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Florenceville Veteran Receives Award of Knight from French Legion of Honour

Florenceville Veteran Receives Award of Knight from French Legion of Honour

| April 21, 2015

Harry Smith of Bath, New Brunswick received the highest honors on Saturday from the French Government. The 93-year old Smith was awarded the rank of Knight by the French National Order of the Legion for his service during World War II. “I was humbled, by the fact that people still appreciate what we did after […]

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Sen. Collins, King Announce $70,000 Grant Awarded to NMDC

Sen. Collins, King Announce $70,000 Grant Awarded to NMDC

| April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award three Economic Development District Planning grants to Maine organizations totaling $210,000. The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, and Northern Maine Development Corporation each will receive $70,000 to help create an economic […]

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Cellphone Driving Ban

Cellphone Driving Ban

| April 21, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Democratic-led House has dealt a blow to a bill that would prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones. The House voted 88-55 against the bill on Tuesday. It received initial approval in the Republican-led Senate last week. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill would still allow drivers’ to use hands-free devices. Democratic […]

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State Unemployment Down

State Unemployment Down

| April 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The unemployment rate in Maine fell to its lowest point in more than seven years in March. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5 percent in February to 4.8 percent in March. It was 5.8 percent a year ago. The state Department of Labor says Maine’s number of unemployed […]

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WEGP 1390 AM to Adopt New Format

WEGP 1390 AM to Adopt New Format

| April 21, 2015

According to officials, WEGP 1390 AM will become part of the Presence Radio Network. The Presence Radio Network is a religious station, which airs Catholic programming across Maine’s Catholic Radio Network. The Presence Radio Network already operates on several frequencies in several different parts of Maine, including 97.5 FM in Fort Kent. The Presence’s main […]

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