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Senate Passes Sen. King’s Sea Urchin Amendment

The US Senate unanimously passed an amendment exempting sea urchins exported from the US from mandatory inspections by the federal government.

The amendment was written by Senator Angus King, who says its passage provides important relief for about 650 people who work in the urchin industry in Maine.

King had argued those inspections were unnecessary regulation and had a negative financial impact on harvesters, processors and shippers.

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Community Holds Benefit Supper for Family Displaced by Fire

Folks gathered this afternoon for a spaghetti dinner to help a Corinna family displaced by fire.

Ryan and Sylvia Rush and their four kids lost their home to a fire earlier this month.

They did not have insurance.

The family says the community stepped up immediately to lend a hand.

“We were almost done. Almost to the point where we could get insurance again and we lost everything. Our friends came through. they set it together and set everything up,” says Sylvia Rush.

“Sylvia is a friend to all of us. She does a lot for the community and we just wanted to do what …read more

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Belfast Rings in Holidays with Claus, Crafts and Carriage Rides

The holiday season is officially underway in Belfast.

Photojournalist Thomas Morris Brings us the sights and sounds from today’s Holiday on the Harbor.

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“Today, we are celebrating Holiday on the Harbor. So we have Santa that came in on boat and then on horse and carriage. We have photos with him, we have balloon artists, horse and carriage rides outside, ornament making, gingerbread making. It’s just a great family event,” Michaelene Achorn, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m putting on some gum drops for chimneys. You use a milk carton for the base.”

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Teenager Organizes Holiday Craft Show for Cancer Charity

Hundreds turned out in Bangor Saturday for a holiday craft show for a great cause.

The show was organized by sixteen-year-old Tommy Hosmer–whose grandmother passed away from cancer.

Proceeds go to Hosmer’s “Team Mimi” for the EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge.

Hosmer is hoping to raise fifty thousand dollars from this and other fundraisers.

More than forty local vendors took part in the fair.

“They put it on Facebook and they advertised it too. But within two or three days, they had 20 people respond. Now they’ve got 40. They actually had to turn people away. People have been so generous,” says Donna Davis, Hosmer’s …read more

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Marathon Craft Fair Boosts Local Economy

With over one thousand folks visiting Millinocket for the marathon, it was also the perfect opportunity for a craft fair.

The second annual Marathon Artisan Craft Fair was held at Stearns High School.

Vendors from across the state were on hand to show off their foods, crafts and more.

“To have this much traffic come through and see quilts and crafts and food products. Being able to sell these products is a real big boost economically for these local artisans,” says Mike Seile, Vice President of Our Katahdin.

Proceeds benefited local organizations including Our Katahdin and the local library

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Senate Passes Sen. King’s Sea Urchin Amendment

The US Senate unanimously passed an amendment exempting sea urchins exported from the US from mandatory inspections by the federal government.

The amendment was written by Senator Angus King, who says its passage provides important relief for about 650 people who work in the urchin industry in Maine.

King had argued those inspections were unnecessary regulation and had a negative financial impact on harvesters, processors and shippers.

The post Senate Passes Sen. King’s Sea Urchin Amendment appeared first on WABI TV5.

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Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor

    

Wreaths Across America Starts Annual Trek to Arlington

A holiday tradition honoring veterans is officially underway.

Wreaths Across America kicked off their 2016 Escort to Arlington at West Quoddy Head Light House in Lubec Saturday morning.

Truck drivers from 195 companies will make the weeklong journey to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths on the graves of soldiers.

That was followed by the Honoring Allies and Remembering Together Ceremony on the US Canadian Border Bridge in Calais.

There was also a touch-a-truck event in Harrington.

Sunday morning drivers will stop in Ellsworth for a special ceremony at the Maine Coast Mall.

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