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Brewer City Council sends $500,000 school budget hike to voters

BREWER, Maine — The city council didn’t give the school department all of the $1 million it requested for education, but it did approve half the amount to support special education and existing sports programs. In its Tuesday evening meeting where it approved a $21.3 million school budget, the council also modified the municipal budget […]

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Somic America receives supplier award from Toyota

BREWER – Somic America, a supplier of suspension and steering components was recognized with an Excellent Recognition award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting on March 21. Held at the COBO Center in Detroit, ABM brings together approximately 850 supplier representatives from across North America.

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BDN Letters to the Editor – Fighting drug addiction

In 2016, drug overdoses claimed the lives of 378 Mainers, a nearly 40 percent increase over the previous year. In response, Mainers are stepping up to support their neighbors who are struggling with addiction through organizations like the volunteer-run Bangor Area Recovery Network in Brewer.

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Rescuers save man from icy Penobscot under I-395 bridge

BREWER, Maine — A Bangor firefighter wearing a cold-water survival suit and rescuers in an inflatable boat saved an 18-year old Holden man who had jumped from Interstate 395’s Veterans Remembrance Bridge and fallen at least 50 feet into the icy Penobscot River on Wednesday.

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State warns of fake rabies certificates after Brewer clerk discovers fraud

BREWER, Maine — Someone is making fake rabies certificates and state officials are warning city and town clerks to be on the lookout for the falsified documents, which could put lives in danger. State veterinarians don’t want someone’s attempt to make a buck become the cause of an outbreak and are working with law enforcement to find the culprit.

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