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From Pluto Run celebrates Pluto mission

From Pluto Run celebrates Pluto mission

| July 16, 2015

A run from Pluto to Earth at the speed of light. The first of its kind run along the Maine Solar System model began early Wednesday morning at Houlton’s Pluto model. It started right around the time that NASA New Horizons began processing flyby images of pluto — according to UMPI professor Kevin McCartney. “The […]

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Teamsters Local Union 340 holding annual food drive to benefit Caribou Catholic Charities

Teamsters Local Union 340 holding annual food drive to benefit Caribou Catholic Charities

| July 16, 2015

Everyone loves being part of the Potato Blossom Festival…tomorrow the Teamsters Local Union 340 food truck will head up to the County to do just that. They’re holding their 6th annual statewide food drive to benefit Catholic Charities in Caribou. They’ll be bringing up what they’ve collected so far. Teamsters Local 340 Union Agent Traci […]

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Maine officials are asking for public input on plan to save rare fish and wildlife

Maine officials are asking for public input on plan to save rare fish and wildlife

| July 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine officials are asking the public for their input on a state plan that proposes ways to protect our state’s most vulnerable fish and wildlife species. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife drafted the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan with input from a number of government and non-government organizations. Officials say […]

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Maine pilot sets world record for cross-country flight

Maine pilot sets world record for cross-country flight

| July 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine pilot set the world record for cross-country flight after flying from California to Portland. Damon Meyer, of Saco, left Ontario, California on Sunday at around 4:30 a.m. PST and landed in Portland at 8:50 p.m. EST according to WCSH-TV. According to Meyer, he had some modifications done to his plane […]

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Portland landlord indicted on manslaughter charges

Portland landlord indicted on manslaughter charges

| July 10, 2015

The owner of a Portland apartment house where six people died in a fire has been indicted on six counts of manslaughter. The district attorney announced charges today against Gregory Nisbet. Plea negotiations broke down days earlier. Investigators said the fire was caused accidentally. They found that the house didn’t have functioning smoke detectors. They believed […]

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