East-West Highway Rally
Nearly two months ago, Governor LePage signed off on a bill which provides $300,000 to the Department of Transportation to conduct an East-West Highway Feasibility Study.It’s the possibility of that highway running through their backyard that had people rallying in Dover-Foxcroft.Before a meeting about the project, around one hundred people opposed to the plan voiced their opinion outside of Foxcroft Academy, but it was once everyone got inside when things really got heated.Many residents in attendance were farmers, who feel their way of life is being threatened and worry about the negative impact the highway would have on the area.Peter Vigue, Cianbro CEO and outspoken supporter of this project, said this project could be the economic boost the state needs to stay competitive.As it stands, the road would run from Calais to Coburn Gore.The highway would be privately owned, meaning it would not be dependent on tax payer dollars.If the project is approved, the developer would have to pay the state the cost of the feasibility study.
Hampden Girls And Boys Tennis Advance In Playoffs
Hampden and Bangor girls tennis facing off on the courts at UMaine today.In the 2nd doubles, Kristi Reichel and Helene Sherburne using some sharp serves to take down Bangor’s Carli Higgins and Erin MacIntosh.In the 3rd singles, Emily Gower of the Broncos with a return that can’t sneak over the net.
Bingham Residents to Help Someone Battling Cancer
Folks will get together in Bingham Monday to help out someone battling cancer.A bone marrow drive will be held at Quimby Middle School.Itâ€™s from 3:00 to 7:00 Monday.There will also be a Locks For Love hair drive.For more information call the school at 672-3300, ext.
Farmer’s Market Now Accepts EBT Cards
The Newport farmer’s market is open for business.This year they’re making it even easier for folks to take advantage of fresh, local products.You can now use EBT cards to pay for food there.The Newport Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m.until 1:00 p.m.Itâ€™s located on Water St, right next to the police department.
Windham Hunter Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
A Windham man who shot and killed another hunter last fall pleaded guilty today to manslaughter.William Briggs,62, struck a deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to forty-five days in jail, four years probation, and 500 hours community service.And he won’t be able to hunt for at least ten years.In November, he killed Peter Kolofsky, 46, of Sebago who was wearing blaze orange, saying he mistook him for a deer.Authorities say Briggs failed to properly identify his target.
Police Looking For Man Wanted For Domestic Violence
A man on the run is now in even bigger trouble with the law, after he was indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury Wednesday.Brandon Kahl, 27, is charged with domestic violence.Police say Kahl is from Orono and Bangor and is wanted on six warrants and a probation violation.Anyone who knows where he might be is urged to call Bangor police 947-7382.
Free Admission for Military at Bangor Museum and History Center
Members of the military and their families can now learn more about Maine’s ties to the military, without paying a cent.The Bangor Museum and History Center is offering them free admission, through Labor Day.The museum is taking part in a program called Blue Star Museums.It’s one of more than 1,500 across the country that are waiving admission fees for military personnel.The Bangor Museum highlights the state’s connection to the Civil War, World Wars One and Two and the Korean War, among other conflicts.Executive Director Jennifer Pictou says offering free admission is a way to say thank you.”One of the things we want to do here is we want to tell the stories of people from the Bangor area and that includes the veterans.
Fire Guts Summer Home in Jonesport
Fire gutted part of a home in Jonesport this morning, but no one was hurt.Fire Chief Boyd Crowley tells us they got the call just after 8 this morning.No one was home at the time, but workers who showed up to sand the floors of the summer home on Old Town Road arrived and found smoke.Boyd says the damage was contained to the kitchen and a bedroom.The fire marshal’s office is investigating.
Maine High School Students Compete for Spot in International Contest
With the opportunities as vast as Maine’s backyard, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the competition for those jobs is growing.”We need wildlife biologists, geologists, hydrologists, ecologists,” said Mark Doty, Community Affairs Manager at the land and timber company, Plum Creek.The group sponsored this year’s state Envirothon competition held at the University of Maine.