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Zach Blanchard


Bangor, ME, United States

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Recent articles by Zach:

Part of Rte. 302 shut down in Bridgton due to fire

Crews from several towns are on the scene of a house fire. Drivers are asked to avoid the area. → Read More

After planning her funeral, family of woman recovering from COVID-19 thankful she's alive

Andrew Lerman says his mom was in a coma for five weeks and woke up on the day they were prepared to take her off life support. → Read More

Annual Portland-Deering Thanksgiving football game returns for 109th year

The Bulldogs beat the rams 68-3. Last year's game was canceled due to the pandemic. → Read More

Congressman Golden to oppose Biden's Build Back Better bill

The moderate Democrat is breaking from his party again on a major policy, adding they can 'do better.' → Read More

Portland school board approves $3,000 bonus to address bus driver shortage

School officials are hoping to mitigate a transportation crisis by incentivizing drivers, creating carpool programs and chartering buses to get students to schools. → Read More

Behavioral, mental health issues on the rise with kids back in the classroom, experts say

The uncertainty of the return to school coupled with soaring depression and anxiety rates has left parents and teachers scrambling to help students succeed. → Read More

Body found near Belfast shipyard, unclear if it is missing woman

Officials with the Belfast Police Department said they received calls from employees at the Front Street Shipyard Monday afternoon. → Read More

Discrimination complaint filed against Maine nursing facility for allegedly turning away transgender woman

The discrimination complaint claims a 78-year-old woman was denied a room at Sunrise Care Facility in Jonesport because she is transgender. → Read More

Car crashes into Gorham restaurant, narrowly missing customers

Police said the driver and the dog in the car were unharmed. → Read More

Rockland school board moves meeting remote due to anti-mask activists' Facebook post

School leaders said they are following the science toe ensure students and staff are safe. → Read More

One man seriously injured in car vs. bike crash in Portland

Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area in Portland. Two lanes in each direction are closed to traffic. → Read More

Portland police respond to shots fired near Maine Med

Officials said no injuries were reported and a suspect is in custody. → Read More

Route 117 in Buckfield closed due to reported shooting

Dispatchers confirmed someone was shot and police are still on the scene. → Read More

Effort to mandate masks in Portland fails, city to launch education campaign instead

After weeks of debate, councilors voted 5-4 to remove mandate language from an emergency resolution. → Read More

Woman called in bomb threats to factory because she wanted time with her boyfriend, police say

A woman is facing terrorizing charges after calling in bomb threats to a factory in Maine because she reportedly wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend → Read More

Leader of 'Rise of the Moors' says Massachusetts infringed on their right to 'protect' Maine

Jahmal Latimer and 10 others were part of the militia group that was arrested after a 9-hour standoff on I-95 in Massachusetts in July. → Read More

Gov. Mills pledges to rehouse 1,000 families through Biden Admin's House America initiative

Maine will join other cities and states nationwide in an effort to address the affordable housing crisis and end homeless. → Read More

Top staff resign, charges possible following reported incidents at Long Creek, lawmakers say

The changes come after the state launched an internal investigation at Long Creek following reports of 'dangerous' use of restraint last week. → Read More

Portland Planning Board approves construction of new homeless shelter

The application for the 200-bed homeless services center got the greenlight after hours of debate Tuesday night. → Read More

State Police investigating deadly shooting in Biddeford

Douglas Michaud, was shot and killed at an apartment building on Union Street Tuesday afternoon, according to police. → Read More