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How a minister’s son became a Maine cop, then an alleged gun thief and drug dealer

Jeffrey T. Bishop, the son of a minister who was a police officer for 25 years and has lived in Cherryfield since high school, once aspired to be a leader. But instead of being elected sheriff of Washington County in 2006, when he lost a three-way Republican primary, Bishop now is accused of having led a double life. Over the past four years he worked for three different law enforcement agencies but also allegedly committed multiple drug- and gun-related crimes, sometimes while on duty.
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Tall Ships Festival coming to Maine in June

BOOTHBAY HARBOR (WGME) -- Windjammer Days has partnered with Tall Ships America to bring the Tall Ships Festival to Maine this month. The festival was originally scheduled for Maine's bicentennial celebration last year. Due to the pandemic, the celebration was pushed back to June 25-27, 2021. Three ships will be...
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Maine connections helped propel major gift to Maine Med

John Malone, who with his wife gave $25 million to Maine Medical Center earlier this week, said the gift was propelled by the good care his wife Leslie had received there, but also by the suggestion of a donor with strong Maine ties. Malone said he was approached by Paul...
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Family Friendly Day Trips From Portland, Maine Your Kids Will Love

Looking for something fun to do with the family but you want to stretch your legs outside of Maine for the day or weekend? Here's a list of fun spots for you and your family to enjoy that could easily be done as a long day trip or a quick weekend away. Everything on this list is within 3 hours of Portland.

Maine health officials planning for future helping homeless

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Maine health officials hope that federal funding will aide statewide efforts to assist those experiencing homelessness. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew says she’s proud of the work they have done through the pandemic. Working in coordination with the Maine State Housing Authority,...
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Maine Med announces $25 million donation, largest in its history

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Medical Center announced Tuesday the largest donation in the hospital’s 150 year history. Boothbay summer residents John and Leslie Malone donated $25 million dollars as part of the hospital’s capital campaign The NEXT 150. John Malone is a media executive, serving as chair of Liberty Media,...
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Two Maine nonprofits receive donations from MacKenzie Scott

PORTLAND, Maine — Two Maine nonprofits were among the 286 organizations to receive donations from MacKenzie Scott. Scott announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to organizations across the country as part of her philanthropic efforts. 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth received $1.5 million. The donation is...
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Week of Action in Eastern Maine

This is the way to come out of a Pandemic. Everyone is ready to get outside, anywhere, just somewhere away from the house. What to do. Just something. Let’s get busy doing something, that will help put the pandemic behind us and help get our mind on other things. The...

Maine organizations get millions to expand access to arts

STATEWIDE (WGME) — Two Maine organizations have been given millions of dollars by billionaire Jeff Bezo’s ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott. Scott gave away nearly $3 billion to 286 organizations, including the Maine Community Foundation, which received $2.5 million, and 317 Main Community Center in Yarmouth, which received $1.5 million. Both said...