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Winter is only days away, but EMERA says they’ve already dealt with numerous outages

| December 16, 2014

With the first day of winter only days away, we’ve already had our share of winter storms. Communications Specialist at EMERA, Bob Potts, says the crews at EMERA have been very busy, especially in coastal locations. “Hancock County especially has been hit with some pretty severe weather in the last year. We had Hurricane Arthur […]

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New Sweden Home a Total Loss After Early Morning Fire

| December 16, 2014

A home went up in flames in New Sweden early this morning. The Caribou Fire Department got the call shortly before 1:30 this morning. When firefighters arrived at the home on 380 Station Road the house was fully engulfed in flames. The building was a total loss. Caribou Fire had mutual aid from Stockholm Fire and […]

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Taliban attacks school in Pakistan, dozens killed

| December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Officials in Pakistan say an attack on a military-run school in the city of Peshawar is being carried out by a Pakistani Taliban group trying to overthrow the government. Officials say at least 126 people have been killed, mostly children, and dozens more are wounded. But the attack is ongoing. One parent whose […]

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Maine’s Gas Prices Fall 8 Cents a Gallon

| December 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The average retail price of gas in Maine fell 8 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.73 per gallon. Website GasBuddy’s survey of 1,228 Maine gas outlets found the state’s average dropped a little less than the 8.3-cent decrease in the national average. The average nationwide […]

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Flood Advisory No Longer in Effect, but Ice Jams Could Still Pose Threat

| December 15, 2014

Just days before the first day of winter, parts of the County were under a flood advisory. The advisory is longer in effect, but it doesn’t mean that the threat is entirely over. News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos reports… Ice jams are often synonymous with spring in our region, but this video recorded over the […]

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