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Maine company helps make Mars landing possible

Maine company helps make Mars landing possible

Breaking NewsFiber Materials Inc. of Biddeford engineered the heatshield for the Mars rover Perseverance6:17 PM EST February 19, 2021BIDDEFORD, Maine — NASA's rover on the Martian surface just over 24 hours ago. And it's already sharing what it's like on Mars.The rover sent back a photo almost immediately after landing, showing us all what it looks like in the Jezero crater.  The crater is an old lake bed about the size of Lake Tahoe—and the word "jezero" in Slavic languages means "lake."Of course, before the perseverance could send any pictures, it had to survive the fiery entry into the...

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Fort Fairfield becomes 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Fort Fairfield becomes 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Breaking NewsThe town council has voted in favor of the resolution.1:01 PM EST February 21, 2021FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — The Town Council has voted in favor of a resolution declaring the town a "Second Amendment sanctuary."The Aroostook County farming community approved the resolution last month, joining the town of Paris in western Maine as the only two self-declared gun rights sanctuaries in the state."Today tomorrow or 50 years into the future, that we will not be disarmed," Fort Fairfield town councilor Bob Kilcollins said.The town council passed a resolution late last year becoming a...

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Norway man breaks into Casco home to take a bath, have a meal

Norway man breaks into Casco home to take a bath, have a meal

Breaking NewsSean Schoonmaker of Norway is facing charges after police say he broke into the home, ate some food, took a candlelit bath, and rearranged family photos.Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto8:40 AM EST February 17, 2021CASCO, Maine — Imagine you come home from an overnight trip to find a strange car in your garage, but all of the doors to your house still locked.That's exactly what happened to a family in Casco Monday night, according to our media partners at the .Sean Schoonmaker of Norway is facing charges after police say he broke into a home on Pinkham Road, ate some food, took...

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Connecting the state of Maine by railway once and for all

Connecting the state of Maine by railway once and for all

Breaking NewsMaine's passenger rail service ends in Brunswick. A proposed bill would allow for the extension of that service through Augusta to Waterville and to Bangor.6:14 PM EST February 10, 2021BANGOR, Maine — Having passenger rail service connecting all areas of Maine is a plan that's been in the works for decades. State Senator Joe Baldacci (D - Penobscot) remembers when the Amtrak first offered trains from Boston to Portland and eventually to Brunswick.“The idea was that would be a first step to connecting the whole state," Baldacci said Wednesday. “I think passenger rail will really...

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Bird population falls 40% in Maine throughout the past 52 years

Bird population falls 40% in Maine throughout the past 52 years

Breaking NewsField ecologist Rich MacDonald said there are many reasons why bird populations are in decline, but most come back to human behavior.7:46 PM EST February 10, 2021ACADIA, Maine — Maine is known to have beautiful wildlife, but some species of birds have been on the decline. The Schoodic Institute reports the total bird population has declined nearly 40 percent over the past 52 years.Rich MacDonald is a naturalist, field biologist, and owner of in Bar Harbor.MacDonald has studied birds in Maine for decades, especially at Acadia National Park and Hancock County.This past pandemic...

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Former Calais police officer accused of supplying drugs found at Maine high school

Former Calais police officer accused of supplying drugs found at Maine high school

Breaking NewsJeffrey Bishop was taken to the Aroostook County Jail with bail set at $50,000 cash and an initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8.Credit: Maine State Police2:10 PM EST February 8, 2021HARRINGTON, Maine — A former Calais police officer is accused of supplying hydrocodone and fentanyl found at Narraguagus High School in Harrington.Jeffrey Bishop, 53, of Cherryfield is charged with four counts of aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, as well as one count of unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs.According to , Bishop was hired by the Calais Police Department...

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Maine man arrested by FBI in connection with Capitol riots

Maine man arrested by FBI in connection with Capitol riots

Breaking NewsKyle Fitzsimons, 37, of Lebanon was arrested without incident Thursday.5:29 PM EST February 4, 2021LEBANON, MAINE, Maine — A Maine man was arrested Thursday for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.Special agents and officers assigned to the FBI Boston Division in Maine, along with state and local law enforcement partners, arrested Kyle Fitzsimons, 37, of Lebanon, Maine, pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the United States Court for the District of Columbia.The FBI Boston Division says Fitzsimons was taken into custody...

