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Woman goes to hospital after early morning Bridgewater fire

Woman goes to hospital after early morning Bridgewater fire

| February 10, 2015

COURTESY: Monticello Fire Department A woman was taken to intensive care this morning after a fire destroyed her residence in Bridgewater. The fire happened at 281 Bootfoot Road. According to Bridgewater fire chief Troy Bradstreet, crews from four fire departments battled the blaze. The Bridgewater Fire Department got the call just after two this morning. […]

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Man surrenders after five hour standoff in Bangor

Man surrenders after five hour standoff in Bangor

| February 9, 2015

BANGOR- A five-hour standoff between police in Bangor and a gunman who held two people hostage for several hours yesterday ended with the man surrendering. Bangor Police Sergeant Tim Cotton told WZON radio that the incident began just after 9 a.m. yesterday and that shots were fired as police approached the building. At the outset, […]

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County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

| February 9, 2015

If you go into any S.W. Collins store looking to buy wood pellets, you’re going to be out of luck for a little while. All three County stores are out and won’t be getting more until later this month. “Unfortunately they’re just going out faster than they’re even coming in,” said Greg Easter, the store […]

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Concerned community leaders learn more about Governor LePage’s proposed budget

Concerned community leaders learn more about Governor LePage’s proposed budget

| February 5, 2015

Concerned town officials came together Wednesday night to hear more about Governor LePage’s proposed 2016-17 budget. One that many local leaders say, won’t benefit the County. “If changes aren’t made, it is going to affect the property tax owner, and I don’t think right now, in a very positive way,” said Houlton town manager Butch […]

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Caribou firefighters move forward after responding to fatal fires

Caribou firefighters move forward after responding to fatal fires

| February 3, 2015

“Can’t save them all,” said Caribou firefighter and paramedic Justin LaPlante. It’s been a tough few months for the Caribou Fire Department – on Monday they responded to their second fatal fire since November. For this crew, it’s not easy knowing that there were five lives they couldn’t save in just three months. “We don’t […]

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