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Youth wrestling tourney set for OOB OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — High school wrestling is coming to The Ballpark this summer. The Rumble at The Ballpark, a daylong event for wrestlers entering grades 9-12 this fall, is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 29. The entry fee is $20 per &…
03.30 / 02:05
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TREMONT — Three people will be on the ballot for two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen at the May 8 town elections. Howard “Howdy” Goodwin, Scott Grierson and McKenzie Jewett are vying for the seats now held by Stewart Murphy and Kathi Thurston. Murphy and Thurston decided not to seek another term. Three ... The post Tremont ballot set appeared first on Mount Desert Islan…
03.30 / 01:22
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TREMONT — Selectmen gave the nod Monday to a plan by a boy scout to build a warming shack for the town’s outdoor ice rink. Nolan Murphy is to build the shack, which also would have an equipment storage area, as part of his community service requirements to become an eagle scout. Murphy said the ... The post Warming shack OK’d appeared first on Mount Desert Isl…
03.30 / 01:22
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By Adam Marletta Author, Chris Hedges, in a recent column for Truthdig, calls Raoul Peck’s Academy Award-nominated film, I Am Not Your Negro “one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen.” “I would have stayed in the theater in New York to see the film again if the next showing had not been sold […] The post The Fire This Time appeared first on The West End News…
03.30 / 01:06
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Rollins’ decision marks the end of a coaching tenure that lasted more than a quarter-century with state championships in two s…
03.30 / 01:02
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By: Maria Sophia Villanueva, MD, FACS, EMMC colorectal surgeon March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and is a good time to learn about what is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women. In Maine, it is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer.…
03.30 / 01:02
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A 21-year-old Lincolnville woman, who was released from jail earlier this month in a case involving a minivan that she was accused of stealing and setting on fire, was arrested Tuesday after she was found with a lighter. Melanie R. Vangel, 21, of Lincolnville was sentenced Wednesday, March 29, in Knox County Unified Court to seven days in jail for violating a condition of release. She had been released from…
03.30 / 00:20
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BANGOR — A former Mount Desert Island Hospital employee has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the hospital failed to accommodate her disability stemming from medical issues, and retaliated against her for using the Family Medical Leave Act. Cynthia Thurston was working as a radiological technologist and laboratory technician at the Community Health Center ... Author information Liz Graves Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Liz Graves covers the people, businesses, g…
03.30 / 00:13
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They come from places like Vietnam, China, Mexico and Guatemala, lured by promises of better-paying jobs and legal immigration. Instead, they're smuggled into the U.S., forced to work around the clock as bussers, wait staff and cooks, and housed in cramped living quarters. For this, they must pay exorbitant fees that become an insurmountable debt, even as their pay is often withheld, stolen or unfairly docked. In restaurants, bars and food trucks across America, many workers are entrapped…
03.30 / 00:13
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyVXed2gRD8 Two separate high-profile incidents broadcast this week highlighted the criticism black women regularly face in the workplace and spurred many to share their own experiences on social media. "It's high time that people recognize it's not just happening on television — it's happening at the cube right next to them, and they have something they can do about it," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. On Tuesday, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly d…
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Coffee with a Cop will be held at Starbucks at the Bangor Mall Center Court at 2 p.m. on…
03.29 / 23:53
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The Waldoboro Police Department has charged two more men in connection with a home invasion on Friendship Road the night of March…
03.29 / 23:53
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center, 5785 Stewart Commons, University of Maine, ORONO, ME For more information: 2073562398; intermediamfa.org/lectures2017 Orono ­­— On Tuesday, April 18th at 7p.m., artist Sondra Perry will present her work as a part of Tuesdays at …
03.29 / 23:53
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When President Trump signed an order to roll back climate policies, he promised more jobs for coal miners. "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. Gonna have clean coal, really clean coal," Trump said in making the announcement at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters Tuesday. There is a big effort to do reduce coal's effect on climate change by capturing the carbon emissions from coal plants before they escape into the atmosphere. In 2014, coal generated only…
03.29 / 23:04
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For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence agents and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials. Candace Claiborne pleaded not guilty at a federal court appearance Wednesday to charges of obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, over her relationship with the Chinese agents. Claiborne "used her position and her access to sensitive diplomatic data for personal…
03.29 / 23:04
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world's most recognizable people. An international soccer superstar, blessed with good looks and a golden foot, Ronaldo indisputably stands as one of the greatest to take the pitch. He's so beloved, in fact, that he just got an international airport named after him in his native Madeira Islands in Portugal — plus a bust fashioned in his likeness. "Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special," Ronaldo told reporters at the unveiling W…
03.29 / 23:04
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The right-wing government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is taking steps that could cause a popular American university in Budapest to close. Under a bill submitted to the Hungarian Parliament late Tuesday, non-EU universities issuing diplomas in Hungary would be required to have a campus in their home country. Central European University — which was founded in 1991 by liberal philanthropist and investor George Soros and is widely considered to be the top private university in H…
03.29 / 23:04
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Police have arrested two Brooklyn, New York, men and seized an estimated 77 grams of heroin and 21 grams of crack…
03.29 / 22:38
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Robert Craig, indicted on a murder charge for allegedly strangling his 86-year-old neighbor last summer, will plead guilty to…
03.29 / 22:38
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Police charged Rebecca Hills with eluding a police officer, operating under the influence, refusing to submit to arrest and…
03.29 / 22:38
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