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417 additional COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths reported in Maine Tuesday

417 additional COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths reported in Maine Tuesday

Breaking NewsFind daily updates on the Maine coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as we work together to separate facts from fear, Tuesday, February 2, 202111:00 AM EST January 30, 2021MAINE, USA — KEY MAINE FACTSTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2The Maine CDC reported 23 additional deaths of people with COVID-19. This does not necessarily mean all 23 these deaths occurred on Monday. The Maine CDC says 21 of the additional deaths reported Tuesday occurred between Dec. 21, 2020, and Jan. 26, 2021, which were confirmed through a review of vital records filed in the past two weeks. Shah says 19 of those 21 deaths...

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Most of Maine to see 6-12" of snow with Groundhog Day nor'easter

Most of Maine to see 6-12" of snow with Groundhog Day nor'easter

Breaking NewsTotals Downeast will be a little lower, while parts of western Maine end up a bit higher. Wind and coastal flooding are both concerns with this storm.8:38 PM EST January 31, 2021MAINE, USA — If the past 24 hours have taught me anything, it's that people either love or hate the snow.No one ever tweets at me to tell me everything is fine just as it is. They either say the forecast is calling for way too much or way too little.Tonight, I'm going to make one of those camps happy.........It's the "more snow" crowd! Totals have trended up in western and eastern areas.I spoke briefly...

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CDC: Lyme cases ten times higher than previously reported

CDC: Lyme cases ten times higher than previously reported

Breaking NewsLyme patients say the new data underscores the need for better testing and timely diagnosis5:59 PM EST January 28, 2021PORTLAND, Maine — A shows that cases of tick-borne illness across the country are ten times higher than what experts thought previously.The U.S. CDC now estimates that many as 476,000 people come down with Lyme every year, instead of around 35,000 cases. Maine has the highest incidence rate of Lyme disease in the nation.In 2019, 2,079 cases of Lyme Disease reported to the . In 2020, there were 1,078 cases. Dr. Sean McCloy treats patients for Lyme disease and...

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Squirrel singlehandedly knocks out power for thousands in South Portland, Peaks Island

Squirrel singlehandedly knocks out power for thousands in South Portland, Peaks Island

Breaking NewsIt's somehow completely shocking, and also, completely not, a single squirrel managed to knock out power to so many, causing schools in the area to close for the dayCredit: Getty Images12:18 PM EST January 28, 2021SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Who knew one little squirrel could cause so much trouble? Well...lots of folks, probably. But still...On Thursday morning, a squirrel caused some chaos at a South Portland substation that knocked out power to thousands of Central Maine Power customers. The incident closed schools in South Portland and on Peaks Island.The outage impacted more...

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'It really takes its toll' -- pandemic brings mental health struggles to light in Maine

'It really takes its toll' -- pandemic brings mental health struggles to light in Maine

Breaking NewsGov. Janet Mills' proposed 2022-23 biennial budget includes an additional $7.5 million for mental health via the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.7:23 AM EST January 27, 2021AUGUSTA, Maine — It's been almost a year since the first changed life as we know it in Maine, affecting the physical health of millions of people around the world. Just as relevant, but perhaps not as visible on the surface, has been the pandemic's impact on mental health.Greg Marley is the director of suicide prevention for the . He says one in four Mainers is impacted by a mental health...

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First vaccine clinic at Northern Light EMMC causes some concerns

First vaccine clinic at Northern Light EMMC causes some concerns

Breaking NewsSaturday was the first vaccination clinic at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Those who went say the wait outside in the cold may be a problem.7:35 PM EST January 23, 2021BANGOR, Maine — Saturday was the first COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. 1,000 Mainers attended the clinic, but some tell NEWS CENTER Maine they were not happy with the process.73-year-old Al Williams from Glenburn was one of the several folks at the clinic. He said roughly dozens of folks over the age of 70 had to wait outside to get their vaccinations....

