Bangor Police say the death of a man who was found in a burning Essex Street apartment is considered a homicide. Officials have not released the cause of death for 59-year-old Berton Conley, but say the fire was deliberately set.  Police are hoping to hear from anyone who saw Conley on Halloween night or the morning after.

A Burlington woman has been found guilty of sending a threatening letter to the home of Senator Susan Collins. Suzanne Muscara was convicted of sending the letter that contained a note with the word 'Anthrax,' and a white powder that turned out to be starch. Muscara said she didn't think anyone would take it seriously.

The Maintenance supervisor for LEAP, Inc in Farmington, Larry Lord, is improving in a Boston hospital, with his condition upgraded to Fair. Lord is credited with evacuating employees from the building before it exploded, seven weeks ago.

Some people who arrived in Machias, looking for a company from which they bought horse trailers, found out the company is a fake. Police say the people paid in advance for the trailers from an alleged business operating under the name 'Equine Station LLC.'

A Bangor organization that offers hope, support, and advocacy to victims of sexual assault is inviting the public to its annual dessert auction, November 22nd at the Masonic Hall on Union Street. Rape Response Services also provides education about healthy relationships, sexual harassment and other topics. Find more information on the Rape Response Services website. RRS Online dot org.

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