,000 for September. That was a 1.16 percent increase from a year ago. September saw 1,393 homes sold. Maine home sales for July, August and September climbed 3.85 […]

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Political Profiles: House District 145 Candidates

| October 21, 2014

Our Political Profiles series has begun to help get you prepared for November’s elections. To start things off, we introduce you to the two candidates vying for House District 145. Glenn Hines has lived in Hammond for the past 41 years. He’s been self employed since 1977. He worked for 2 different carpenters before that. […]

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Maine Restaurant Owners Sentenced for Illegal Workers

| October 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two restaurateurs who pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally are going to prison. A federal judge on Monday imposed sentences of 37 months in prison for Guillermo Fuentes and 30 months for his brother, Hector. They pleaded guilty to activities at the […]

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More Than 1,700 FairPoint Workers Go On Strike

| October 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – More than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are on strike. The decision came hours after a failed attempt by two unions to re-engage the company in negotiations. Peter McLaughlin from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says the unions have offered “significant concessions” but that the […]

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