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Maine towns creating outdoor skating rinks to get people outside during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maine towns creating outdoor skating rinks to get people outside during the COVID-19 pandemic

Breaking NewsTowns like South Berwick and York are building them to get people outdoors safely during the coronavirus pandemic5:04 PM EST January 15, 2021SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Outdoor skating rinks are popping up around Maine, as a way to get people outdoors during the and keep them safe on the ice."Ice skating rinks are not as deep obviously. We have ponds in town that people do go out on to and obviously there is always a risk that the ice is not safe," said South Berwick Fire Chief, Joe Rousselle.Fire Chief Joe Rousselle said they have had the rink for nearly 10 years, but he said it's...

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Mills requests investigation after chief of Capitol Police apologizes for social media posts

Mills requests investigation after chief of Capitol Police apologizes for social media posts

Breaking NewsChief Russell Gauvin apologized for posts that "can be seen as inconsistent" with his professional responsibilities.5:36 PM EST January 15, 2021AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Janet Mills on Friday called for a review of Capitol Police Chief Russell Gauvin after a publication Mainer that shared months of Gauvin's social media posts.Mainer reporter Nathan Bernard wrote of "dozens of posts on Gauvin's personal Facebook page, which was deleted shortly after Mainer contacted him for comment. The report showed screenshots of posts including one that questioned the usefulness of wearing masks...

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Senator Collins 'outraged' by violence at Capitol, won't comment on impeachment

Senator Collins 'outraged' by violence at Capitol, won't comment on impeachment

Breaking NewsCollins spokesperson gives "no further comment" on impeachment, "because of the Senate's constitutional role in those proceedings, which includes sitting as a jury."1:14 AM EST January 10, 2021WASHINGTON D.C., DC — According to her staff, Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins is "outraged" by the violence at the Capitol, won't comment on impeachment at this point. Senator Collins' Communications Director Annie Clark shared this statement with NEWS CENTER Maine on Saturday evening, January 9: "Senator Collins has talked to many of her colleagues. All of them, including...

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Failed Senate candidate Max Linn among crowd of Trump supporters in DC Wednesday

Failed Senate candidate Max Linn among crowd of Trump supporters in DC Wednesday

Breaking NewsFormer Maine Independent U.S. Senate candidate Max Linn is promoting a demonstration in Augusta this weekend.3:17 PM EST January 7, 2021WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Among the frenzied crowd of Trump supporters in our nation’s capital Wednesday was one many Mainers will recognize: failed U.S. Senate candidate Max Linn.In a photo posted to Facebook, Linn is seen raising his fists in the air in the midst of the MAGA-hatted crowd, with a smile grinning ear to ear. The caption reads: “I had a great time in Washington DC today.”RELATED:Linn, a proclaimed Independent but fervent supporter...

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26-foot basking shark washes up on shore in Bremen Tuesday

26-foot basking shark washes up on shore in Bremen Tuesday

Breaking NewsBasking sharks, while large, are not considered a risk to humans.5:29 PM EST January 5, 2021BREMEN, MAINE, Maine — A 26-foot male basking shark washed up on the shore of Greenland Cove in Bremen Tuesday morning, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) tells NEWS CENTER Maine. DMR Science Bureau staff and Marine Patrol arrived on scene around 9:30 a.m. after being notified by local fishermen. There is no known cause of death at this time. DMR staff took samples of the shark, which they say will be used to conduct dietary, aging, and genetic analysis. DMR spokesperson Jeff...

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2020 was the warmest year on record in Portland, 2nd warmest in Caribou

2020 was the warmest year on record in Portland, 2nd warmest in Caribou

Breaking NewsSix of the top 10 warmest years have been in the last 20 years.6:51 AM EST January 4, 2021PORTLAND, Maine — 2020 goes down as one of the warmest years on record in New England.It was the warmest in Portland, ME and Providence, RI. It was the second warmest on record in Caribou, ME, Hartford, CT, and Burlington, VT.In Portland, the average temperature of 49.4 degrees broke the previous record of 49.3 degrees set in 2010 and 2012. Reliable temperature records date back to 1940 at the Portland International Jetport.Before then, the observing site was all over the place --...

