Camden Rite Aid Robbed for the Third Time This Year
For the third time this year, the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Camden has been robbed.According to police, around 12:30 Wednesday a woman described as being in her late teens to early 20’s entered the Camden Rite Aid and handed a note to the pharmacist demanding drugs and made off with an unknown number of pills.She told the pharmacist she had a weapon, but no weapon was shown.The robber is described as being between five and 5’5 in height and between 105 and 110 pounds.She was wearing a dark-colored Adidas hooded sweatshirt and a green baseball cap.Anyone with information is asked to call Knox County Regional Communications at 594-5656 or Camden Police at 236-7953 during daytime hours.
Hartland Woman Arrested and Charged with Drug Possession
A Hartland woman has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs after the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department searched her vehicle and found heroin, drug packaging material and drug related articles.Police searched the vehicle of 22-year-old Melinda Riggs as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and use of drugs in the area.Additional charges against Riggs and others may be filed.Riggs is currently being held at the Somerset County Correctional Facility.
Bangor City Councilors Vote Unanimously to Move Forward with Waterfront Concerts Agreement
The Waterfront Concerts are staying in Bangor for the 2012 season.Bangor City Councilors held a special meeting Wednesday night to go over the agreement, after delaying the deal last month.Councilors voted unanimously to move forward with the concerts.Council chambers were full with residents, many who voiced their support of the concerts.A common concern that was echoed is the noise factor, which is something both Waterfront Concerts President Alex Gray and city councilors are aware of and trying to find a solution.Councilors say now, Gray can begin booking.”We’re always happy when there’s progress moving forward.
Update: Councilors Disagree Over Donation to City of Bangor
Councilor Charlie Longo expressed an issue with a software donation to the city from Sutherland Weston, a marketing communications firm in Bangor.Council chair, Cary Weston, is a partner in the company, and Longo feels it’s a conflict of interest and against an ordinance in the city charter for the city to accept the free donation.City Solicitor, Norm Heitman tells TV 5 the donation does not violate any city ordinances.The council is expected to discuss the matter at its next meeting.
Skills USA Helps Hands of Hope Spread Holiday Cheer
In October, the Hands of Hope Thrift Store in Bangor was robbed of funds that were set aside to purchase christmas gifts for needy children.Wednesday, they received some help from Skills USA to make those Christmas wishes come true.Because men’s jeans are in high demand, hands of hope buys jeans for two dollars from the public.Skills USA students from across the state have been collecting men’s jeans, 300 pairs in all.Instead of taking the 600 dollars for the jeans, the group donated the money to the Hands of Hope gift fund.”Personally I’ve been to other countries and have helped there and have seen the effects and it’s here in our home state, I thought we could make an impact,” said Leslie Campbell with Skills USA.Hands of hope will deliver Christmas gifts to about 15-hundred kids in 42 towns throughout Penobscot County.
Bangor Loses James Taylor Performance Because of Concert Series Contract Delay
The head of the Bangor Waterfront Concert series says the city’s delay in finalizing a deal for next year has already cost Bangor a big-name act.Alex Gray says promoters for James Taylor decided to book a performance at the Cumberland County Civic Center, instead, because of concerns over getting a concert series contract approved in Bangor.An agreement between the city and concert organizers was postponed last month so some of the councilors could review the information further.The city is hosting a public hearing Wednesday night on the future of the concerts in Bangor.
Excitement Spreads As Black Bears Get Ready For Weekend Game
UMaine Defensive Tackle Raibonne Charles had big dreams at the start of this season, “In pre-season, one time the Defensive Coordinator Coach, said close your eyes and envision where you want to be and it was us going into the playoffs with first round bye and now, we’re here.”Here is the quarter finals of the NCAA national tournament.After beating Appalachian State last weekend, the Black Bears are set to battle it out with the Georgia Southern Eagles.Coach Cosgrove knows the team needs to step it up this week, “We have to play even better than we did last week.”And on that front, Raibonne Charles agrees with Coach Cosgrove, “You know, they’re a real good football team, it’s going to take a lot of discipline a high level of effort, tenacity, to beat this team.”Georgia Southern may have a good football team, but at Wednesday’s pep rally, it looked like the Black Bears have better fans.Kara Capossela is one of those fans, “It’s exciting, I’m so happy for them and just like the guys are so pumped up and excited to play.”With a 9-3 record, the Black Bears have seen their ups and downs this season, but credit the loyal fans with their continued success on the field.Raibonne Charles is looking for a win, not so much for the team, but the whole state, “You know, I’m just glad people are behind us because that’s what we need because were really playing for them.
Dangers of Distracted Driving Discussed at Brewer High School
Texting and driving is dangerous…a point that was really driven home at Brewer High School Wednesday.A presentation at the school focused on risk factors that ride along with distracted driving.Texting and driving is not only dangerous, it’s also now illegal in Maine.Students signed a pledge, promising they won’t text and drive.