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Maine firefighters overcome by fumes

| October 20, 2014

PRENTISS, Maine (AP) – Authorities say eight firefighters and one state trooper were treated at a hospital after a fire at a camp in eastern Maine. Investigators say the first responders at the blaze in Prentiss late Saturday night and into Sunday morning were overcome by noxious fumes. They were all treated and released. People were in […]

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Woodland School to hold Haunted Woods Walk this weekend

| October 17, 2014

  It’s getting closer to Halloween, and if you haven’t had your scare yet, you’ll have a chance Saturday night. The Woodland School PTA and Woodland eighth grade class are sponsoring a Haunted Woods Walk. The walk will take place behind the Woodland School on the Ski Trail. This is the first time the school has put […]

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American Red Cross Offers Training

| October 15, 2014

    If you’re looking to get involved in something to help your community, the Red Cross is looking for volunteers. This Friday and Saturday the American Red Cross is offering training at the Houlton Regional Hospital. It’s a new program called Zero to Hero. You’ll go from zero Red Cross experience to trained Disaster Services Volunteer […]

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Man charged with killing mother-in-law in court

| October 15, 2014

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) – Authorities say a Peru man sexually assaulted and killed his mother-in-law in front of his 6-year-old daughter. Paul Orchard was held on $100,000 cash bail during a video court appearance on a murder charge Tuesday, and ordered to have no contact with his daughter, now considered a witness in the case. He […]

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Great Northern Paper Filings Show Financial Hole

| October 14, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Recent court filings have revealed the depths of Great Northern Paper Co.’s financial hole. Great Northern, the operator of the paper mill in East Millinocket, Maine, filed for bankruptcy last month. The Portland Press Herald reports that the company, managed by New Hampshire-based private equity firm Cate Street Capital, has roughly $28 million […]

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