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Bangor business owner stirs controversy over 'Proud Boys' Facebook post

Bangor business owner stirs controversy over 'Proud Boys' Facebook post

Breaking NewsKathy Harvey, owner of Furniture, Mattresses & More, asked in a Facebook post if anyone could make 'Proud Boys' hoodies after a few customers requested them.8:30 PM EST January 4, 2021BANGOR, Maine — The owner of a Bangor furniture store insisted Monday that a post on Facebook seeking someone to make 'Proud Boys' sweatshirts in advance of rallies by several pro-Trump organizations in Washington, D.C. this week does not mean she is racist."There's no craft fairs going on due to COVID, so we were trying to help the crafters, so we set up a place for 150 of them to come into our...

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Two armed men rob Cumberland Farms in Portland, police continue search for the suspects

Two armed men rob Cumberland Farms in Portland, police continue search for the suspects

Breaking NewsTwo men armed with semi-automatic handguns, according to police, robbed the Cumberland Farms on Pine St. Monday night. Police are still searching for them.2:51 PM EST December 29, 2020PORTLAND, Maine — The Cumberland Farms at 49 Pine Street was robbed on Monday, December 28 at 10:30 p.m. by two men armed with black semi-automatic handguns, according to the Portland Police Dept.Authorities say they ran away on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.Police say the female clerk was not injured during the robbery and there were no other customers in the store. Both...

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Florida COVID-19 'whistleblower' named 'Technology Person of the Year' by Forbes

Florida COVID-19 'whistleblower' named 'Technology Person of the Year' by Forbes

Breaking NewsForbes magazine recognized Jones for launching the state's lauded COVID-19 dashboard.Credit: Rebekah Jones4:31 PM EST December 29, 2020ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When the government failed, Florida's former manager of COVID-19 data and surveillance stepped up to inform the public about coronavirus in the state, Forbes said.The magazine called Rebekah Jones its first-ever "Technology Person of the Year" for her efforts in building the which still is in use today showing the latest COVID-19 case count, deaths, testing information and more.In the earlier days of the pandemic, the...

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Lewiston man charged with OUI after crashing UPS truck in Brunswick

Lewiston man charged with OUI after crashing UPS truck in Brunswick

Breaking NewsJohn O’Brion, 32, has been charged with operating under the influence, driving to endanger, and criminal mischief.10:45 AM EST December 24, 2020BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Lewiston man is facing several charges after police said he crashed a UPS truck on Route 1 in Brunswick Wednesday.John O’Brion, 32, has been charged with operating under the influence, driving to endanger, and criminal mischief. O’Brion was transported to Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said he had a passenger with him at the time of the crash, but the passenger was not injured.The...

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Investigation ongoing near Robbinston/Calais line for what police call an 'incident'

Investigation ongoing near Robbinston/Calais line for what police call an 'incident'

Breaking NewsMaine State Police would only confirm an 'incident' on Route 1 near the Robbiston/Calais town line3:19 PM EST December 19, 2020ROBBINSTON, Maine — Maine State Police have confirmed to NEWS CENTER Maine that they are working an "incident" on Route 1 near the Robbinston/Calais line.A viewer sent a short video to NEWS CENTER Maine that showed many police cars at a residence in that area of Robbinston. NEWS CENTER Maine will update as more information becomes available. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings.No ThanksAllow

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The longest night of 2020 will feature the year's final meteor shower

The longest night of 2020 will feature the year's final meteor shower

Breaking NewsThe extended hours of darkness will feature two celestial happenings that may be worth staying up late to see.4:17 PM EST December 18, 2020The longest night of the entire year will feature an astronomical double-header giving stargazers plenty to look for from sundown until daybreak.The December solstice occurs on Monday at 5:02 a.m. EST, the day when the sun's rays are most direct over the Southern Hemisphere.For the Northern Hemisphere, this is the shortest day and longest night of the year and marks the transition from astronomical autumn to astronomical winter. Meanwhile,...

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