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Scam artists pose as Emera Maine, threaten to shut power off unless people pay

| September 29, 2014

It was not long after the North Country Animal Hospital opened its doors Monday morning that the receptionist took a pretty threatening phone call. Someone claiming to be from Emera Maine told the company their bill was overdue and if they didn’t pay it, they’d shut off the power almost immediately. “It’s like, I can’t […]

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Blaine Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

| September 29, 2014

A Blaine man has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography. State police arrested 40-year old Robert D. Kinney Jr., at his home on Friday. He was charged with possession of sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12. A search of electronic devices at his home showed graphic photos of infants […]

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Small Presque Isle health care facility blocked from electronic patient records in billing dispute

| September 26, 2014

It was a Wednesday morning in July when the staff at Full Circle Health Care came to work and couldn’t access any of their electronic medical records. They tried every way they could think of to get in, and nothing worked. “Our IT guy came in and said, we’ve been closed off,” said the¬†clinic’s CEO […]

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Presque Isle American Legion concerned about losing programs if more people don’t join

| September 25, 2014

For seven holidays out of the year,¬†the Star City is filled with stars and stripes. People in the community have come to love the work the American Legion Post 88 does- lining Presque Isle’s streets with more than 200 American flags. “Pretty nice on a holiday to see that many flags flying throughout the city,” […]

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Local businesses see boost during moose hunting season

| September 24, 2014

It’s a sunny September day and the Gateway Variety store in Ashland is packed. Dressed in their orange caps and camoflauge suits, hunters are coming in nonstop, tagging their prized possessions. “Today has been crazy busy…a day like this is just awesome for business,” said Dennis Beaulier who owns the Gateway Variety. The 2014 Maine […]

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