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Police arrest Unity man following standoff

The Maine State Police Tactical Team was called in to respond to a standoff in Waldo County. Waldo County Chief Deputy Jason Trundy says dispatchers received a report of a domestic disturbance from a residence on Morse Road in Montville. The call came in around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Trundy says...
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Skowhegan State Fair opening Thursday for its 204th year

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Final preparations are underway for the nation’s oldest consecutively running agricultural fair. Gates open at 7 a.m. Thursday for the Skowhegan State Fair. ”Last year was a great year for us at Skowhegan and I think we’re just going to build off that this year,”...

EVENTS: Recycled Shakespeare Company to perform Much Ado About Nothing

Recycled Shakespeare Company (RSC) is bringing fun and romance to the end of summer with their free performances of William Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Come hear some of the best witty repartee by Shakespeare when a strong independent woman tries to maintain her liberty in a...

Topsham and Skowhegan Fair

It's going to be a busy week with double the fair fun with both the Topsham and Skowhegan fairs opening this week. The 168th Topsham Fair runs for six days starting on Tuesday, August 9th, and running through Sunday, August 14th. The Topsham Fair celebrates Maine's thriving agriculture with plenty of agricultural and farm exhibits. The Skowhegan State Fair runs for ten days and starts on Thursday, August 11th, and runs through Saturday, August 20th. The Skowhegan State Fair was first held in 1818 and is the nation's oldest consecutively running agricultural fair.

Maine motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Canaan

CANAAN (WGME) -- A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on crash in Canaan over the weekend. The Somerset County Sheriff's Office says around 8:30 p.m. there was a head-on collision on Tuttle Road in Canaan between a Subaru Forester and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, 34-year-old Nicholas Davis,...

Hometown Health Center unveils plans for Palmyra facility

PALMYRA, Maine (WABI) - Hometown Health Center unveiled plans for a new facility in Palmyra Tuesday morning. The new center will house a number of things including medical services, a fitness area as well as a food pantry. When designing the new space located next to Tractor Supply on Fletcher...

Mobile Homes Are a Crucial Source of Affordable Housing. Politicians Are Trying To Zone Them Out of Town.

Across the country, legislators are piling on regulations and restrictions that make it harder to build and maintain affordable housing at a time of desperate need. In Dover-Foxcroft, a small town in Maine,a drafted moratorium on manufactured housing says it "threatens the area's character and cultural value of the town." In Blount County, Alabama, there's an outright ban on homes smaller than 1,800 square feet. In Tate County, Mississippi, new zoning restrictions mean some residents can't place a manufactured home on their own land.

Hometown Health announces new Wellness and Community Recovery Center

PALMYRA — On a gloomy Tuesday, members of Maine’s Primary Care Association, Harriman Architecture Company, and supporters came out to see the unveiling of Hometown Health’s newest health center. For Hometown Health CEO Robin Winslow, this is something she’s been advocating for. “I‘m very excited. This...

Maine political candidates visit farms across the state

LEVANT, Maine (WABI) - In an effort to better understand what Maine agricultural workers contend with, political candidates from both sides of the aisle and all across the state took a bus tour of farms on Tuesday. “We are hoping to introduce legislators to real farms in Maine and help...