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Biden to Visit Shipyard

| September 1, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard this week. Joining him on Wednesday will be U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, along with Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud of Maine. The shipyard announced the visit on Sunday. Pingree said Sunday that it’s important […]

NewSource8 The Evening Edition 09.01.14

| September 1, 2014

Chief Stands Behind Officer Involved in High Speed Chase

| September 1, 2014

The Presque Isle Police Department may have to deal with a damaged cruiser, but Chief Matt Irwin is standing behind a member of his department. “What Ryan did was in the best interest of the citizen,” said Irwin. On Friday night the PD got a call about a disorderly man walking in the middle of […]

Caribou Boy Granted His Wish by the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation

| September 1, 2014

All kids make wishes. But a serious illness prevented one local boy from having his come true, until now. News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos reports…. 5-year-old Zyen Provost has always wanted his own playset. In August, the “Make-a-Wish” Foundation made Zyen’s wish come true. Make-a-Wish granter Kristina Lento, “He sat down with me and he drew kind […]

WAGM-TV and The Aroostook Medical Center Partner To Host Public Screening of New Medical TV Dramedy

| September 1, 2014

Aroostook County –  A special advance screening of a new network television medical show that will premiere nationally this fall is coming to Aroostook County. The Red Band Society, which will air Wednesdays beginning September 17 on FOX, will have its very first episode shown in Presque Isle eleven days before it hits the silver […]

Maine Senator Angus King to Hold Student Roundtable Discussion on College Affordability

| September 1, 2014

Maine  Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announces he will hold a roundtable discussion with students and faculty at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Wednesday. The discussion will focus on college affordability, student loan repayment, and the transition into the workforce, among other topics. Later that day, Senator King will travel to Saco to Thornton […]

British Officials to Attend Maine Climate Event

| September 1, 2014

Several British dignitaries will attend a discussion about climate change at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine. Topics for the Sept. 4 meeting will include ocean acidification, carbon capture and storage, and hydraulic fracturing. British Council General to New England Susie Kitchens and British Embassy Counsellor for Global Issues Rosalind Campion will attend. […]

Maine Bear Trapping Season Begins Before Ban Vote

| September 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s bear trapping season is set to begin about two months before a state-wide referendum that could ban the hunting method. The state’s bear trapping season runs from Monday to Oct. 31. Trapping bears is one of three hunting methods voters could choose to ban in a November vote. The other […]

Unions Call for FairPoint to Return to Table

| September 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Hundreds of union workers are using a Labor Day rally to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table. The workers gathered in Portland’s Longfellow Square on Monday after a Labor Day breakfast sponsored by the Southern Maine Labor Council. The group chanted slogans demanding an end to corporate greed, […]

Free Gift for People Leaving Maine

| September 1, 2014

YORK, Maine (AP) – Drivers on the Maine Turnpike may come across something other than traffic this Labor Day. Maine Turnpike Authority officials will be handing out 25,000 special editions copies of this year’s Farmers’ Almanac to drivers at the York Toll Plaza starting at 10 a.m. on Monday. Officials expect more that more than […]