EMMC to Turn Over Laundry Cleaning to Outside Company; 16 Jobs Cut
Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor is turning over the work of cleaning laundry to an outside company and eliminating more than half of its laundry staff.Hospital officials are trying to find other jobs for the 16 workers who’ll be displaced.
Volunteers Keep Ellsworth Train Operating
The Downeast Scenic Railroad has been rolling along for several years now.Keeping up with the train takes a team effort.It’s a team made up of 60 volunteers.They keep the vintage equipment, tracks, and rail system maintained.The train has run on the Calais Branch Line since 2010.It travels through the Card Brook wetland area, goes through the yard at Washington Junction, where they work on the train, and down through Ellsworth Falls.Having the chance to bring passengers on a trip like this is something they say people of all ages can enjoy.”The best are the little kids who walk up and can’t believe how big the locomotive is and the whole experience.
Park to Honor Veterans Near New Hampshire-Maine Bridge
As work enters the home stretch for the new bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine, one group is working on a nearby memorial focusing on veterans, including World War I sailors and soldiers who were honored during the dedication of the original bridge.
Lawmakers Wrap up 2013 Session
Maine lawmakers finished their business for the 2013 session.The house and senate considered more than 1500 bills during the session450 bills becoming law so far.Governor LePage vetoed a record breaking 51 bills.Lawmakers sent the last of the papers to the Governor’s desk Thursday.